Joseph E. Furey interview, 1989 April

Furey, Joseph E., b. 1906
Assemblage artist
Active in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Millstein, Barbara Head

Collection size: 43 p. transcript.

Collection Summary: Interview of Joseph Furey conducted by Barbara Head Millstein. Furey speaks of his family background and education; his work as a laborer on the Golden Gate Bridge and the George Washington Bridge; his wife Lillian Flemming and their children; the evolution of his decorated apartment at 447 16th Street in Brooklyn; his materials and methods; his handmade furniture; and works of art by his nephew Walter Flemming.

Biographical/Historical Note: Self-taught artist (Brooklyn, N.Y.)

Donated 1989 by Barbara Head Millstein of the Brooklyn Museum.

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