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Oral history interview with Louis Sloan, 1991 July 18

view Oral history interview with Louis Sloan, 1991 July 18 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Sloan, Louis B. (Louis Baynard), 1932-2008
Interviewer:
Veloric, Cynthia
Subject:
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 110 pages.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformated in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 53 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Summary:
An interview of Louis Sloan conducted 1991 July 18, by Cynthia Veloric, for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project.
Sloan discusses his background; early art training at the Fleisher Art Memorial; attending the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; his instructors including Hobson Pittman and Francis Speight; fellow students including Roy Saunders and Elizabeth Osborne; difficulties he encountered as an African American artist; traveling to Europe on a Cresson fellowship and traveling the United States on a Guggenheim fellowship; teaching at the PAFA and changes in the school; working as an assistant to conservator Ted Siegel at the PAFA and the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the development of his art; subject matter; being a landscape painter; and exhibitions and sales of his work.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Louis Sloan, 1991 July 18. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript: microfilm reel 4779 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Funding:
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.
Biography Note:
Louis Sloan (1932- ) is a painter from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Provenance:
This interview is 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.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
African American painters
Art
Art
Interviews
Landscape painters
Landscape painting
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11496
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214654
AAA_collcode_sloan91
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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