Oral history interview with Vincent Hartgen

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.hartge81
Creators:
Hartgen, Vincent A. (Vincent Andrew), 1914-2002
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1981 Oct. 2-1984 Nov. 28
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
5 Sound cassettes
Sound recording
92 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Vincent Hartgen conducted 1981 Oct. 2-1984 Nov. 28, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Interview of Vincent Andrew Hartgen, conducted by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution in Orono, ME on October 1, 1981 and November 28, 1984.
Scope and Contents
Hartgen speaks of his childhood in Reading, PA; his education at the School of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania; his military service in the camouflage unit during World War II; his tenure at the University of Maine, 1946-1983; development of acquisitions and a traveling exhibition program there; evolution of his own work in watercolor; and his working methods from sketches in nature to abstractions from memory. Hartgen also recalls Lyla Mecline, Anna Hyatt Huntington, Arthur Halk, Waldo Peirce, Carl Sprinchorn, and others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Vincent A. Hartgen (1914-2002) was a painter and educator from Orono, Me.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
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
These interviews are 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
Cassette 4 of 5 contains sound interruptions due to technical difficulties during original recording, and is only recorded on side A.

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Repository Contact
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