Oral history interview with Henry Mattson, 1964 Nov. 4
Mattson, Henry E (Henry Elis), 1887-1971
Trovato, Joseph S., 1912-1983
Frank K.M. Rehn Galleries
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
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Transcript: 9 p.
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformated in 2010 as 1 digital wav files. Duration is 31 min.
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Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Henry Mattson conducted 1964 Nov. 4, by Joseph Trovato, for the Archives of American Art.
Mattson discusses how he came to be a painter, his career as an artist, and his thoughts on painting.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Henry Mattson, 1964 Nov. 4. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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.
Henry Mattson (1887-1971) was a painter from Woodstock, N.Y.
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