Oral history interview with Pietro Pezzati, 1971 July 15

Pezzati, Pietro , b. 1902 d. 1993
Landscape painter, Portrait painter
Active in Boston, Mass.

Size: Transcript: 37 p.

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformated in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 30 min.

Collection Summary: An interview of Pietro Pezzati conducted 1971 July 15, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art. Pezzati speaks of his youth and the influence of Italian parents; the development of his artistic interests; his education at the Child-Walker School and studying under Charles Hopkinson; influences of European art; his philosophy of portraiture; the influence of his travels on his work; and his methods of painting.

Biographical/Historical Note: Pietro Pezzati (1902-1993) was a painter from Boston, 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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