Oral history interview with Albert Christ-Janer, 1964 Mar. 21

Christ-Janer, Albert , b. 1910 d. 1973
Painter, Printmaker

Size: Sound recordings: 2 sound tape reel ; 5 in.
Transcript: 7 p. (on partial microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: An interview of Albert Christ-Janer conducted by Dorothy Seckler 1964 Mar. 21 for the Archives of American Art.

Christ-Janer speaks of the regionalist movement in painting in the 1930s, of Thomas Hart Benton, John Steuart Curry and Grant Wood; teaching at the Cranbrook Academy of Design; and he recalls Jackson Pollock.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, printmaker, museum director, educator and writer; Athens, Georgia.

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.

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