Oral history interview with Jason Berger

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.berger79
Creators:
Berger, Jason, 1924-2010
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1979 January 12-1980 February 1
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 Items
Sound recording: 2 sound files (2 hr., 5 min.)
digital, wav file
47 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Interview of Jason Berger, conducted 1979 January 12 and 1980 February 1, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Scope and Contents
Berger speaks of growing up in Massachusetts; serving in the Army during World War II; studying and teaching at the Museum School in Boston; marrying his wife, Marilyn Powers; studying sculpture in France; exhibiting at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston and other galleries; the art collective Direct Vision; being fired from the Museum School; and teaching at SUNY Buffalo and the Art Institute of Boston. Berger also recalls Karl Zerbe, Ture Bengtz, Hyman Bloom, Hyman Swetzoff, Jack Levine, Leslie Fiedler, Clemens Benda, Ossip Zadkine, and others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Jason Berger (1924-2010) is a painter and printmaker from Brookline, Massachusetts.

Administration
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.

General
General
Originally recorded on 1 tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 5 min.

Using the Collection
System Details
Originally recorded on 1 tape reel (5 in.).

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painting, Modern -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printmakers -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculpture -- Study and teaching Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1939-1945 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
France -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Benda, Clemens E. (Clemens Ernst), 1898- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bengtz, Ture, 1907-1973 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bloom, Hyman, 1913- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fiedler, Leslie A. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Levine, Jack, 1915-2010 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Powers, Marilyn, 1925-1976 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Swetzoff, Hyman Wulf, 1920-1968 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zadkine, Ossip Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zerbe, Karl, 1903-1972 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art Institute of Boston (Boston, Mass.) -- Faculty Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, Mass.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. School Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. School -- Faculty Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
State University of New York at Buffalo -- Faculty Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Washington, D.C. 20001
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