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Stanley H. Witmeyer Oral History Interview Conducted by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1985

Stanley H. Witmeyer (b. 1913 d. 2011)

Painter and Arts Educator, Rochester, New York

Interviewer: Robert F. Brown

Interview of Stanley H. Witmeyer, conducted by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, at Rochester, New York, on June 22, 1985. Witmeyer speaks of his childhood in Palmyra, Pennsylvania and moving to Rochester, New York at the age of nine; attending Edison Tech High School; his devotion to painting and basketball in high school; receiving a basketball scholarship to Syracuse University but deciding instead to attend the Mechanics Institute in Rochester (now the Rochester Institute of Technology); taking his first job with the L.M. Berry Company (then part of the Rochester Telephone Company); getting an offer from Eastman Kodak Company to play basketball for their professional league; quitting the team to attend Buffalo State University to study arts education; taking a job in Cuba, New York as an arts administrator in the public school system; teaching art in grades K-12 in Cuba, New York; receiving a scholarship to attend the Charles Woodbury School in Maine; receiving a scholarship to attend graduate school at Syracuse University, but leaving after a semester after getting drafted into the army during World War II; serving with the 30th Battalion in the mapping division in Hawaii; returning to Syracause University after the war to finish his MFA in design; joining RIT as an instructor in 1946; becoming the director of RIT's school of art and design in 1952.

Total: 3 digital files; 1:35:19; 30 pages

Philip Hofer Oral History Interview Conducted by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1984

Philip Hofer (b. 1898 d. 1984)

Art Historian, Curator, and Book Collector, Boston, Massachusetts

Interviewer: Robert F. Brown

Interview of Philip Hofer, conducted by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in Boston, Massachusetts, on April 24, 1984. Hofer speaks of his childhood in Cinncinnati, Ohio; attending boarding school at the Pomfret School in Connecticut; attending Harvard University; becoming friends with Theodore "Tubby" Sizer; taking a job at the Cleveland Museum of Art; returning to Harvard to study art history in graduate school; collecting illustrated books in his sparetime with his own money; moving to New York City to work as the assistant director of the Morgan Library; traveling through Europe for the Spencer Collection; working for Belle da Costa Greene at the Morgan Library.

Total: 2 digital files; 1:24:36; 37 pages

Jack Pierson Oral History Interview Conducted by Alex Fialho for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2017

ALEX FIALHO: This is Alex Fialho interviewing Jack Pierson at Jack Pierson's home in New York City, New York, on January 16, 2017, for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic, Oral History Project.

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ALEX FIALHO:  Okay. So let's start at the beginning. Where were you born, and can you describe your family and upbringing a little bit?

JACK PIERSON:  I was born in Plymouth, Massachusetts, which is a town that contains the smaller little town I lived in, Manomet, Massachusetts.

Ferol Sibley Warthen Oral History Interview Conducted by Robert Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1981

Ferol Sibley Warthen (b. 1890 d. 1986)

Printmaking, Provincetown, Massachusetts

Interviewer: Robert Brown

Interview of Ferol Sibley Warthen, conducted by Robert Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, at Warthen's home in Provincetown, Massachusetts, on September 3, 1981. Warthen speaks of her childhood in Columbus, Ohio; attending the Columbus Art School; studying with Alice Schille and John E. Hussey; moving to New York City in 1910 to study at the Art Students League with Kenneth Hayes Miller and William Merritt Chase; moving back to Columbus to attend university to become a teacher; teaching art and design to high school students in Columbus; moving back to New York City to work in embroidery in a millinery shop; marrying her husband, Lee Roland Warthen, in 1925 and becoming a housewife while painting in her spare time; moving to Washington DC in 1935; her landscape and watercolor paintings; influences on her work such as Blanche Lazzell, Karl Knaths, and Fukwara Jin Basuke; making her woodblock and white line prints.

Total: 2 digital files; 1:40:14; 25 pages

Kenneth Josephson Oral History Interview Conducted by Lanny Silverman for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2015

This is track one.

LANNY SILVERMAN:  This is Lanny Silverman for the Smithsonian Institute's Archives of American Art. I'm interviewing Kenneth Josephson and it's September 29, 2015.

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This is track two.

LANNY SILVERMAN:  All right. So I guess the first question is the big one—where were you born and when?

KENNETH JOSEPHSON:  July 1, 1932, in Detroit, Michigan.

LANNY SILVERMAN:  Ah. And when you were in Detroit, Michigan, what was your family like?

Lela Marshall Hine Oral History Interview Conducted by Estill Curtis "Buck" Pennington for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1982

Lela Marshall Hine (b. 1908 d. 2002)

Arts Administrator, Norfolk, Virginia

Interviewer: Estill Curtis "Buck" Pennington

Interview with Lela Marshall Hine, conducted by Estill Curtis "Buck" Pennington for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, at Norfolk, Virginia, on May 14, 1982. Hine speaks of the history of the arts in the city of Norfolk, and of the history of the Hermitage Foundation Museum.

Total: 2 digital files; 1:25:06; 23 pages

Eric Fischl and April Gornik Oral History Interview Conducted by Robert Enright for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2008

ROBERT ENRIGHT: We're at Sag Harbor. It's June 6, 2008 and I'm speaking with April Gornik and Eric Fischl for the Smithsonian Archives of American Art.

You know, I want to start with this lovely trope that you came up with that you and Eric have a figure/ground relationship; he paints the figures, you paint the ground. I think that's pretty good.

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