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Oral history interview with Dorothy Cravath, 1964 May 13-27

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Cravath, Dorothy, 1901-1974  Search this
Martin, Minette  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
University of California, San Francisco. School of Fine Arts  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
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Physical Description:
18 Pages, Transcript
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 55 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
This interview is open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.
An interview of Dorothy Cravath conducted 1964 May 13 and May 27, by Minette Martin for the Archives of American Art.
Interview conducted at the home of Leota Molten in Berkeley, California. Cravath speaks of her youth and art education at the California School of Fine Arts; painting murals for the Federal Art Project; and restoring the murals at Coit Tower. She recalls Diego Rivera and discusses his influence on muralists.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Dorothy Cravath, 1964 May 13-27. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Biography Note:
Dorothy Cravath (1901-1974) was a mural painter in San Francisco, California.
Language Note:
English .
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
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Coit Memorial Tower (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art