Size: 11 Pages Transcript
Format: Originally recorded 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav files. Duration is 32 min.
Summary: An interview of Ben E. Shute conducted 1965 June 4, by Richard Doud, for the Archives of American Art. Shute speaks of coming from the Art Institute of Chicago to teach at the High Museum of Art; how in terms of art in 1928 in Atlanta, it was considered a dark age, due to the fact that art was hardly being taught anywhere; how he had little to do with the WPA, but felt it helped the arts in Georgia a great deal; his major interests in the art field; and the state of art in Georgia. Shute recalls Julian H. Harris, Wendell Jackson, Margaret Bush-Brown, Edward Shorter, Bill Halsey, and others.