Oral history interview with Maurice Sievan, 1965 April 22
Sievan, Maurice, 1898-1981
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994
Place of publication, production, or execution:
New York (State)
Transcript: 33 pages
Access Note / Rights:
Patrons must use transcript.
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Maurice Sievan conducted by Dorothy Seckler for the Archives of American Art. Sievan speaks of his early life in the Ukraine; his move to Brooklyn as a young boy; Pratt Institute; his early work in commercial silk screen process; studying at National Academy; trips to France; experiences in WPA; his work; an officer of the American Federation of Painters & Sculptors; murals; and painting techniques and concepts.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Maurice Sievan, 1965 April 22. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Maurice Sievan (1898-1981) was a painter and landscape painter from New York, New York.
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