Oral history interview with Walker Hancock

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.hancoc77
Creators:
Hancock, Walker Kirtland, 1901-1998
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1977 July 22-August 15
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
125 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Walker Hancock conducted 1977 July 22-August 25, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Hancock discusses his early education and studying with Charles Grafly at the American Academy in Rome; studying at the Pennsylvania Academy and later teaching there; early work with Lorado Taft; fellow sculptors; and sculptural commissions vs. freelance work.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Walker Kirtland Hancock (1901-1998) was a sculptor from Gloucester, Massachusettes. Hancock was born in 1901 in St. Louis, Missouri. He studied at Washington University for one year before moving on to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where he studied under Charles Grafly. He taught at PAFA from 1929 to 1967.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript available on line.
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 3 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hr., 5 min.

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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sculptors -- Massachusetts -- Gloucester -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art criticism Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art commissions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculpture -- Technique Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Manship, Paul, 1885-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Grafly, Charles, 1862-1929 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Academy in Rome -- Students Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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