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Oral history interview with Gilbert A. Franklin, 1978 April 13

Franklin, Gilbert A. (Gilbert Alfred), 1919-2004

Sculptor, Educator


Collection Information

Size: Sound recording: 1 sound file (1 hr.) : digital, wav file

Summary: An interview with Gilbert A. Franklin conducted 1978 April 13, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Gilbert A. Franklin (1919-2004) was a sculptor and educator from Providence, R.I.


This interview is part of the Archives' 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. An additional interview is planned.


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 Gilbert A. Franklin, 1978 April 13. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.