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Oral history interview with John Hegarty, 1982 July 27

Hegarty, John, 1938-



Collection Information

Size: Sound recording: 4 Sound tape reels, 5 in.; 103 Pages, Transcript

Summary: An interview of John Hegarty conducted 1982 July 27, by Jean O'Korn, for the Archives of American Art. Hegarty speaks of his family background; childhood; education; early influences; early work; the development of his style; his relationships with women and how they affected his art; his feelings about teaching; his work habits; relationships with his models; and his future career plans.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Hegarty (1938-) is a painter from Detroit, Mich.


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.


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.

How to Use This Collection

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with John Hegarty, 1982 July 27. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.