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Oral history interview with Myron S. Stout, 1965 September 2

Oral history interview with Myron S. Stout, 1965 September 2

Stout, Myron Stedman, 1908-1987

Painter

Collection Information

Size: Transcript: 25 pages.

Format: Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 57 min.

Summary: An interview of Myron S. Stout conducted 1965 September 2, by Dorothy Seckler, for the Archives of American Art. Stout speaks of his family background; his early interest in music; the development of his interest in art; his teaching career; his interests in Josef Albers' work, the Bauhaus, and Cubism; Charles Martin and other teachers at Columbia University Teachers College; living in Honolulu; studying with Hans Hofmann; images evolved from studies of the model; going to Europe and discovering the Flemish and Venetian painters; living in Provincetown; changes in his use of imagery; the development of his black and white paintings; his working methods and materials.

Biographical/Historical Note

Myron S. Stout (1908-1987) was a painter from Provincetown, Massachusetts.

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 Myron S. Stout, 1965 September 2. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.