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Oral history interview with Agnes Abbot, 1981 August 25-1982 January 15

interviewee
Abbot, Agnes Anne, 1897-1992
interviewer
Brown, Robert F.
Subject
Hibbard, Aldro T.
Woodbury, Charles H. (Charles Herbert)
Type
Sound recordings
Interviews
Record number
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12915
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211916
AAA_collcode_abbot81
Place of publication, production, or execution
United States
Physical Description
Transcript: 75 pages
General Note
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes and 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 2 min.
Access Note / Rights
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Summary
An interview of Agnes Abbot conducted 1981 August 25-1982 January 15, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Abbot speaks of her early education in Berlin; training at the Child-Walker School in Boston under Aldro T. Hibbard and Charles H. Woodbury; and her early years as a studio art instructor at Wellesley College.
Citation
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Agnes Abbot, 1981 August 25-1982 January 15. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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
Agnes A. Abbot (1897-1992) was a painter and watercolorist from Wellesley, Massachusetts.
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
Data Source
Archives of American Art
Theme
Women