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Martin, Fletcher, 1904-  Search this
Trovato, Joseph S., 1912-1983  Search this
Siqueiros, David Alfaro  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Sound recordings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
9 Pages, Transcript
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav files. Duration is 41 min.
Access Note / Rights:
This interview is open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.
An interview of Fletcher Martin conducted 1964 Nov. 19, by Joseph S. Trovato, for the Archives of American Art.
Martin speaks of his family background and self-taught art education; meeting David A. Siqueiros and painting a mural with him; becoming established as an artist and having his first exhibits; working on the Federal Art Project (FAP) as a fresco painter; working on post office murals and relief sculptures; and his overall view of the Federal Art Project.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Fletcher Martin, 1964 Nov. 19. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3949 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:
Fletcher Martin (1904-1979) was a printmaker, painter, and mural painter from Sarasota, Fla. and Guanajuato, Mexico.
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
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Muralists -- Interviews  Search this
Printmakers -- Interviews  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art