Oral history interview with Jean Charlot

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.charlo61
Creators:
Charlot, Jean, 1898-1979
Lesley, Miriam L.
Hollis, Alice
Dates:
1961 August 18
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
21 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Jean Charlot conducted by Miriam L. Lesley and Alice Hollis on 1961 August 18 for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Charlot speaks of a fresco painting for Our Lady of Sorrows church in Farmington, Michigan; how he decides upon a fresco design and subject; the technical aspects of the work; his feelings about Asian art; church architecture and its relation to art; teaching art history; the influences in his past which directed him into painting. Also present during the interview are Paul Hendrickson and Brother James Roberts.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Jean Charlot (1898-1979) was a painter, illustrator, lithographer, and teacher in Honolulu, Hawaii. Full name Louis Henri Jean Charlot.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is 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 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 54 min.

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

Keywords
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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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