Oral history interview with Paul Sample, 1971 October 10

Sample, Paul Starrett , b. 1896 d. 1974
Painter, Muralist, Illustrator
Active in Calif.; N.H.

Size: Transcript: 17 pages.

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformated in 2010 as 1 digital wav files. Duration is 59 min.

Collection Summary: An interview of Paul Sample conducted 1971 October 10, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art. Sample speaks of his studies with Jonas Lie and Stanton Macdonald-Wright; teaching at the University of Southern California and at Dartmouth College; working on frescos with David Alfaro Siqueiros in California; working on murals for the Treasury Department's art project; exhibitions in New York galleries; his series of paintings for the American Tobacco Company. He discusses his subject matter.

Biographical/Historical Note: Paul Sample (1896-1974) was a painter from Norwich, Vt.

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.

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