Bouché, Louis George
Painter, Muralist, Educator, Interior designer
Active in New York, N.Y.; Old Chatham, N.Y.
Sound recording: 2 sound files (2hr., 3min.) digital, wav file
Transcript: 53 p.
Collection Summary: An interview of Louis Bouché conducted by William E. Woolfenden on 1963 Mar. 13 for the Archives of American Art.
Bouché speaks of the Penguin Club, including Walt Kuhn's leadership, artists' balls, banquets and sketch classes; European artists at the Penguin Club including Jules Pascin, Albert Gleizes, and others; his association with the Daniel Gallery; his "lace curtain period"; his art education; teaching; working at Wanamaker's and the Folsom Gallery; Walter Arensberg's parties; and his father, Henri's career as a designer. Bouché recalls Marcel Duchamp, Samuel Wood Gaylor, Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, John Quinn, and others.
Biographical/Historical Note: Louis Bouché (1896-1969) was a painter, mural painter, and teacher from New York, N.Y.
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.
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.