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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
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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:

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