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Oral history interview with Albert Christ-Janer, 1964 March 21

Interviewee:
Christ-Janer, Albert, 1910-1973
Interviewer:
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994
Subject:
Benton, Thomas Hart
Curry, John Steuart
Pollock, Jackson
Wood, Grant
Cranbrook Academy of Art
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 7 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 21 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Summary:
An interview of Albert Christ-Janer conducted by Dorothy Seckler 1964 March 21 for the Archives of American Art.
Christ-Janer speaks of the regionalist movement in painting in the 1930s, of Thomas Hart Benton, John Steuart Curry and Grant Wood; teaching at the Cranbrook Academy of Design; and he recalls Jackson Pollock.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Albert Christ-Janer, 1964 March 21. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript: microfilm reel 3417 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Albert Christ-Janer (1910-1973) was a painter, printmaker, museum director, educator, and writer in Athens, Georgia.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art, American
Authors
Educators
Interviews
Museum directors
Painters
Printmakers
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11774
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213756
AAA_collcode_christ64
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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