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Oral history interview with Arthur Osver, 1976 Jan. 13-14

Oral history interview with Arthur Osver, 1976 Jan. 13-14

Osver, Arthur, 1912-2006

Painter

Collection Information

Size: Transcript: 65 p.

Format: Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformated in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 36 min.

Summary: An interview of Arthur Osver conducted 1976 Jan. 13-14, by Richard (Rick) Gaugert, for the Archives of American Art. Osver discusses his Russian immigrant background; growing up in Chicago; the Art Institute of Chicago; his career; teaching methods and influences; his fellowship in France; the influence of Van Gogh; the Federal Art Project; stylistic changes; and his move to St. Louis.

Biographical/Historical Note

Arthur Osver (1912-2006) was a painter from St. Louis, Mo.

Provenance

This interview is part of the Archives' 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

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.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Arthur Osver, 1976 Jan. 13-14. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.