Oral history interview with Ruth Cobb

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.cobb71
Creators:
Cobb, Ruth, 1914-2008
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1971 October 26
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
24 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Ruth Cobb conducted 1971 October 26, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art. Cobb speaks of her childhood and the development of her interest in art; her education; going into advertising art; doing free-lance work; her interest in watercolor; her husband, Lawrence Kupferman, and their mural work together; her work in acrylic; her philosophy of art; her influences; and the Boston art scene. She recalls Jack Levine.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Ruth Cobb (1914-2008) was a painter from Newton Centre, Massachusetts.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3196 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
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 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 3 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- Massachusetts -- Boston Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painting, American -- Massachusetts -- Boston Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women painters -- Massachusetts -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Interviews Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Muralists -- Massachusetts -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Philosophy Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Watercolor painting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Kupferman, Lawrence Edward, 1909-1982 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Levine, Jack, 1915-2010 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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