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Oral history interview with Thomas Adrian Fransioli, 1981 Apr. 21

Oral history interview with Thomas Adrian Fransioli, 1981 Apr. 21

Fransioli, Thomas Adrian, 1906-1997

Muralist, Painter

Collection Information

Size: Sound recording: 2 sound files : digital, wav file

Summary: An interview of Thomas Adrian Fransioli conducted 1981 Apr. 21, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art. Fransioli speaks of his upbringing in Seattle, Wash.; training and friendships at architectural school at the University of Pennsylvania; his commission for a grand country house in Virginia, 1932-1934; his work for John Russell Pope on the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.; work in photographic reconnaissance for the U.S. Army during World War II; his training at the Art Students League; his paintings of cityscapes and houses; the promotion of his career by Margaret Brown of Boston; and influences upon him.

Biographical/Historical Note

Thomas Adrian Fransioli (1906- 1997) was an architect and painter from Mass. He was born in Seattle, Wash.

Provenance

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.

Funding

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.

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Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Thomas Adrian Fransioli, 1981 Apr. 21. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.