Oral history interview with Paul Keene

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.keene90
Creators:
Keene, Paul F., Jr., 1920-2009
Pacini, Marina
Dates:
1990 Apr. 23
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
3 Sound cassettes
Sound recording
152 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Paul Keene conducted 1990 Apr. 23, by Marina Pacini, for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project.
Scope and Contents
Keene discusses his early life, family and education including his studies at the Philadelphia College of Art and Temple University's Tyler Art School; his service during World War II; traveling to Paris on the GI Bill, his studies at the Academie Julian and the founding and operation of Galerie Huit; his travels to Haiti on a Whitney fellowship including a discussion of his time at the Centre d'Art with DeWitt Peters and the Hatian Renaissance; his teaching at the Philadelphia College of Art and Bucks County Community College; and his work.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Paul F. Keene (1920-2009) was an Afro-American painter and educator from Philadelphia, Pa.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 4778 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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' 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
This transcript is open for research. Access to the entire recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
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Tyler School of Art Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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