Oral history interview with Robert Beverly Hale

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.hale84
Creators:
Hale, Robert Beverly, 1901-1985
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1984 Mar. 7
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
23 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Robert Beverly Hale conducted 1984 Mar. 7, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Hale speaks of his childhood years living a bohemian life; personal and family friend Marcel Duchamp; his time as a student at the Columbia School of Architecture; being a biology student at Columbia University; studying painting in Paris at Fontainebleau; assisting Waldo Pierce as a secretary; the gold medal from the American Poetry Society; running the publicity department of the Arts Students League; connection to the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Art News magazine critic in 1930s; tenure in the American wing of the Met; friend Jackson Pollack and the art scene at East Hampton; discussion of drawing the planes of the human body; and writing a book on figure drawing. Hale also recalls Bertrand Russell, Julian Huxley, Henry Oliver Walker, Phil Wiley, George Bridgman, William McNulty, Stuart Klonis, Sam Lewis, Edward Root, Walter Baker, Joseph Hirshhorn, Alan Priest, Albert Gardner, Henry Geldzahler, James Rorimer; David Rockefeller, Alfred Barr, and Terrance Coyle.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Robert Beverly Hale (1901-1985) was an administrator, instructor, and art historian from New York, N.Y.

Administration
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.

General
General
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 7 min.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art teachers -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawing -- Technique Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Barr, Alfred H., Jr., 1902-1981 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bridgman, George Brant, 1864-1943 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Coyle, Terence Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Geldzahler, Henry Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hirshhorn, Joseph H. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Huxley, Julian, 1887-1975 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Klonis, Stewart, 1901-1989 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McNulty, William Charles, 1884-1963 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Peirce, Waldo, 1884-1970 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Priest, Alan Reed Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rockefeller, David, 1915- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Root, Edward Wales, d. 1956 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rorimer, James J. (James Joseph), 1905-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Russell, Bertrand, 1872-1970 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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