Size: Sound recording: 5 sound cassettes.
Transcript: 92 p.
Format: Cassette 4 of 5 contains sound interruptions due to technical difficulties during original recording, and is only recorded on side A.
Summary: An interview of Vincent Hartgen conducted 1981 Oct. 2-1984 Nov. 28, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Interview of Vincent Andrew Hartgen, conducted by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution in Orono, ME on October 1, 1981 and November 28, 1984.
Hartgen speaks of his childhood in Reading, PA; his education at the School of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania; his military service in the camouflage unit during World War II; his tenure at the University of Maine, 1946-1983; development of acquisitions and a traveling exhibition program there; evolution of his own work in watercolor; and his working methods from sketches in nature to abstractions from memory. Hartgen also recalls Lyla Mecline, Anna Hyatt Huntington, Arthur Halk, Waldo Peirce, Carl Sprinchorn, and others.