Oral history interview with Edna Andrade
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Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.andrad87
Creators:
Andrade, Edna, 1917-2008
Likos, Patricia
Dates:
1987 April 1-29
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
114 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Edna Andrade conducted 1987 April 1-29, by Patricia Likos, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Andrade speaks of her upbringing in Virginia, her education at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in the 1930s under Daniel Garber, Henry McCarter, and George Harding; visiting the Barnes Foundation; her travels in Europe and Egypt and living and working as a teacher and a graphic designer in New Orleans, Washington, and Philadelphia. She discusses the influence of the Bauhaus and Paul Klee on her work and teaching, her marriage to C. Preston Andrade, working in the training and education division of the Office of Strategic Services during World War II, the shift in her work from realism to abstraction, her associations with the Easthampton Gallery in New York and the Marian Locks Gallery in Philadelphia, and changes in the Philadelphia art scene. She recalls Violet Oakley.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Edna W. Andrade (1917-2008) was a painter from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These interviews are part of the Archives' 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.

General
General
Originally recorded on 4 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 31 minutes.

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Keywords
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Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Educators -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women artists Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Andrade, C. Preston (Clarence Preston), 1912-1977 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Garber, Daniel, 1880- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Harding, George, 1882-1959 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Oakley, Violet, 1874-1961 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Barnes Foundation Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Easthampton Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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