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Oral history interview with Andrew Chinn, 1965 May 24

Interviewee:
Chinn, Andrew, 1915-1996
Interviewer:
Bestor, Dorothy K., 1913-
Subject:
Chong, Fay
Cumming, William
Elshin, Jacob Alexander
Graves, Morris
Federal Art Project (Wash.)
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 27 pages.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 2 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Summary:
An interview of Andrew Chinn conducted 1965 May 24, by Dorothy Bestor, for the Archives of American Art. Chinn speaks of his memories of the Federal Art Project in Washington state; how the program affected Seattle as an art center; and he recalls other artists involved in the project: Fay Chong, William Cumming, Jacob Elshin, and Morris Graves.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Andrew Chinn, 1965 May 24. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript: microfilm reel 3418 (frames 805-833) available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Andrew Chinn (1915-1996) was a painter in Seattle, Washington.
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
Asian American artists
Chinese American artists
Federal aid to the arts
Interviews
Painters
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12153
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213368
AAA_collcode_chinn65
Theme:
Asian American
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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