Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Ballinger, Harry

  • Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Ballinger, Harry
  • Ballinger, Harry, Interviewee
  • Masters, David, Interviewer
  • 2 sound files, digital, MPEG3 file
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Originally issued on sound cassettes and transferred to compact discs.
  • 08-18-1978
  • [Gloucester, Mass] : Sawyer Free Library


Ballinger, Harry, Interviewee and Masters, David, Interviewer, “Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Ballinger, Harry,” Sawyer Free Library, Gloucester, Mass., accessed May 24, 2020,


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