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Sam Brown [videorecording] / [produced by] the National Archives ; interviewer, Shawn Aubitz, 1985

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Brown, Samuel Joseph, 1907-1994  Search this
Roosevelt, Eleanor  Search this
Thrash, Dox  Search this
Aubitz, Shawn  Search this
United States  Search this
Federal Art Project (Pa.)  Search this
Video recordings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
1 Videocassette, videocassette (120 min), sd., col.
An interview with painter Samuel Brown conducted by Shawn Aubitz of the National Archives, for an exhibition on the Work Projects Administration in Philadelphia. Brown discusses his work on the WPA; materials and techniques; some of his paintings, including "The Scrubwoman," and "The Lynching"; sharing a studio with Dox Thrash; and a visit from Eleanor Roosevelt.
Sam Brown [videorecording] / [produced by] the National Archives ; interviewer, Shawn Aubitz, 1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Samuel Joseph Brown (1907-1994) was an African American painter in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is thought to be the first African American artist hired by the Public Works of Art Project (PWAP) and later worked for the Works Projects Administration (WPA) in Philadelphia as both a painter and a printmaker.
Donated 1990 by Samuel J. Brown, through the National Archives, as part of AAA's Philadelphia Art Documentation Project.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
African American artists  Search this
Record number:
African American
Lives of American Artists
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art