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Oral history interview with Louis Bouché, 1963 March 13

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Bouché, Louis George, 1896-1969  Search this
Woolfenden, William E. (William Edward), 1918-1995  Search this
Arensberg, Walter  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel  Search this
Gaylor, Wood  Search this
Gleizes, Albert  Search this
Kuhn, Walt  Search this
Pascin, Jules  Search this
Quinn, John  Search this
Freytag-Loringhoven, Elsa von  Search this
Penguin Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Wanamaker Gallery of Modern Decorative Art  Search this
Sound recordings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
53 Pages Transcript
General Note:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav file. Duration is 2 hr., 2 min.
An interview of Louis Bouché conducted on 1963 March 13, by William E. Woolfenden, for the Archives of American Art.<br /> Bouché speaks of the Penguin Club, including Walt Kuhn's leadership, artists' balls, banquets and sketch classes; European artists at the Penguin Club including Jules Pascin, Albert Gleizes, and others; his association with the Daniel Gallery; his "lace curtain period"; his art education; teaching; working at Wanamaker's and the Folsom Gallery; Walter Arensberg's parties; and his father, Henri's career as a designer. Bouché recalls Marcel Duchamp, Samuel Wood Gaylor, Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, John Quinn, and others.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Louis Bouché, 1963 March 13. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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:
Louis Bouché (1896-1969) was a painter and teacher from New York, New York.
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
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
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Archives of American Art