Oral history interview with Robert Broner
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.broner74
Creators:
Broner, Robert, 1922-
Barrie, Dennis
Dates:
1974 May 3-8
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
48 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Robert Broner conducted 1974 May 3-8, by Dennis Barrie, for the Archives of American Art. Broner speaks of growing up in Detroit; his early interest in art due to his brother's influence; attending Cass Technical High School and Wayne University; his U.S. Army service during World War II; getting his Masters' at UCLA; teaching and life at Auburn University; going to New York and working in Stanley William Hayter's studio; taking a course from Stuart Davis at the New School; Hayter and Davis as teachers; printmaking; Robert Blackburn's printing shop; his preference for printmaking over painting; returning to Detroit; the establishment of a printing press and printmaking at the Society of Arts and Crafts; becoming the art critic on the DETROIT TIMES; the development of his work; and printmaking in Michigan. He recalls Sarkis Sarkisian, Robert Blackburn, and Emil Weddige.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Robert Broner (1922-) is a painter and printmaker from Detroit, Michigan.

Administration
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
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 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 51 min.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.

More Information

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Prints -- Technique Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art criticism -- Michigan -- Detroit Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Interviews Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printmakers -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Blackburn, Robert Hamilton, 1920- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Davis, Stuart, 1892-1964 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hayter, Stanley William, 1901-1988 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sarkis, 1909-1977 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weddige, Emil, 1907- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
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