Oral history interview with Merlin F. Pollock

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.polloc79
Creators:
Pollock, Merlin F., 1905-1996
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1979 July 30 and 1980 July 30
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
5 Items
sound files
digital, wav file
65 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview with Merlin F. Pollock conducted 1979 July 30 and 1980 July 30, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art. Pollock speaks of his training at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Fontainebleau, France; his work as instructor of mural painting at the Art Institute of Chicago, 1935-1943; his paintings of Alaska commissioned by the government in 1937 and his work as supervisor of mural painting for the Illinois WPA, 1940-1943. He also discusses Chicago artists and his own murals for the government.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Merlin F. Pollock (1905-1996) was a painter and teacher, Chicago, Ill.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
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
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 3 tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 40 min.

Keywords
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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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