Oral history interview with Fay Chong, 1965 February 14-20
Chong, Fay, 1912-1973
Bestor, Dorothy K., 1913-
Federal Art Project (Wash.)
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
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Transcript: 14 pages
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav files. Duration is 35 min.
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Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Fay Chong conducted 1965 February 14-20, by Dorothy Bestor, for the Archives of American Art.
Chong speaks of working for the WPA Federal Art Project (FAP); printmaking methods used; the effect of the FAP on the city of Seattle and on artists; and his post-FAP career.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Fay Chong, 1965 February 14-20. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Fay Chong (1912-1973) was a painter and printmaker from Seattle, Washington. Chong was born in Kwangtung, China in 1912. He came to Seattle in 1920.
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