Oral history interview with Gardner Cox, 1974 March 19-July 8
3 sound files : digital, wav file
Transcript: 107 p.
Interview of Gardner Cox conducted by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in Boston, MA, from March 19-July 8.
Cox speaks of his childhood friends, his parents' artistic leanings, his early painting instructors, his education at Harvard, his training and early career in architecture; his portraits of socialites and Democratic party notables, and describes his sketches and their relationship to his portraits. He also recalls Amy Lowell, R.H. Ives Gammell, Charles Webster Hawthorne, Frank Shay, John Frazier, Aldro Hibbard, and others.
Place of publication, production, or execution: United States
General Note: Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav file. Duration is 4 hr., 14 min.
Citation: Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Gardner Cox, 1974 March 19-July 8. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms: Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
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: Gardner Cox (1906-1988) was a painter from Boston, Massachusetts.
Provenance: This interview is 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: Cox, Gardner, 1906-1988
interviewer: Brown, Robert F.
Record number: (DSI-AAA_CollID)12625
Record number: (DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213379
Record number: AAA_collcode_cox74