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Oral history interview with Fred Meyer, 1982 May

Oral history interview with Fred Meyer, 1982 May

Meyer, Fred, 1922-1986

Sculptor, Painter, Educator, Playwright


Collection Information

Size: Sound recording: 3 sound files : digital, wav file

Format: Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 2 min.

Summary: An interview of Fred (Frederick R.) Meyer conducted 1982 May, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.

Meyer speaks of his art activities as a youth in Wis.; his training at the Cranbrook Academy of Art; and his teaching positions at Cranbrook, the Kansas City Art Institute, the School for American Craftsmen in Rochester, N.Y., and the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Biographical/Historical Note

Fred Meyer (1922-1986) was a painter, sculptor, and educator of Scottsville, N.Y. Full name Frederick R. Meyer.


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.


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.

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Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Fred Meyer, 1982 May. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.