Oral history interview with Donald Barton

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.barton89
Creators:
Barton, Donald, 1903-1990
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1989 March 31
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Sound cassette
31 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview with Donald Barton conducted 1989 March 31, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Barton speaks of his childhood in Fitchburg, the son of a painter; attending the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston School from 1922-1925; his friendships with William Lester Stevens and Charles Allen; studying with Hans Hofmann; going on a painting trip to the West in 1928; and his subsequent career as a commercial photographer. He recalls Philip Leslie Hale.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Donald Barton (1903-1990) was a painter and photographer from Fitchburg, Massachusetts.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Author
Sponsor
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.
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.

General
General
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 16 min.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographers -- Massachusetts -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Allen, Charles Curtis, 1886-1950 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hale, Philip Leslie, 1865-1931 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stevens, William Lester, 1888-1969 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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