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Reminiscences of Robert Turner : oral history, 1985

Creator: Turner, Robert, 1913-2005
Project: American craftspeople project.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 77 pages Sound recording: 2 sound cassettes.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Ceramic artist.

Scope and Contents

Childhood, Brooklyn; economics study at Swarthmore; graduate studies in art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, specialization in painting; conscientious objector, World War II, did alternative peace work, 1942-1945; pottery thesis, Alfred University; teaching at Black Mountain College; discussion of development of his art, ethics in art; development of his own style in ceramics; nature and language in art; role of art in his life.


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Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1987.

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