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Oral history interview with Henry Strater, 1971 October 8

Oral history interview with Henry Strater, 1971 October 8

Strater, Henry A., 1896-1987

Painter, Printmaker, Illustrator

Collection Information

Size: Sound recording: 1 sound tape reel ; 5 in.

Transcript: 29 pages.

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 9 min.

Summary: An interview of Henry Strater conducted 1971 October 8, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.

Strater reminisces about his early life in Kentucky and his studies. He recalls newspaper experience, travel, and service with the American Red Cross in World War I and the Navy in World War II. He describes the Academie Julien and the Art Students League, as well as the Ogunquit Summer ArtSchool. Strater speaks about his own work, and the exhibitions and galleries that have marked his career.

Biographical/Historical Note

Henry Strater (1896-1987) was a painter from Ogunquit, Maine.

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.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Henry Strater, 1971 October 8. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.