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Oral history interview with Lee Brown Coye, 1964 May 26

Interviewee:
Coye, Lee Brown, 1907-1981
Interviewer:
Trovato, Joseph S., 1912-1983
Subject:
Federal Art Project (N.Y.)
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 9 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 21 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Summary:
An interview of Lee Brown Coye conducted 1964 May 26, by Joseph Trovato, for the Archives of American Art.
Coye speaks of the development of his style of painting; painting murals in Utica, New York; Thomas Hart Benton's influence on him; the importance of the Federal Art Project on his career and on the lives and work of other artists.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Lee Brown Coye, 1964 May 26. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript: microfilm reel 3418 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Lee Brown Coye (1907-1981) was a painter and mural painter in New York.
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:
Federal aid to the arts
Interviews
Mural painting and decoration
Muralists
Painters
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12948
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213375
AAA_collcode_coye64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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