Oral history interview with Allen Leepa

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.leepa77
Creators:
Leepa, Allen, 1919-2009
Barrie, Dennis
Dates:
1977 Nov. 18-1978 Nov. 29
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
71 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Interview of Allen Leepa conducted 1977 Nov. 18-1978 Nov. 29, by Dennis Barrie, for the Archives of American Art. Leepa discusses the New York art scene of the 1930s and 1940s, the Works Progress Administration, his connections with Abstract Artists of America, working in Michigan and Paris, and his relationship with Abraham Rattner, among others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Allen Leepa (1919-2009) was a painter and educator from New York, N.Y., Michigan, and Florida.

Administration
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
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 55 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use requires an appointment.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
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Educators -- United States -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- United States -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Washington, D.C. 20001
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