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Creator:
Mesibov, Hugh, 1916-  Search this
Interviewer:
Shopes, Linda  Search this
Names:
Artists' Union (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Federal Art Project (Pa.)  Search this
Graphic Sketch Club (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial  Search this
Curran, Mary  Search this
Gallagher, Michael J., 1895-1965  Search this
Thrash, Dox, 1892-1965  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (sound cassettes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1990 June 23
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Hugh Mesibov conducted by Linda Shopes for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project. Mesibov speaks of his early life and early art experiences including his attendance at the Graphic Sketch Club (now known as the Samuel Fleisher Art Memorial); financial difficulties in the 1930s and his subsequest successful application to the Federal Art Project; his experiences on the FAP print project, including reminiscences of fellow artists Dox Thrash and Michael Gallagher; the development of the carborundum print process and its subsequent promotion; how the project was run and work assigned; his experiences on the easel and mural projects; political problems with the state director, Mary Curran, and the Artists' Union; and his post-FAP career.
Biographical / Historical:
Printmaker, associated with WPA Federal Art Project; Philadelphia, Pa.
Provenance:
Donated 1991 by the Pennsylvania State Archives.
Restrictions:
Untranscribed; use requires an appointment.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Prints -- Technique  Search this
Printmakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.mesihugh
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mesihugh