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Oral history interview with Edward Chavez, 1964 November 5

view Oral history interview with Edward Chavez, 1964 November 5 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Chavez, Edward Arcenio, 1917-1995
Interviewer:
Trovato, Joseph S., 1912-1983
Subject:
Federal Art Project
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Treasury Relief Art Project
Place of publication, production, or execution:
New York (State)
Physical Description:
Transcript: 5 pages
General Note:
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.
Summary:
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.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Edward Chavez, 1964 November 5. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Edward Chavez (1917-1995) is a painter, mural painter, and sculptor from Woodstock, New York.
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
Hispanic American artists
Interviews
Mural painting and decoration
Muralists
Painters
Sculptors
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5458
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213362
AAA_collcode_chavez64
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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