Oral history interview with Patrocino Barela, 1964 July 2
Barela, Patrociño, 1902-1964
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden
Federal Art Project (N.M.)
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Transcript: 12 pages
Originally recorded 1 sound tape reel. Reformated in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 26 min. Interviews of Andrew Dasburg and Chuzo Tamotzu conducted by S. Loomis are also on this tape.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Patrocino Barela conducted 1964 July 2, by Sylvia Loomis for the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project.
Barela speaks of his family background; his childhood; the development of his carving; his involvement with the Federal Art Project; religious themes in his work; and his sculpture techniques.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Patrocino Barela, 1964 July 2. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Patrocino Barela (1902-1964) was a wood carver from Taos, New Mexico.
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