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Charles Burchfield Oral History Interview Conducted by John D. Morse for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1959

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JOHN D. MORSE: This is the interview with the American artist, Charles E. Burchfield, at his home at 3574 Clinton Street, West Seneca, New York. The interviewer is John D Morse, and the date is August 19, 1959. First of all, Mr. Burchfield, a minor geographical puzzle -- your letterhead says West Seneca and yet it is well-known that you live in Gardenville – a minor mystery that puzzled me on the way over here.

CHARLES E. BURCHFIELD: Well, West Seneca is our township which comprises several villages of which Gardenville is one.

JOHN D. MORSE: Oh, I see.

Louis Bunce Oral History Interview Conducted by Rachel Rosenfield Lafo for the Archives of American Art, 1982

LB LOUIS BUNCE
RL RACHEL ROSENFIELD LAFO

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RL Why don't you tell me something about your family background? I know you were born in Wyoming in 1907. What did your parents do? What was your father's profession?

LB He was in electrical work, electrical engineer.

RL And was your mother a housewife?

LB Yes.

RL Did they have any interest in the arts?

Bernarda Bryson Shahn Oral History Interview Conducted by Pam Meechum for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1995

BERNARDA BRYSON SHAHN: You'll have to repeat that, I think.

PAM MEECHUM: Right. I wondered if you could first of all recount your travels across America in the thirties, when you traveled with your husband, Ben Shahn. And recount your impressions of America outside New York, because of course we all know pretty much New York, that's all documented, but less so, life outside.

Irena Brynner Oral History Interview Conducted by Arline M. Fisch for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2001

MS. FISCH: This is Arline Fisch interviewing Irena Brynner at her home and studio in New York City on April 26, 2001, for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Irena, tell me when and where were you born.

MS. BRYNNER: I was born on the 1st of December, 1917, in Vladivostok.

MS. FISCH: And what was that region of Russia called where Vladivostok is?

MS. BRYNNER: Primorski Krai.

MS. FISCH: I always thought of it as Siberia, but I know it isn’t Siberia.

Helen and Margaret Bruton Oral History Interview Conducted by Lewis Ferbrache for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1964

LF: Lewis Ferbrache
HB: Helen Bruton
MB: Margaret Bruton

LF: Lewis Ferbrache interviewing Miss Margaret Bruton and Miss Helen Bruton at their home, 871 Cass Street, Monterey, California, December 4, 1964. Miss Margaret Bruton, I believe you told me that you were born in Brooklyn, New York. Could you then tell about your Alameda, California school training in art?

Vivian Browne Oral History Interview Conducted by Henri Ghent for the Archives of American Art, 1968

HG: HENRI GHENT
VB: VIVIAN BROWN

 

 

HG: This is Henri Ghent interviewing Miss Vivian Brown, painter. Miss Brown, where were you born?

VB: I was born in Florida. I think it was Tampa, but I'm not sure. It was northern Florida.

HG: Northern Florida. And the date? What date were you born?

VB: Oh, must I tell you that?

HG: Oh, yes, I think it's important.

VB: You think it's important? All right. I was born in April, 1929.

HG: And you are an only child?

Phillip A. Bruno Oral History Interview Conducted by James McElhinney for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2009

JAMES McELHINNEY:  This is James McElhinney speaking with Phillip A. Bruno, offices of the Archives of American Art, 1285 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, January 13, 2009. Good morning.

PHILLIP A. BRUNO:  Well, good morning to you. I'm delighted to be here.

MR. McELHINNEY:  Thank you. It's almost noon.

What is your earliest recollection of any work of art? If you reach back into the past, what was the first work of art of which you were conscious or consciously moved by?

MR. BRUNO:  I would say one of the Flemish tapestries in my family home.

Adele Brown and William Calfee Oral History Interview Conducted by Liza Kirwin for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1995

LIZA KIRWIN: I want to begin by saying this is Liza Kirwin, and it's January 11, 1995, and I am talking with William Calfee and Adele Brown about the Phillips Memorial Gallery and the Studio House that was run in connection with the Phillips Memorial Gallery. I do have some questions, but I thought it might be best if I begin with Mr. Calfee to ask him how he first became associated with the Studio House - or even before the Studio House - with the Phillips Memorial Gallery.

Bill and Jane Brown Oral History Interview Conducted by Jane Kessler for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1991

JANE KESSLER: This is an interview with Bill and Jane Brown at their home in Bakersville, North Carolina. I want to begin this conversation asking Bill where you're from originally and how you became interested in the craft. We know about you when we ran into you up here but I don't know a lot about you before that.

Joseph Brotherton Oral History Interview Conducted by Paul J. Karlstrom for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1999

PAUL J. KARLSTROM: Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, an interview with Joe Brotherton, painter, collector, and actor at one time, a number of things. At any rate, we're here because of Joe's involvement with art. The interview is being conducted in his home in San Francisco on March 5, 1999. The interviewer for the Archives, another San Francisco resident, Paul Karlstrom.

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