Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Hersey, Sam

  • Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Hersey, Sam
  • Hersey, Sam, Interviewee
  • Madters, David, Interviewer
  • 4 sound files, digital, MPEG3 file
  • The following names and terms were used in this interview: Cole Porter, Peru, Indiana, Beaux Arts, George Gross, Giotto, Tillard de Chardin, Universal consciousness, Maurice Compris, Hotel des Voyageurs, Et Etranges (France), Jung, Illustration, the two Andy's (Warhol and Wyeth), En plein air (Fr.).
  • Linda Brayton and David Masters, principal oral historians; Interviewer: David Masters(3/30/1978).
  • TRACKS: CD41: 1. How he came to New England -- 2. How he started -- 3. Education -- 4. Early excitement with Rockport -- 5. Changes on Cape Ann -- 6. Motif # 1 -- 7. Motif # 1 (cont'd), Nova Scotian fishing shacks -- 8. Changes on the Neck -- 9. Differing perspectives on art -- 10. Every painting is abstract -- 11. Teaching, politics -- 12. Learn more from each other than from the teacher. CD42: 1. Performance vs. art -- 2. Religion and art are not debatable -- 3. Bad and good art -- 4. Art and illustration -- 5. Cape Ann's outstanding characteristics.
  • Originally issued on sound cassettes and transferred to compact discs.
  • 1978
  • [Gloucester, Mass] : Sawyer Free Library


Hersey, Sam, Interviewee and Madters, David, Interviewer, “Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Hersey, Sam,” Sawyer Free Library, Gloucester, Mass., accessed May 7, 2021,


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