Oral history interview with Anna Hyatt-Huntington, circa 1964
Huntington, Anna Vaughn Hyatt, 1876-1973
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994
Huntington, Archer M.
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Sound recording: 1 sound tape reel ; 5 in.
Transcript: 53 p.
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Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Anna Hyatt-Huntington conducted circa 1964, by Dorothy Seckler, for the Archives of American Art.
Hyatt-Huntington speaks of having no formal art training; studying animals and their anatomy; first piece with her sister; Balchalx Circus; New York at age 24 sculpting and selling pieces; her stays in France and Naples; use of old Daubigny studio; sources of animals for models; New York studio; methods of work; process of enlarging pieces; period of illness; her marriage to Archer Huntington; sculptures, "Joan of Arc," "Don Quixote," "Touch of Arrow," "Lion"; realism in her work; travels in Spain, North Africa; and Thomas W. Lawson, Archer Huntington, and Brookgreen Gardens.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Anna Hyatt-Huntington, circa 1964. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Transcript available on line at http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/oralhistories/transcripts/huntin64.htm
Animal sculptor, Bethel, Conn., b. 1876; d. 1973
This interview is part of the Archives' 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.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001