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Oral history interview with Louis Bunce, 1965 October 29

Interviewee:
Bunce, Louis, 1907-1983
Interviewer:
Bestor, Dorothy K., 1913-
Subject:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 26 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 4 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript: Use requires an appointment.
Summary:
An interview of Louis Bunce conducted 1965 October 29, by Dorothy Bestor, for the Archives of American Art.
Bunce speaks of his early art training; WPA mural projects he was involved in; the Northwest art scene in the 1930s; his WPA colleagues; how subject matter was selected for the murals; public perception of the project; the dispersal of the work produced by the Federal Art Project; leaving the Northwest, going to New York and getting on the mural project there; and the project's impact on the careers of artists.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Louis Bunce, 1965 October 29. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript: microfilm reel 3949 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Louis Bunce (1907-1983) was a painter, printmaker, educator, and mural painter in Portland, Oregon.
Provenance:
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:
Educators
Federal aid to the arts
Interviews
Muralists
Painters
Printmakers
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12751
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213331
AAA_collcode_bunce65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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