Oral history interview with Carl Morris

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.morris83
Creators:
Morris, Carl, 1911-1993
Prince, Sue Ann
Dates:
1983 Mar. 23
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
44 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Carl Morris conducted 1983 Mar. 23, by Sue Ann Kendall, for the Archives of American Art's Northwest Oral History Project, at the artist's studio in Portland, Or.
Scope and Contents
Morris speaks of his family background; his early interest in art; his education at the Chicago Art Institute; becoming the head of the Spokane Federal Art Project; the changes in art during the 1930s; the Northwest arts community and his relationship to it; mysticism; and collectors, including Dr. Richard E. Fuller. He recalls Clyfford Still.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Carl Morris (1911-1993) was a painter from Portland, Or.

Administration
Existence and Location of Originals
Transcript also available at the University of Washington, Manuscripts Collection, and at the Oregon Historical Society.
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' Northwest Oral History Project, begun in 1982 to document the Northwest artistic community through interviews with painters, sculptors, craftsmen, educators, curators, and others, in Oregon, Washington and Montana.

General
General
Originally recorded on 4 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 42 min.

Keywords
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Artists -- Northwestern States -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, Modern -- Northwestern States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, American -- Northwestern States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Oregon -- Portland -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Fuller, Richard E. (Richard Eugene), 1897-1976 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Still, Clyfford, 1904-1980 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal Art Project (Wash.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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