Oral history interview with Harold Haydon
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Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.haydon88
Creators:
Haydon, Harold
Schulze, Franz, 1927-2019
Dates:
1988 Oct. 10
Languages:
English
.
Physical Description:
2 Sound cassettes
Sound recording
102 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Harold Haydon conducted 1988 Oct. 10, by Franz Schulze, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Haydon speaks of his education at the Art Institute of Chicago; the art scene and the gallery scene in Chicago in the 1920s and 1930s; some of the important art critics in Chicago during those years; the Artists Union; the WPA; artists he was acquainted with; art criticism; his own art work, especially murals; the post-World War II art scene; Artists Equity Association; Midway Studios, which he was director of; Haydon's exhibitions and writings; influences on him. He recalls Laszlo Moholy-Nagy.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Harold Haydon (1909-1994) was an art critic and painter from Chicago, Ill.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is part of the Archives' 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.

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Repository Contact
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