Skip to main content

Oral history interview with Morris Kantor, 1965 Jan. 16

Oral history interview with Morris Kantor, 1965 Jan. 16

Kantor, Morris, 1896-1974

Art teacher, Painter

Collection Information

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

Transcript: 7 p.

Summary: An interview of Morris Kantor conducted 1965 Jan. 16, by Joseph Trovato, for the Archives of American Art. Kantor speaks of his beginnings at the Henri School; Rehn Galleries; his work and style; the Federal Art Project and WPA; and art shows.

Biographical/Historical Note

Morris Kantor (1896-1974) was a painter from New York, N.Y. He was a supervisor of Federal Art Project Easel Painting Project in Rockland County, N.Y.

Provenance

Conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Morris Kantor, 1965 Jan. 16. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.