Oral history interview with Olinka Hrdy, 1965 Mar. 13-Mar. 17
Hrdy, Olinka, 1902-1987
McGlynn, Betty Lochrie Hoag, 1914-2002
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
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Sound recordings: 3 sound tape reels ; 3 in.
Transcript: 59 p.
Unrelated interviews of Helen Lundeberg and of Charles White conducted by B. Hoag are also on the tapes.
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Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Olinka Hrdy conducted 1965 Mar. 13-Mar. 17, by Betty Hoag, for the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project.
Hrdy discusses her childhood in Oklahoma; Native American culture and its influence on her work; studying and mural painting at the University of Oklahoma; influence of music in herwork; outlining technique in her painting; working in Tulsa; the Nicholas Rorick Museum; textile design; Dynamic Symmetry; working for Seymore Lipton, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Hans Schwitzer; relationship with Wright; Taliesin; the project period; her projects in California; job as Chief Designer for the State of CA; her personal creative approach. She recalls Bruce Goff, Dorothy Jenkins, and Suzanne Miller.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Olinka Hrdy, 1965 Mar. 13-Mar. 17. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Designer, mural painter; Prague, Okla.
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.
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