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Oral history interview with George E. Downing, 1973 March 22

Downing, George Elliott, 1904-1977



Collection Information

Size: Sound recording: 1 sound file : digital, wav file

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 35 min.

Summary: An interview of George E. Downing conducted 1973 March 22, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

George E. Downing (1904-1977) was an art historian from Providence, Rhode Island.


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.

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Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with George E. Downing, 1973 March 22. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.