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Oral history interview with Jerry Farnsworth and Helen Sawyer, 1972 Sept. 21

Oral history interview with Jerry Farnsworth and Helen Sawyer, 1972 Sept. 21

Farnsworth, Jerry, 1895-1982

Art teacher, Painter, Author

Collection Information

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

Transcript, Helen Farnsworth only: 39 p.

Summary: An interview of Jerry Farnsworth, followed by an interview of his wife, Helen Sawyer (Farnsworth) conducted 1972 Sept. 21, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Jerry Farnsworth (1895-1982) and Helen Farnsworth (1989-1999) were painters, instructors, and writers from North Truro, Mass. Helen was born in Washington, D.C. and died at age 102.

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.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Jerry Farnsworth and Helen Sawyer, 1972 Sept. 21. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.