Oral history interview with Milton S. Fox

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.fox64
Creators:
Fox, Milton S., 1904-1971
Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington), 1920-
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1964
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Sound tape reel
Sound recording
7 in.
34 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Milton S. Fox conducted by Harlan Phillips in 1964 for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Fox discusses his time studying in Paris; art education and the art school environment; Impressionists; work as a portrait painter during the Depression; the Cleveland art scene in the 30s and 40s; working in the Cleveland Museum of Art; writing criticisms; American Artists Congress; progressive attitudes toward art; the WPA and its affects on American art; Cocoon Arts Club; artists union; camouflage work during the war; Cook Glassgold's introducing him to abstraction. He recalls Clarence Carter, Gerald Murphy, William Milliken and Glen Shaw.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript available on line at http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/oralhistories/transcripts/fox64.htm
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.

General
General
An unrelated interview of Pietro Lazzari conducted by H. Phillips is also on this tape.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.

Keywords
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Repository Contact
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