Oral history interview with Ted Egri, 1965 March 22
Egri, Ted, 1913-2010
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden
Artists Equity Association
Federal Art Project (N.M.)
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
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Transcript: 30 pages
Originally recorded on 4 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 5 min.
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Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
An interview of Ted Egri conducted 1965 March 22, by Sylvia Loomis, for the Archives of American Art. Egri speaks of his youth; his education at the Roerich Museum Art Institute; parental influence; teaching at the Art Institute in Kansas City; working for the Federal Art Project on a poster project in 1936; the easel painting project, and the mural project; his post-FAP career; joining the U.S. Navy and making maps during World War II; the effect of the WPA years on his career; developing his work as a sculptor; going back to teaching for a while; and joining the Artists Equity Association.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Ted Egri, 1965 March 22. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Transcript: microfilm reel 3418 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Ted Egri (1913- ) is a painter and sculptor in Taos, New Mexico.
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