Pierson, William Harvey
Educator, Art historian, Editor
Active in Williamstown, Mass.
Size: 8 sound files : digital, wav file
Format: Originally recorded on 4 sound tape reels. Reformated in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 7 hr., 39 min.
Collection Summary: An interview of William H. Pierson conducted 1981 Mar. 11-1982 Jan. 14, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Pierson speaks of his education at Yale Art School; becoming a drawing instructor at Yale; his graduate work at New York University; his World War II naval service in radar research; his doctoral studies at Yale on New England industrial architecture; teaching studio art and art history at William College, Williamstown, Mass.
Biographical/Historical Note: William H. Pierson (1911-2008) was an art historian and educator from Williamstown, Mass.
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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