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Oral history interview with Ben E. Shute, 1965 June 4

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Interviewee:
Shute, Ben E. (Ben Edgar), 1905-1986
Interviewer:
Doud, Richard Keith
Subject:
Bush-Brown, Margaret Lesley
Halsey, William
Harris, Julian H.
Jackson, Wendell
Shorter, Edward
Art Institute of Chicago
High Museum of Art
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Georgia
Physical Description:
Transcript: 11 pages.
General Note:
Originally recorded 1 sound tape reel. Reformated in 2010 as 1 digital wav files. Duration is 32 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Summary:
An interview of Ben E. Shute conducted 1965 June 4, by Richard Doud, for the Archives of American Art. Shute speaks of coming from the Art Institute of Chicago to teach at the High Museum of Art; how in terms of art in 1928 in Atlanta, it was considered a dark age, due to the fact that art was hardly being taught anywhere; how he had little to do with the WPA, but felt it helped the arts in Georgia a great deal; his major interests in the art field; and the state of art in Georgia. Shute recalls Julian H. Harris, Wendell Jackson, Margaret Bush-Brown, Edward Shorter, Bill Halsey, and others.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Ben E. Shute, 1965 June 4. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Ben E. Shute (1905-1986) was a painter in Atlanta, Georgia.
Provenance:
Conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art
Federal aid to the arts
Interviews
Painters
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11769
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213830
AAA_collcode_Shute65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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