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Jonathan Blazon

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Jonathan Blazon was born in Manchester, New Hampshire and raised in Concord, New Hampshire and Brooklyn, New York. His maternal grandparents emigrated from China and his father's family was French-Canadian. He attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City and the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France. He later worked for Primera Languages for Business in New York City as a director and managing partner.

Interview Highlight

"I’m revealing to myself that it still hurts that Chinese people think of me as being less Chinese -- of not being Chinese, actually. I shouldn’t say 'less.' They just don’t even consider me as being Chinese. And I hate it. I really do."

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Identifier: 2011.019.022
Date: February 25, 2012
Duration: 01:17:00
Citation: Oral history interview with Jonathan Blazon, 2012, 2011.019.020; Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations Oral History Collection, 2011.019; Brooklyn Historical Society.
Language: English
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