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Oral history interview with Dorothy Cravath, 1964 May 13-27

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Interviewee:
Cravath, Dorothy, 1901-1974
Interviewer:
Martin, Minette
Subject:
Rivera, Diego
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
University of California, San Francisco.School of Fine Arts
Place of publication, production, or execution:
California
Physical Description:
Transcript: 11 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 55 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Summary:
An interview of Dorothy Cravath conducted 1964 May 13 - 27, by Minette Martin for the Archives of American Art.
Interview conducted at the home of Leota Molten in Berkeley, California. Cravath speaks of her youth and art education at the California School of Fine Arts; painting murals for the Federal Art Project; and restoring the murals at Coit Tower. She recalls Diego Rivera and discusses his influence on muralists.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Dorothy Cravath, 1964 May 13-27. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript available on line.
Biography Note:
Dorothy Cravath (1901-1974) was a mural painter in San Francisco, California.
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 students
Coit Memorial Tower (San Francisco, Calif.)
Federal aid to the arts
Interviews
Mural painting and decoration
Muralists
Sound recordings
Women artists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13070
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213376
AAA_collcode_cravat64
Theme:
Women
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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