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A Guide to the Kelly Fearing Interview Transcript, 2002
Kelly Fearing was born in Fordyce, Arkansas, on October 18, 1918. He studied art at Louisiana Tech University and earned his master's degree in art from Columbia. He taught at Texas Wesleyan College from 1945 to 1947, when he began his long career in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin. He retired as Ashbel Smith Professor Emeritus in 1987 and continued to work as a professional artist. He has been known as a "maverick" of Texas modernist art. More than 80 of his prints and drawings are in the holdings of the Blanton Museum of Art on the UT Austin campus. He died in West Lake Hills, Austin, on March 13, 2011.
Obituary of Kelly Fearing from the Austin American-Statesman, March 20, 2011
The Kelly Fearing Interview Transcript, 2003, is a copy of an oral history interview transcript of Fearing conducted by Valerie Dunnam in 2002. The interview tapes and original transcript are in the holdings of the Austin History Center.
This collection is open for research use.
The Austin History Center retains copyright on all materials. Written permission must be obtained from the Austin History Center in order to photocopy or publish from the collection.
Kelly Fearing Interview Transcript, 2003, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Brenda Gunn, March 2004.
Subsequent revisions were made by Jessi Fishman, June 2016.