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Strong, Ray Stanford, 1905-2006  Search this
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Dixon, Maynard  Search this
Swinnerton, Jimmy  Search this
Van Sloun, Frank J.  Search this
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31 Pages, Transcript
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Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 30 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Ray Strong conducted 1993 September 14, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, at the artist's studio, in Santa Barbara, California. Strong discusses his family background and early art education; his move to San Francisco and contact with Jimmy Swinnerton, Maynard Dixon, and Frank Van Sloun; studying at California School of Fine Arts; his feeling of responsibility for art and nature; his murals at the Bohemian Club in San Francisco, 1934; and his involvement with socialist causes.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Ray Strong, 1993 September 14. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Transcript available on line
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:
Ray Strong (1905-2006) was a painter and mural painter from San Francisco, California.
Language Note:
English .
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 -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
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Archives of American Art