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Oral history interview with William A. Gaw, 1964 Mar. 6

Interviewee:
Gaw, William A., 1891-1973
Interviewer:
Ferbrache, Lewis
Subject:
Griffin, James Martin
Léger, Fernand
Marsh, Reginald
Park, David
Ryder, Worth
Still, Clyfford E.
Federal Art Project (Calif.)
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
Sound recording: 1 sound tape ; 7 in.
Transcript: 48 p.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Summary:
An interview of William A. Gaw conducted 1964 Mar. 6 by Lewis Ferbraché for the Archives of American Art.
Gaw speaks of his art training under James Martin Griffin; attending the Mark Hopkins Institute; his work as a commercial artist, an engineer, and a designer; early exhibitions of his work; working with the WPA-FAP; teaching at Mills College; exhibitions he has juried; and California artists he has associated with. He recalls Fernand Leger, Reginald Marsh, David Park, Worth Ryder, and Clyfford Still.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with William A. Gaw, 1964 Mar. 6. 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:
Painter, engineer, and designer; Berkeley, California.
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:
Art
Commercial art
Designers
Engineers
Federal aid to the arts
Interviews
Painters
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11834
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213557
AAA_collcode_gaw64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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