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Oral history interview with Frank Schoonover, 1966 April 6

Oral history interview with Frank Schoonover, 1966 April 6

Schoonover, Frank Earle, 1877-1972

Illustrator

Collection Information

Size: Transcript: 23 pages.

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformated in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 34 min.

Summary: An interview of Frank Schoonover conducted 1966 April 6, by Richard Doud, for the Archives of American Art. Schoonover speaks of his first meeting with Howard Pyle; studying under Pyle at Drexel Institute and at Pyle's own school; Pyle's work for "Harper's"; working for "Harper's" himself as an illustrator; Pyle's contribution to illustration; and meeting Maxfield Parrish.

Biographical/Historical Note

Frank Earle Schoonover (1877-1972) was an illustrator, from Wilmington, Delaware.

Provenance

This interview is 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.

Transcript: microfilm reel 3418 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Frank Schoonover, 1966 April 6. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.