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Burlin, Paul, 1886-1969  Search this
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Boas, Franz  Search this
Gleizes, Albert  Search this
Halpert, Edith Gregor  Search this
Huneker, James  Search this
Matisse, Henri  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia  Search this
Downtown Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
United States  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
American Artists' Congress  Search this
Sound recordings
Europe -- description and travel
Southwestern States -- Description and travel
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
5 Items, Sound recording: 5 sound files (2 hr., 39 min.), digital, wav; 65 Pages, Transcript
General Note:
Originally recorded on 5 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 39 min.
Interview of Paul Burlin, conducted on December 5-6, 1962, by Dorothy Gees Seckler, for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.<br /> Burlin speaks of his childhood education in England; working for the magazine Delineator; his education at the National Academy of Design; his travels in the American Southwest; his early exhibitions in New York; his first wife's writings on folk music; visiting Europe before the first World War; discovering Cubism and Fauvism; working on the WPA under the Whitney Museum; joining and then leaving the American Artists' Congress in protest; his thoughts on overtly political art; exhibiting at the Downtown Gallery; his image-making process; and his critique of Pop art. Burlin also recalls James Huneker, Franz Boas, Albert Gleizes, Henri Matisse, Edith Halpert, Georgia O'Keeffe, and others.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Paul Burlin, 1962. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
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:
Paul Burlin (1886-1969) was a painter in 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
Art, American  Search this
Art -- Political aspects  Search this
Cubism  Search this
Fauvism  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Pop art  Search this
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Archives of American Art