Oral history interview Opal R. Fleckenstein, 1965 Nov. 19 and 20
Fleckenstein, Opal R., 1911-1996
Bestor, Dorothy K., 1913-
Anderson, Guy I. (Guy Irving)
Federal Art Project (Wash.)
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
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Sound recordings: 1 sound tape reel ; 5 in.
Transcript: 28 p.
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Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Opal R. Fleckenstein conducted 1965 Nov. 19 and 20, by Dorothy Bestor for the Archives of American Art, at the artist's home in Spokane, Wash. Speaks of her work at Spokane Art Center under the Federal Art Project; of the painting courses at the art center; exhibitions shown there; the lack of facilities in Spokane; benefits of the art center to her own development; and her photography, batik work, and painting; She recalls Mark Tobey, Kenneth Downer, and Guy Anderson.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview Opal R. Fleckenstein, 1965 Nov. 19 and 20. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Opal R. Fleckenstein (1911-1996) was a painter, ceramist from Seattle, Wash.
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