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Lou Block papers

Creator:
Block, Lou, 1895-1969  Search this
Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Names:
American Artists' Congress  Search this
Artists' Union (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
Extent:
47 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945
Date:
1936-1938
Scope and Contents:
Papers relating to Block's involvement as a supervisor in the WPA Federal Art Project New York City office and as a member of the Artists Congress.
Frames 825-889: Photographs of murals in New York City, many unidentified, and photographs of strike and picketing by Artists' Union [microfilm title WPA-FAP, New York].
Frames 1013-1300: Correspondence and memoranda regarding rejection of murals for the Harlem Hospital by black artists, and charges of racism and segregation in the FAP; memos and reports by Block on the Index of American Design in New York City, including a roster of master artists on the Index; memos relating to cutbacks and quotas on the FAP; memos from the Supervisors Association of the FAP; Artists Congress report to membership, November 1936; issues of AMERICAN ARTIST; Index of American Design exhibition catalogs; and other printed material.
Biographical / Historical:
Administrator, Federal Art Project; New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1965 by Louis Block.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Arts administrators  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art and state -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Artists, Black -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
African American artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.bloclou
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bloclou

Lucienne Bloch photographs of murals

Creator:
Bloch, Lucienne, 1909-1999  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Extent:
44 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 -- Photographs
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- Photographs
Date:
1934-1937
Scope and Contents:
Photographs of Bloch's murals in the House of Detention for Women in New York City, for Madison House, and for George Washington High School; and photographs of unknown demonstrators.
Biographical / Historical:
Mural painter and painter, New York, N.Y. Died Mar. 13, 1999 Bloch was an artist for the Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.).
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming by Lucienne Bloch.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- Photographs  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American -- Photographs  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- Photographs  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Photographs  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- Photographs  Search this
Art and state -- Photographs  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.blocluci
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-blocluci

Greta Berman writings

Creator:
Berman, Greta  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1977
Scope and Contents:
Typescript of an article, "Out of the Wookwork: A New Look at WPA-FAP Murals," with a checklist of New York City WPA-FAP murals.
Biographical / Historical:
Writer (New York, N.Y.)
Provenance:
Donated 1977 by Greta Berman.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.bermgret
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bermgret

Rosalind Bengelsdorf Browne papers

Creator:
Bengelsdorf, Rosalind, 1916-1979  Search this
Names:
American Abstract Artists  Search this
Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Browne, Byron, 1907-1961  Search this
Kootz, Samuel Melvin, 1898-1982  Search this
O'Connor, Francis V.  Search this
Extent:
2.6 Linear feet ((on 4 microfilm reels))
4 Items (Sound recording, sound cassettes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Date:
1927-1978
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material; personal and business correspondence, including correspondence with Francis V. O'Connor regarding her involvement with the WPA Federal Art Project; address books; draft of an unfinished autobiography and other published and unpublished writings; a transcript of an interview with Susan C. Larsen, dealing with American Abstract Artists; subject, teaching and exhibition files; photographs of Browne and her artwork; printed material on Browne and art in general; exhibition catalogs and announcements; and a manuscript of her 34-page article "Abstract Art and the W.P.A. in New York," commissioned by O'Connor, submitted to him in June 1969 and published in his THE NEW DEAL ART PROJECTS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF MEMOIRS.
Also included are 2 untranscribed cassette tapes of a monologue of Browne concerning her husband Byron Browne and Sam Kootz.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, art critic, and educator; New York, N.Y. Married painter Byron Browne.
Provenance:
Donated 1978-1979 by Rosalind Bengelsdorf Browne and her son, Stephen B. Browne.
Restrictions:
Use of requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Art critics -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painting, Abstract -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.bengrosa
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bengrosa

Lincoln Rothschild papers

Creator:
Rothschild, Lincoln, 1902-  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
Archer, Edmund, 1904-  Search this
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960  Search this
Coffey, Katherine, d. 1972  Search this
Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold), 1856-1933  Search this
Greenbaum, Dorothea S.  Search this
Halpert, Edith Gregor, 1900-1970  Search this
Mangravite, Peppino, 1896-  Search this
Miller, Kenneth Hayes, 1876-1952  Search this
Piccoli, Girolamo, 1900-1970  Search this
Schmidt, Katherine, 1898-1978  Search this
Starr, Theodore  Search this
Von Groschwitz, Gustave, 1906-1991  Search this
Winchester, Alice  Search this
Woodhouse, Betty Burroughs, 1899-1988  Search this
Extent:
1.8 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 2 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Date:
1920-1982
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material, interviews, printed materials, writings, correspondence, art work, and photographs.
REEL 290: Eleven scripts for radio programs on the Index of American Design, broadcast in New York throughout 1940. Interviewees include: Rothschild, Holger Cahill, director of the WPA-FAP; Edith Halpert, director of American Folk Art Gallery; Katherine Coffey, curator of Newark Museum; Alice Winchester, editor of "Antiques"; and Theodore Starr.
REEL NDA 15: Press releases; pamphlet on permanent art programs; Index of American Design papers; a report concerning government art programs; memorandum to Gustave Von Groschwitz outlining a plan for new subject matter for FAP artists; and "Report to the Sculptors of the Federal Art Project" by Girolamo Piccoli.[Report to the sculptors...under microfilm title Girolamo Piccoli]
UNMICROFILMED: Writings on art and on the Index of American Design; radio scripts for the series "The American Artists" sponsored by Artists Equity, 1953; clippings, 1936-1982; a nearly complete set of his newsletter, THE PRAGMATIST IN ART, 1964-1978; material on Kenneth Hayes Miller; resumes, school transcripts and memorabilia; photographs of Rothschild and of his sculpture; correspondence concerning THE PRAGMATIST IN ART (1964-1978), The Index of American Design (1968-1973), his research on Miller (1964-1977) and other publications, his work for Artists Equity, and other matters; a sketchbook; and a drawing. Among the correspondents are Samuel Kramer, editor of "The Shipyard Worker," Peppino Mangravite, Katherine Schmidt Shubert, Betty Burroughs Woodhouse, and critics Rudolf Arnheim, John Canaday and Donald Kuspit.
Biographical / Historical:
Lincoln Rothschild (1902-1983) was a cculptor and writer in New York, N.Y. Rothschild was the director of the New York Unit of the Index of American Design, 1937-1940. He taught at Columbia University and Adelphi College, 1946-1950 and was the National Executive Director for Artists' Equity Association, 1951-57. He was the author of SCULPTURE THROUGH THE AGES (1942) TO KEEP ART ALIVE-KENNETH HAYES MILLER, AMERICAN PAINTER 1876-1956 (1974), FORMS AND THEIR MEANINGS IN WESTERN ART (1976) and numerous articles.
Other Title:
Girolamo Piccoli [microfilm title]
Provenance:
Material on reel NDA15 donated by Rothschild, 1964; remainder donated 1987 by his widow, Elisabeth Rothschild.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Sculptors  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art and state -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.rothlinc
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rothlinc

Raphael Doktor papers

Creator:
Doktor, Raphael, 1902-  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 1 reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1931-1942
Scope and Contents:
Reports and photographs of the Technical Service Division of the WPA-Federal Art Project, New York; publications of the New York City WPA Art Project including "The WPA Federal Art Project a Summary of Activities and Accomplishments," undated, "Oils, Watercolors, Prints & Sculpture by Artist Teachers of the Art Teachers Division," 1939, "Art in Action: An Exposition of Work in Progress by the New York City WPA Art Project," 1941, and "Technical Problems of the Artist: Canvas Adhesives," 1939, with clippings glued to the inside cover. (A duplicate pamphlet without the clippings was microfilmed on reel 3482). Also included are catalogs, announcements and newspaper clippings concerning Doktor's exhibitions, and the original manuscript to his novel, "The Laughing Torch" along with several rejection letters from publishers.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; head of the Restoration, Installation and Technical Service Division of the Federal Art Project (FAP) in New York City. Died 1995.
Provenance:
Donated by Raphael Doktor, 1993-1995. An additional copy of "Technical Problems of the Artist" was donated ca. 1970 and microfilmed on reel 3482.
Restrictions:
All except mss.: "Technical Problems of the Artist: Canvas Adhesives" (microfilm reel 3482) is: Unmicrofilmed; use requires an appointment and is limited to AAA's Washington, D.C. storage facility.
Occupation:
Restorers  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art and state -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.doktraph
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-doktraph

Oral history interview with Audrey McMahon

Interviewee:
McMahon, Audrey, 1900?-1981  Search this
Interviewer:
Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington), 1920-  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
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Bruce, Edward, 1879-1943  Search this
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960  Search this
Force, Juliana, 1876-1948  Search this
Extent:
41 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 Nov. 18
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Audrey McMahon conducted 1964 Nov. 18, by Harlan Phillips, for the Archives of American Art.
McMahon speaks of her pre-Federal Art Project experiences; her early involvement with the WPA; how it functioned; and political problems with the WPA. She recalls Juliana Force, Edward Bruce, Holger Cahill.
Biographical / Historical:
Audry McMahon (1900?-1981) served under Holger Cahill as Regional Director of the WPA Federal Art Project for New York and New Jersey from 1935-1939.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 21 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.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.mcmaho64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mcmaho64

Oral history interview with Serge Trubach

Interviewee:
Trubach, Serge, 1907-1979  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller  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
Extent:
29 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 December 5
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Serge Trubach conducted 1964 December 5, by Mary Fuller McChesney, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.
Biographical / Historical:
Serge Trubach (1907-1979) was a painter from Sausalito, California and New York, N.Y. Trubach worked for the Federal Art Project in New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 2 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
Painting, American  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- Sausalito -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.trubac64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-trubac64

Oral history interview with F. Wynn Graham

Interviewee:
Graham, F. Wynn  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  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
Force, Juliana, 1876-1948  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recordings (1 hour), 7 in.)
25 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 July 22
Scope and Contents:
An interview of F. Wynn Graham conducted 1965 July 22, by Sylvia Loomis, for the Archives of American Art. Graham speaks of her background and her education at the Art Students League; working on lithography at the Harlem Arts Center; joining the WPA Federal Art Project (FAP) in 1935; working on the easel painting project; the Artists' Union; the effects of the FAP on her career and on art; and her post-FAP career. She recalls Juliana Force.
Biographical / Historical:
F. Wynn Graham is a painter and printmaker in Queens, N.Y. She painted for the Federal Art Project.
General:
An unrelated interview of Donald B. Goodall (7/8/65) conducted by S. Loomis is also on this tape.
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
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Printmakers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.graham65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-graham65

Oral history interview with Eugenie Gershoy

Interviewee:
Gershoy, Eugenie, 1901?-1983 or 6  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller  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
Flannagan, John Bernard, 1895?-1942  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recordings, 5 in.)
29 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 Oct. 15
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Eugenie Gershoy conducted 1964 Oct. 15, by Mary McChesney, for the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project.
Gershoy speaks of her background and education; studying under John Flannagan at the Art Students League; working for the WPA Federal Art Project in New York City; sculptors she associated with; her involvement in protest demonstrations; her feelings about government support for the arts; and her post-FAP career.
Biographical / Historical:
Eugenie Gershoy (1901?-1983 or 6) was a sculptor from New York, N.Y.
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
Art and state  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Women sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.gersho64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gersho64

Oral history interview with Ruth Gikow

Interviewee:
Gikow, Ruth, 1915-1982  Search this
Interviewer:
Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington), 1920-  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
Extent:
1 Item (Sound recording: 1 sound tape reel ; 7 in)
29 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Ruth Gikow conducted by Harlan Phillips in 1964 for the Archives of American Art.
Gikow speaks of being born in Russia; mural painting at the Bronx Hospital for the Federal Art Project; interest in graphics; the Artists Congress; the Index of American Design; and her thoughts on contemporary painting. She recalls John Stuart Curry and Gene Morey.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, printmaker; New York, N.Y.
General:
Unrelated interviews of Ad Reinhardt and Ralph and Bena Mayer conducted by H. Phillips are also on this tape.
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
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Printmakers -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.gikow64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gikow64

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.)
35 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 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:
Use requires an appointment.
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
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gilien65

Vincent Spagna papers

Creator:
Spagna, Vincent, b. 1897  Search this
Names:
Artist's Cultural Society (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1935-1947
Scope and Contents:
2 photographs of Spagna, 22 of his painting and 5 of Spagna's New York City WPA-FAP children's art classes; 2 sketches; 2 business letters; exhibition catalogs; clippings; and 14 items relating to the Artist's Cultural Society, including a manifesto demanding that "the cultural man stand up and meet this great anti-cultural force and stop it from crushing the artist."
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Donated 1977 by Vincent Spagna.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Children's art -- New York N.Y. -- Photographs  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.spagvinc
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-spagvinc

Geoffrey Norman papers relating to the Federal Art Project

Creator:
Norman, Geoffrey, 1899-  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Fine Arts Federation of New York  Search this
National Society of Mural Painters (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Extent:
80 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 -- New York (N.Y.)
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1934-1940
Scope and Contents:
Official correspondence consisting mainly of letters received by Norman while he was president of the Society of Mural Painters and chairman of the Committee on Mural Painting for the Fine Arts Federation of New York; membership lists; agenda; press releases; newsletters; and clippings relating to the National Society of Mural Painters and the Federal Art Project in New York City.
Biographical / Historical:
Mural and portrait painter, London, England and New York City. Painted murals for the Federal Art Project of the Work Projects Administration.
Provenance:
The lender, Geoffrey Norman, lent his papers for microfilming.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Portrait painters  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art and state -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.normgeof
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-normgeof

F. Wynn Graham papers

Creator:
Graham, F. Wynn  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
United American Artists  Search this
United Office and Professional Workers of America  Search this
Extent:
340 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 -- New York (N.Y.)
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1937-1941
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; mimeographed letters; bulletins; pamphlets; press releases; form letters; minutes; newsletters; and other printed materials relating to artists's organizations and unions in New York City, particularly United American Artists, United Office and Professional Workers of America, and the Federal Art Project.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, printmaker; Queens, New York. Graham appears to have been involved as an activist for greater federal support for the arts. She painted for the Federal Art Project.
Provenance:
The relation of the lender, Lew Greenfield, to F. Wynn Graham is uncertain.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art and state -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Women artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.grahf
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-grahf

Ralph Gutieri photographs

Creator:
Gutieri, Ralph  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet ((119 items))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1930-1940]
Scope and Contents:
119 negatives, primarily of works of art by such artists as Ilya Bolotowsky, Lillian Dunn, Louis Ferstadt, Lillian Dangler, Marion Greenwood, Milton Hebald, Allen Hermes, Charles T. Henry, Howard Lee Irwin, Eitaro Ishigaki, James Michael Newell, Lou Osborne, G. Pettet, Ruth Reeves, and John Sloan. Also included are negatives of artists Eitaro Ishigaki, James Michael Newell, Lillian Dunn, the children of Ruth Reeves; and of a sketch of Julien Huxley by Marion Greenwood. 102 of these negatives have been made into prints.
Biographical / Historical:
Photographer; New York, N.Y. Director of Photography Division New York WPA/Federal Arts Project.
Provenance:
The donor, Mrs. Tanya Gutieri, widow of Ralph Gutieri, was contacted through Francis V. O'Connor.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.gutiralp
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gutiralp

Ted Egri photographs of work for the Federal Art Project

Creator:
Egri, Ted, 1913-  Search this
Names:
Brooklyn College  Search this
Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Extent:
8 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1938
Scope and Contents:
Photographs of the paintings, sketches and murals Egri did for Brooklyn College, a project of the FAP.
Biographical / Historical:
Ted Egri (1913-2010) was a mural painter and sculptor from New York, N.Y. and Taos, N.M. Taught at Kansas City Art Institute and the University of Wyoming. Preferred media: metal, wood, and mixed media.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1964 by Ted Egri.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts -- New York N.Y. -- Photographs  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- New York N.Y. -- Photographs  Search this
Art and state -- New York (State) -- New York -- Photographs  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American -- Photographs  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.egritedp
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-egritedp

William Karp photographs

Creator:
Karp, William, 1905-  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Extent:
14 Items (photoprints (on partial microfilm reel), b&w, 20 1/2 x 25 1/2 cm.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca.1937-1938]
Scope and Contents:
Copyprints of photographs of two WPA murals by Karp, "The Normal Pursuits of Man-Production," 1937, in Bellevue Hospital, NYC, and "Armed with Learning and Reality, Looking from the Past to the Future," 1938, in the Hebrew Orphans Asylum, NYC. The photographs show Karp and assistants at work on the murals and the completed murals. Also included are photographs of a design for a PWAP mural, "Electrical Production and Direction" (never executed in mural scale).
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, mural painter; New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Transferred from the National Museum of American Art, Department of 20th Century Painting and Sculpture, 1985.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.karpwill
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-karpwill

Gustave Von Groschwitz papers

Creator:
Von Groschwitz, Gustave, 1906-1991  Search this
Federal Art Project. Graphic Arts Division  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Extent:
250 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1935-1938
Scope and Contents:
Printed material including Federal Art Project and Works Progress Administration publications, transcript of a radio talk show, exhibition catalogs, newspaper clippings, and a Federal Art Print calendar, 1938.
Biographical / Historical:
Director, Graphic Arts Division, Federal Art Project, New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1964 by Gustave Von Groschwitz.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art and state -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Graphic arts -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.vongros
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-vongros

Joseph Vogel photographs

Creator:
Vogel, Joseph, b. 1911  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Extent:
28 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1931-1964
Scope and Contents:
Photographs of Vogel's work, including many done for the Federal Art Project in New York City.
Biographical / Historical:
Joseph Vogel (b. 1911) was a muralist and lithographer.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1964 by Joseph Vogel.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Lithographers  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- New York N.Y. -- Photographs  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.vogejose
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-vogejose

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