Oral history interview with Kathleen Curry regarding John Steuart Curry, 1990 and 1992
Curry, Kathleen, 1899-
Brown, Robert F.
Curry, John Steuart
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Transcript: 39 pages
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 19 min.
An interview of Kathleen Curry regarding John Steuart Curry, conducted on 1990 and 1992, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Curry discusses her childhood; meeting John Steuart Curry and their subsequent marriage; their friends; his work; his temperment; their relationship; moving to Wisconsin where he became the artist in residence in the School of Agriculture at the University of Wisconsin; his major mural projects; Laurence Schmeckebier's writing of "John Steuart Curry's Pageant of America"; J. S. Curry's death and the hardships that followed.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Kathleen Curry regarding John Steuart Curry, 1990 and 1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the transcription of this interview provided by the Smithsonian Institution's Women's Committee.
Katleen Curry (1899-) is the wife of regionalist painter John Steuart Curry.
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