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Oral history interview with Emil Bisttram, 1963 October 17

Interviewee:
Bisttram, Emil, 1895-1976
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden
Subject:
Federal Art Project (N.M.)
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 19 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded 1 sound tape reel. Reformated in 2010 as 1 digital wav files. Duration is 42 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Summary:
An interview of Emil J. Bisttram conducted by Sylvia Loomis on 1963 October 17 for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.
Bisttram speaks of his family background; first coming to Taos; his involvement with the Federal Art Project (FAP); his FAP murals; problems with the FAP; the effect of the FAP on public interest in art; and Taos as an art community.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Emil Bisttram, 1963 October 17. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript: microfilm reel 3418 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Emil Bisttram (1895-1976) was a mural painter in Taos, New Mexico.
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
Mural painting and decoration
Muralists
Painters
Sound recordings
Taos school of art
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11902
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213737
AAA_collcode_bisttr63
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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