Oral history interview with Louis Bouché

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.bouch63
Creators:
Bouché, Louis, 1896-1969
Woolfenden, William E. (William Edward), 1918-1995
Dates:
1963 March 13
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
53 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Louis Bouché conducted on 1963 March 13, by William E. Woolfenden, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Bouché speaks of the Penguin Club, including Walt Kuhn's leadership, artists' balls, banquets and sketch classes; European artists at the Penguin Club including Jules Pascin, Albert Gleizes, and others; his association with the Daniel Gallery; his "lace curtain period"; his art education; teaching; working at Wanamaker's and the Folsom Gallery; Walter Arensberg's parties; and his father, Henri's career as a designer. Bouché recalls Marcel Duchamp, Samuel Wood Gaylor, Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, John Quinn, and others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Louis Bouché (1896-1969) was a painter and teacher from New York, New York.

Administration
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 2 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav file. Duration is 2 hr., 2 min.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Arensberg, Walter, 1878-1954 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gaylor, Wood, 1883-1957 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gleizes, Albert, 1881-1953 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pascin, Jules, 1885-1930 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Quinn, John, 1870-1924 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Freytag-Loringhoven, Elsa von, 1874-1927 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Penguin Club (New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wanamaker Gallery of Modern Decorative Art Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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