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Oral history interview Opal R. Fleckenstein, 1965 Nov. 19 and 20

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Fleckenstein, Opal R., 1911-1996  Search this
Bestor, Dorothy K., 1913-  Search this
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Anderson, Guy  Search this
Federal Art Project (Wash.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Sound recordings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Washington (State)
Physical Description:
1 Sound tape reel, Sound recordings, 5 in.; 28 Pages, Transcript
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Opal R. Fleckenstein conducted 1965 Nov. 19 and 20, by Dorothy Bestor for the Archives of American Art, at the artist's home in Spokane, Wash. Speaks of her work at Spokane Art Center under the Federal Art Project; of the painting courses at the art center; exhibitions shown there; the lack of facilities in Spokane; benefits of the art center to her own development; and her photography, batik work, and painting; She recalls Mark Tobey, Kenneth Downer, and Guy Anderson.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview Opal R. Fleckenstein, 1965 Nov. 19 and 20. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Opal R. Fleckenstein (1911-1996) was a painter, ceramist from Seattle, Wash.
Language Note:
English .
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
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women ceramicists  Search this
Women  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art