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Oral history interview with Walker Hancock, 1977 July 22-August 15

view Oral history interview with Walker Hancock, 1977 July 22-August 15 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Hancock, Walker Kirtland, 1901-1998
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.
Subject:
Grafly, Charles
Manship, Paul Howard
American Academy in Rome
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Massachusetts
Physical Description:
Transcript: 125 p.
General Note:
Originally recorded 3 sound tape reels. Reformated in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hr., 5 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Summary:
An interview of Walker Hancock conducted 1977 July 22-August 25, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Hancock discusses his early education and studying with Charles Grafly at the American Academy in Rome; studying at the Pennsylvania Academy and later teaching there; early work with Lorado Taft; fellow sculptors; and sculptural commissions vs. freelance work.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Walker Hancock, 1977 July 22-August 15. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript available on line.
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:
Walker Kirtland Hancock (1901-1998) was a sculptor from Gloucester, Massachusettes. Hancock was born in 1901 in St. Louis, Missouri. He studied at Washington University for one year before moving on to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where he studied under Charles Grafly. He taught at PAFA from 1929 to 1967.
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:
Art
Art commissions
Art criticism
Interviews
Sculptors
Sculpture
Sculpture, Modern
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13287
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215193
AAA_collcode_hancoc77
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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