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Frank Gasparro interview, 1990 May 17

Creator:
Gasparro, Frank, 1909-2001
Shopes, Linda
Subject:
Curran, Mary
Donato, Giuseppe
Artists' Union (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Federal Art Project (Pa.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
4 sound cassettes.
Access Note / Rights:
Untranscribed; use requires an appointment.
Summary:
An interview of Frank Gasparro conducted by Linda Shopes. Gasparro speaks of his early life including his studies with Giuseppe Donato; struggling through the Depression carving cemetery monuments; his successful application to the Federal Art Project (FAP) and his experiences while working with it; projects he worked on with the FAP and how they were assigned; how the project functioned; relations with other artists; political problems involving the Pennsylvania state director of the FAP, Mary Curran, and the Artists Union; and his subsequent work for the U.S. Mint.
Citation:
Frank Gasparro interview, 1990 May 17. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Sculptor; Pennsylvania. Worked on Federal Art Project in Pennsylvania.
Provenance:
Donated by the Pennsylvania State Archives, 1991.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art and state
Depressions
Federal aid to the arts
Interviews
Sculptors
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10363
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213681
AAA_collcode_gaspfran
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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