Skip to main content

Oral history interview with Denny Winters, 1980 February 7-October 28

Winters, Denny Sonke, 1907-1985

Painter, Designer, Printmaker, Sculptor


Collection Information

Size: 3 sound files : digital, wav file

Format: Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 41 min.

Summary: An interview of Denny Winters conducted 1980 February 7-October 28, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art.

Winters speaks of her training at the Art Institute of Chicago; WPA projects; the development of Maine Coast Artists, a cooperative gallery, during the 1950s-1970s; and her work.

Biographical/Historical Note

Denny Winters (1907-1985) was a painter from Rockport, Maine.


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 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

The recording is open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Denny Winters, 1980 February 7-October 28. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.