Oral history interview with Herman Maril

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.maril65
Creators:
Maril, Herman
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994
Dates:
1965 September 5
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
39 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Herman Maril conducted 1965 September 5, by Dorothy Seckler, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Maril speaks of growing up in Baltimore, Maryland.; attending the Maryland Institute of Fine Arts; visiting museums in the Washington, D.C. area; exhibiting his paintings in Washington, D.C. galleries and New York City galleries; working for the Treasury Art Project; surviving the Great Depression; teaching at the Cummington School of Art in Cummington, Massachusetts; serving in the Army Air Corps during WWII; painting murals with the Public Buildings Administration; teaching at the King-Smith School, the Washington Workshop of the Arts, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the University of Maryland; living in Provincetown; painting and his influences; being interviewed for books and a short film. Maril also recalls Roger Frye, Paul Cézanne, Henry Roben, Charles Walther, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Edward Rowan, Eleanor Roosevelt, Chaim Gross, Henri Matisse, Piero della Francesca, Mino Argento, Olin Dows, Giotto di Bondone, Georges Henri Rouault, Wassily Kandinksy, Charles Walthrop, Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning, Eliot O'Hara, Sheldon Cheney, Florence Watson, Jacques Lipchitz, Mason F. Lord, and others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Herman Maril (1908-1986) was a painter and printmaker from Baltimore, Maryland.

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 1 sound tape. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Depressions -- 1929 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printmakers -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art galleries, Commercial -- Washington (D.C.) Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Argento, Mino, 1927- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cézanne, Paul, 1839-1906 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cheney, Sheldon, 1886- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dows, Olin, 1904-1981 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Giotto, 1266?-1337 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gross, Chaim, 1904-1991 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kandinsky, Wassily, 1866-1944 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kline, Franz, 1910-1962 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Matisse, Henri, 1869-1954 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
O'Hara, Eliot, 1890-1969 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cummington School of the Arts -- Faculty Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
King-Smith Playhouse and School of Theatre Arts (Washington, D.C.) -- Faculty Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Maryland Institute, College of Art -- Students Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Philadelphia Museum of Art -- Faculty Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Washington Workshop Center for the Arts -- Faculty Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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