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Oral history interview with Bernice Fisher Banks

Interviewee:
Banks, Bernice Fisher, 1906-  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller  Search this
McChesney, Robert, 1913-2008  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:
19 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 February 21
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Bernice Fisher Banks conducted 1965 February 21, by Mary Fuller McChesney, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Bernice Fisher Banks (1906- ) was a sculptor from Alameda, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 41 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:
This interview is open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its Oral History Program interviews available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. Quotation, reproduction and publication of the recording is governed by restrictions. If an interview has been transcribed, researchers must quote from the transcript. If an interview has not been transcribed, researchers must quote from the recording. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Sculptors -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.banks65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-banks65

Interview with Hassel Smith

Creator:
Smith, Hassel Wendell, 1915-2007  Search this
McChesney, Mary Fuller, 1922-  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1965 July 20
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13171
See more items in:
Mary Fuller McChesney papers, 1949-2011
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13171

Interview with Deborah Remington

Creator:
Remington, Deborah Williams, 1935-  Search this
McChesney, Mary Fuller, 1922-  Search this
Subject:
Remington, Deborah Williams  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Place:
San Francisco, Calif.
Date:
1965
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15102
See more items in:
Mary Fuller McChesney papers, 1949-2011
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15102

Interview with Dorr Bothwell

Creator:
Bothwell, Dorr Hodgson, 1902-2000  Search this
McChesney, Mary Fuller, 1922-  Search this
Subject:
Bothwell, Dorr Hodgson  Search this
California School of Fine Arts (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Place:
San Francisco, Calif.
Date:
1965 August 30
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15109
See more items in:
Mary Fuller McChesney papers, 1949-2011
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15109

Interview with James Kelly

Creator:
Kelly, James, 1913-  Search this
McChesney, Mary Fuller, 1922-  Search this
Subject:
Kelly, James  Search this
California School of Fine Arts (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1966 April 26
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15156
See more items in:
Mary Fuller McChesney papers, 1949-2011
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15156

Interview with Ernest Briggs

Creator:
Briggs, Ernest, 1923-1984  Search this
McChesney, Mary Fuller, 1922-  Search this
Subject:
Briggs, Ernest  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1966 April 20
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15157
See more items in:
Mary Fuller McChesney papers, 1949-2011
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15157

Interview with Douglas MacAgy

Creator:
MacAgy, Douglas, 1913-1973  Search this
McChesney, Mary Fuller, 1922-  Search this
Subject:
MacAgy, Douglas  Search this
California School of Fine Arts (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
between 1965 and 1966
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15365
See more items in:
Mary Fuller McChesney papers, 1949-2011
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15365

Interview with Ad Reinhardt

Creator:
Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967  Search this
McChesney, Mary Fuller, 1922-  Search this
Subject:
Reinhardt, Ad  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1966 April 27
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15366
See more items in:
Mary Fuller McChesney papers, 1949-2011
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15366

Mary Fuller McChesney letter to Steven W. Rosen

Creator:
McChesney, Mary Fuller, 1922-  Search this
Rosen, Steven W.  Search this
Subject:
Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1993 October 25
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17980
See more items in:
Robert McChesney papers, 1913-2006
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_17980

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-  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
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
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 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 painter and mural painter from Calif.
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
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-moyade64

California Federal Art Project papers, 1935-1964

Creator:
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
Subject:
McChesney, Mary Fuller  Search this
United States  Search this
Place:
United States -- Social conditions -- California
United States -- Economic conditions -- California
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- California  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- California  Search this
Art and state -- California  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- California -- Fort Ord  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9810
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212252
AAA_collcode_fedeartp02
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212252

Edward Dugmore papers

Creator:
Dugmore, Edward, 1915-  Search this
Names:
Drake University  Search this
Abend, George  Search this
Arnold, Anne, 1926-  Search this
Brandt, Warren, 1918-  Search this
Briggs, Ernest, 1923-  Search this
Cherry, Herman  Search this
Copley, Alfred L.  Search this
Crehan, Hubert  Search this
Day, Lucien B., 1916-  Search this
Drexler, Rosalyn  Search this
Grillo, John, 1917-  Search this
Harris, Harvey, 1915-1999  Search this
Hultberg, John, 1922-  Search this
Kadish, Reuben, 1913-1992  Search this
Kaldis, Aristodimos, 1899-1979  Search this
McChesney, Mary Fuller  Search this
Morris, Kyle  Search this
Pace, Pam  Search this
Pace, Stephen, 1918-2010  Search this
Pollock, Charles C.  Search this
Still, Clyfford, 1904-1980  Search this
Voulkos, Peter, 1924-2002  Search this
Weber, Hugo, 1918-1971  Search this
Extent:
2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1937-1993
Summary:
The papers of painter and instructor Edward Dugmore measure 2.0 linear feet and date from 1937-1993. Found within this small collection are biographical materials, scattered business and financial records, notes, a file concerning the Drake University Summer Session, printed material, and photographs. The bulk of the papers consist of correspondence exchanged with art critic Hubert Crehan and artist colleagues including George Abend, Ernie Briggs, Herman Cherry, Lucien Day, Harvey Harris, Reuben Kadish, Mary Fuller McChesney, and Clyfford Still.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of painter and instructor Edward Dugmore measure 2.0 linear feet and date from 1937-1993. Found within this small collection are biographical materials, scattered business and financial records, notes, a file concerning the Drake University Summer Session, printed material, and photographs. The bulk of the papers consist of correspondence exchanged with art critic Hubert Crehan and artist colleagues including George Abend, Ernie Briggs, Herman Cherry, Lucien Day, Harvey Harris, Reuben Kadish, Mary Fuller McChesney, and Clyfford Still.

Printed materials include clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, and press releases. Photographs are of artwork, Dugmore, and colleagues, including Lewin Alcopley, Anne Arnold, Warren Brandt, Ernest Briggs, Herman Cherry, Hubert Crehan, Lucien Day, Rosalyn Drexler, John Grillo, John Hultberg, Reuben Kadish, Aristodemus Kaldis, Kyle Morris, Stephen and Pam Pace, Charles Pollock, Peter Voulkos, and Hugo Weber.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 7 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1948-1993 (Box 1; 3 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1943-1992 (Box 1, 2; 1.5 linear feet)

Series 3: Business Records, circa 1951-1972 (Box 2; 2 folders)

Series 4: Notes, circa 1969-1980 (Box 2; 1 folder)

Series 5: Drake University Summer Session File, 1972-1973(Box 2; 5 folders)

Series 6: Printed Material, circa 1937-1993 (Box 2; 25 folders)

Series 7: Photographs, circa 1960-1983 (Box 2; 9 folders)
Biographical Note:
Edward Dugmore (1915-1996) was a painter and arts instructor working in New York, San Francisco, Illinois, and Maryland.

Edward Dugmore was born in 1915 in Hartford Connecticutt, the son of Walter and Ellen Spragg Dugmore. Dugmore received a four year scholarship to study painting at Hartford Art School from 1934 to 1938. In 1938, he also married Edith Oslund. He briefly studied lithography and etching under Thomas Hart Benton at the Kansas City (Missouri) Art Institute in 1941. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, he returned to New York City. From 1946 to 1948, he taught painting and drawing at St. Joseph's College in West Hartford, Connecticut.

In 1948, Dugmore moved to San Francisco and began two year's study of art under the G.I. Bill at the California School of Fine Arts, were he befriended Clyfford Still and Ernest Briggs. He co-founded the artists' collaborative Metart Gallery, where he had his first solo exhibition in 1950.

From 1951 to 1952, Dugmore studied at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico, earning a master's degree in fine arts. In 1952, he moved back to New York City where he had solo exhibitions at the Stable Gallery over the following three years. He also had solo exhibitions at the Howard Wise Gallery in New York and Cleveland during the 1960s.

Between 1961 and 1962, Dugmore was Visiting Artist at the University of Southern Illinois, and in 1970, he was Visiting Artist at the Des Moines Art Center and Drake University. From 1964 to 1974, he taught painting and drawing part time at the Pratt Institute, and in 1965, he was Artist-in-Residence at the Montana Institute of Fine Arts, sponsored by a Ford Foundation Grant. From 1973 to 1982, he taught part time at the Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dugmore's paintings are in the collections of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Walker Art Center, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Edward Dugmore died in 1996 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Related Material:
Among the holdings of the Archives of American Art is a transcribed oral history interview with Edward Dugmore conducted by Tram Combs in 1994.
Provenance:
The Edward Dugmore papers were donated in several increments between 1980 to 1993 by the artist.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Edward Dugmore papers, 1937-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.dugmedwa
See more items in:
Edward Dugmore papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-dugmedwa

Oral history interview with Victor Mantilla Chalela

Interviewee:
Mantilla Chalela, Victor  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
Ohio State University -- Students  Search this
University of San Marcus (Lima, Peru) -- Students  Search this
Extent:
30 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 July 28
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Victor Mantilla Chalela conducted 1964 July 28, by Mary McChesney for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.
Mantilla Chalela speaks of his art training at Ohio State University beginning in 1926 and in 1930 at the University of San Marcus in Lima, Peru; studying mosaic techniques and materials in Peru; and his work for the Federal Art Project in California.
Biographical / Historical:
Victor Mantilla Chalela is a designer and mosaicist from California.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 4 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.
Occupation:
Mosaicists  Search this
Topic:
Mosaics -- Technique.  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Designers -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.chalel64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-chalel64

Oral history interview of Ralph Chessé

Interviewee:
Chessé, Ralph  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
Federal Theater Project (Calif.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Labaudt, Lucien, 1880-1943  Search this
Extent:
28 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 October 22
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Ralph Chessé conducted 1964 October 22, by Mary McChesney for the Archives of American Art.
Chessé speaks of his background and early interest in art; experimenting in puppetry; his first involvement with the WPA mural project; working on frescos for Coit Tower; technical aspects of the work; subject matter for frescos and how it was chosen; the importance of the Federal Art Project in that period in art history; political problems with the Federal Art Project; switching to the Federal Theater Project; some of the work he did for the Federal Theater Project; building and operating marionettes; his work in silkscreen; the WPA's value and contribution. He recalls Lucien Labaudt.
Biographical / Historical:
Ralph Chessé (1900-1991) was a mural painter and puppeteer, in San Francisco, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 11 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:
This transcript is open for research. Access to the entire recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Coit Memorial Tower (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Printmakers -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.chess64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-chess64

Oral history interview with Beniamino Bufano

Creator:
Bufano, Beniamino, 1898-1970  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
27 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 October 4
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Beniamino Bufano conducted 1964 October 4 by Mary McChesney, for the Archives of American Art.
Bufano speaks of his work at the San Francisco World's Fair of 1915; other early sculpture work; other media he worked in early in his career; his education; bureaucratic and political problems and scandals in the later years of the project; the politics that surround the placement of statues; President Kennedy's programs for the arts; the future of federally supported art programs.
Biographical / Historical:
Beniamino Bufano (1898-1970) was a sculptor in San Francisco, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 39 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: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Sculptors -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.bufano64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bufano64

Oral history interview with Dorr Bothwell

Interviewee:
Bothwell, Dorr  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
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Clements, Grace, 1905-1969  Search this
Feitelson, Lorser, 1898-1978  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, 1890-1973  Search this
Extent:
16 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 February 27
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Dorr Bothwell conducted 1965 February 27, by Mary Fuller McChesney, for the Archives of American Art. Bothwell describes her education and art training in San Francisco; painting for the Public Works of Art Project; Federal Art Project murals in Los Angeles; effects of the federal projects on her artistic development; and friends and colleagues Grace Clements, Lorser Feitelson, and Stanton Macdonald-Wright.
Biographical / Historical:
Dorr Bothwell Mural (1902-2000) was a painter and printmaker from Joshua Tree, California. Charter member of the Society of San Francisco Women Artists. Co-wrote "Notan: the Dark-Light Principle of Design."
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 58 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
Women artists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.bothwe65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bothwe65

Oral history interview with Maxine Albro and Parker Hall

Interviewee:
Albro, Maxine, 1903-1966  Search this
Hall, Parker  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Allied Artists Guild  Search this
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Bertrand, Ray, 1909-  Search this
Gaethke, George, 1898-  Search this
Neininger, Urban  Search this
O'Higgins, Pablo, 1904-  Search this
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957  Search this
Stackpole, Ralph, 1885-1973  Search this
Zakheim, Bernard Baruch, 1898-1985  Search this
Extent:
44 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 July 27
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Maxine Albro and Parker Hall conducted by Mary McChesney on 1964 July 27 for the Archives of American Art.
Albro speaks of her educational background including her work with Paul O'Higgins and as an assistant to Diego Rivera; of fresco and mosaic techniques; her mural at Coit Tower for the Public Works of Art Project; mosaics at San Francisco State College; her relationship with George Gaethke, Urban Neininger, Ralph Stackpole, Bernard Zakheim, and others; the Allied Artists Guild; the influence of the Federal Art Project on her career; and Ray Bertrand's lithography project. Parker Hall comments on his fresco at Coit Tower and other projects. Also present at the interview is Robert McChesney.
Biographical / Historical:
Maxine Albro (1903-1966) was a mural painter and mosaicist in Carmel, California. Her husband, Parker Hall, is a mural painter.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hrs., 26 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:
Muralists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Mosaicists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American -- California  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mosaics -- 20th century -- California  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.albro64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-albro64

Oral history interview with William Abbenseth

Interviewee:
Abbenseth, William, 1898-1972  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
Group f.64  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Cunningham, Ben, 1904-1975  Search this
Dannenbaum, Ray  Search this
Danysh, Joseph A., 1906-1982  Search this
Hirsch, Hy  Search this
Ryan, Beatrice Judd  Search this
Extent:
13 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 November 23
Scope and Contents:
An interview of William Abbenseth conducted 1964 November 23, by Mary Fuller McChesney, for the Archives of American Art.
Abbenseth discusses his training in photography; his WPA assignments including photomurals of San Francisco architecture, for the Index of American Design, and the California Housing Authority, the Artists at Work series, documentation of the New York World's Fair, and other projects; his relationship with Benjamin F. Cummingham, Ray Dannenbaum, Joseph A. Danysh, Hy Hirsch, and Beatrice Judd Ryan; and his involvement with the f/64 Group.
Biographical / Historical:
William Abbenseth (1898-1972) was a photographer in San Francisco, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 54 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.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Photography, Artistic -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Photographers -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Photography -- Study and teaching  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.abbens64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-abbens64

Oral history interview with Mireille Piazzoni Wood

Interviewee:
Wood, Mireille Piazzoni, 1911-2006  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:
5 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 June 23
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Mireille Piazzoni Wood conduced 1965 June 23, by Mary Fuller McChesney, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Mireille Piazzoni Wood (1911-2006) was a muralist from San Francisco, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 12 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 -- United States  Search this
Women painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.wood65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wood65

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