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Oral history interview with Boris Gilbertson, 1964 June 25

Interviewee:
Gilbertson, Boris, 1907-1982
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden
Subject:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Treasury Relief Art Project
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Sound recordings: 1 sound tape reel (1 hour) ; 7 in.
Transcript: 33 p. (on one microfilm reel)
General Note:
An unrelated interview of Gene Kloss conducted by S. Loomis is also on this tape.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Summary:
An interview of Boris Gilbertson conducted 1964 June 25 by Sylvia Loomis for the Archives of American Art.
Gilbertson speaks of his background; his education at the Art Institute of Chicago; starting out as a sculptor; his early involvement with the Treasury Relief Art Project; his work in Wisconsin for the project; how the Project functioned and how his work was supervised; the TRAP's effect on the politics of the time; his views of abstract art; the uses of humor in sculpture and in art; animal subject matter in his work.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Boris Gilbertson, 1964 June 25. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript: microfilm reel 3419 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Sculptor; Santa Fe, N.M.
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:
Animal sculptors
Art and state
Federal aid to the arts
Interviews
Sculptors
Sculptors
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12485
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213486
AAA_collcode_gilber64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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