Oral history interview with Ivan Le Lorraine Albright
Portions of this collection are digitized

Collection ID:
Albright, Ivan, 1897-1983
Cummings, Paul
1972 February 5
Physical Description:
86 Pages

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Ivan Le Lorraine Albright conducted 1972 February 5, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Albright speaks of his family background and early association with art and artists; his interest in architecture; his education including the Chicago Art Institute and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; and his medical drawings for the Army in World War I. He discusses his theories on color, light, motion, form, and illustration in relation to his works, including "Flesh," "Ida," "The Door," "The Window," "The Cornfield," "Room 203," and "Showcase Doll."

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Ivan Le Lorraine Albright (1897-1983) was a painter from New York, New York and Chicago, Illinois.

Funding for this interview was provided by the Wyeth Endowment for American Art.
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3612 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.

Originally recorded on 3 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hrs., 43 min.

Digital Content

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Repository Contact
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