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Oral history interview with Emmy Lou Packard, 1964 May 11-12

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Interviewee:
Packard, Emmy Lou, 1914-1998
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller, 1922-
Subject:
Kahlo, Frida
Moya del Pino, Jose
Refregier, Anton
Rivera, Diego
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 39 p.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformated in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 29 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Summary:
An interview of Emmy Lou Packard conducted 1964 May 11-12, by Mary Fuller McChesney, for the Archives of American Art.
Packard speaks of her early interest in art and her education; meeting Diego Rivera, studying under him; working with him on murals; Rivera's personality; his marriage to Frida Kahlo and reaction to her death; his political views and his influence on art during the 1930s. She describes her feelings about art of the Work Project Administration period, and she recalls Anton Refregier and Jose Moya del Pino.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Emmy Lou Packard, 1964 May 11-12. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript: microfilm reel 3198 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Emmy Lou Packard (1914-1998) was a painter and a mural painter.
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
Hispanic American artists
Interviews
Mural painting and decoration
Muralists
Painters
Sound recordings
Women artists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12987
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213704
AAA_collcode_packar64
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
New Deal
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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