Archives of American Art

Oral history interview with Anna Belle Illien

Collection ID:
Illien, Anna Belle
Kirwin, Liza
1985 Sept. 27
Physical Description:
2 Sound cassettes
Sound recording
54 Pages

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Anna Belle Illien conducted 1985 Sept. 27, by Liza Kirwin, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Illien speaks of the history of the Gallerie Illien in Atlanta; her commitment to show Georgia painters and sculptors; Judith Alexander as an "innovator and educator" in the Atlanta gallery movement; and sales and rentals of art works to interior designers and architects. She discusses the state art programs that she began, including the Georgia "art bus", the "Art for Urban Walls" mural project in Atlanta, and art for MARTA (Atlanta's transit system).

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Anna Belle Illien is an art dealer from Atlanta, Ga.

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' 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.

Digital Content

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