Slusser, Jean Paul
Active in Mich.
Size: Transcript: 69 pages.
Format: Originally recorded on 3 sound tape reels. Reformated in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 44 min.
Collection Summary: An interview of Jean Paul Slusser conducted 1973 March 14-July 26, by Dennis Barrie, for the Archives of American Art. In addition to other topics Slusser discusses his family history, chilhood, teaching at the University of Texas, his job as art critic for the Boston Herald, his studies, his painting, Diego Rivera's work in Michigan, and his position as museum director of University of Michigan museum.
Biographical/Historical Note: Jean Paul Slusser (1886-1981) was a painter, educator, and museum director from Ann Arbor, Michigan.
This interview is 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.