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Henry Sayre Oral History Interview. August 5, 2014

Henry Sayre Oral History Interview

Life history interview conducted by Janice Dilg.

August 5, 2014

Location:  Sayre residence, Bend, Oregon.

Henry Sayre (b. 1948) is a Distinguished Professor of Art History who has worked at OSU since 1981 and at the OSU-Cascades campus since its opening in 2001. Sayre is also an accomplished teacher and the author of a number of books, including a groundbreaking art appreciation textbook, A World of Art, now in its seventh edition, and the children's book From Cave Paintings to Picasso, winner of an Oregon Book Award. As chair of the curriculum committee and as academic provost, Sayre has also been instrumental in the on-going development of the Cascades campus in Bend, Oregon. His interview focuses on his experiences as a professor in the liberal arts at OSU, his leading role at OSU-Cascades, and his influential work as an art historian and art educator.