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Oral history interview with Boris Gorelick, 1964 May 20

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Gorelick, Boris, 1912-  Search this
McGlynn, Betty Lochrie Hoag  Search this
Gorky, Arshile  Search this
Shahn, Ben  Search this
Artists' Union (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
American Artists' Congress  Search this
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Physical Description:
1 Sound tape reel, Sound recording: (45 min.), 5 in.; 18 Pages, Transcript
General Note:
Sound quality is poor.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Boris Gorelick conducted 1964 May 20, by Betty Hoag for the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project.
Gorelick speaks of his background in Russia and New York; attending the Art Students League; the formation of the Artists' Union; working on murals and stained glass for the WPA Federal Art Project; the influence of the Mexican muralists on FAP murals; Art Front magazine, and the American Artists' Congress. He recalls Ben Shahn and Arshile Gorky.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Boris Gorelick, 1964 May 20. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Transcript available on line at
Biography Note:
Designer, mural painter; Los Angeles, Calif.
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
Art front  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Designers -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Architecture & Design  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
Architecture & Design
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art