Oral history interview with Kenneth Callahan

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.callah82
Creators:
Callahan, Kenneth, 1905-1986
Prince, Sue Ann
Dates:
1982 October 27-December 19
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
75 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Kenneth Callahan conducted 1982 October 27-1982 December 19, by Sue Ann Kendall, for the Archives of American Art's Northwest Oral History Project.
Scope and Contents
Callahan speaks of his childhood in Montana; his education; working as an illustrator; early shows of his work; mural commissions; the Northwest arts community, particularly Morris Graves, Guy Anderson and Mark Tobey; changes in his subject matter and interests; the increasing abstraction in his painting; the fire in his studio; his relationship with the Seattle Art Museum, where he worked as a curator for 20 years; collectors he has known; experimenting with other media; and contemporary art and its future.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Kenneth Callahan (1905-1986) was a painter, muralist, writer, and curator from Long Beach, Washington.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript available on line.
Existence and Location of Originals
Transcript also available at the University of Washington, Manuscripts Collection, and at the Oregon Historical Society.
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' Northwest Oral History Project, begun in 1982 to document the Northwest artistic community through interviews with painters, sculptors, craftsmen, educators, curators, and others, in Oregon, Washington and Montana.

General
General
Originally recorded on 7 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 11 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hr., 27 min.

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

Keywords
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Art, Modern -- Northwestern States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Anderson, Guy, 1906-1998 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Graves, Morris, 1910- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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