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Oral history interview with Gordon Franklin Peers, 1981 February 17-1982 February 23

Oral history interview with Gordon Franklin Peers, 1981 February 17-1982 February 23

Peers, Gordon Franklin, 1909-1988

Painter, Educator

Collection Information

Size: 2 sound tape reels (3 hr., 11 min.)

Format: Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformated in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 11 min.

Summary: An interview of Gordon F. Peers conducted 1981 February 17-1982 February 23, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art. Peers speaks of his training as a painter at the Rhode Island School of Design and under James R. Frazier; the impact of Cezanne on his work; and the educational program at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Biographical/Historical Note

Gordon Franklin Peers (1909-1988) was a painter and educator from Providence, R.I.

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 Gordon Franklin Peers, 1981 February 17-1982 February 23. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.