Stout, George L. (George Leslie)
Arts administrator, Museum director
Active in Mass.; Calif.
Sound recording: 2 sound tape reels ; 5 in.
Transcript: 59 pages
Format: Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformated in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 45 min.
Collection Summary: An interview of George Leslie Stout conducted 1978 March 10-21, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art. Stout speaks of his education; conservation work at the Fogg Art Museum; his experience as Arts and Monument officer in Europe; conservation in America; and his directorship and Worcester Art Museum, 1947-1954, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 1955-1970. He recalls Richard Buck.
Biographical/Historical Note: George Leslie Stout (1897-1978) was an art consultant, conservator, and museum director from Menlo Park, California.
These interviews are 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.
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.