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Oral history interview with Peter Paone, 1991 Sept. 27

Paone, Peter, 1936-

Painter, Printmaker, Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: 202 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 4 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 56 min.

Summary: An interview of Peter Paone conducted 1991 Sept. 27, by Cynthia Veloric, for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project.
Paone discusses his family and early education; art classes at the Fleisher Art Memorial and the Philadelphia College of Art; studying with Benton Spruance; exhibiting at the Print Club of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Museum of Art; teaching at Pratt Institute; working with Ben Shahn in the late 1950s as a studio assistant; being included in Selden Rodman's book "The Insiders"; his galleries in New York and Houston; receiving a Tiffany and Guggenheim grant to study in London; his relationship with Federico Castellon; and the development of his style, subject matter and technique.

Biographical/Historical Note

Peter Paone (1936- ) is a printmaker from Philadelphia, Pa.


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 administrators.

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 4778 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Transcript: Patrons must microfilm copy.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Peter Paone, 1991 Sept. 27. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.