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Oral history interview with Robert McChesney, 1964 Apr. 4

Interviewee:
McChesney, Robert, 1913-2008  Search this
Interviewer:
Ferbraché, Lewis  Search this
Subject:
McChesney, Mary Fuller  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Robert McChesney, 1964 Apr. 4. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Muralists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11683
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213647
AAA_collcode_mcches64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213647
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Oral history interview with Robert McChesney

Interviewee:
McChesney, Robert, 1913-2008  Search this
Interviewer:
Ferbraché, Lewis  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
McChesney, Mary Fuller  Search this
Names:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
22 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 Apr. 4
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Robert McChesney conducted 1964 Apr. 4, by Lewis Ferbraché, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Robert McChesney (1913-2008) was a muralist in California.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 5 min.
Provenance:
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.
Rights:
This interview is open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Muralists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.mcches64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95a2903f5-334d-46af-a6ff-e8529eb9e09c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mcches64
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Oral history interview with José Moya del Pino

Interviewee:
Moya del Pino, Jose, 1891-1969  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Arnautoff, Victor Mikhail, 1896-1979  Search this
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957  Search this
Extent:
13 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 Sept. 10
Scope and Contents:
An interview of José Moya del Pino conducted 1964 Sept. 10, by Mary McChesney, for the New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project.
Moya del Pino speaks of his youth in Spain, and his education in Rome and in Paris; meeting Matisse; moving to San Francisco and taking up portraiture there; starting with the Federal Art Project (FAP) and working on a mural at Coit Tower; political problems with the murals and other work done under the FAP; painting a mural in a post office in Alpine, Tex., and other murals; how work was assigned; his mural for the Social Security Building in Washington, D.C.; and his feelings about government support for the arts and how it should be administered. He recalls Diego Rivera and Victor Arnautoff.
Biographical / Historical:
José Moya del Pino (1891-1969) was a Spanish born painter and mural painter from California.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hrs., 57 min.
Provenance:
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.
Topic:
Coit Memorial Tower (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.moyade64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9fa474986-b9ae-4922-9308-f4feadccc6c9
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-moyade64
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Oral history interview with Arthur and Jean Goodwin Ames, 1965 June 9

Interviewee:
Ames, Arthur Forbes, 1906-1975  Search this
Interviewer:
McGlynn, Betty Lochrie Hoag, 1914-2002  Search this
Subject:
Ames, Jean Goodwin, 1903-1986  Search this
Albro, Maxine  Search this
Bruton, Helen  Search this
Bruton, Margaret  Search this
Drerup, Karl  Search this
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Arthur and Jean Goodwin Ames, 1965 June 9. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mosaics -- California  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- California  Search this
Tapestry -- California  Search this
Mosaicists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12923
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213229
AAA_collcode_ames65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213229
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Oral history interview with Millard Sheets, 1986 October-1988 July

Interviewee:
Sheets, Millard Owen, 1907-1989  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
Feitelson, Lorser  Search this
Hatfield, Dalzell  Search this
Lebrun, Rico  Search this
Modra, Theodore B.  Search this
Chamberlin, F. Tolles (Frank Tolles)  Search this
Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Millard Sheets, 1986 October-1988 July. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- California  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- California  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Designers -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Educators -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Watercolorists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12825
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213761
AAA_collcode_sheets86
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213761
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Oral history interview with Millard Sheets

Interviewee:
Sheets, Millard, 1907-1989  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Chamberlin, F. Tolles (Frank Tolles), 1873-1961  Search this
Feitelson, Lorser, 1898-1978  Search this
Hatfield, Dalzell, 1893-1963  Search this
Lebrun, Rico, 1900-1964  Search this
Modra, Theodore B., 1873-1930  Search this
Extent:
167 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1986 October-1988 July
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Millard Sheets conducted 1986 October-1988 July, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
Sheets speaks of his childhood and early education; attending Chouinard Art Institute and being influenced by instructor F. Tolles Chamberlin; teaching at Scripps College Foundation of Art from 1931 to 1955; the beginnings of the California Watercolor Society; his painting career; his thoughts on Southern California Modernism; the growth and development of California art; artists including Lorser Feitelson and Rico Lebrun; designing forty buildings for Howard Ahmanson from the 1950s through the 1970s; his relationships with art critics; his involvement with architecture and design; and his philosophy as an art teacher. He recalls Theodore Modra and Dalzell Hatfield.
Biographical / Historical:
Millard Sheets (1907-1989) was a painter, educator, designer, and mural painter from California.
General:
Originally recorded on 8 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 16 digital wav files. Duration is 8 hr., 13 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- California  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- California  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Designers -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Educators -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Watercolorists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.sheets86
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99b040f34-68ec-4a79-b405-0e9a667037b0
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sheets86
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Oral history interview with Arthur and Jean Goodwin Ames

Interviewee:
Ames, Arthur Forbes, 1906-1975  Search this
Ames, Jean Goodwin, 1903-1986  Search this
Interviewer:
McGlynn, Betty Hoag  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Albro, Maxine, 1903-1966  Search this
Bruton, Helen, 1898-1985  Search this
Bruton, Margaret, 1894-  Search this
Drerup, Karl, 1904-2000  Search this
Extent:
30 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 June 9
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Arthur and Jean Goodwin Ames conducted 1965 June 9, by Betty Hoag McGlynn, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project. They speak of their participation in WPA projects at Newport Harbor Union High School, the San Diego County Courthouse, the Jon Lindbergh Junior High School, and the California Federal Building and Loan in Los Angeles; mural, mosaic and tapestry techniques and materials; Karl Drerup and the development of enameling in America; and the effect of the federal art programs on contemporary art. They also describe the work of Maxine Albro and Helen and Margaret Bruton.
Biographical / Historical:
Arthur Forbes (1906-1975) and Jean Goodwin Ames (1903-1986) were mural painters, mosaicists, and tapissiers from Claremont, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 12 minutes.
Provenance:
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.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Tapissiers -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mosaics -- California  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- California  Search this
Tapestry -- California  Search this
Mosaicists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.ames65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw917e4630c-6d30-48ab-8a20-45433b71a2aa
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ames65
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Edwin Emery, 1965 May 24

Interviewee:
Emery, Edwin, 1918-  Search this
Interviewer:
McGlynn, Betty Lochrie Hoag, 1914-2002  Search this
Subject:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Edwin Emery, 1965 May 24. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Muralists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12215
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213442
AAA_collcode_emery65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213442
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Edwin Emery

Interviewee:
Emery, Edwin, 1918-  Search this
Interviewer:
McGlynn, Betty Hoag  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
38 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 May 24
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Edwin Emery conducted 1965 May 24, by Betty Hoag, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.
Biographical / Historical:
Edwin Emery (1918-) was a mural painter in California.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 34 min.
Provenance:
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.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Muralists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.emery65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ddc7d27b-324c-45ea-b01b-38015cf8c7d3
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-emery65
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Guy and Genoi Pettit Maccoy, 1965 July 24

Interviewee:
Maccoy, Guy C. (Guy Crittington), 1904-1981  Search this
Interviewer:
McGlynn, Betty Lochrie Hoag, 1914-2002  Search this
Subject:
Maccoy, Genoi Pettit  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Guy and Genoi Pettit Maccoy, 1965 July 24. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Illustrators -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11792
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213787
AAA_collcode_maccoy65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213787
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Guy and Genoi Pettit Maccoy

Interviewee:
Maccoy, Guy C., 1904-1981  Search this
Maccoy, Genoi Pettit  Search this
Interviewer:
McGlynn, Betty Hoag  Search this
Names:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
40 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 July 24
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Guy and Genoi Pettit Maccoy conducted, 1965 July 24, by Betty Hoag, in Chatsworth, Calif., for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.
Biographical / Historical:
Guy Maccoy (1904-1981) was a mural painter and painter. Genoi (1894-1982) was an illustrator, designer, and painter. Both were from Chattsworth, Calif.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hrs., 22 min.
Provenance:
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.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Illustrators -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.maccoy65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9dad3ac03-0c4d-45e0-8caf-e03bbf485179
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-maccoy65
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Kenneth Rexroth, 1964 Apr. 13

Interviewee:
Rexroth, Kenneth, 1905-1982  Search this
Interviewer:
Martin, Minette  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Kenneth Rexroth, 1964 Apr. 13. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Muralists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12951
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213045
AAA_collcode_rexrot64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213045

Oral history interview with Richard Haines, 1965 Jan. 29

Interviewee:
Haines, Richard, 1906-1984  Search this
Interviewer:
McGlynn, Betty Lochrie Hoag, 1914-2002  Search this
Subject:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Richard Haines, 1965 Jan. 29. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- California  Search this
Muralists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11992
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213542
AAA_collcode_haines65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213542
Online Media:

Oral history interview with José Moya del Pino, 1964 Sept. 10

Interviewee:
Moya del Pino, Jose, 1891-1969  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller, 1922-2022  Search this
Subject:
Arnautoff, Victor Mikhail  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with José Moya del Pino, 1964 Sept. 10. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Coit Memorial Tower (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12903
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213674
AAA_collcode_moyade64
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213674

Oral history interview with Beckford Young, 1965 May 19

Interviewee:
Young, Beckford, 1905-1979  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller, 1922-2022  Search this
Subject:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Beckford Young, 1965 May 19. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- California  Search this
Muralists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11816
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213983
AAA_collcode_young65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213983

Oral history interview with John Spencer, 1994 September 1

Interviewee:
Spencer, John, 1911-1996  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
Cornwell, Dean  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Buildings, structures, etc
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with John Spencer, 1994 September 1. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American -- California, Southern  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- California, Southern  Search this
Muralists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11771
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215798
AAA_collcode_spence94
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215798
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Ted Gilien, 1965 Mar. 3

Interviewee:
Gilien, Ted, 1914-1967  Search this
Interviewer:
McGlynn, Betty Lochrie Hoag, 1914-2002  Search this
Subject:
Bocour, Leonard  Search this
Levine, Jack  Search this
Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Ted Gilien, 1965 Mar. 3. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art and state  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art and war  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Muralists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12806
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213487
AAA_collcode_gilien65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213487

Oral history interview with Kenneth Rexroth

Interviewee:
Rexroth, Kenneth, 1905-1982  Search this
Interviewer:
Martin, Minette  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
21 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 Apr. 13
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Kenneth Rexroth conducted 1964 Apr. 13, by Minette Martin, for the Archives of American Art.
Discusses his mural painting for the Federal Arts Project during the Depression.
Biographical / Historical:
Kenneth Rexroth (1905-1982) was a painter and muralist in San Francisco, Calif.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 33 min.
Provenance:
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.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Muralists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.rexrot64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f2e1db5a-0759-4924-bfa4-ab5706a2d24d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rexrot64
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Beckford Young

Interviewee:
Young, Beckford, 1905-1979  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
37 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 May 19
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Beckford Young conducted 1965 May 19, by Mary Fuller McChesney, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.
Biographical / Historical:
Beckford Young (1905-1979) was a mural painter from California.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 8 min.
Provenance:
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.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- California  Search this
Muralists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.young65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw98d10b39e-c6b0-462c-9544-06f79f2010f9
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-young65

Oral history interview with Ted Gilien

Interviewee:
Gilien, Ted, 1914-1967  Search this
Interviewer:
McGlynn, Betty Hoag  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Bocour, Leonard, 1910-1993  Search this
Levine, Jack, 1915-2010  Search this
Extent:
2 Sound tape reels (Sound recording, 3 in.)
67 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 Mar. 3
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Ted Gilien conducted 1965 Mar. 3, by Betty Hoag, for the Archives of American Art. Gilien speaks of his background and education; getting on the WPA Federal Art Project; starting out as an assistant mural painter on Ellis Island; his military service in World War II as a combat artist; working in New York City and then in California after World War II; experimenting in screenwriting and novel writing; recurring themes in his paintings; his feelings about the FAP; art criticism; the politics of government support for the arts; camaraderie among artists during the WPA years. He recalls Leonard Bocour, James Dean, and Jack Levine.
Biographical / Historical:
Ted Gilien (1914-1967) was a painter and muralist in New York, N.Y. and Los Angeles, Calif.
General:
An unrelated interview of Charles White (3/9/65) conducted by B. Hoag is also on one tape.
An interview of F. J. Schwankovsky (3/1/65) conducted by B. Hoag is also on one tape.
Provenance:
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.
Restrictions:
This interview is open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Art and state  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art and war  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Muralists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.gilien65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9fc464c8e-b350-4f4f-8840-f7f2c6144164
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gilien65
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