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Oral history interview with Christine Jeannette Abel, 1965 June 5

Interviewee:
Abel, Christine Jeannette, 1890-1970
Interviewer:
McGlynn, Betty Lochrie Hoag, 1914-2002
Subject:
Chamberlin, F. Tolles (Frank Tolles),
Hansen, Armin C. (Armin-Carl),
Martin, Fletcher
Siqueiros, David Alfaro
Thorps, Helen Katherine
Federal Art Project (Calif.)
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 8 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformated in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 23 min.
Access Note / Rights:
For information on how to access this interview contact Reference Services.
Summary:
An interview of Christine Jeannette Abel conducted 1965 June 5, by Betty Hoag McGlynn, for the Archives of American Art. Abel discusses her educational background and studies with Frank Tolles Chamberlin, Armin Carl Hansen and David Alfaro Siqueiros; her teaching experience and impressions of Fletcher Martin as a student; and her experience assisting Helen Katherine Thorps on a Federal Art Project mural for the Marobia, California post office.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Christine Jeannette Abel, 1965 June 5. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Christine Jeannette Abel (1890-1970) was a painter, mural painter, sculptor, and educator from California.
Provenance:
Conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts
Interviews
Mural painting and decoration
Muralists
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13281
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213232
AAA_collcode_abelc65
Theme:
New Deal
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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