Oral history interview with Helen Lundeberg, 1980 July 19-Aug. 29
Lundeberg, Helen, 1908-1999
Butterfield, Jan, 1937-2000
Murphy, Lawrence M.
United States.Work Projects Administration
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Transcript: 82 p.
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformated in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 50 min.
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Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Helen Lundeberg conducted 1980 July 19-Aug. 29, by Jan Butterfield, for the Archives of American Art.
Lundeberg speaks of problems encountered by women artists; her youth and early interest in painting; her education; studying with Lawrence Murphy and Lorser Feitelson; painting murals for the WPA Federal Art Project; her series of small paintings; the California arts environment; her relationship with Feitelson and their influences on each other; and her working habits. She recalls the critic Jules Langsner.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Helen Lundeberg, 1980 July 19-Aug. 29. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Transcript available on line.
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.
Helen Lundeberg (1908-1999) was a painter from Los Angeles, Calif.
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 others.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001