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Ralph Avery Rochester Insights digital audio recording

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0619

Scope and Contents

The Ralph Avery Rochester Insight digital audio recording contains an audio recording of unidentified male and female interviewers interviewing Ralph Avery about his time in Rochester, what it's like to be an artist in Rochester and the inspiration for his work. Original cassette recordings were digitized on 2/20/2015.

Dates

  • circa 1975

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

Ralph Hillyer Avery (1906-1976) graduated from RIT in 1928 and taught in the Applied Art Department at RIT for 25 years. He lived in Rochester for most of his adult life and frequently painted scenes from the local area – gray, foggy views of the downtown skyline, portraits of elegant old city homes, and abstractions of natural areas from the surrounding landscape. Avery was also a well-known illustrator, working for clients such as General Motors, Reader's Digest, and other popular magazines.

Extent

1 Digital File(s) (Digital Audio file)

Language

English

Overview

Ralph Avery was an American landscape painter and watercolorist based in Rochester. The collection includes an audio recording of an interview conducted with Avery.

Arrangement

There is only one item in the collection.

Physical Location

For access, contact RIT Archive Collections.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials in the collection were given to the RIT Archive Collections by Roger Remington of the College of Fine and Applied Arts in 1979. Accession number(s): 1979:020

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jennifer Roeszies in September 2015.
Title
Ralph Avery audio recording of his Insights on Rochester
Subtitle
RIT Archives
Status
Published
Author
Jennifer Roeszies
Date
9/14/2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archive Collections Repository

Contact:
RIT Libraries
Wallace Center
90 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester NY 14623 USA
(585) 475-4613