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Reminiscences of Dorothy Gill Barnes: oral history, 1988.

Creator: Barnes, Dorothy Gill, 1927-
Project: American craftspeople project.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 64 pages Sound recording: 1 sound cassette
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Ceramic and basketry artist.

Scope and Contents

Childhood in Strawberry Point, Iowa; early creative projects; undergraduate education at Coe College, Minneapolis School of Art and University of Iowa, 1944-49; teaching at Simpson College, 1949-50; experiences in summer program at Cranbrook, 1950; Masters degree in Art Education, University of Iowa, 1951; professor at Parsons College, 1952 and at Trinity College, Texas, 1953; study of ceramics at the McNay Art Institute and Ohio State University; teaching children at home; professor of Art Education, Capital University; struggle to fit in craftswork between job and family; basketry interest and study, 1972 to present; preference for natural fibers; entering competitions; pricing and sale of baskets.

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Copyright by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1988.

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