Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Ballinger, Harry


Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Ballinger, Harry


Ballinger, Harry Interviewee.;Masters, David Interviewer.


[Gloucester, Mass] : Sawyer Free Library




2 sound files, digital, MPEG3 file

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OH 93 Part 1
OH 93 Part 2

Linda Brayton and David Masters, principal oral historians.;Interviewer:David Masters (8/18/1978);Interviewer(s):David Masters

TRACKS: Born in Washington state, 1892 his father was a captain in the Coast Guard -- How he got into the field of illustration, the famous magazines and places he worked for -- The people he worked with in New York, Hotel des Artistes -- Norman Rockwell -- How he quit illustration in 1936 to become a fine artist, always supported himself with his art work -- Experience teaching -- Association at which he is a member -- Started his career at 24 years of age -- His two careers as an artist and illustrator, his books -- How he came to Cape Ann, It is the leading art center in the whole country -- Artists that he admires -- A promised land -- Cape Ann's uniqueness, There is nothing like Cape Ann.

The following names and terms were used in this interview:Art Students League, Norman Rockwell, Maurice Brown, Painting surf and sea, North Shore Arts Association, Rockport Arts Association, Guild of Boston Artists, Stanley Woodward, Anthony Thieme, Painting boats and harbors.

Originally issued on sound cassettes and transferred to compact discs.


Artists -- Massachusetts -- Cape Ann.;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 :

Ballinger, Harry Interviewee.;Masters, David Interviewer., "Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Ballinger, Harry," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #7696, (accessed September 20, 2017).