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Oral history interview with Jean Paul Slusser, 1973 March 14-July 26

Oral history interview with Jean Paul Slusser, 1973 March 14-July 26

Slusser, Jean Paul, 1886-1981

Painter

Collection Information

Size: Transcript: 69 pages.

Format: Originally recorded on 3 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 44 min.

Summary: An interview of Jean Paul Slusser conducted 1973 March 14-July 26, by Dennis Barrie, for the Archives of American Art. In addition to other topics Slusser discusses his family history, chilhood, teaching at the University of Texas, his job as art critic for the Boston Herald, his studies, his painting, Diego Rivera's work in Michigan, and his position as museum director of University of Michigan museum.

Biographical/Historical Note

Jean Paul Slusser (1886-1981) was a painter, educator, and museum director from Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Provenance

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.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Jean Paul Slusser, 1973 March 14-July 26. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.