Oral history interview with Ivan Le Lorraine Albright, 1972 February 5

Albright, Ivan , b. 1897 d. 1983
Painter, Lithographer
Active in New York, N.Y.; Chicago, Ill.; Woodstock, Vt.

Size: Transcript: 86 pages

Format: Originally recorded on 3 sound tape reels. Reformated in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hrs., 43 min.

Collection Summary: An interview of Ivan Le Lorraine Albright conducted 1972 February 5, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Albright speaks of his family background and early association with art and artists; his interest in architecture; his education including the Chicago Art Institute and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; and his medical drawings for the Army in World War I. He discusses his theories on color, light, motion, form, and illustration in relation to his works, including "Flesh," "Ida," "The Door," "The Window," "The Cornfield," "Room 203," and "Showcase Doll."

Biographical/Historical Note: Ivan Le Lorraine Albright (1897-1983) was a painter from New York, New York and Chicago, Illinois.

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.

Funding for this interview was provided by the Wyeth Endowment for American Art.

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