Recording has hum and boxy sound quality. Karl Fortess interviews Alton Pickens. Discussion topics include Pickens's life, motivations for becoming an artist, ineligibility for WPA, education, career as a painter and art teacher, and approach to teaching and life. Also included is discussion about terms cynicism and realism.
Alton Pickens and Karl E. (Karl Eugene) Fortess. Interview with Alton Pickens, 1976 April 17. Karl E. Fortess interviews with artists, circa 1963-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560