Oral history interview with John Emmett Gerrity, 1965 Jan. 20
Gerrity, John Emmett, 1895-1980
McChesney, Mary Fuller, 1922-
Federal Art Project (Calif.)
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
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Sound recordings: 1 sound tape reel ; 5 in.
Transcript: 24 p.
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Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of John Emmett Gerrity conducted 1965 Jan. 20, by Mary McChesney, for the Archives of American Art. Gerrity speaks of his background and education; working as a watercolorist and a mural painter for the WPA Federal Art Project; his work methods; the effect of the FAP on him and on other artists of the San Francisco Bay area; and the influence of the Mexican muralists.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with John Emmett Gerrity, 1965 Jan. 20. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
John Emmett Gerrity (1895-1980) was a painter and mural painter from Berkeley, Calif.
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