Oral history interview with Van Day Truex

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.truex71
Creators:
Truex, Van Day, -1979
Cummings, Paul
Dates:
1971 November 15
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
53 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Van Day Truex conducted 1971 November 15, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Discusses his youth in the midwest; art studies at New York School of Fine and Applied Arts; life in New York; studies in Paris; Parson's School of Design; his interest in interior design; his affiliation with Tiffany's; exhibitions; and his return to France to live for seven months of the year.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Van Day Truex (1904-1979) was a painter and designer from Menerbes, France and New York, N.Y. Truex spent his youth in Wyoming and Idaho and went to New York to study art.

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.

General
General
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 2 min.

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

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Repository Contact
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