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Oral history interview with Marston Dean Hodgin, 1998 Aug. 25

view Oral history interview with Marston Dean Hodgin, 1998 Aug. 25 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Hodgin, Marston Dean, 1903-2003
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.
Subject:
Coats, Randolph
Miami University (Oxford, Ohio).Dept. of Art
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Massachusetts
Physical Description:
Sound recording: 1 sound cassette (80 min.) : analog.
General Note:
Sound of hammering toward end of interview.
Access Note / Rights:
Use requires an appointment.
Summary:
An interview of Marston Dean Hodgin conducted 1998 Aug. 25, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art, in Hodgin's home, North Truro, Mass. The interview covers Hodgin's background and early career up to his trip to Europe in 1931.
Hodgin discusses settling in Richmond, Ind., his father's hometown; effect of his father's Quaker beliefs; great effect on him of art exhibitions staged by the Richmond Art Association at the local high school; first formal art lessons with Randolph Coats; freshman year at Indiana University; remaining college years at Earlham College; to Provincetown summer 1924 to study at a school run (for 2 years) by Indiana painters Coats and James P. Hopkins; to Miami University of Ohio in 1927 as an artist-in-residence; establishing ca. 1928 the School of Fine Arts at Miami University; marriage to childhood sweetheart, Lucy Loufborrow in 1929; summer 1931 trip to Europe to familiarize himself with leading art museums; his comprehensive definition of art as encompassing the visual arts, music and dance; and comparisons between painting and poetry.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Marston Dean Hodgin, 1998 Aug. 25. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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:
Marston Dean Hodgin (1903-2003) was a painter and teacher of North Truro, Mass.
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 students
Interviews
Painters
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12501
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216418
AAA_collcode_hodgin98
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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