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Joseph E. Furey interview, 1989 April

Joseph E. Furey interview, 1989 April

Furey, Joseph E., 1906-

Assemblage artist

Collection Information

Size: 43 p. transcript.

Summary: Interview of Joseph Furey conducted by Barbara Head Millstein. Furey speaks of his family background and education; his work as a laborer on the Golden Gate Bridge and the George Washington Bridge; his wife Lillian Flemming and their children; the evolution of his decorated apartment at 447 16th Street in Brooklyn; his materials and methods; his handmade furniture; and works of art by his nephew Walter Flemming.

Biographical/Historical Note

Self-taught artist (Brooklyn, N.Y.)

Provenance

Donated 1989 by Barbara Head Millstein of the Brooklyn Museum.

Location of Originals

  • Original tape retained by the Brooklyn Museum.

Restrictions on Access

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How to Cite This Collection

Joseph E. Furey interview, 1989 April. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.