Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Schlemm, Betty Lou


Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Schlemm, Betty Lou


Schlemm, Betty Lou Interviewee.;Masters, David Interviewer.


[Gloucester, Mass] : Sawyer Free Library




2 sound files, digital, MPEG3 file

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OH 91 Part 1
OH 91 Part 2

Linda Brayton and David Masters, principal oral historians.;Interviewer(s):David Masters (8/16/1978)

TRACKS: Born 1934 in Maplewood, in New Jersey, how she arrived in Gloucester after a trip out west -- I can't imagine art any finer than here -- New York's and Cape Ann's art community compared -- Places and institutions studied in -- Village art shows, galleries and associations belonged to -- Realism in the Cape Ann art colony -- Heritage of the Cape Ann art colony -- Cape Ann compared to the French Impressionist community as vital art centers -- It keeps your standards very high -- It's not good to work in just one medium -- Landscape, etc., what she likes as subjects -- Rocky Neck as a subject and art colony -- Winslow Homer uses same subject as does Betty Schlemm in one painting -- Commissioned by Navy -- G.I.'s mystique for her -- How a weakness became a strength -- Why artists live long -- How income is divided between art and teaching -- Painting the Hamilton International Horse Trials.

The following names and terms were used in this interview:Norcross Greeting cards, Paul Strisik, Gordon Grant, Winslow Homer, Maurice Prendergast, Greenwich Village, Raleigh North Carolina, Carmel California, Grand Central Art Gallery.

Originally issued on sound cassettes and transferred to compact discs.


Artists -- Interviews.;Artist Colonies -- Massachusetts -- Cape Ann.;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 :

Schlemm, Betty Lou Interviewee.;Masters, David Interviewer., "Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Schlemm, Betty Lou," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #7694, (accessed September 21, 2017).