Oral history interview with Andrew Chinn, 1965 May 24
Chinn, Andrew, 1915-1996
Bestor, Dorothy K., 1913-
Elshin, Jacob Alexander
Federal Art Project (Wash.)
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
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Transcript: 27 pages.
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 2 min.
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Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
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.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Andrew Chinn, 1965 May 24. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Transcript: microfilm reel 3418 (frames 805-833) available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Andrew Chinn (1915-1996) was a painter in Seattle, Washington.
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