Oral history interview with Ruth Cobb, 1971 Oct. 26

Cobb, Ruth , b. 1914 d. 2008
Active in Newton Centre, Mass.

Size: Sound recording: 2 sound tape reels (1 hour) ; 5 in.
Transcript: 24 p.

Format: An interview of Dows Dunham conducted by R. Brown is also on one tape.
An unrelated interview of Paul Sample conducted by R. Brown is also on one tape.

Collection Summary: An interview of Ruth Cobb conducted 1971 Oct. 26, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art. Cobb speaks of her childhood and the development of her interest in art; her education; going into advertising art; doing free-lance work; her interest in watercolor; her husband, Lawrence Kupferman, and their mural work together; her work in acrylic; her philosophy of art; her influences; and the Boston art scene. She recalls Jack Levine.

Biographical/Historical Note: Ruth Cobb (1914-2008) was a painter from Newton Centre, 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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