Oral history interview with W. G. Constable

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.consta72
Creators:
Constable, W. G. (William George), 1887-1976
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1972 July -1973 June
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
81 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of W. G. (William George) Constable conducted 1972 July -1973 June, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Constable discusses his early education, his serving in World War I, and his career as a lecturer, curator, and writer in Britain, Canada, and the United States. He discusses his relationship with collectors, the development of Canadian, British, and American museums, as well as reminiscing about key figures such as art historian Roger Fry and painters Renoir and Degas.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
W. G. Constable (1887-1976) was an art historian and curator from Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Author
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 3 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hr., 45 min.

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Degas, Edgar, 1834-1917 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Renoir, Auguste, 1841-1919 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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