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Oral history interview with Bror Utter, 1979 February 14

Oral history interview with Bror Utter, 1979 February 14

Utter, Bror Alexander, 1913-1993

Painter

Collection Information

Size: Transcript: 42 pages

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 34 min.

Summary: An interview of Bror Utter conducted 1979 February 14, by Lisa Laughlin Ferguson, for the Archives of American Art.

Utter speaks of his family background; his early interest in art; early travels through the southwestern U.S.; influential art teachers; early exhibitions of his work; going into printmaking and collage; traveling to Rome; influences and inspirations; and future directions.

Biographical/Historical Note

Bror Utter (1913-1993) was a painter from Fort Worth, Texas.

Provenance

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

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.

Patrons must use transcript.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Bror Utter, 1979 February 14. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.