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Oral history interview with Erle Loran, 1981 June 18

view Oral history interview with Erle Loran, 1981 June 18 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Loran, Erle, 1905-1999
Interviewer:
Chipp, Herschel Browning, 1913-1922
Subject:
Booth, Cameron
Cézanne, Paul
Hartley, Marsden
Hofmann, Hans
Minneapolis School of Art
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 119 p.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 5 sound cassettes. Reformated in 2010 as 10 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hrs., 14 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Summary:
An interview of Erle Loran conducted 1981 June 18, by Herschel Chipp, for the Archives of American Art.
Loran speaks of his education, his studies with Cameron Booth and Hans Hofmann, life in Europe on a grant, his study of Cezanne, including his book, "Cezanne's Composition," and his return to New York. He discusses teaching at the Minneapolis School of Art, the WPA Art School, in Minneapolis, and the University of California, at Berkeley. He comments on meeting Marsden Hartley, American midwestern painters, ghost towns as subject matter for paintings, American politics in the 1930s, and surrealism in America.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Erle Loran, 1981 June 18. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript: microfilm reel 3198 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:
Erle Loran (1905-1999) was a painter and art historian of Minneapolis, Minn. and Berkeley, Calif.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' 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.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art historians
Art, American
Interviews
Painters
Sound recordings
Surrealism
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11933
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216592
AAA_collcode_loran81
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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