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
  • 2 sound files, digital, MPEG3 file
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Originally issued on sound cassettes and transferred to compact discs.
  • 07-06-1978
  • [Gloucester, Mass] : Sawyer Free Library


Steele, Marian Williams, Interviewee and Masters, David, Interviewer, “Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Steele, Marian Williams,” Sawyer Free Library, Gloucester, Mass., accessed February 16, 2020,


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