Oral history interview with Louis Sloan
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.sloan91
Creators:
Sloan, Louis B. (Louis Baynard), 1932-
Veloric, Cynthia
Dates:
1991 July 18
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
110 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Louis Sloan conducted 1991 July 18, by Cynthia Veloric, for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project.
Scope and Contents
Sloan discusses his background; early art training at the Fleisher Art Memorial; attending the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; his instructors including Hobson Pittman and Francis Speight; fellow students including Roy Saunders and Elizabeth Osborne; difficulties he encountered as an African American artist; traveling to Europe on a Cresson fellowship and traveling the United States on a Guggenheim fellowship; teaching at the PAFA and changes in the school; working as an assistant to conservator Ted Siegel at the PAFA and the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the development of his art; subject matter; being a landscape painter; and exhibitions and sales of his work.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Louis Sloan (1932- ) is a painter from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 4779 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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
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 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 53 min.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.

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Educators -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Landscape painting Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts -- Faculty Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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