Oral history interview with Edward Chavez, 1964 November 5
Chavez, Edward Arcenio, 1917-1995
Trovato, Joseph S., 1912-1983
Treasury Relief Art Project
Federal Art Project
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Place of publication, production, or execution:
New York (State)
Transcript: 5 pages
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 20 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Edward Chavez conducted 1964 November 5, in Woodstock, New York, by Joseph Trovato for the Archives of American Art.
Chavez speaks of the development of his interest in art; working for the Treasury Relief Art Project, and later the WPA Federal Art Project; murals he did for the WPA in high schools and post offices; his post-war paintings and the change in his style; and his feelings about federal support for the arts.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Edward Chavez, 1964 November 5. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Edward Chavez (1917-1995) is a painter, mural painter, and sculptor from Woodstock, New York.
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.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001