Oral history interview with Clifford Amyx
Portions of this collection are digitized

Collection ID:
Amyx, Clifford, 1909-1997
Pennington, Estill Curtis
1982 December 28
Physical Description:
1 Item
sound file Sound recording
digital, wav file
13 Pages

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Clifford Amyx conducted 1982 December 28, by Buck Pennington, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Amyx speaks of moving around during his childhood due to his father's career; moving from Kentucky to Hollywood during the Depression to work on a sound stage for Warner Brothers but when he arrives the job is no longer available, so he enrolls in the San Francisco Art Institute; working in a coal yard Berkeley, California, where he met Joseph Danysh from the Federal Art Project; working as a graphic artist for the Federal Art Project as part of the Works Progress Administration in the Bay Area.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Clifford Amyx (1909-1997) was a painter and educator from Lexington, Kentucky.

Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is 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 as 1 cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 48 minutes.

Digital Content

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This transcript is open for research. Access to the entire recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.

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