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Oral history interview with Fay Chong, 1965 February 14-20

view Oral history interview with Fay Chong, 1965 February 14-20 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Chong, Fay, 1912-1973
Interviewer:
Bestor, Dorothy K., 1913-
Subject:
Federal Art Project (Wash.)
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
Transcript: 14 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav files. Duration is 35 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Summary:
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.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Fay Chong, 1965 February 14-20. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
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.
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:
Asian American artists
Federal aid to the arts
Interviews
Painters
Printmakers
Prints
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12344
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213741
AAA_collcode_chong65
Theme:
Asian American
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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