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Oral history interview with Sidney Laufman, 1965 Jan. 29

Interviewee:
Laufman, Sidney, 1891-1985
Interviewer:
Trovato, Joseph S., 1912-1983
Subject:
Barr, Alfred H.
Henri, Robert
Federal Art Project (Fla.)
Federal Art Project (N.Y.)
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 12 p.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformated in 2010 as 1 digital wav files. Duration is 37 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Summary:
An interview of Sidney Laufman conducted 1965 Jan. 29, by Joseph Trovato, for the Archives of American Art.
Laufman speaks of his background and education; studying under Robert Henri at the Art Students League; the development of his interest in art; going to Europe in 1920; his first exhibition in Paris; his involvement with the Federal Art Project in Key West, Fla., and later in New York City; how the project functioned; and the effect of the project on him and on his career. He recalls Alfred Barr.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Sidney Laufman, 1965 Jan. 29. 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:
Sidney Laufman (1891-1985) was a painter in Sarasota, Fla.
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:
Federal aid to the arts
Interviews
Painters
Painters
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11650
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213616
AAA_collcode_laufma64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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