Oral history interview with Amy Freeman Lee
Digitized Content

Collection ID:
Lee, Amy Freeman
Levy, Sandra Curtis
1980 Sept. 15
Physical Description:
84 Pages

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Amy Freeman Lee conducted 1980 Sept. 15, by Sandra Curtis Levy, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Lee speaks of her youth in Seguin, Tex.; her education; the development of her interest in art; her philanthropic activities; starting out as a water colorist; influences on her painting style; her experiments with neon; Texas as an artistic community; her decision not to do abstract expressionist painting; her philosophy of life.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Amy Freeman Lee (1914-2004) was a painter, lecturer, and critic from San Antonio, Tex. Studied at University of Texas, Austin, and Incarnate Word College. She is active in supporting and furthering the cause of the fine arts in the southwest United States.

Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3752 available for use through interlibrary loan.
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 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.

Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 19 min.

Digital Content

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Transcript: Use requires an appointment.

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