Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Steele, Marian Williams


Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Steele, Marian Williams


Steele, Marian Williams Interviewee.;Masters, David Interviewer.


[Gloucester, Mass] : Sawyer Free Library




2 sound files, digital, MPEG3 file

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OH 83 Part 1
OH 83 Part 2

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

TRACKS: 1936 - Guild of Boston artists, replenishing the Mellon collection -- Grew up in Trenton, N.J. and went to school in Philadelphia -- She has lived in Gloucester since 1942 -- Good Harbor Beach - Feb. 6, 1978 -- It all came very gradually I'd say I was impressionistic -- Some touches of surrealism and symbolism enter her art -- Water color vs. oil, water is much harder to control -- I could draw before I could write. School of Industrial Arts -- Struggle involved with being an artist -- Marine painting -- Motif #1 -- Contrast of old Boston with modern Boston -- Portraiture of famous people - Muhammed Ali and Joe Namath, Ali thought it was the prettiest painting I ever saw -- More portraiture -- The inspiration from living on Good Harbor Beach - one of the world's most beautiful beaches -- I think it's the most wonderful place in the country -- Nude and outdoor models in Rockport -- Leonard Craske - the creator of Gloucester's logo -- Ted Kantsky -- Brush and palette knife - Ken Gore -- The most respected artist on the Cape -- A.T. Hibbard.

The following names and terms were used in this interview:Andrew Mallen, Roy and Ginny Wilhelm, Henry McGuinness, Crescent Scholarship, Stanley Woodward, A.T. Hibbard, Leonard Craske, Barnes Foundation, Good Harbor Beach.

Originally issued on sound cassettes and transferred to compact discs.


Artists -- Interviews.;Oral history -- 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 :

Steele, Marian Williams Interviewee.;Masters, David Interviewer., "Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Steele, Marian Williams," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #7686, (accessed September 26, 2017).