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Oral history interview with Milton S. Fox, 1964

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Fox, Milton S., 1904-1971  Search this
Phillips, Harlan B., 1920-1979,  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Sound recordings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Sound recording: 1 Sound tape reel, 7 in.; 34 Pages, Transcript
General Note:
An unrelated interview of Pietro Lazzari conducted by H. Phillips is also on this tape.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Milton S. Fox conducted by Harlan Phillips in 1964 for the Archives of American Art.
Fox discusses his time studying in Paris; art education and the art school environment; Impressionists; work as a portrait painter during the Depression; the Cleveland art scene in the 30s and 40s; working in the Cleveland Museum of Art; writing criticisms; American Artists Congress; progressive attitudes toward art; the WPA and its affects on American art; Cocoon Arts Club; artists union; camouflage work during the war; Cook Glassgold's introducing him to abstraction. He recalls Clarence Carter, Gerald Murphy, William Milliken and Glen Shaw.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Milton S. Fox, 1964. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript available on line at
Biography Note:
Language Note:
English .
Conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art