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Oral history interview with Mitchell Samuels, 1959 August 11

Interviewee:
Samuels, Mitchell, 1880?-1959  Search this
Samuels, Mitchell, 1880?-1959  Search this
Interviewer:
Morse, John D., 1906-  Search this
Subject:
French & Company (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13334
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213060
AAA_collcode_samuel59
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213060
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Oral history interview with William Zorach, 1959 April 2

Interviewee:
Zorach, William, 1887-1966  Search this
Zorach, William, 1887-1966  Search this
Interviewer:
Morse, John D., 1906-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11682
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213202
AAA_collcode_zorach59
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213202

Oral history interview with Isabel Bishop, 1959 May 29

Interviewee:
Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988  Search this
Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988  Search this
Interviewer:
Morse, John D., 1906-  Search this
Subject:
Miller, Kenneth Hayes  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12431
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212331
AAA_collcode_bishop59may
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212331
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Samuel M. Kootz, 1960 Mar. 2

Interviewee:
Kootz, Samuel Melvin, 1898-1982  Search this
Kootz, Samuel Melvin, 1898-1982  Search this
Interviewer:
Morse, John D., 1906-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12578
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212810
AAA_collcode_kootz60
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212810

Oral history interview with Louis Bouché, 1959 August 7

Interviewee:
Bouché, Louis George, 1896-1969  Search this
Bouché, Louis George, 1896-1969  Search this
Interviewer:
Morse, John D., 1906-  Search this
Subject:
DuMond, Frank Vincent  Search this
Romanowsky, Dimitri  Search this
Penguin Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Wanamaker Gallery of Modern Decorative Art  Search this
Armory Show (1913: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Sculptors -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11613
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212250
AAA_collcode_bouche59
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212250
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Holger Cahill, 1960 April 12 and 15

Interviewee:
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960  Search this
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960  Search this
Interviewer:
Morse, John D., 1906-  Search this
Subject:
Pollack, Peter, 1909-1978  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Federal Art Project (U.S.)  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11990
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212570
AAA_collcode_cahill60
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212570
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Charles Burchfield, 1959 August 19

Interviewee:
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim, 1893-1967  Search this
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim, 1893-1967  Search this
Interviewer:
Morse, John D., 1906-  Search this
Subject:
Keller, Henry G.  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Sculptors -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Watercolor painting, American  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12702
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212225
AAA_collcode_burchf59
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212225
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Edward Hopper, 1959 June 17

Interviewee:
Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967  Search this
Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967  Search this
Interviewer:
Morse, John D., 1906-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Realism  Search this
Painting -- Technique  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11844
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212743
AAA_collcode_hopper59
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212743
Online Media:

John D. Morse papers, 1951-1960

Creator:
Morse, John D., 1906-  Search this
Morse, John D., 1906-  Search this
Subject:
Zorach, William  Search this
Browne, Byron  Search this
Hopper, Edward  Search this
Topic:
Art, European  Search this
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9066
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211259
AAA_collcode_morsjohn
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211259

Oral history interview with Edward Fowles, 1959 Aug. 21

Interviewee:
Fowles, Edward, 1885?-1971  Search this
Fowles, Edward, 1885?-1971  Search this
Interviewer:
Morse, John D., 1906-  Search this
Subject:
Duveen Brothers  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12534
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212212
AAA_collcode_fowles59
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212212

Oral history interview with Paul Manship, 1959 February 18

Interviewee:
Manship, Paul Howard, 1885-1966  Search this
Manship, Paul Howard, 1885-1966  Search this
Interviewer:
Morse, John D., 1906-  Search this
Subject:
Borglum, Solon Hannibal  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Rockefeller Center  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Art, Abstract  Search this
Mythology, Greek  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Sculpture -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11760
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212619
AAA_collcode_manshi59
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212619

Oral history interview with Isabel Bishop

Interviewee:
Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988  Search this
Interviewer:
Morse, John D., 1906-  Search this
Names:
Miller, Kenneth Hayes, 1876-1952  Search this
Extent:
19 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1959 May 29
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Isabel Bishop conducted by John D. Morse on 1959 May 29 for the Archives of American Art.
Bishop speaks of her painting materials and methods including the preparation of canvases, types and qualities of paint, permanence, underpainting, varnishes, and subject matter. Bishop also describes the methods of Kenneth Hayes Miller.
Biographical / Historical:
Isabel Bishop (1902-1988) was a painter in New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav files. Duration is 46 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 available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Book illustrators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.bishop59may
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9bcb1f3f2-a31b-4117-a4b8-b8f17ecf2f6c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bishop59may
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Holger Cahill

Interviewee:
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960  Search this
Interviewer:
Morse, John D., 1906-  Search this
Pollack, Peter, 1909-1978  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (U.S.)  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Extent:
53 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1960 April 12 and 15
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Holger Cahill conducted 1960 April 12-15, by John Morse and Peter Pollack, for the Archives of American Art.
Cahill discusses his work as national director of the Federal Art Project. He recalls other administrators and artists who participated, and describes the allocation of the art works produced. Of particular interest is an anecdote about Jackson Pollock's experiments with his characteristic style while on the WPA. Peter Pollack contributes his own recollections of his work under Cahill developing community art centers as part of the federal program.
Biographical / Historical:
Holger Cahill (1887-1960) was an art administrator from New York, New York. Cahill was the National director of Federal Art Project, administered under Federal Project No. 1 of the Works Progress Administration (later the Work Projects Administration). The FAP provided work to unemployed artists. Cahill was the director throughout its existence.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 14 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 available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Function:
Art centers
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.cahill60
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9cabe1b64-d902-4e69-9a3b-dd5a4125fd90
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cahill60
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Edward Hopper

Creator:
Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967  Search this
Interviewer:
Morse, John D., 1906-  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recording, 3 3/4 ips., 7 in.)
12 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1959 June 17
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Edward Hopper conducted 17 June 1959, by John D. Morse, for the Archives of American Art.
This interview was conducted in the Board Room of the Whitney Museum. The interview begins with the reading of Mr. Hopper's 1933 "Notes on Painting" in which Hopper states that the aim of painting is to create the most exact transcription of the most intimate impression of nature. Mr. Hopper then speaks of his change of feelings since the publication of this statement; his realization that the return to nature which he had prophesied has not yet occurred; his move towards realism despite contemporary abstraction (citing Eakins similar position in the 17th century); techniques on canvas and use of zinc; his decision to avoid protective varnishes in the belief that it is the responsibility of the owner to keep the works preserved; his success as a subconscious result of his painting honestly; the belief that "Apartment Houses" crystallized his style from thenceforth. Mr. Hopper then reads a statement that was published in Reality magazine in 1953 in which Hopper posits that art is an outward expression of inner life. In an addendum, John Morse states that a ledger of all of Mr. Hopper's works, catalogue dates, and prices exists.Hopper reads from two statements on art written for other purposes. He also comments on the materials he uses, why he choses some of the subjects he does, and his predictions about the future of American art.
Biographical / Historical:
Edward Hopper, (b. 1882; d. 1967), painter of New York, N.Y.
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 available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Realism  Search this
Painting -- Technique  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.hopper59
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c44a4e72-5f3d-497a-aaef-30d2a1a67192
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hopper59
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Charles Burchfield

Interviewee:
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim, 1893-1967  Search this
Interviewer:
Morse, John D., 1906-  Search this
Names:
Keller, Henry G., 1869-1949  Search this
Extent:
54 Pages (Transcript)
1 Item (sound file (4 min. 24 sec.) Audio excerpt, digital)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1959 August 19
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Charles Burchfield conducted 1959 August 19, by John D. Morse, for the Archives of American Art.
Burchfield speaks of his studio on Clinton Street; his early training under Henry George Keller; copying the paintings of Charles Dana Gibson; working as a wallpaper designer for H.M. Birge and Co., in Buffalo, New York; his different styles; his watercolor technique; restoration and preservation of his watercolors; his paintings, including Black Iron, Crabbed Old Age, End of the Day, The House of Mystery, The Song of the Katidids, Winter, and others; his writings; his reading tastes and interest in music; European abstract artists; critics; and teaching. Also included is a footnote by Morse describing his day with Burchfield.
Biographical / Historical:
Charles Ephraim Burchfield (1893-1967) was a painter from Gardenville, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 41 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 available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Sculptors -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Watercolor painting, American  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.burchf59
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9eb0eeebe-c506-4e6b-a6c6-444347186cf0
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-burchf59
Online Media:

Oral history interview with William Zorach

Interviewee:
Zorach, William, 1887-1966  Search this
Interviewer:
Morse, John D., 1906-  Search this
Extent:
25 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1959 April 2
Scope and Contents:
An interview of William Zorach conducted by John Morse on 1959 April 2 for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
William Zorach (1887-1966) was a sculptor in Brooklyn, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hrs., 4 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:
Art, American  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.zorach59
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw91f259e04-ad7f-49e4-900d-fb396ce63980
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-zorach59
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Mitchell Samuels

Creator:
Samuels, Mitchell, 1880?-1959  Search this
Interviewer:
Morse, John D., 1906-  Search this
Names:
French & Company (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Extent:
2 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1959 August 11
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Mitchell Samuels conducted 1959 August 11, by John D. Morse, for the Archives of American Art. Interview is introductory only and is less than three minutes in length.
Biographical / Historical:
Mitchell Samuels (1880?-1959) was an art dealer in New York, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 2 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 available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.samuel59
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96cb0db68-4f1d-4369-b285-d135db4b3ef3
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-samuel59
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Louis Bouché

Interviewee:
Bouché, Louis, 1896-1969  Search this
Interviewer:
Morse, John D., 1906-  Search this
Names:
Armory Show (1913: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Penguin Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Wanamaker Gallery of Modern Decorative Art  Search this
DuMond, Frank Vincent, 1865-1951  Search this
Romanowsky, Dimitri  Search this
Extent:
23 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1959 August 7
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Louis Bouché conducted on 1959 August 7, by John D. Morse, for the Archives of American Art.
Bouché speaks of his art education in France; painting trips to Brittany; studying at the Art Students League with Dimitri Romanovsky and Frank Vincent DuMond; the Armory Show, 1913; managing a gallery at Wanamaker's (the Wanamaker Gallery of Modern Decorative Art) in the 1920s; his technique and materials; teaching; the Penguin Club; his taste in books and music; and abstract expressionism.
Biographical / Historical:
Louis Bouché (1896-1969) was a painter and teacher in New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav file. Duration is 53 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 available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Art students -- France  Search this
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Sculptors -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.bouche59
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ebfa0e74-a7cd-45c8-862d-5e23c48e3a35
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bouche59
Online Media:

John D. Morse papers

Creator:
Morse, John D., 1906-  Search this
Names:
Browne, Byron, 1907-1961  Search this
Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967  Search this
Zorach, William, 1887-1966  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet ((on 2 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1951-1960
Scope and Contents:
Letters; and research material for OLD MASTERS IN AMERICA (1955).
REEL 865: Material compiled in preparation for OLD MASTERS IN AMERICA (Rand McNally, 1955) " a practical guidebook" to the paintings of 40 European "old masters" in American and Canadian art museums. Copies of 4 form letters sent by Morse; 160 letters, 1951-1954, from the museums, some galleries, and some private collectors; and completed questionnaires which list the paintings and usually their dimensions and dates. [Questionnaires have not been filmed as they contain info. found in the publication.]
REEL 3161: Four letters received, 1958-1960, including a letter from Morse's cousin, Ruth Sperry regarding his mother, and letters from Edward Hopper, Byron Browne and William Zorach regarding articles by Morse in ART IN AMERICA.
Biographical / Historical:
Writer, editor; Sarasota, Florida.
Provenance:
Material on reel 865 donated 1959 by John D. Morse; material on reel 3161 donor is unknown.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Artists  Search this
Topic:
Art, European  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.morsjohn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ac44f15c-0aa0-4799-84a3-9bfb381fdc2e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-morsjohn

Oral history interview with Paul Manship

Creator:
Manship, Paul, 1885-1966  Search this
Interviewer:
Morse, John D., 1906-  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project  Search this
Rockefeller Center  Search this
Borglum, Solon Hannibal, 1868-1922  Search this
Extent:
13 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1959 February 18
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Paul Manship conducted by John Morse for the Archives of American Art. Manship speaks of his training under Solon Borglum, his interest in Greek mythology and the influence of early Greek sculpture on his work, his views on the Federal Art Project, art and nature and modern distortion, the nature of design and the learning process, and abstract art. He discusses his "Prometheus" sculpture at Rockefeller Center.
Biographical / Historical:
Paul Manship (1885-1966) was a sculptor in New York, New York.
General:
Sound has been lost on tape reels; reels discarded.
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.
Topic:
Art, Abstract  Search this
Mythology, Greek  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Sculpture -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.manshi59
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f25378fa-d7f4-4966-9bd2-5d7d5636bcbc
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-manshi59

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