An interview with Gordon F. Peers conducted 1981 February 17-1982 February 23, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art. Peers speaks of his training as a painter at the Rhode Island School of Design and under James R. Frazier; the impact of Cezanne on his work; and the educational program at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Biographical / Historical:
Gordon Franklin Peers (1909-1988) was a painter and educator from Providence, R.I.
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 11 min.
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.
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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.