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Oral history interview with Anton Blazek, 1965 April 13

Interviewee:
Blazek, Anton James, 1902-1974
Interviewer:
McGlynn, Betty Lochrie Hoag, 1914-2002
Subject:
Ebstrom, David
Feitelson, Lorser
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 34 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformated in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 22 min.
Summary:
Blazek speaks of his childhood in Baltimore; early art and music training; commercial art; ceramics; working with aluminum; his move to Los Angeles; works completed for federal projects; his paintings of California missions; the lack of government censorship; and the value of federal projects. He recalls David Ebstrom, Lorser Feitelson, and Stanton Macdonald-Wright.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Anton Blazek, 1965 April 13. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Anton Blazek (1902-1974) was a painter and sculptor in 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
Painters
Sculptors
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13218
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213312
AAA_collcode_blazek65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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