Oral history interview with Margaret Elder Philbrick, 1971 Nov. 2

Philbrick, Margaret E. (Margaret Elder) , b. 1914 d. 1999
Painter, Printmaker
Active in Westwood, Mass.

Size: Transcript: 30 p.

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformated in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 58 min.
An unrelated interview of Arthur Polonsky (4/12/72) conducted by R. Brown is also on this tape.

Collection Summary: An interview of Margaret Elder Philbrick conducted 1971 Nov. 2, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art. Philbrick speaks of her childhood, the development of her interest in art, her education at the Massachusetts College of Art, her first involvement with etching, serigraphy and colograph printmaking, her theories and use of color and light, her philosophy of work, her inspirations, and issues concerning women artists.

Biographical/Historical Note: Margaret Elder Philbrick (1914-1999) was a printmaker from Westwood, Mass.

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.

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