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Oral history interview with Ruth Cravath, 1965 September 23

Interviewee:
Cravath, Ruth, 1902-1986  Search this
Cravath, Ruth, 1902-1986  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller, 1922-  Search this
Subject:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Women sculptors -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12345
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214086
AAA_collcode_cravat65
Theme:
Women
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_214086

California art research / Gene Hailey, editor

Creator:
California Art Research Project  Search this
Names:
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Abdy, Rowena Meeks, b. 1887  Search this
Aitken, Robert, 1878-1949  Search this
Albright, Gertrude P., 1883-1959  Search this
Albright, Hermann Oliver, 1876-1944  Search this
Albro, Maxine, 1903-1966  Search this
Arnautoff, Victor Mikhail, 1896-1979  Search this
Atkins, Arthur, 1873-1899  Search this
Barnes, Matthew Rackham, 1880-1951  Search this
Bergman, Frank  Search this
Berlandina, Jane, 1898-1962  Search this
Bethers, Ray, 1902-  Search this
Bierstadt, Albert, 1830-1902  Search this
Boynton, Ray Scepter, 1883-1951  Search this
Bremer, Anne, 1872-1923  Search this
Breuer, Henry Joseph, 1860-1932  Search this
Bruton, Margaret, 1894-  Search this
Bufano, Beniamino, 1898-1970  Search this
Cadenasso, Giuseppe, 1858-1918  Search this
Carlsen, Emil, 1853-1932  Search this
Chin, Chee, b. 1896  Search this
Cravath, Ruth, 1902-1986  Search this
Cummings, M. Earl, b. 1876  Search this
Cuneo, Rinaldo, 1877-1939  Search this
Dickman, Charles John, 1863-1943  Search this
Dixon, Maynard, 1875-1946  Search this
Forbes, Helen, 1891-1945  Search this
Fortune, Ephemia Charlton, 1885-1969  Search this
Gaw, William A., 1891-1973  Search this
Grant, Charles Henry, 1866-1939  Search this
Hailey, Gene  Search this
Hamlin, Edith  Search this
Hansen, Armin C. (Armin-Carl), 1886-1957  Search this
Hansen, Herman W., 1854-1924  Search this
Hesthal, William, 1908-  Search this
Hill, Thomas, 1829-1908  Search this
Hobart, Clark, b. 1880?  Search this
Howard, Charles, 1899-1978  Search this
Howard, John Galen, 1864-1931  Search this
Howard, John Langley, 1902-  Search this
Howard, Robert Boardman, 1896-1983  Search this
Jorgensen, Christian, 1860-1935  Search this
Joullin, Amedee, 1862-1917  Search this
Keith, William, 1838-1911  Search this
Kent, Adaline Dutton, 1900-1957  Search this
Kingman, Dong, 1911-  Search this
Labaudt, Lucien, 1880-1943  Search this
Mackey, Spencer, 1880-1958  Search this
Macky, Constance L., b. 1883  Search this
Martinez, Xavier, 1869-1943  Search this
Mathews, Arthur Frank, 1860-1945  Search this
McComas, Francis John, 1874-1938  Search this
Mora, Joseph Jacinto, 1876-1947  Search this
Moya del Pino, Jose, 1891-1969  Search this
Nahl, Arthur Charles, b. 1878  Search this
Nahl, Charles Christian, 1818-1878  Search this
Nahl, Hugo Wilhelm Arthur, 1833-1889  Search this
Nahl, Perham Wilhelm, 1869-1935  Search this
Nahl, Virgil Theodore, 1876-1930  Search this
Obata, Chiura  Search this
Oldfield, Otis, 1890-1969  Search this
Peixotto, Ernest, b. 1869  Search this
Peters, Charles Rollo, 1862-1928  Search this
Piazzoni, Gottardo, 1872-1945  Search this
Pommer, Julius, 1895?-1945  Search this
Poole, Horatio Nelson, b. 1883  Search this
Post, George, 1906-1997  Search this
Puccinelli, Dorothy Wagner, 1901-  Search this
Puccinelli, Raimondo, 1904-  Search this
Putnam, Arthur, 1873-1930  Search this
Randolph, Lee F., b. 1880  Search this
Raphael, Joseph, 1869-1950  Search this
Rexroth, AndrĂ©, Mrs., 1902-  Search this
Richardson, Mary Curtis, 1848-1931  Search this
Rix, Julian  Search this
Robinson, Charles Dorman, 1847-1933  Search this
Rosenthal, Toby Edward, ca. 1848-1917  Search this
Sandona, Matteo, b. 1883  Search this
Sargeant, Geneve Rixford, 1868-1957  Search this
Scherbakoff, Sergey John, b. 1894  Search this
Schnier, Jacques, 1898-1988  Search this
Sekido, Yoshida, b. 1894  Search this
Sheridan, Joseph Marsh, b. 1897  Search this
Sparks, Will, 1862-1937  Search this
Stackpole, Ralph, 1885-1973  Search this
Tavernier, Jules, 1844-1889  Search this
Tilden, Douglas, 1860-1935  Search this
Tojetti, Domenico, 1807-1892  Search this
Van Sloun, Frank J., 1879-1938  Search this
Welch, Thaddeus, 1844-1919  Search this
Williams, Virgil Macey, 1830-1886  Search this
Withrow, Evelyn Almond, 1858-1928  Search this
Wores, Theodore, 1858-1939  Search this
Zakheim, Bernard Baruch, 1898-1985  Search this
Extent:
20 Volumes ((on 2 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 -- California -- San Francisco
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- California -- San Francisco
Date:
1936-1937
Scope and Contents:
Twenty volumes of the publication, CALIFORNIA ART RESEARCH, containing monographs on artists whose principal residence was San Francisco.
REEL NDA/Cal 1: Artists include Robert Aitken, Arthur Atkins, Albert Bierstadt, Ray Boynton, Anne Bremer, Henry J. Breuer, Giuseppe Cadenasso, Emil Carlsen, M. Earl Cummings, Rinaldo Cuneo, Charles Dickman, Maynard Dixon, Charles Grant, Armin Hansen, H. W. Hansen, Thomas Hill, Christian Jorgensen, Amedee Joullin, William Keith, Constance Macky, Xavier Martinez, Arthur Mathews, Francis McComas, Arthur C. Nahl, Charles C. Nahl, Hugo W. A. Nahl, Perham W. Nahl, Virgil T. Nahl, Ernest Peixotto, Charles R. Peters, Gottardo Piazzoni, Horatio Nelson Poole, Arthur Putnam, Joseph Raphael, Mary C. Richardson, Julian Rix, Charles D. Robinson, Toby Rosenthal, Will Sparks,Jules Tavernier, Douglas Tilden, Domenico Tojetti, Frank Van Sloun, Thaddeus Welch, Virgil Williams, Evelyn A. Withrow, and Theodore Wores.
REEL NDA/Cal 2: Artists include Rowena M. Abdy, Gertrude Albright, Hermann O. Albright, Maxine Albro, Victor Arnautoff, Matthew R. Barne s, Frank Bergman, Jane Berlandina, Ray Bethers, Beniamino Bufano, Margaret Bruton, Chee Chin, Ruth Cravath, Helen Forbes, Euphemia C. Fortune, William Gaw, Edith Hamlin, William Hesthal, Clark Hobart, Charles Howard, John G. Howard, John L. Howard, Robert Boardman Howard, Adaline Kent, Dong Kingman, Lucien Labaudt, Spencer Mackey, Jo Mora, Jose Moya del Pino, Chiura Obata, Otis Oldfield, Julius Pommer, George B. Post, Dorothy W. Puccinelli, Raimondo Puccinelli, Lee F. Randolph, Andree Rexroth, Matteo Sandona, Geneve R. Sargeant, Sergey J. Scherbakoff,Jacques Schnier, Yoshida Sekido, Joseph M. Sheridan,Ralph Stackpole, and Bernard Zakheim.
Biographical / Historical:
Publication of the Works Progress Administration; San Francisco, Calif. Sponsored by Dr. Walter Heil of the M.H. de Young Museum. Was originally a joint project of the WPA-Statistical projects division and the WPA-Federal Art Project in order to disseminate information about artists and art in the San Francisco region.
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
San Francisco, WPA Project 2874, 1936-1937.
Provenance:
Provenance unknown.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Artists -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Art and state -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.caliarp
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-caliarp

Oral history interview with Ruth Cravath

Interviewee:
Cravath, Ruth, 1902-1986  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:
22 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 September 23
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Ruth Cravath conducted 1965 September 23, by Mary McChesney, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.
Biographical / Historical:
Ruth Cravath (1902-1986) was a sculptor from San Francisco, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 43 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.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Women sculptors -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.cravat65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cravat65

Portrait of a Woman, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Cravath, Ruth 1902-1986  Search this
Subject:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
Terra cotta
Type:
Sculptures-Relief
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 151 Third Street San Francisco California 94103 Accession Number: 41.2970
Date:
1932
Topic:
Portrait female--Bust  Search this
Control number:
IAS 04280099
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_303706

Head of E. Spencer Macky, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Cravath, Ruth 1902-1986  Search this
Subject:
Macky, E. Spencer  Search this
Medium:
Marble
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 151 Third Street San Francisco California 94103 Accession Number: 35.3394
Date:
Ca. 1934
Topic:
Portrait male--Head  Search this
Control number:
IAS 04280100
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_303707

Starr King Group, (sculpture)

Title:
Thomas Starr King, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Cravath, Ruth 1902-1986  Search this
Architect:
Blanchard, Norman  Search this
Rosse, J. Martin  Search this
Contractor:
Sheedy Drayage Company  Search this
Subject:
King, Thomas Starr  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: French limestone; Base: concrete
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
On loan to First Unitarian Church 1187 Franklin Street San Francisco California 94109
Lent by San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco California
Date:
Commissioned 1954. 1956. Relocated 1978. Rededicated May 21, 1978
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Figure group--Male & Child  Search this
Animal--Bird--Dove  Search this
Occupation--Religion--Clergy  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Control number:
IAS CA001732
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_341806

(Fountain), (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Cravath, Ruth 1902-1986  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: Tufa stone (?) or Tennessee marble; Fountain basin: stone, tile
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Relief
Sculptures-Fountain
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
San Francisco Zen Center 300 Page Street San Francisco California 94102
Date:
Dedicated 1929
Topic:
Figure group--Female  Search this
Control number:
IAS CA001808
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_342107

Angelo J. Rossi (1878-1948), (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Cravath, Ruth 1902-1986  Search this
Architect:
Ryan, Paul A.  Search this
Subject:
Rossi, Angelo J  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: red Hungarian marble
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
City Hall Inside Polk Street entrance San Francisco California 94102
Date:
1948
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Political--Mayor  Search this
Control number:
IAS 88750003
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_364456

Saint Francis, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Cravath, Ruth 1902-1986  Search this
Architect:
Bolles, John  Search this
Contractor:
William Burrows, Inc.  Search this
Medium:
Concrete aggregate with Plexiglas inserts; Base: concrete
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City and County of San Francisco San Francisco Arts Commission 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240 San Francisco California 94102
Located Candlestick Park Bus turn around Jamestown Avenue, outside Gate A San Francisco California
Date:
Designed 1971. Installed 1972. Dedicated Aug. 1973
Topic:
Religion--Saint--St. Francis  Search this
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS CA000022
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_13941

Boy, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Cravath, Ruth 1902-1986  Search this
Medium:
Cast terra cotta
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Oakland Museum 1000 Oak Street Oakland California 94607 Accession Number: 63.22.28
Topic:
Figure male--Child  Search this
Control number:
IAS 75000849
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_3284

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