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Oral history interview with Jason Berger, 1979 January 12-1980 February 1

Oral history interview with Jason Berger, 1979 January 12-1980 February 1

Berger, Jason, 1924-2010

Painter, Printmaker

Collection Information

Size: 2 sound files : digital, wav file

Format: Originally recorded on 1 tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 5 min.

Summary: An interview of Jason Berger conducted 1979 January 12-1980 February 1, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art. Berger speaks of his youth in Malden, Massachusetts, his education at the Boston Museum School; teaching at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and the development of a group of plein-air painters in Boston in the 1970s.

Biographical/Historical Note

Jason Berger (1924-2010) is a painter and printmaker from Brookline, Massachusetts.

Provenance

These interviews are 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 Jason Berger, 1979 January 12-1980 February 1. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.