Oral history interview with Elmer Schooley
Portions of this collection are digitized

Collection ID:
Schooley, Elmer Wayne, 1916-
Udall, Sharyn Rohlfsen
1983 October 11
Physical Description:
1 Item
sound cassette (1 hr., 28 min.)
30 Pages

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview with Elmer Schooley conducted 1983 October 11, by Sharyn R. Udall, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Schooley speaks about his painting and the process; his emotional involvement with his work; his time attending the University of Colorado, and attending the University of Iowa for his master's degree and studying with Philip Guston; growing up in Oklahoma; teaching his students at Highlands; moving from Las Vegas to New Mexico; the link between nature and his paintings; and he explains some of the processes of creating his paintings.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Elmer Wayne Schooley (1916-2007) was a painter and educator from Roswell, N.M.

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.
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
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 others.

Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 28 min.

Digital Content

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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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