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Peter Barton

June 17, 2014


Hudson, NY


Recorded by

Anne Ribbert

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This interview was conducted in Hudson on June, 17, 2014 in the house of Peter Barton. Originally from White Plains, NY, Peter moved to Hudson 15 years ago. He is an artist who integrates Asian philosophy in his work and life. In this interview, Peter talks about his upbringing and education in New York City in the 60s and 70s. Peter went to a Jesuit prep school in the Bronx, while at the same time studying art in Greenwich Village. He talks about the New York City art scene in those days. Peter furthermore discusses the role of Asian philosophy in his life and his art, politics and his private life and shares some of his wishes for the future. At the end of the interview, Peter describes how Hudson has changed within the last 15 years.

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Anne Ribbert

Anne Ribbert is a linguist and educational scientist with a keen interest in life stories and other oral history projects that address identity-related questions. She was born in Germany in 1979 and currently lives in Switzerland. Anne came to Hudson for the oral history summer school 2014.

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