Nancy Lilly transcript

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Nancy Lilly transcript


  • 2018 June 22 (Creation)


Audio length: 01:06:30
Transcript length: 15 pages

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(1937 July 07 - 2020 July 22)

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Nancy Lilly was born in Quantico, Virginia. After getting married, she moved to California where she eventually got an administrative job at the Los Angeles Art Association. It was there that she learned about ArtCenter and met Fine Art faculty. She began modeling at ArtCenter and that led to becoming Manager of the Model Office and Prop Room in 1978 when her predecessor retired. After retiring from the Model Office in 2002, she continued scheduling models for private classes and Chouinard for a brief while.

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Nancy Lilly discusses her early career with the Los Angeles Art Association and as an art model. She talks about her years at ArtCenter as Manager of the Model Office and reminisces about faculty and models. She gives insight into the job of art modeling and how a skilled model can facilitate and enrich a painting class.

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Copyright held by Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, Calif.)

Digital materials and catalog records are made available for educational and research purposes only and cannot be reproduced, distributed, or published without written permission from Art Center College of Design.

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