Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Woodward, James


Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Woodward, James


Woodward, James Interviewee.;Masters, David Interviewer.


[Gloucester, Mass] : Sawyer Free Library




2 sound files, digital, MPEG3 file

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OH 82 Part 1
OH 82 Part 2

Linda Brayton and David Masters, principal oral historians.;Interviewer(s):David Masters (7/6/1978).

TRACKS: Born in Duluth, Minn., came and spent a year as a monitor in the Cape Ann School of Art -- Ginny Savage's jungle -- Painters admired, Thieme knows how to push paint -- Ann Brockman -- An important if controversial view of what's happening on the Cape and in Rockport in particular, the Rockport Art Association -- Art should offend - or at least make you react art vs facility and craft -- Art and conservatism, You're coming here with preconceived ideas -- Van Gogh - The man wrote as well as he painted -- You couldn't afford it if you wanted to come to paint Cape Ann now as an unknown artist -- Writing and painting, the Henry is Henry Miller -- An interesting view of individualism vs. conformity, Sometimes the greatest conformity exists in an atmosphere that is anti establishment -- Synonon (the game), why some people never leave school -- Can an artist reconcile money making and art making -- Some thoughts on creativity - a very lonely business -- It's a social club - nobody gets hurt -- You can have creative living and not have creative art -- Financial success or lack of it -- Advertising art, commercial art vs. art - you have to decide -- No room for expansion and growth -- Technique vs. artistic statement, Theme -- Primitive art -- Sometimes you have magnificent technique but there's nothing there -- Old hopes -- Mr. Woodward describes himself as a softcore idealist - but very practical.

The following names and terms were used in this interview:John Corbino, Louise Kenyon, Ann Brockman, St. Miguel, Bill McNulty, Paul Kenyon, Ross Burton, Stuart Davis, H.E. Davidson, Taos New Mexico.

Originally issued on sound cassettes and transferred to compact discs.


Oral history -- Massachusetts -- Cape Ann.;Artists -- Interviews.;Artist Colonies -- Massachusetts -- Cape Ann.

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

Collection :

Gloucester Oral History Collection

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Citation :

Woodward, James Interviewee.;Masters, David Interviewer., "Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Woodward, James," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #7685, (accessed September 22, 2017).