Oral history interview with Helen Lundeberg, 1980 July 19-Aug. 29
Transcript: 82 p.
An interview of Helen Lundeberg conducted 1980 July 19-Aug. 29, by Jan Butterfield, for the Archives of American Art.
Lundeberg speaks of problems encountered by women artists; her youth and early interest in painting; her education; studying with Lawrence Murphy and Lorser Feitelson; painting murals for the WPA Federal Art Project; her series of small paintings; the California arts environment; her relationship with Feitelson and their influences on each other; and her working habits. She recalls the critic Jules Langsner.
Place of publication, production, or execution: California
General Note: Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 50 min.
Access Note / Rights: Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Citation: Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Helen Lundeberg, 1980 July 19-Aug. 29. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms: Transcript available on line.
Funding: 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.
Biography Note: Helen Lundeberg (1908-1999) was a painter from Los Angeles, Calif.
Provenance: 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.
Location Note: Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
interviewee: Lundeberg, Helen, 1908-1999
interviewer: Butterfield, Jan, 1937-2000
Subject: Murphy, Lawrence M.
Subject: Feitelson, Lorser
Subject: Langsner, Jules
Subject: United States.Work Projects Administration
Record number: (DSI-AAA_CollID)12910
Record number: (DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216591
Record number: AAA_collcode_lundeb80