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Oral history interview with Gardner Cox, 1974 March 19-July 8

Oral history interview with Gardner Cox, 1974 March 19-July 8

Cox, Gardner, 1906-1988

Painter

Collection Information

Size: 3 sound files : digital, wav file

Format: Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav file. Duration is 4 hr., 14 min.

Summary: An interview of Gardner Cox conducted 1974 March 19-July 8, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art. Cox speaks of his portraits of socialites and Democratic party notables, and describes his sketches and their relationship to his portraits. He also discusses his early work.

Biographical/Historical Note

Gardner Cox (1906-1988) was a painter from Boston, Massachusetts.

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.

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.

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Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Gardner Cox, 1974 March 19-July 8. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.