Archives of American Art

Oral history interview with Sarkis Sarkisian

Collection ID:
Sarkis, 1909-1977
Barrie, Dennis
1973 February 23-March 23
Physical Description:
41 Pages

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Sarkis Sarkisian conducted 1973 February 23-March 23, by Dennis Barrie, for the Archives of American Art. Sarkisian speaks of his background and early life in Turkey, Armenia, and Greece; his early interest in art; coming to Detroit; teaching and establishing his art career there.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Sarkis Sarkisian (1909-1977) was a painter from Detroit, Mich.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
These interviews are 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.

Digital Content

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

More Information
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 25 min.

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