Oral history interview with Larry Day

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.day91
Creators:
Day, Larry, 1921-
Pacini, Marina
Dates:
1991 February 21
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
135 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Larry Day conducted 1991 February 21, by Marina Pacini, for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project.
Scope and Contents
Day discusses his family and childhood in Philadelphia; military service; attending Temple University's Tyler School of Art including a discussion of the faculty, classes and programs; starting a frame making business with Robert Kulicke; involvement with New York painters of the 1950's, traveling to Europe; teaching at The Philadelphia College of Art; galleries and dealers he worked with including Pearl Fox, Hank Dublin, Gallery 1015 and Gross McCleaf Gallery; the development of his painting style and the importance of Egyptian fayum portraits, Matisse and Balthus; and changing from representational to abstract art and back to representational art.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Larry Day (1921- ) is a painter from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 4777 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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
Originally recorded on 4 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 51 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Study and teaching -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Kulicke, Robert M. (Robert Moore), 1924-2007 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gallery 1015 Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tyler School of Art Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Philadelphia College of Art Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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