Archives of American Art

Oral history interview with Maurice Sievan

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.sievan65
Creators:
Sievan, Maurice
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994
Dates:
1965 April 22
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
33 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Maurice Sievan conducted by Dorothy Seckler for the Archives of American Art. Sievan speaks of his early life in the Ukraine; his move to Brooklyn as a young boy; Pratt Institute; his early work in commercial silk screen process; studying at National Academy; trips to France; experiences in WPA; his work; an officer of the American Federation of Painters & Sculptors; murals; and painting techniques and concepts.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Maurice Sievan (1898-1981) was a painter and landscape painter from New York, New York.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is 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
Patrons must use transcript.
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.

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