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Oral history interview with Bror Utter

Interviewee:
Utter, Bror, 1913-1993  Search this
Interviewer:
Ferguson, Lisa  Search this
Extent:
42 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1979 February 14
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Bror Utter conducted 1979 February 14, by Lisa Laughlin Ferguson, for the Archives of American Art.
Utter speaks of his family background; his early interest in art; early travels through the southwestern U.S.; influential art teachers; early exhibitions of his work; going into printmaking and collage; traveling to Rome; influences and inspirations; and future directions.
Biographical / Historical:
Bror Utter (1913-1993) was a painter from Fort Worth, Texas.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 34 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.
Restrictions:
Patrons must use transcript.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painters -- Texas -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.utter79
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-utter79

Bror Utter papers

Creator:
Utter, Bror, 1913-1993  Search this
Extent:
115 Items ((on 2 partial microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1938-1975
Scope and Contents:
Letters, photographs, writings, sketches, and printed material.
REEL 1514: A resume; a list of exhibitions; a letter; exhibition invitations and catalogs; photographs of art work; and sketches.
REEL 1595: Business letters received; two journals with sketches and notes, kept while traveling in Italy; exhibition catalogs and announcements; and photographs of Utter and his works of art.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; Forth Worth, Tex.; b. 1913; d. 1993
Provenance:
Lent and donated by Bror Utter, 1979.
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:
Painters -- Texas -- Fort Worth  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.uttebror
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-uttebror

Terese Tarlton Hershey papers

Creator:
Hershey, Terese Tarlton  Search this
Gallery of Wonderful Things  Search this
Names:
Gallery of Wonderful Things  Search this
Adickes, David  Search this
Bemelmans, Ludwig, 1898-1962  Search this
Blake, James R., 1932-  Search this
Bomar, Bill, 1919-  Search this
Brants, Cynthia, 1924-  Search this
Brownlow, David, 1915-  Search this
Butler, Max  Search this
Chumley, John, 1928-  Search this
Cobelle, Charles, 1902-  Search this
Crowley, Dorothy L., 1913-  Search this
Dawson, Montague, 1895-1973  Search this
Dehn, Adolf, 1895-1968  Search this
Domjan, Joseph, 1907-  Search this
Fearing, Kelly  Search this
Fowler, Robert K., 1931-  Search this
Freed, Frank, 1906-1975  Search this
Furuta, An  Search this
Gadbois, Henri, 1930-  Search this
Gadbois, Leila  Search this
Gorman, R. C. (Rudolph Carl), 1932-  Search this
Grammer, George, 1928-  Search this
Guerin, John William, 1920-  Search this
Hood, Dorothy, 1919-  Search this
Kolliker, William Augustin, 1905-  Search this
Lincoln, Richard Mather, 1929-  Search this
Martin, Anthony, 1937-  Search this
McVeigh, Blanche  Search this
Moldawer, Marc, 1922-2007  Search this
Mood, Martha, 1908-1972  Search this
Pebworth, Charles  Search this
Putnam, Margaret  Search this
Reeder, Dickson, 1912-1970  Search this
Rush, Andrew  Search this
Salinas, Porfirio, 1910-1973  Search this
Schiwetz, Edward Muegge, 1898-  Search this
Schorre, Charles  Search this
Shipnes, Mary Ellen  Search this
Sims, Agnes  Search this
Smith, Emily Guthrie, 1909-  Search this
Sween, Trudy  Search this
Umlauf, Charles, 1911-  Search this
Utter, Bror, 1913-1993  Search this
Williams, Charles Truett, 1918-1966  Search this
Extent:
1,500 Items ((on 2 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1956-1981
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; files on 42 artists, containing clippings, photos, exhibition catalogs and letters; exhibition files for her gallery, Gallery of Wonderful Things, Fort Worth, Texas, and Tall Timbers, Houston, Texas; a scrapbook containing clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, photos, and letters about the Gallery of Wonderful Things; printed material and loan records for her private collections of ceramics, paintings and sculpture; photographs; and printed miscellany.
Artist files include David Adickes, Ludwig Bemelmans, James Blake, Bill Bomar, Cynthia Brants, David Brownlow, Max Butler, John Chumley, Charles Cobelle, Dorothy Crowley, Montague Dawson, Adolph Dehn, Joseph Domjan, Kelly Fearing, Robert Fowler, Frank Freed, An Furuta, Henry and Leila Gadbois, R.C. Gorman, George Grammer, John Guerin, Dorothy Hood, William A. Kolliker, Richard M. Lincoln, Anthony Martin, Blanche McVeigh, Marc Moldawer, Martha Mood, Charles Pebworth, Margaret Putnam, Dickson Reeder, Andrew Rush, Porfirio Salinas, E.M. (Buck) Schiwetz, Charles Schorre, Mary Ellen Shipnes, Agnes Sims, Emily Guthrie Smith, Trudy Sween, Charles Umlauf, Bror Utter, and Charles T. Williams.
Biographical / Historical:
Hershey founded Gallery of Wonderful Things, Fort Worth, Texas in 1956 and turned it over to Electra Carlin in 1958. Carlin moved the gallery and changed the name to Carlin Gallery. Hershey moved to Houston and organized four art shows at the Tall Timbers apartment complex owned by her husband.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1981 by Terese Tarlton Hershey.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Artists -- Texas  Search this
Gallery directors  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Texas  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- Texas -- Fort Worth
Identifier:
AAA.herstere
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-herstere

Records relating to art commissions

Creator:
First National Bank of Fort Worth (Fort Worth, Tex.)  Search this
Names:
Fearing, Kelly  Search this
Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988  Search this
Reeder, Dickson, 1912-1970  Search this
Utter, Bror, 1913-1993  Search this
Extent:
128 Items ((on 1 microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1954-1968
Scope and Contents:
A file containing correspondence, photographs and publicity material relating to the Isamu Noguchi sculpture commissioned for the bank's plaza; a file of publicity material about the bank's commissioning Christmas paintings from Texas artists, including Kelly Fearing and Dickson Reeder; and a scrapbook of clippings on the Bror Utter paintings commissioned by First National Bank.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming, 1980, by the First National Bank of Fort Worth, via Gordon Crow, Vice President of the bank, as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Art patrons -- Texas -- Fort Worth  Search this
Bankers -- Texas -- Fort Worth  Search this
Topic:
Art commissions -- Texas -- Fort Worth  Search this
Art patronage -- Texas -- Fort Worth  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Texas -- Fort Worth  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- Texas -- Fort Worth  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.firsnati
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-firsnati

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