Oral history interview with James Herbert Fitzgerald and Margaret Tomkins, 1965 Oct. 27
FitzGerald, James Herbert, 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: 12 p.
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Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of James Fitzgerald conducted 1965 Oct. 27, by Dorothy Bestor, for the Archives of American Art.
Speaks of his work with Thomas Hart Benton; his work for the Treasury Relief Art Project (TRAP); his work on the murals at the Department of Justice with Boardman Robinson; and work on other Work Progress Administration art programs in Washington state. Fitzgerald's wife, artist Margaret Tomkins, is present during the interview and comments periodically.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with James Herbert Fitzgerald and Margaret Tomkins, 1965 Oct. 27. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Transcript available on line.
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
James Fitzgerald (1910- ) is a painter and mural painter from Washington state.
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