Oral history interview with Dale Goss, 1965 June 2
Goss, Dale M., 1910-
Bestor, Dorothy K., 1913-
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
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Sound recordings: 1 sound tape reel ; 5 in.
Transcript: 20 p.
An interview of Dale Goss conducted 1965 June 2, by Dorothy Bestor, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.
Goss talks about the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Project, the involvement of the government and Federal support for art and schools, the importance of art in society (including the dramatic arts), teaching and the active love of art, the worth of "living art" in today's society, the artists involved in the WPA Project, the loss of independence in artists of the time, his experience during the Depression, Federal leadership in the arts, and the organization of artists through the formation of the Allied Arts Council. He recalls Kenneth Callahan, Bill Cumming, Jacob Elshin, Carl Morris, Lubin Petric, Mark Tobey, and others.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Dale Goss, 1965 June 2. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Dale Goss (1910-) is an art administrator and painter from Seattle, Wash.
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