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Oral history interview with Ruth Gikow, 1964

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Interviewee:
Gikow, Ruth Levine, 1915-1982
Interviewer:
Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington),, 1920-
Subject:
Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.)
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Sound recording: 1 sound tape reel ; 7 in.
Transcript: 29 p.
General Note:
Unrelated interviews of Ad Reinhardt and Ralph and Bena Mayer conducted by H. Phillips are also on this tape.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Summary:
An interview of Ruth Gikow conducted by Harlan Phillips in 1964 for the Archives of American Art.
Gikow speaks of being born in Russia; mural painting at the Bronx Hospital for the Federal Art Project; interest in graphics; the Artists Congress; the Index of American Design; and her thoughts on contemporary painting. She recalls John Stuart Curry and Gene Morey.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Ruth Gikow, 1964. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript available on-line at http://www.aaa.si.edu/oralhist/gikow64.htm
Biography Note:
Painter, printmaker; New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
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:
Federal aid to the arts
Interviews
Painters
Printmakers
Sound recordings
Women artists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12598
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213485
AAA_collcode_gikow64
Theme:
Women
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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