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Cunningham, Patricia Stanley, 1907-1984  Search this
McChesney, Mary Fuller  Search this
McChesney, Robert, 1913-2008  Search this
Ariss, Bruce  Search this
Bufano, Beniamino  Search this
Boundey, Burton  Search this
Waldo, Amalie  Search this
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
Sound recordings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
48 Pages, Transcript
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 48 min.
Access Note / Rights:
This interview is open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.
An interview of Patricia Stanley Cunningham conducted 1964 July 28, by Mary Fuller McChesney and Robert McChesney, for the Archives of American Art.
Cunningham speaks of her training at the University of California, Berkeley; her work for the Federal Art Project as a muralist in public school buildings and on the easel painting project in the area around Monterey, Carmel, and Big Sur, California; how her work was supervised; artists she knew; starting the Carmel Art Institute with her husband, John Cunningham, and the effect of the Federal Art Project on her career. She recalls Bruce Ariss, Burton Boundey, Beniamino Bufano, and Amalie Waldo.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Patricia Stanley Cunningham, 1964 July 28. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3418 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Biography Note:
Patricia Stanley Cunningham (1907-1984) was a painter, sculptor, designer, and muralist from Carmel, 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
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women designers  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Women muralists  Search this
Women  Search this
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Archives of American Art