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Oral history interview with Francis Sumner Merritt, 1979 May 25-June 25

Interviewee:
Merritt, Francis Sumner, 1913-2000  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Cranbrook Academy of Art  Search this
Flint Institute of Arts  Search this
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Francis Sumner Merritt, 1979 May 25-June 25. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Designers -- Maine -- Interviews  Search this
Educators -- Maine -- Interviews  Search this
Depressions -- 1929  Search this
Theme:
Architecture & Design  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12260
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212064
AAA_collcode_merrit79
Theme:
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212064
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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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f2d52f5a-ab64-4c80-b616-50293ff9ad91
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-merrit79
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Vincent Hartgen, 1981 Oct. 2-1984 Nov. 28

Interviewee:
Hartgen, Vincent Andrew, 1914-2002  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Vincent Hartgen, 1981 Oct. 2-1984 Nov. 28. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Sculptors -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Watercolor painting -- Maine  Search this
Educators -- Maine -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13284
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211946
AAA_collcode_hartge81
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_211946
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Vincent Hartgen

Interviewee:
Hartgen, Vincent A. (Vincent Andrew), 1914-2002  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Extent:
5 Sound cassettes (Sound recording)
92 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1981 Oct. 2-1984 Nov. 28
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Vincent Hartgen conducted 1981 Oct. 2-1984 Nov. 28, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Interview of Vincent Andrew Hartgen, conducted by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution in Orono, ME on October 1, 1981 and November 28, 1984.
Hartgen speaks of his childhood in Reading, PA; his education at the School of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania; his military service in the camouflage unit during World War II; his tenure at the University of Maine, 1946-1983; development of acquisitions and a traveling exhibition program there; evolution of his own work in watercolor; and his working methods from sketches in nature to abstractions from memory. Hartgen also recalls Lyla Mecline, Anna Hyatt Huntington, Arthur Halk, Waldo Peirce, Carl Sprinchorn, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Vincent A. Hartgen (1914-2002) was a painter and educator from Orono, Me.
General:
Cassette 4 of 5 contains sound interruptions due to technical difficulties during original recording, and is only recorded on side A.
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
Topic:
Sculptors -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Watercolor painting -- Maine  Search this
Educators -- Maine -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.hartge81
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw969e090e4-c46b-4238-9f22-733af8b267b1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hartge81
Online Media:

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