Oral history interview with Elizabeth Saltonstall

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.salton81
Creators:
Saltonstall, Elizabeth, 1900-1990
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1981 November 18
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
34 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Elizabeth Saltonstall conducted 1981 November 18, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Saltonstall discusses her experiences with art as a child in Boston (mentioning Frank Weston Benson as an influence) and her subsequent art education at the Winsor School, the art school of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and independent study in Paris. She remembers the various teaching styles of the Museum School faculty (Frederick A. Bosley, Henry Hunt Clark, Anson K. Cross, Philip Leslie Hale, Alexander James, and Leslie P. Thompson), especially as they contrasted with French teaching methods. She also speaks of her teachers in France and on Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket (including Frank Swift Chase), and recalls some of her co-students (including Josef Presser). Particular mention is made of a lithography workshop taught by Stow Wengenroth, and of George C. Miller, who printed her lithography stones. Her cousin, Nathaniel Saltonstall, is discussed as a patron of the arts, especially his contributions to the establishment of the Institute of Modern Art [Institute of Contemporary Art] in Boston. She touches also on her own teaching career at Winsor School and Milton Academy, and her involvement with the Boston Society of Independent Artists and the Grace Horn Gallery.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Elizabeth Saltonstall (1900-1990) was a painter, printmaker, and instructor of Chestnut Hill, Mass.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is 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 administrators.

General
General
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 25 min.

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Benson, Frank Weston, 1862-1951 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bosley, Frederick A., 1881-1942 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chase, Frank Swift, 1886-1958 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clark, Henry Hunt Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cross, Anson K., 1862-1944 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hale, Philip Leslie, 1865-1931 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
James, Alexander, 1890-1946 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Miller, George Charles, b. 1894 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Presser, Josef, 1909-1967 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Saltonstall, Nathaniel, 1903-1968 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Thompson, Leslie P. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wengenroth, Stow, 1906-1978 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Boston Society of Independent Artists Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, Mass.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Institute of Modern Art (Boston, Mass.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Milton Academy (Milton, Mass.) -- Faculty Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. School Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Windsor School (Boston, Mass.) -- Faculty Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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