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Oral history interviews with Robert Bruce Inverarity, 1964 Oct. 29-Nov. 4

Oral history interviews with Robert Bruce Inverarity, 1964 Oct. 29-Nov. 4

Inverarity, Robert Bruce, 1909-1999

Printmaker, Illustrator

Collection Information

Size: Sound recordings: 4 sound tape reels (1 hour 30 min.) ; 7 in.

Transcript 75 p.

Format: Sound quality is poor. The conclusion of the interview was over-recorded by another interview. An interview of Audrey McMahon conducted by H. Phillips, 11/4/64 is also on this tape. An interview of Gordon M. Smith conducted by H. Phillips, 11/4/64 is also on this tape. An interview of Julius Davidson conducted by H. Phillips is also on tape 2. An interview of Lincoln Rothschild conducted by H. Phillips is also on one tape. An interview of Henry Billings conducted by H. Phillips is also on one tape. An interview of Peter Pollack conducted by H. Phillips is also on one tape.

Summary: Interviews of Robert Bruce Inverarity conducted 1964 Oct. 29-Nov 4. by Harlan Phillips for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, lecturer, state director of the Federal Art Project; Seattle, Wash. Studied at the University of Washington, Fremont University and with Kazue Yamagishi and Mark Tobey. Exhibited in one-man shows and group exhibitions in the U.S. and Canada. Directed the Museum of International Folk Art, the Adirondack Museum, and the Philadelphia Maritime Museum. Wrote and illustrated BLOCKPRINTING AND STENCILLING and A MANUAL OF PUPPETRY.

Provenance

This interview 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 interviews with Robert Bruce Inverarity, 1964 Oct. 29-Nov. 4. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.