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Oral history interview with Marston Dean Hodgin, 1998 Aug. 25

Interviewee:
Hodgin, Marston Dean, 1903-2003  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Coats, Randolph  Search this
Miami University (Oxford, Ohio). Dept. of Art  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters -- Massachusetts -- North Truro -- Interviews  Search this
Art students -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12501
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216418
AAA_collcode_hodgin98
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216418
Online Media:

Donald C. Smith interviews relating to Edwin Dickinson, 1981-1986

Creator:
Smith, Donald C., 1935-  Search this
Subject:
Dickinson, Edwin Walter  Search this
Cunningham, Francis  Search this
Anderson, Lennart  Search this
De Champlain, Vera Chopak  Search this
Finkelstein, Louis  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art students -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10340
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213551
AAA_collcode_smitdona
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213551

Oral history interview with Marston Dean Hodgin

Interviewee:
Hodgin, Marston Dean, 1903-2003  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Miami University (Oxford, Ohio). Dept. of Art  Search this
Coats, Randolph, b. 1891  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette (Sound recording (80 min.), analog)
26 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1998 Aug. 25
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Marston Dean Hodgin conducted 1998 Aug. 25, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art, in Hodgin's home, North Truro, Mass. The interview covers Hodgin's background and early career up to his trip to Europe in 1931.
Hodgin discusses settling in Richmond, Ind., his father's hometown; effect of his father's Quaker beliefs; great effect on him of art exhibitions staged by the Richmond Art Association at the local high school; first formal art lessons with Randolph Coats; freshman year at Indiana University; remaining college years at Earlham College; to Provincetown summer 1924 to study at a school run (for 2 years) by Indiana painters Coats and James P. Hopkins; to Miami University of Ohio in 1927 as an artist-in-residence; establishing ca. 1928 the School of Fine Arts at Miami University; marriage to childhood sweetheart, Lucy Loufborrow in 1929; summer 1931 trip to Europe to familiarize himself with leading art museums; his comprehensive definition of art as encompassing the visual arts, music and dance; and comparisons between painting and poetry.
Biographical / Historical:
Marston Dean Hodgin (1903-2003) was a painter and teacher of North Truro, Mass.
General:
Sound of hammering toward end of interview.
Provenance:
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 administrators.
Restrictions:
This transcript is open for research. Access to the entire audio recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Painters -- Massachusetts -- North Truro -- Interviews  Search this
Art students -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.hodgin98
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99dcaae34-cfda-42db-b899-b91f5b7f8804
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hodgin98
Online Media:

Donald C. Smith interviews relating to Edwin Dickinson

Creator:
Smith, Donald C., 1935-  Search this
Names:
Anderson, Lennart, 1928-  Search this
Cunningham, Francis, 1931-  Search this
De Champlain, Vera Chopak, 1928 or 9-  Search this
Dickinson, Edwin Walter, 1891-1978  Search this
Finkelstein, Louis  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1981-1986
Summary:
The interviews conducted by artist and professor Donald C. Smith relating to artist Edwin Dickinson measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1981 to 1986. The interviews were conducted as part of a research project on Dickinson. Smith interviewed a number of Dickinson's students to learn about his teaching philosophy. The interviewees are: Lennart Anderson, Francis Cunningham, Vera Chopak De Champlain, Edward (Ted) Denyer, Louis Finkelstein and Denver Lindsey.
Scope and Contents:
The interviews conducted by artist and professor Donald C. Smith relating to artist Edwin Dickinson measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1981 to 1986. The interviews were conducted as part of a research project on Dickinson. Smith interviewed a number of Dickinson's students to learn about his teaching philosophy. The interviewees are: Lennart Anderson, Francis Cunningham, Vera Chopak De Champlain, Edward (Ted) Denyer, Louis Finkelstein and Denver Lindsey.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series.

Series 1: Interviews, 1981-1986 (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)
Biographical / Historical:
Donald C. Smith was an artist and educator in Rhode Island. He attended the University of Missouri in Columbia and received two degrees in painting. Smith has been a Visiting Artist and Lecturer at Harvard University, Yale University Summer School for Music and Visual Art, Brown University, Artist Union, Brooklyn College, Providence College, Rhode Island School of Design, and Wheelock College.

Edwin Walter Dickinson (1891-1978) was a painter in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Dickinson studied with William Merritt Chase at the Art Students League and was a member of Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors.
General:
Poor sound quality throughout.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is the Edwin Walters Dickinson papers, 1909-1971; the Philip Cecil Malicoat letters from Edwin Dickinson, 1927-1966; the Doug Frost writing on Edwin Dickinson, 1973 August 10; and oral history interviews conducted with Edwin Dickenson in 1970 and 1972.
Provenance:
Donated 1986 by Donald C. Smith.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Painters -- Rhode Island -- Providence  Search this
Educators -- Rhode Island -- Providence  Search this
Topic:
Art students -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Donald C. Smith interviews relating to Edwin Dickinson, 1981-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.smitdona
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93c5bb245-3ceb-4820-8478-3decb256421c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-smitdona

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