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Oral history interview with Henry Billings, 1964 November 25

Billings, Henry, 1901-1985

Lithographer, Painter, Educator, Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: 48 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 45 min.

Summary: An interview of Henry Billings conducted 1964 November 25, by Harlan Phillips, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Henry Billings (1901-1985) was a painter and illustrator of Sag Harbor, New York.


Conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Henry Billings, 1964 November 25. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.