Oral history interview with Perkins Harnly

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.harnly81
Creators:
Harnly, Perkins, 1901-1986
Pennington, Estill Curtis
Hartigan, Lynda Roscoe
Dates:
1981 Oct. 15
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Sound cassette
Sound recording
24 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Interview of Harnly Perkins, conducted 1981 Oct. 15, by Estill Pennington for the Archives of American Art, at the National Museum of American Art, in Washington, D.C.
Scope and Contents
Harnly speaks of painting portraits of famous actors and documenting various interiors for the Index of American Design. He recalls working in a cafeteria and his respect for various artist, including Joseph Cornell and others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Perkins Harnly (1901-1986) was a painter from Culver City, Calif.

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.

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

Keywords
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Painters -- California -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Washington, D.C. 20001
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