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Oral history interview with William McBride, 1988 Oct. 30-31

view Oral history interview with William McBride, 1988 Oct. 30-31 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
McBride, William, 1912-2000
Interviewer:
Adams, Carol
Subject:
African-American Artists in Chicago Oral History Project
African-American Artists in Chicago Oral History Project
African-American Artists in Chicago Oral History Project
South Side Community Art Center
African-American Artists in Chicago Oral History Project
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript 149 p.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformated in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 10 min.
Summary:
An interview of William McBride conducted 1988 Oct. 30-31, by Carol Adams, for the Archives of American Art African-American artists in Chicago oral history project (1988-1989).
McBride speaks of his early interest in art, the importance of George Neal to the education of young Chicago artists, and the camaraderie among black artists in Chicago in the 1930s. He discusses working for the WPA Federal Art Project and saving WPA works from destruction. Carter reminisces about the formation of the South Side Community Art Center as a place where black artists could exhibit, the black Renaissance in Chicago in the 1930s, and post-WPA survival. He recalls working for Goldblatt's department store, the impact of the civil rights movement on black art, and the influence of African art.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with William McBride, 1988 Oct. 30-31. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Biography Note:
William McBride (1912-2000) was a painter in Chicago, Ill.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
African American art
Interviews
Painters
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11443
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211898
AAA_collcode_mcbrid88
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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