Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Hancock, Walker


Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Hancock, Walker


Hancock, Walker Interviewee.;Brayton, Linda Interviewer.


[Gloucester, Mass] : Sawyer Free Library




3 sound files, digital, MPEG3 file

Listen now:
OH 39 Part 1
OH 39 Part 2
OH 39 Part 3

Linda Brayton and David Masters, principal oral historians.;Interviewer:Linda Brayton (4/25/1978).

TRACKS:CD60-a: 1. Mr. Hancocks's background, school, etc. -- 2. Reasons for coming to Cape Ann, anecdote about teacher, Charles Grafly, financing art work -- 3. Study abroad, Charles Grafly's accidental death -- 4. Coming to Cape Ann, building home and studio -- 5. Other artists in Folly Cove area, etc., early days in Folly Cove -- 6. Sculptures of famous persons (i.e. Eisenhower, Robert Frost, etc.) -- 7. Eisenhower (contd.), Booth Tarkington -- 8. Research involved prior to sculpting, comments on relationship between personality and features -- 9. Reflections on interests and challenges in his work -- 10. Preserving art treasures during World War II. CD 60b: 1. Preserving art treasures during World War II (cont'd) -- 2. Connections with Cape Ann, feelings about it, family.

The following names and terms were used in this interview: St. Louis School of Fine Arts , Charles Grafly, Crescent scholarship, Walter Kilham, Jr., Ides van der Gracht, Breckenridge, Cecelia Beaux, Gabriell D. V. Clements, Marfan's syndrome, Chief Justice Earl Warren, Aachen, George Stout, Saezkamonergut, Miss Clements, Ellen Day Hale, Nicholas D'ascenzo, Recchia, George Aarons, Gifford Beal, Leon Kroll, Paul Manship, Butman's quarry, Eric Gugler, George Demetrios, Siegen, Westphalia, Charlemagne, Miss Hale, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Deane.

Originally issued on sound cassettes and transferred to compact discs.


Artist colonies -- Massachusetts -- Cape Ann.;Oral history -- Massachusetts -- Cape Ann.;Sculptors -- Massachusetts -- Cape Ann -- Interviews.

Ann, Cape (Mass.) -- History -- Anecdotes.;Ann, Cape (Mass.) -- Social life and customs.

Collection :

Gloucester Oral History Collection

Tags :


Citation :

Hancock, Walker Interviewee.;Brayton, Linda Interviewer., "Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Hancock, Walker," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #7644, (accessed August 19, 2017).