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Oral history interview with Edward Biberman, 1964 April 15

view Oral history interview with Edward Biberman, 1964 April 15 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Biberman, Edward, 1904-1986
Interviewer:
McGlynn, Betty Lochrie Hoag, 1914-2002
Subject:
Orozco, José Clemente
Rivera, Diego
Federal Art Project (Calif.)
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Place of publication, production, or execution:
California
Physical Description:
Transcript: 48 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded 1 sound tape reel. Reformated in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 53 min. Interviews of Stanton Macdonald-Wright, and Charles Rogers are also on this tape.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Summary:
An interview of Edward Biberman conducted 1964 April 15, by Betty Hoag, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.
Biberman speaks of his background and education; his early painting career; the influence of the Mexican muralists, especially Jose Clemente Orozco, upon him; coming to California; teaching at the Art Center School; murals he painted for the Los Angeles Post Office; serving on the jury to select a mural design for the Social Security Administration Building in Washington; his work methods, and how he researched the subject matter for his murals; the Federal Art Project's contribution to art in California and art in general; his opinions about government support for the arts. He recalls Diego Rivera.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Edward Biberman, 1964 April 15. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Edward Biberman (1904-1986) was a painter, printmaker, and mural painter from Los Angeles, California.
Provenance:
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.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art and state
Federal aid to the arts
Interviews
Mural painting and decoration
Muralists
Painters
Printmakers
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12807
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213268
AAA_collcode_biberm64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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