Oral history interview with Elizabeth Osborne

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.osborn91
Creators:
Osborne, Elizabeth, 1936-
Veloric, Cynthia
Dates:
1991 May 24
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
126 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Elizabeth Osborne conducted 1991 May 24, by Cynthia Veloric, for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project.
Scope and Contents
Osborne discusses her family and early life; studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts including her teachers Franklin Watkins and Hobson Pittman; going to France on a Fulbright in 1963; teaching at the Academy and changes over the years; exhibiting at the Perakis, Makler, Marian Locks, Gimpel & Weitzenhoffer, and Fischbach galleries, and a general discussion of the Philadelphia gallery scene, sales and collectors; the various media she works in including watercolor, acrylic, oil, and prints; changes in subject matter including the Nava series, landscapes and still lifes; and being a woman artist.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Elizabeth Osborne (1936- ) is a painter and printmaker 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.

General
General
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 58 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.

Keywords
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Women artists -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Printmakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Art galleries, Commercial -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Watkins, Franklin Chenault, 1894-1972 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pittman, Hobson Lafayette, 1899 or 1900-1972 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marian Locks Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fischbach Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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