Paul Lerner discusses his personal history, including working for the United States Air Force before attending and graduating from the University of Montana, Missoula (then called Montana State University) in 1960. He describes the difficulty he faced finding college level teaching positions in the American West, his decision to accept a position at a liberal arts college in Pennsylvania, and his attempt to work as a primary teacher in Victor, Montana. Lerner also discusses his two divorces and how therapy led him to begin drawing and painting. He describes his early drawings of the Andes and Peru, exhibiting drawings at the Warehouse Gallery, and his transition from sketching to paint.
Life reminiscence; University of Montana, Missoula; Drawing; Painting; Montana artists; Paul Lerner
Montana Artists, Authors, and Journalists Oral History Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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Oral History Number
OH 201-001, 002
2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (19 p.: 28 cm.)
Lerner, Paul, "Paul Lerner Interview, April 6, 1988" (1988). Montana Artists, Authors, and Journalists Oral History Collection. 3.