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Oral history interview with William Cumming, 1965 April 3

Interviewee:
Cumming, William
Interviewer:
Bestor, Dorothy K., 1913-
Subject:
Anderson, Guy I. (Guy Irving)
Elshin, Jacob Alexander
Farwell, Denise
Graves, Morris
Inverarity, Robert Bruce
Tobey, Mark
Federal Art Project (Wash.)
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 35 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 29 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Summary:
An interview of William Cumming conducted by Dorothy Bestor on 1965 April 3 for the Archives of American Art.
Cumming speaks of getting on the Federal Art Project; meeting Morris Graves; problems with the way the project was administered and supervised; destruction of some of the art work produced by the project; his feelings about federal support for the arts; his existential philosophy on life; and his views on current trends in painting. He recalls Jacob Elshin, Robert Bruce Inverarity, Mark Tobey, Denise Farwell, Guy Anderson.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with William Cumming, 1965 April 3. 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:
William Cumming is a painter from 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
Federal aid to the arts
Interviews
Painters
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12163
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213383
AAA_collcode_cummin65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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