Oral history interview with Russell Cowles

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.cowles69
Creators:
Cowles, Russell, 1887-1979
Cummings, Paul
Dates:
1969 April 16
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
32 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Russell Cowles conducted 1969 April 16, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Cowles speaks of growing up in Iowa; Iowa landscapes; his education; working in Charles Cumming's studio; his studies at the Art Students League and the National Academy of Design; working as an assistant to Barry Faulkner; his Prix De Rome fellowship, 1915-1920; his travels to China, Japan, Java and elsewhere; the Santa Fe art colony in the 1930s; dealers; his photographs; representational painting; his reaction to the Armory Show of 1913; his reading tastes; painting from memory. He recalls Kenyon Cox, Andrew Michael Dasburg, Dalzell Hatfield, and Douglas Volk.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Russell Cowles (1887-1979) was a painter, New York, New York.

Administration
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 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 41 min.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cumming, Charles Atherton, 1858-1932 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dasburg, Andrew, 1887-1979 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Faulkner, Barry, 1881-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hatfield, Dalzell, 1893-1963 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Volk, Douglas , 1856-1935 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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