Oral history interview with Lilian Swann Saarinen

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.saarin79
Creators:
Saarinen, Lilian Swann, 1912-1995
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1979-1981
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
93 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Lilian Swann Saarinen conducted in three installments between 1979-1981, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art, in Cambridge, Mass.
Scope and Contents
Saarinen speaks of her childhood in New York; her training with Alexander Archipenko and Heinz Warneke; a ceramic relief for the Crow Island School, Winnetka, Ill.; ceramic and metal reliefs for architecture; the Cranbrook Academy of Art; her drawings and her sculpture.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Lilian Swann Saarinen (1912-1995) was a sculptor from Cambridge, Mass.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript available on line.
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 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 40 min.
General
Audio quality varies greatly in this interview. Tape speed and volume are uneven.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.

Keywords
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Sculptors -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Archipenko, Alexander, 1887-1964 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Warneke, Heinz (Heinrich), 1895-1983 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cranbrook Academy of Art Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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