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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Sally Michael Avery
RLIN number: NXCP87-A20
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Childhood, family and education; marriage to Milton Avery; daughter, March; career as painter; reminiscences of Milton Avery: family background, influence of childhood and nature on painting, work for Works Progress Administration, prizes, painting philosophy, techniques and uses of media, work habits, relationship with art critics, associations with galleries; Avery family members' exhibitions and retrospectives, 1928-78; recollections of Mark Rothko, Adolph Gottlieb, Marsden Hartley, Marcel Duchamp, Joseph Hirshhorn and others.
Extent: Transcript: 151 leaves, Tape: 2 reels
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1984. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part V, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1979 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Avery, Sally
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker occupation: Painter
Document date: 1979
Interviewer: Sheaffer, Louis
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Art criticism; Art galleries, Commercial; Art, Modern--20th century; Artists; Oral history; Painting; Women artists
Topics discussed - Other terms: Avery, Milton, 1885-1965; Avery, Sally Michael
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0017946-13389