Ralph Avery Rochester Insights digital audio recording
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.
- Creation: 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.
1 Digital File(s) (Digital Audio file)
Ralph Avery was an American landscape painter and watercolorist based in Rochester. The collection includes an audio recording of an interview conducted with Avery.
There is only one item in the collection.
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
Finding aid created by Jennifer Roeszies in September 2015.
Genre / Form
- Ralph Avery audio recording of his Insights on Rochester
- RIT Archives
- Jennifer Roeszies
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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