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Oral history interview with Clifton McChesney, 1978 June 16

McChesney, Clifton, 1929-2011

Painter, Teacher


Collection Information

Size: 83 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 3 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hrs., 45 min.

Summary: An interview of Clifton McChesney conducted 1978 June 16, by Gail Beke, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Clifton McChesney (1929-2011) was a painter and educator from East Lansing, Mich.


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.

Language Note

English .


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.

How to Use This Collection

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Clifton McChesney, 1978 June 16. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.