Minnesota Artists Oral History Project: Interview with Eric Austen Erickson

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Titles Minnesota Artists Oral History Project: Interview with Eric Austen Erickson
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Eric Austen Erickson is a native of Minneapolis. Prior to World War II, Erickson attended classes at the Works Progress Administration Art Center and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Erickson then studied painting at the Art Students League in New York under Victor Thall and Cameron Booth. He also studied painting and sculpture at the Brooklyn Museum School under Max Beckman and Milton Hebald. Erickson has taught at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Macalester College, The Studio School, Art Center of Minnesota, Minnesota Museum School, Walker Art Center and the Grand Marais Art Colony. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Erickson talks of his training as an artist, his experiences in New York and the welcome move back to Minnesota. Erickson discusses the roles of art galleries in Minneapolis and describes his style of painting and his sources of inspiration.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
21 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:12:10 running time
Creation Interviewee: Erickson, Eric Austen
Interviewer: O'Sullivan, Thomas
Made in: Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 03/03/1987
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 1 (Library Call Number)
AV1991.139 (Accession Number)
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Artists Oral History Project'


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