Oral history interview with Constance Lebrun Crown and David Lebrun, 1974 Nov. 23

Crown, Constance Lebrun , b. 1916 d. 2010
Active in Los Angeles, Calif.

Size: 1 sound tape reel ; 5 in.
Transcript 37 p. on microfilm reel

Collection Summary: An interview of Constance Lebrun Crown and David Lebrun conducted 1974 Nov. 23, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.

Crown speaks of meeting Rico Lebrun, becoming his student and marrying him; living in Mexico, Los Angeles, and New Haven; and traveling to Italy. Both speak of Lebrun's perfectionism, his work methods, and daily habits; subject matter that inspired him; his mural paintings; and images of suffering in Lebrun's work. They recall Howard Warshaw and Leonard Baskin.

Biographical/Historical Note: Constance Lebrun Crown was the wife of the artist Rico Lebrun. David Lebrun is their son.

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.

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.

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