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Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969  Search this
Doud, Richard Keith  Search this
Evans, Walker  Search this
Lange, Dorothea  Search this
Rosskam, Edwin  Search this
Rothstein, Arthur  Search this
Stryker, Roy Emerson  Search this
United States. Farm Security Administration. Historical Section  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Sound recordings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
New Jersey
Physical Description:
29 Pages, Transcript
General Note:
Originally recorded 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 23 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Ben Shahn conducted 1964 April 14, by Richard K. Doud, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.
Shahn speaks of his travels and work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA); the American image as portrayed by FSA photographs; techniques and materials; exhibitions and publications of his work; and the effectiveness of the FSA project overall. He recalls Roy Stryker, Walker Evans, Arthur Rothstein, Edwin Rosskam and Dorothea Lange.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Ben Shahn, 1964 April 14. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript available online.
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:
Ben Shahn (1898-1969) was a painter and photographer from Roosevelt, N.J.
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
Documentary photography  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Photographers -- New Jersey -- Interviews  Search this
Photography  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art