Oral history interview with Gardner Cox
Portions of this collection are digitized

Collection ID:
Cox, Gardner, 1906-1988
Brown, Robert F.
1974 March 19-July 8
Physical Description:
3 Items
sound files
digital, wav file
107 Pages

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Interview of Gardner Cox conducted by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in Boston, MA, from March 19-July 8.
Scope and Contents
Cox speaks of his childhood friends, his parents' artistic leanings, his early painting instructors, his education at Harvard, his training and early career in architecture; his portraits of socialites and Democratic party notables, and describes his sketches and their relationship to his portraits. He also recalls Amy Lowell, R.H. Ives Gammell, Charles Webster Hawthorne, Frank Shay, John Frazier, Aldro Hibbard, and others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Gardner Cox (1906-1988) was a painter from Boston, Massachusetts.

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.
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
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.

Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav file. Duration is 4 hr., 14 min.

Digital Content

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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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