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painting

Maker:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Physical Description:
red; white; blue; black; yellow; grey (overall color)
paper; plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 14 in x 11 in; 35.56 cm x 27.94 cm
Object Name:
Painting
Associated Place:
United States: Massachusetts, Chatham
Date made:
1991
Associated date:
January, 1991
Subject:
POWs  Search this
Lighthouses  Search this
Related event:
Operation Desert Storm  Search this
Credit Line:
Robert F. Brown
ID Number:
2003.0282.01
Accession number:
2003.0282
Catalog number:
2003.0282.01
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Political and Military History: Political History, General History Collection
Princeton Posters
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-b692-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1218260
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Kahlil Gibran, 1972 Mar. 23-Apr. 21

Interviewee:
Gibran, Kahlil, 1922-2008  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Sculptors -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Interviews  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Lebanese American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12489
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212826
AAA_collcode_gibran72
Theme:
Asian American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212826

Oral history interview with Kahlil Gibran

Interviewee:
Gibran, Kahlil, 1922-  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recording, 5 in.)
52 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1972 Mar. 23-Apr. 21
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Kahlil Gibran conducted 1972 Mar. 23-Apr. 21, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Kahlil Gibran (1922-2008) was a sculptor and writer from Boston, Mass. His cousin and namesake wrote "The Prophet".
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 others.
Rights:
Authorization to quote or reproduce for the purposes of publication i complete sentences and verbatim only. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Sculptors -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Interviews  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Lebanese American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.gibran72
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gibran72

Oral history interview with Ralph Rosenthal

Interviewee:
Rosenthal, Ralph, 1912-2003  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Alfred University -- Students  Search this
Boston University -- Students  Search this
Harvard University -- Students  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. School  Search this
Hale, Philip Leslie, 1865-1931  Search this
Extent:
65 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1997 February 10-April 7
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Ralph Rosenthal conducted 1997 February 10-April 7, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art, at Rosenthal's home, in Brookline, Mass.
Rosenthal discusses his childhood in the South End of Boston; first art training at age of 10 under Bill Tate, Dudley Pratt, and Anthony DiBona; attending the Boston public schools' Saturday art classes at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, headed by Alma LeBrecht, Blanche Brink, and Alice Morse, 1924-29; his years at the School of the MFA (1929-35) and the dominant influence there of Philip Hale; his further training in education at Boston University (Ed.M., 1936); his early teaching career; receiving a Carnegie Fellowship in 1938 to study at the Fogg Museum, Harvard University; studying ceramics at Alfred University in 1940; and his founding with Herbert Kahn in 1941 of ROKA, a ceramics supply company.
Teaching in the Boston public schools, 1936-1976, rising from teacher of sculpture to supervisor of art for the entire system in 1966; his work in sculpture, painting, drawing, and ceramics; and former students at the various places he has taught.
Biographical / Historical:
Ralph Rosenthal (1912-2003) was a sculptor from Boston, Mass.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 27 min.
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.
Occupation:
Art teachers -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Interviews  Search this
Art students -- Massachusetts  Search this
Topic:
Sculptors -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Interviews  Search this
Ceramicists -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.rosent97
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rosent97

Oral history interview with Laurance P. Roberts

Interviewee:
Roberts, Laurance P.  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
American Academy in Rome  Search this
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
New York State Council on the Arts  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (sound cassettes (2 hr., 22 min.))
67 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1985 July 26-29
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Laurance P. Roberts conducted 1985 July 26-29, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Roberts speaks of his education at Princeton University; his first employment as a cataloger working on the John G. Johnson Collection for the Philadelphia Museum of Art; studying in China in the 1930s; working as Curator of Near and Far Eastern Art at the Brooklyn Museum (1934-1938) and then becoming Director there (1938-1942); his years as Director of the American Academy in Rome (1946-1959); writing a report advocating the establishment of the New York State Council on the Arts and Humanities for Governor Nelson Rockefeller; writing a guide to Japanese art museums and a dictionary of Japanese artists; living in Italy.
Biographical / Historical:
Laurance P. Roberts (1907-2002) was an art historian and art administrator in New York, Rome, and Philadelphia.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 22 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are 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.
Occupation:
Art historians -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Museum directors -- Interviews  Search this
Museum curators -- Interviews  Search this
Function:
Art museums -- New York (State) -- Brooklyn
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.robert85
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-robert85

Oral history interview with Lewis Iselin

Interviewee:
Iselin, Lewis, 1913-1990  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts  Search this
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation  Search this
Saint-Gaudens Memorial (Organization)  Search this
Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation  Search this
Geldzahler, Henry  Search this
Moe, Henry Allen, 1894-1975  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Pearson, Ronald H. (Ronald Hayes), 1924-1996  Search this
Smith, Paul J., 1931-  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Sound recording: 1 sound file, digital, wav file)
23 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1981 September 30
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Lewis Iselin, conducted 1981 September 30 by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in Camden, Maine.
Iselin speaks of his role as a trustee of the Guggenheim and Tiffany Foundations, the Saint-Gaudens Memorial, and the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts; his own work of modeling in wax; and his "sculpture to wear." Iselin also recalls Henry Geldzahler, Robert Motherwell, Henry Allen Moe, Ron Pearson, Paul Smith and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Lewis Iselin (1913-1990) was a sculptor from Camden, Maine.
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 others.
Topic:
Museums -- United States -- Trustees -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- Maine -- Interviews  Search this
Wax-modeling -- United States  Search this
Wearable art -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.iselin81
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-iselin81

Oral history interview with John Davis Hatch

Interviewee:
Hatch, John Davis  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Albany Institute of History and Art  Search this
American Artists Depository  Search this
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Berkshire Museum  Search this
Gallery of Fine Arts (Seattle, Wash.)  Search this
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum  Search this
Museum Directors Association  Search this
Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences (Va.)  Search this
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute  Search this
Bluemner, Oscar, 1867-1938  Search this
Bruce, Edward, 1879-1943  Search this
Callahan, Kenneth, 1905-1986  Search this
Carr, Emily, 1871-1945  Search this
De Creeft, José, 1884-1982  Search this
De Forest, Lockwood, 1850-1932  Search this
Du Pont, Henry Francis, 1880-1969  Search this
Durchanek, Ludvik, 1902-  Search this
Fairbanks, Avard T. (Avard Tennyson), 1897-1987  Search this
Hills, Laura Coombs, 1859-1952  Search this
Montgomery, Charles Franklin, 1910-  Search this
Morris, Carl, 1911-1993  Search this
Pratt, Dudley, 1897-1975  Search this
Price, C. S. (Clayton S.), 1874-1950  Search this
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Varley, Frederick Horsman  Search this
Wharf, John  Search this
Woodbury, Charles H. (Charles Herbert), 1864-1940  Search this
Extent:
6 Sound tape reels (Sound recording, 5 in.)
307 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1979 Aug. 30-1980 Nov. 7
Scope and Contents:
An interview of John Davis Hatch conducted 1979 Aug. 30- 1980 Nov. 7, by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art.
Hatch recalls his childhood in California and training as a landscape architect, including an apprenticeship with Lockwood de Forest. He discusses his appointment as director of the Gallery of Fine Arts in Seattle at age 21 and his efforts there to develop an Asian focus for the museum and cultivate artists of the region, including Mark Tobey, Dudley Pratt, Kenneth Callahan, Emily Carr, Jose de Creeft, Frederick Varley, and Avard Fairbanks. He describes his interest in studying museums across the country and abroad and the roles played in the museum scene by the American Federation of Arts and the Museum Directors Association.
Hatch recalls his work as assistant director of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and as director of government art projects in New England in the 1930s, when he worked with Edward Bruce, Oscar Bluemner, Charles Woodbury, John Wharf, and Laura Coombs Hills, among others. He describes an attempt to form the American Artists Depository, a precursor to the Archives of American Art, and his activities collecting American drawings, organizing travelling exhibitions, and promoting American art history as a discipline.
Hatch speaks of his tenure as director of the Albany Institute of History and Art and his efforts to advance an appreciation of local Dutch history and the work of Thomas Cole. He remembers encounters with Henry Francis Du Pont and Charles Franklin Montgomery. Hatch describes the start of his teaching career in Oregon and his involvement with local artists C.S. Price, Carl Morris, and Ludvik Durchanek. He talks about a stint as director of the Norfolk (Va.) Museum of Arts and Sciences and his work as a consultant to museums, especially as it pertained to the development of arts programs at black colleges in the South.
Hatch concludes with a discussion of museums near his home in Lenox, including the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute and the Berkshire Museum.
Biographical / Historical:
John Hatch (1907-1996) was an art historian, collector, art consultant, and museum director.
Provenance:
These interviews are 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.
Occupation:
Art historians -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Interviews  Search this
Museum directors -- Interviews  Search this
Function:
Museums -- United States
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.hatch79
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hatch79

Oral history interview with David Woodbury

Interviewee:
Woodbury, David O. (David Oakes), 1896-1981  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Woodbury, Charles H. (Charles Herbert), 1864-1940  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (sound file, digital, wav file)
25 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1977 July 1
Scope and Contents:
An interview with David Woodbury conducted 1977 July 1, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art. Woodbury speaks of his father, the painter Charles H. Woodbury.
Biographical / Historical:
David Woodbury (1896-1981) was a writer from Ogunquit, Maine.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav files. Duration is 58 min.
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 others.
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.woodbu77
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-woodbu77

Oral history interview with Todd Webb

Interviewee:
Webb, Todd  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984  Search this
Callahan, Harry M.  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia , 1887-1986  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946  Search this
Extent:
57 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1990 September 4-1992 May 22
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Todd Webb conducted 1990 September 4-1992 May 22, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art. Webb speaks of his childhood in Detroit and Ontario, Canada; friendship with photographer Harry Callahan and the influence of a course by Ansel Adams on them both; service as a Navy photographer in World War II; development of a close friendship with Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O'Keeffe during the late 1940s; photographic assignments with FORTUNE magazine for Standard Oil Company under Roy Stryker, and in England and France under Rene Leonhardt, a photo agency; writing and photographic essays on the American West; assignments in 1960s for the United Nations; sale, in the 1970s, of negatives and work to date to the collector George Rinhart; residence in Maine; and his frequent travels.
Biographical / Historical:
Todd Webb (1905-2000) was a photographer and writer from Bath, Maine. Born Charles Clayton Webb III, in Detroit, Michigan, in 1905. Studied with Ansel Adams.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 32 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are 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.
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Documentary photography  Search this
Photographers -- Maine -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.webb90
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-webb90

Oral history interview with Daniel Varney Thompson

Interviewee:
Thompson, Daniel V. (Daniel Varney), 1902-1980  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Courtauld Institute of Art -- Faculty  Search this
Fogg Art Museum  Search this
Harvard University -- Faculty  Search this
Yale University -- Faculty  Search this
Berenson, Bernard, 1865-1959  Search this
Forbes, Edward Waldo, 1873-1969  Search this
Ivins, William Mills, 1881-1961  Search this
Meeks, Everett, 1879-1954  Search this
Warner, Langdon (1881-1955)  Search this
Extent:
46 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
China -- Description and Travel
India -- description and travel
Date:
1974 September 25-1976 November 2
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Daniel Varney Thompson conducted 1974 September 25-1976 November 2, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Thompson speaks of authenticating a painting by Leonardo Da Vinci; teaching at Harvard University with Edward Waldo Forbes; his 1923-1925 expedition to India and China with Langdon Warner and Fogg Art Museum personnel to study cave paintings; setting up the art history department at Yale with Everett Meeks and teaching tempera painting; his studies in Europe and work at the Courtauld Institute in London; and translating manuscripts dealing with medieval painting techniques and media. He recalls Bernard Berenson and William Mills Ivins.
Biographical / Historical:
Daniel V. Thompson (1902-1980) was an art historian, conservator, professor, and chemist engineer. Thompson studied techniques of medieval and Renaissance painting. He was a professor at the Courtald Institute, London, 1938-1947.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hr., 55 min.
Provenance:
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.
Restrictions:
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Occupation:
Art historians -- Interviews  Search this
Conservators -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Painting -- Technique  Search this
Art -- History -- Study and teaching  Search this
Cave paintings  Search this
Painting, Medieval -- Study and teaching  Search this
Painting, Medieval -- Technique  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.thomps74
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-thomps74

Oral history interview with Paul Sample

Interviewee:
Sample, Paul, 1896-1974  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Treasury Relief Art Project  Search this
Lie, Jonas, 1880-1940  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, 1890-1973  Search this
Siqueiros, David Alfaro  Search this
Extent:
17 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1971 October 10
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Paul Sample conducted 1971 October 10, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art. Sample speaks of his studies with Jonas Lie and Stanton Macdonald-Wright; teaching at the University of Southern California and at Dartmouth College; working on frescos with David Alfaro Siqueiros in California; working on murals for the Treasury Department's art project; exhibitions in New York galleries; his series of paintings for the American Tobacco Company. He discusses his subject matter.
Biographical / Historical:
Paul Sample (1896-1974) was a painter from Norwich, Vt.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav files. Duration is 59 min.
Provenance:
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.
Occupation:
Painters -- Vermont -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.sample71
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sample71

Oral history interview with Lilian Swann Saarinen

Interviewee:
Saarinen, Lilian Swann, 1912-1995  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Cranbrook Academy of Art  Search this
Archipenko, Alexander, 1887-1964  Search this
Warneke, Heinz (Heinrich), 1895-1983  Search this
Extent:
93 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1979-1981
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Lilian Swann Saarinen conducted in three installments between 1979-1981, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art, in Cambridge, Mass.
Saarinen speaks of her childhood in New York; her training with Alexander Archipenko and Heinz Warneke; a ceramic relief for the Crow Island School, Winnetka, Ill.; ceramic and metal reliefs for architecture; the Cranbrook Academy of Art; her drawings and her sculpture.
Biographical / Historical:
Lilian Swann Saarinen (1912-1995) was a sculptor from Cambridge, Mass.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 40 min.
Audio quality varies greatly in this interview. Tape speed and volume are uneven.
Provenance:
These interviews are 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.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Sculptors -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.saarin79
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-saarin79

Oral history interview with James Penney

Interviewee:
Penney, James, 1910-1982  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Grosz, George, 1893-1959  Search this
Soyer, Moses, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (sound tape reels (3 hr., 9 min.))
79 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1981 August 21-December 6
Scope and Contents:
Interview of James Penney, conducted by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in Clinton, New York, on August 21 and December 6, 1981.
Penney speaks of growing up in Missouri and Kansas; taking art classes at the University of Kansas; moving to New York during the Depression to pursue his art career; studying at the Art Students League; meeting his first wife, Frances Avery; exhibiting his paintings in New York; visiting museums; mural painting with the WPA; working for the Jordanoff Aviation Corporation during World War II; teaching at Bennington, the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, and Hamilton College; and some of his paintings, including An Epidemic Next Year; Workers in the Snow, Central Park; The Bombed City, 1939; and Rock of Versailles. Penney also recalls Karl Mattern, Raymond Eastwood, Albert Bloch, Randall Brubaker, Chris Ritter, Jackson Pollock, Thomas Hart Benton, George Grosz, Moses Soyer, Stuart Davis, Burgoyne Diller, Bill Palmer, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
James Penney (1910-1982) was a painter and educator.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 9 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are 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.
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.penney81
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-penney81

Oral history interview with Ruth Cobb

Interviewee:
Cobb, Ruth, 1914-2008  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Kupferman, Lawrence Edward, 1909-1982  Search this
Levine, Jack, 1915-2010  Search this
Extent:
24 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1971 October 26
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Ruth Cobb conducted 1971 October 26, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art. Cobb speaks of her childhood and the development of her interest in art; her education; going into advertising art; doing free-lance work; her interest in watercolor; her husband, Lawrence Kupferman, and their mural work together; her work in acrylic; her philosophy of art; her influences; and the Boston art scene. She recalls Jack Levine.
Biographical / Historical:
Ruth Cobb (1914-2008) was a painter from Newton Centre, Massachusetts.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 3 min.
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 others.
Restrictions:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Painting, American -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Women painters -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- Philosophy  Search this
Watercolor painting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.cobb71
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cobb71

Oral history interview with Francis Sumner Merritt

Interviewee:
Merritt, Francis Sumner, 1913-2000  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Cranbrook Academy of Art  Search this
Flint Institute of Arts  Search this
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts  Search this
Extent:
61 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1979 May 25-June 25
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Francis Sumner Merritt conducted 1979 May 25-June 25, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Merritt speaks of his education at art schools in Boston and at Yale; his career as a painter during the Depression; teaching at the Cranbrook Academy of Art; his tenure at the Flint (Michigan) Institute of Arts, 1947-1951; and the development of the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts at Liberty and then at Deer Isle, Me.
Biographical / Historical:
Francis Sumner Merritt (1913-2000) was a painter, designer, art administrator, and the founder of Haystack Mountan School of Craftsof Deer Isle, Me. He studied at the Vesper George School of Art, the San Diego Academy of Fine Arts, the Massachusetts School of Art, and the Yale Univ. School of Fine Arts. Merritt taught at Bradford Junior College and was head of art department. He died Dec. 27, 2000, at age 87.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 14 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are 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.
Occupation:
Painters -- Maine -- Interviews  Search this
Arts administrators -- Maine -- Deer Isle  Search this
Topic:
Designers -- Maine -- Interviews  Search this
Educators -- Maine -- Interviews  Search this
Depressions -- 1929  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.merrit79
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-merrit79

Oral history interview with Herman Maril

Interviewee:
Maril, Herman  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Extent:
20 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1971 July 21
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Herman Maril conducted 1971 July 21, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Herman Maril (1908-1986) was a painter, printmaker, and art teacher from Baltimore, Md.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav files. Duration is 53 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are 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.
Occupation:
Painters -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- Interviews  Search this
Art teachers -- Maryland -- Baltimore.  Search this
Topic:
Printmakers -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- Interviews  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.maril71
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-maril71

Oral history interview with Fred Meyer

Interviewee:
Meyer, Fred  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Cranbrook Academy of Art  Search this
Kansas City Art Institute  Search this
Rochester Institute of Technology  Search this
School for American Crafts  Search this
Extent:
3 Items (sound files Sound recording, digital, wav file)
34 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1982 May
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Fred (Frederick R.) Meyer conducted 1982 May, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Meyer speaks of his art activities as a youth in Wis.; his training at the Cranbrook Academy of Art; and his teaching positions at Cranbrook, the Kansas City Art Institute, the School for American Craftsmen in Rochester, N.Y., and the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Biographical / Historical:
Fred Meyer (1922-1986) was a painter, sculptor, and educator of Scottsville, N.Y. Full name Frederick R. Meyer.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 2 min.
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 others.
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.meyer82
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-meyer82

Oral history interview with Churchhill Lathrop

Interviewee:
Lathrop, Churchill P.  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Dartmouth College -- Faculty -- Interviews  Search this
Dartmouth College. Museum  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  Search this
Orozco, José Clemente, 1883-1949  Search this
Extent:
10 Items (sound files, digital, wav file)
121 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1982 Feb. 25-1983 Jan. 26
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Churchill Lathrop conducted 1982 Feb. 25-1983 Jan. 26, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Lathrop discusses his childhood in Montclair, N.J.; college at Rutgers; various jobs in the 1920s; attending Princeton University where he received his M.A. in art history and his teachers there, including Charles Rufus Morey and Frank Jewett Mather. He reviews his tenure at Dartmouth, discussing work with Artemas Packard, involvement with Dartmouth alumnus Nelson Rockefeller and his mother, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller in building a collection of modern art at Dartmouth, visiting artist José Clemente Orozco and his mural painted for Baker Library, his directorship of the Dartmouth art galleries and work in planning the Hopkins Art Center, and Mrs. Aileen Osborn Webb's attempts to establish a graduate level design school at Dartmouth in the 1940s. He recalls acquaintances and colleagues, including Alfred Stieglitz, Adelbert Ames, A. Conger Goodyear, Dorothy Miller, Alfred Barr, Jr. and others at the Museum of Modern Art, and Hilla Rebay and others involved in the Guggenheim Museum of Non-Objective Paintings.
Biographical / Historical:
Churchill P. Lathrop (1900-1995) was an art historian at Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H. Full name Churchill Pierce Lathrop, but often known as Jerry Lathrop. Lathrop joined the Art Department at Dartmouth in 1928, serving as chair 1932-1936, 1940-1948, and 1962-1965, before retiring in 1966. In addition to teaching, Lathrop was director of the college's art galleries, custodian of Dartmouth's art collections, and founder of its Sherman Art Library.
General:
Originally recorded on 5 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 10 digital wav files. Duration is 7 hrs., 17 min.
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.
Occupation:
Art historians -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Art in universities and colleges  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.lathro82
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lathro82

Oral history interview with Gyorgy Kepes

Interviewee:
Kepes, Gyorgy, 1906-2001  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Extent:
2 Sound tape reels (Sound recording, 5 in.)
30 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1972 Mar. 7-1973 Jan. 11
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Gyorgy Kepes conducted 1972 Mar. 7-1973 Jan. 11, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Gyorgy Kepes (1906-2001) was a painter and educator from Cambridge, Mass.
Provenance:
These interviews are 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.
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Educators -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.kepes72
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kepes72

Oral history interview with Ernst Halberstadt

Interviewee:
Halberstadt, Ernst, 1910-1987  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Rockefeller Center  Search this
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recording, 5 in.)
57 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1979 Feb. 16
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Ernst Halberstadt conducted 1979 Feb. 16, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Halberstadt speaks of his youth in Boston; his education at a technical high school and at the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston; his work on murals at Radio City Music Hall, and with Diego Rivera in Detroit; his experiences as a WPA supervisor; the documenting of slums in Boston in the 1930s; and commercial photography.
Biographical / Historical:
Ernst Halberstadt (1910-1987) was a painter and mural painter from Cambridge, Mass.
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 others.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Muralists -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.halber79
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-halber79

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