Edouard du Buron (b. 1905 d. 1996)
Gallery and Museum Director, Kingston, Massachusetts
Interviewer: Robert F. Brown
Interview of Edouard du Buron, conducted by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, at du Buron's home in Kingston, Massachusetts, on March 9, 1993 and May 13, 1993. Du Buron discusses his childhood in Worcester, Massachusetts in a poor family with an abusive father and his rearing in various Catholic orphanages; his loss of religion in his youth and growing up as a French-Canadian in New England; his career as a solo dancer in Boston (1925-32) and as a member of the Ruth St. Denis Troupe (1932-38); his dance career in New York City in the late 1930s and his job as a display designer at Filene's department store in Boston (1942-45). Du Buron was a dancer and later an art gallery and museum director from Brockton, Massachusetts.Du Buron died in 1996 before the completion of the interview and discussion of his work as a gallery and museum director.
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