An interview of Patrocino Barela conducted 1964 July 2, by Sylvia Loomis for the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project.
Barela speaks of his family background; his childhood; the development of his carving; his involvement with the Federal Art Project; religious themes in his work; and his sculpture techniques.
Biographical / Historical:
Patrocino Barela (1902-1964) was a wood carver from Taos, New Mexico.
Originally recorded 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 26 min.
Interviews of Andrew Dasburg and Chuzo Tamotzu conducted by S. Loomis are also on this tape.
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.
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
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