Oral history interview with Kathleen Curry relating to John Steuart Curry

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.curry90
Creators:
Curry, Kathleen, 1899-
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1990 and 1992
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
39 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Kathleen Curry regarding John Steuart Curry, conducted on 1990 and 1992, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Curry discusses her childhood; meeting John Steuart Curry and their subsequent marriage; their friends; his work; his temperment; their relationship; moving to Wisconsin where he became the artist in residence in the School of Agriculture at the University of Wisconsin; his major mural projects; Laurence Schmeckebier's writing of "John Steuart Curry's Pageant of America"; J. S. Curry's death and the hardships that followed.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Katleen Curry (1899-) is the wife of regionalist painter John Steuart Curry.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These interviews are 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 administrators.

General
General
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 19 min.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art, Regional -- Middle West Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Regionalism Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mural painting and decoration Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Curry, John Steuart, 1897-1946 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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