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Oral history interview with Perkins Harnly

Catalog Data

Interviewee:
Harnly, Perkins, 1901-1986  Search this
Interviewer:
Pennington, Estill Curtis  Search this
Hartigan, Lynda Roscoe  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette (Sound recording)
24 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1981 Oct. 15
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Harnly Perkins, conducted 1981 Oct. 15, by Estill Pennington for the Archives of American Art, at the National Museum of American Art, in Washington, D.C.
Harnly speaks of painting portraits of famous actors and documenting various interiors for the Index of American Design. He recalls working in a cafeteria and his respect for various artist, including Joseph Cornell and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Perkins Harnly (1901-1986) was a painter from Culver City, Calif.
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 others.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.harnly81
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw979f0e7bc-e9b7-4c8d-8e75-91d5b9ff017e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-harnly81