Oral history interview with George D. Yater
Portions of this collection are digitized

Collection ID:
Yater, George, 1910-1993
Brown, Robert F.
1974 July 18
Physical Description:
1 Item
sound files
digital, wav file
21 Pages

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Interview of George D. Yater, conducted by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in Truro, Massachusetts on July 18, 1974.
Scope and Contents
Yater speaks of his childhood in Madison, Indiana; his art education at John Herron Art School and the Cape Cod School of Art; his artistic influences; his experience of Provincetown; showing in Provincetown, Boston, and New York galleries; his photographic career; and the change in his painting style after living in the Virgin Islands. Yater also recalls William Forsyth, Henry Hensche, Bruce McKain, John Pope, Ed Dickinson, Phil Malicoat, Richard Miller, Ross Moffett, Fritz Pfeiffer, Karl Knaths, John Whorf, Hans Hofmann, Morris Davidson, Carl Murchison, Don Witherstine, and others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
George D. Yater (1910-1993) was a painter and photographer from Truro, Massachusetts.

Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
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
These interviews are 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 others.

Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 4 min.

Digital Content

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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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