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Oral history interview with Laura Andreson, 1981 May 20

Andreson, Laura F., 1902-1999



Collection Information

Size: 82 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 4 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 42 min.

Summary: An interview of Laura Andreson conducted 1981 May 20, by Ruth Bowman, for the Archives of American Art.
Andreson speaks of her youth in California, the decision to go to college and become a teacher, the impact of contracting tuberculosis on her life, the development of her work, her first exhibitions, her current work and research, her opinions of contemporary ceramics, and the relationship of art to her life.

Biographical/Historical Note

Laura Andreson (1902-1999) was a ceramist of Los Angeles, California.


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.

Language Note

English .


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

Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3196 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Laura Andreson, 1981 May 20. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.