Oral history interview with Henry Varnum Poor

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.poor64
Creators:
Poor, Henry Varnum, 1887-1970
Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington), 1920-
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1964
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
30 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Henry Varnum Poor conducted in 1964, by Harlan Phillips, for the Archives of American Art
Scope and Contents
Poor speaks of his youth in Chapman, Kansas; the artistic influence of his mother; his education at Stanford University; studying under Walter Sickert; going to Paris and to London; the influence of Cézanne; teaching at Stanford; World War I's influence on him; his work in pottery; meeting Edward Bruce; his mural decoration for the Department of Justice; his work on a post office mural; and his feelings about government support for the arts.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Henry Varnum Poor (1887-1970) was a painter, mural painter, and educator in New York, New York.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3612 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.

General
General
Sound has been lost on tape reel; reel discarded.

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

Keywords
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Mural painting and decoration -- Washington (D.C.) Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the arts Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Muralists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1914-1918 Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Bruce, Edward, 1879-1943 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cézanne, Paul, 1839-1906 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sickert, Walter, 1860-1942 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stanford University -- Faculty Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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