Archives of American Art

Oral history interview with Myron S. Stout

Collection ID:
Stout, Myron, 1908-1987
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994
1965 September 2
Physical Description:
25 Pages

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Myron S. Stout conducted 1965 September 2, by Dorothy Seckler, for the Archives of American Art. Stout speaks of his family background; his early interest in music; the development of his interest in art; his teaching career; his interests in Josef Albers' work, the Bauhaus, and Cubism; Charles Martin and other teachers at Columbia University Teachers College; living in Honolulu; studying with Hans Hofmann; images evolved from studies of the model; going to Europe and discovering the Flemish and Venetian painters; living in Provincetown; changes in his use of imagery; the development of his black and white paintings; his working methods and materials.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Myron S. Stout (1908-1987) was a painter from Provincetown, Massachusetts.

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

More Information
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 57 min.

Keywords table of terms and types.
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Painting -- Technique -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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