Oral history interview with Margaret Bensco
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.bensco76
Creators:
Bensco, Margaret Lawson, b. 1895
Karlstrom, Paul J.
Dates:
1976 September 7
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
37 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Margaret Bensco conducted 1976 September 7, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, in Berkeley, California.
Scope and Contents
Bensco discusses her father, artist Ernest Lawson. She speaks of Lawson's career and his relationship with other artists, the 1908 exhibition of the "Eight" at the Macbeth Gallery; her early childhood in Connecticut and New York City, her aspirations to become a sculptor, and her father's relationship with the family.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Margaret Lawson Bensco (1895-1989) was the daughter of painter Ernest Lawson.

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' 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 tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 31 min.

Digital Content

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Repository Contact
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