Oral history interview with Virginia Cuthbert

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.cuthber95
Creators:
Cuthbert, Virginia, 1908-2001
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1995 August 28
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Sound cassette
(90 min.)
analog.
40 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Virginia Cuthbert conducted 1995 August 28, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art, in Cuthbert's home, Buffalo, New York.
Scope and Contents
Virginia Cuthbert discusses her family background in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area; and her father's love of art and acquaintance with Homer Saint-Gaudens, Director of the Carnegie Museum of Art; her very early art education and, later, her study in Europe on a Syracuse University fellowship; her brief study with Felice Carena in Florence and critiques of her work in London by Augustus John and Colin Gill; her study and friendship in New York with George Luks and the beginning of a long friendship with the composer, Virgil Thompson; graduate study in fine arts at the University of Pittsburgh; her engagement to the future museum director, Andrew Ritchie, its breaking-off, and her marriage to Philip Elliott; her further study at the Carnegie Institute with Alexander Kostellow; and a sketching trip to France and Spain.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Virginia Cuthbert (1908-2001) was a painter from Buffalo, New York and Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.

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

General
General
Due to a stroke in 1994, Ms. Cuthbert's voice is not clearly audible.
General
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 26 min.

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Painters -- New York (State) -- Buffalo -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women painters -- New York (State) -- Buffalo -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women painters -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Elliott, Philip Clarkson, 1903-1985 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
John, Augustus, 1878-1961 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Luks, George Benjamin, 1867-1933 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ritchie, Andrew Carnduff Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Saint-Gaudens, Homer, b. 1880 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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