Oral history interview with Vincent Hartgen, 1981 Oct. 2-1984 Nov. 28

Hartgen, Vincent Andrew , b. 1914 d. 2002
Active in Me.

Size: Sound recording: 5 sound cassettes.

Format: Cassette 4 of 5 contains sound interruptions due to technical difficulties during original recording, and is only recorded on side A.

Collection Summary: An interview of Vincent Hartgen conducted 1981 Oct. 2-1984 Nov. 28, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art.

Hartgen speaks of his childhood in Reading, Pa.; his education at the School of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania; his military service in the camouglage unit during World War II; his tenure at the University of Maine, 1946-1983; development of acquisitions and a traveling exhibition program there; evolution of his own work in watercolor; and his working methods from sketches in nature to abstractions from memory.

Biographical/Historical Note: Vincent A. Hartgen (1914-2002) was a painter and educator from Orono, Me.

These interviews are 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.

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.

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