Oral history interview with Jozef and Teresa Bakos, 1965 April 15
Bakós, Józef, 1891-1977
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden
Federal Art Project (N.M.)
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
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Transcript: 19 pages
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformated in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 1 min.
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Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Jozef G. and Teresa Bakos conducted by Sylvia Loomis on 1965 April 15 for the Archives of American Art.
Bakos speaks of his background and education; moving to Santa Fe in 1920; founding the group Los Cinco Pintores; the art community in Santa Fe in the 1920s; going to work on the easel painting project of the Federal Art Project; his feelings about the FAP; his opinions of modern art; his post-FAP career; and commissions he received. Jozef Bakos' wife, Teresa, is also present.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Jozef and Teresa Bakos, 1965 April 15. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Transcript available on line at http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/oralhistories/transcripts/bakos65.htm
Jozef Bakos (1891-1977) was a painter in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
This interview 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.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001