Oral history with William and Corrie Halsey

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Oral history with William and Corrie Halsey
Halsey, William
Throughout the interview, world renowned painter and sculptor, William Halsey shares his views on art and the difficulties of being a contemporary artist in historic cities like Savannah and Charleston. He mentions studying under Elizabeth O’Neil Verner, attending the University of South Carolina, graduating from the Boston Museum School, living and painting in Mexico for two years on a fellowship from the Boston Museum School, as well as teaching at Telfair Academy and the College of Charleston. His wife, Mrs. Corrie Halsey, discusses her attendance at the University of South Carolina where she studied medical illustrating, her attendance at the Boston Museum School, and shares her experiences with juggling duties as both a mother and an artist. Audio with transcript and tape log.
South Carolina Historical Society Oral Histories
Contributing Institution:
South Carolina Historical Society
Media Type:
Oral Histories
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Halsey, William, 1915-1999, College of Charleston, University of South Carolina, Spoleto Festival U.S.A, Verner, Elizabeth O'Neill, 1883-1979, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, Savannah, Ga
Topical Subject:
World War I, 1914-1918, Contemporary art and cultural transformation, Medical illustrators, Motherhood and the arts, Art
Geographic Subject:
Charleston (S.C.), Mexico, Savannah (Ga.)
Shelving Locator:
44-30-08 Halsey
S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
Internet Media Type:
Digitization Specifications:
Mp3 derivative audio created with Audacity software. Archival masters are wav files.
Copyright Status Statement:
Digital resource copyright 2010, The South Carolina Historical Society. All rights reserved. For more information contact The South Carolina Historical Society, 100 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29407