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Gasparro, Frank, 1909-2001  Search this
Shopes, Linda  Search this
Curran, Mary  Search this
Donato, Giuseppe  Search this
Artists' Union (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Federal Art Project (Pa.)  Search this
Sound recordings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
4 Items sound cassettes
Access Note / Rights:
Untranscribed; use requires an appointment.
An interview of Frank Gasparro conducted by Linda Shopes. Gasparro speaks of his early life including his studies with Giuseppe Donato; struggling through the Depression carving cemetery monuments; his successful application to the Federal Art Project (FAP) and his experiences while working with it; projects he worked on with the FAP and how they were assigned; how the project functioned; relations with other artists; political problems involving the Pennsylvania state director of the FAP, Mary Curran, and the Artists Union; and his subsequent work for the U.S. Mint.
Frank Gasparro interview, 1990 May 17. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Sculptor; Pennsylvania. Worked on Federal Art Project in Pennsylvania.
Donated by the Pennsylvania State Archives, 1991.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Sculptors -- Pennsylvania -- Interviews  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Depressions -- 1929  Search this
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Data Source:
Archives of American Art