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Oral history interview with Perkins Harnly, 1981 Oct. 15

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Harnly, Perkins, 1901-1986  Search this
Pennington, Estill Curtis  Search this
Hartigan, Lynda Roscoe  Search this
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Place of publication, production, or execution:
District of Columbia
Physical Description:
Sound recording: 1 Sound cassette; 24 Pages, Transcript
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
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.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Perkins Harnly, 1981 Oct. 15. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the transcription of this interview provided by the Smithsonian Institution's Women's Committee.
Biography Note:
Perkins Harnly (1901-1986) was a painter from Culver City, Calif.
Language Note:
English .
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.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Art, American  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
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Archives of American Art