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Parsons School of Design oral history program ➔ Audio interview with Jane Bannerman


Related people/organizations

Jane Campbell Bannerman (depicts)
Wendy Scheir (depicts)

Date

October 27 2010

Identifier:

PC070102_Bannerman_20101027

MLA Citation:

Audio interview with Jane Bannerman. October 27 2010. Parsons School of Design oral history program. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 25 May 2019

Description TRANSCRIPT

Interviewed by archivist Wendy Scheir at Jane Campbell Bannerman’s apartment at 88th Street and Park Avenue in New York City. Bannerman mentions her childhood in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and her education at Parsons School of Design’s Paris Ateliers campus at 9 Place des Vosges. At the Paris Ateliers, Bannerman met and studied under Eleanor McMillen, William Odom, Frank Alvah Parsons, and Van Day Truex. Bannerman describes Truex’s educational approach and style of dress in great detail. She later graduated from the illustration department at Parsons School of Design in 1930, and then pursued a career as an interior decorator. As a decorator, Bannerman worked for McMillen, Braunschweig and Fils, and herself.