Oral history interview with Andrew Chinn, 1991 August 9
Chinn, Andrew, 1915-1996
Chinese Art Club (Seattle, Wash.)
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Transcript: 56 pages
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 46 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Andrew Chinn conducted 1991 August 9, by Matthew Kangas, for the Archives of American Art Northwest Asian American Project.
Chinn speaks of his childhood; the formation of the Chinese Art Club in Seattle in the 1930s; exhibitions of his work in the 1940s; the Chinese and Western styles of his paintings; his teaching career; his friendship with Fay Chong; and his opinion of the Asian influence in Mark Tobey's work.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Andrew Chinn, 1991 August 9. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Transcript available online.
Location of Originals:
Transcript also available at the University of Washington, Manuscripts Collection, and at the Oregon Historical Society.
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Andrew Chinn (1915-1995) was a painter from Seattle, Washington.
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 administrators.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001