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Oral history interview with Nicholas Brigante, 1964 May 25

Interviewee:
Brigante, N.P., 1895-1989
Interviewer:
McGlynn, Betty Lochrie Hoag, 1914-2002
Subject:
Berlin, Ben
Costello, Val
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton
Federal Art Project (Calif.)
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 17 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformated in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 41 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Summary:
An interview of Nicholas Brigante conducted 1964 May 25, by Betty Hoag for the Archives of American Art.
Brigante speaks of his work on the watercolor easel project for the Federal Art Project; his background and the influence of Chinese painting; his association with the Los Angeles Art Students League; other artists involved in the project; the project's effect on the community, and on the careers of artists. He recalls Ben Berlin, Val Costello and Stanton Macdonald-Wright.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Nicholas Brigante, 1964 May 25. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript: microfilm reel 3418 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Nicholas P. Brigante (1895-1989) was a painter 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:
Federal aid to the arts
Interviews
Painters
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11846
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213323
AAA_collcode_brigan64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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