Interviews of Helen Boyer and Warrington Colescott

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.wrighele
Creators:
Wright, Helena, 1946-
Boyer, Helen King, 1919-
Dates:
1984 Nov. 13 - 1986 Mar. 20
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
4 Sound cassettes
Total (ca. 90 min. each)
2 Sound cassettes
Boyer
2 Sound cassettes
Colescott
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Interviews conducted by Helena E. Wright of Helen Boyer and Warrington Colescott for research related to her position as curator in the division of Graphic Arts in the Department of Social and Cultural History at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Scope and Contents
Colescott discusses his suite of prints "The History of Printmaking" purchased by the Division of Graphic Arts, National Museum of American History in 1985. He mentions Rembrandt states and proofs; Robert Rauschenberg; Tamarind; viscosity printing; Slade School; Anthony Gross; and printmaking at the university level.
Scope and Contents
Boyer discusses being a member of a family of printmakers in Pittsburgh PA; the background and career of her mother, printmaker Louise Boyer; her mother's involvement in the development of anodized aluminum plates for drypoint; her mother's printmaking techniques; her father, architect and printmaker Ernest W. Boyer and his printmaking techniques; her own artistic development and career; the print market; the satirical and political content of her work from the 40s, her silk paintings; exhibitions; working for a toy manufacturer; working various jobs; and working in toy design.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Curator; National Museum of American History.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred from the National Museum of American History, Division of Graphic Arts, 1993.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Untranscribed; use requires an appointment.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Printmakers -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Prints -- 20th century -- Technique Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Boyer, Louise, 1890- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Boyer, Ernest W. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Colescott, Warrington, 1921- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Department of Social and Cultural History. Division of Graphic Arts Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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