Oral history interview with Laura Andreson, 1981 May 20

Andreson, Laura F. , b. 1902 d. 1999
Ceramicist
Active in Los Angeles, Calif.

Size: Transcript: 82 pages

Format: Originally recorded on 4 sound cassettes. Reformated in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 42 min.

Collection Summary: An interview of Laura Andreson conducted 1981 May 20, by Ruth Bowman, for the Archives of American Art.

Andreson speaks of her youth in California, the decision to go to college and become a teacher, the impact of contracting tuberculosis on her life, the development of her work, her first exhibitions, her current work and research, her opinions of contemporary ceramics, and the relationship of art to her life.

Biographical/Historical Note: Laura Andreson (1902-1999) was a ceramist of Los Angeles, California.

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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This transcript is in the public domain and may be used without permission. Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Laura Andreson, 1981 May 20, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Note: This typewritten transcript was scanned and run through optical character recognition software (OCR). However, the resulting OCR text has not been reviewed or edited for accuracy.



This transcript is in the public domain and may be used without permission. Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Laura Andreson, 1981 May 20, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.