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Hugh Mesibov interview, 1990 June 23

Creator:
Mesibov, Hugh, 1916-
Shopes, Linda
Subject:
Curran, Mary
Gallagher, Michael J.
Thrash, Dox
Artists' Union (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Federal Art Project (Pa.)
Graphic Sketch Club (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
2 sound cassettes.
Access Note / Rights:
Untranscribed; use requires an appointment.
Summary:
An interview of Hugh Mesibov conducted by Linda Shopes for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project. Mesibov speaks of his early life and early art experiences including his attendance at the Graphic Sketch Club (now known as the Samuel Fleisher Art Memorial); financial difficulties in the 1930s and his subsequest successful application to the Federal Art Project; his experiences on the FAP print project, including reminiscences of fellow artists Dox Thrash and Michael Gallagher; the development of the carborundum print process and its subsequent promotion; how the project was run and work assigned; his experiences on the easel and mural projects; political problems with the state director, Mary Curran, and the Artists' Union; and his post-FAP career.
Citation:
Hugh Mesibov interview, 1990 June 23. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Printmaker, associated with WPA Federal Art Project; Philadelphia, Pa.
Provenance:
Donated 1991 by the Pennsylvania State Archives.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art, American
Interviews
Printmakers
Prints
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10365
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213683
AAA_collcode_mesihugh
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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