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Oral history interview with Lewis W. and Erica Beckh Rubenstein, 1993 February 23

Interviewee:
Rubenstein, Lewis W. (Lewis William), 1908-2003  Search this
Rubenstein, Lewis W. (Lewis William), 1908-2003  Search this
Interviewer:
Rubenstein, Erica Beckh, 1914-2014  Search this
Subject:
Polcari, Stephen  Search this
Lebrun, Rico  Search this
Orozco, José Clemente  Search this
Rubenstein, Erica Beckh  Search this
Vassar College  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Poughkeepsie -- Interviews  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- Poughkeepsie -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12718
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215330
AAA_collcode_rubens93
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215330
Online Media:

Tax payers' murals / Erica Beckh Rubenstein, undated

Creator:
Rubenstein, Erica Beckh, 1914-2014  Search this
Rubenstein, Erica Beckh, 1914-2014  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (U.S.)  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8420
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210594
AAA_collcode_rubeeric
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210594

Summary of oral history interview with Lewis Mumford, 1964 December 7

Interviewee:
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990  Search this
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990  Search this
Interviewer:
Rubenstein, Erica Beckh, 1914-2014  Search this
Subject:
Rubenstein, Lewis W. (Lewis William), 1908-2003  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12739
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214163
AAA_collcode_mumfor64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_214163

Summary of oral history interview with Henry Morgenthau, 1964 November 9

Interviewee:
Morgenthau, Henry, 1891-1967  Search this
Morgenthau, Henry, 1891-1967  Search this
Interviewer:
Rubenstein, Erica Beckh, 1914-2014  Search this
Subject:
Rubenstein, Lewis W. (Lewis William), 1908-2003  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12177
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214164
AAA_collcode_morgen64
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_214164

Oral history interview with Lewis W. and Erica Beckh Rubenstein

Interviewee:
Rubenstein, Lewis W. (Lewis William), 1908-2003  Search this
Creator:
Rubenstein, Erica Beckh, 1914-2014  Search this
Interviewer:
Polcari, Stephen  Search this
Names:
Vassar College -- Faculty -- Interviews  Search this
Lebrun, Rico, 1900-1964  Search this
Orozco, José Clemente, 1883-1949  Search this
Rubenstein, Erica Beckh, 1914-2014  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (sound cassettes (1 hr. 45 min.), analog.)
50 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1993 February 23
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Lewis and Erica Rubenstein conducted 1993 February 23, by Stephen Polcari, for the Archives of American Art.
Lewis Rubenstein discusses his early career as a fresco painter, including his training in Italy and friendship with Rico Lebrun. He talks specifically about commissioned murals at the Fogg Art Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, and assisting Jose Clemente Orozco on "portable murals" for the Museum of Modern Art. He talks of his move away from realism and the themes that interested him in the 1950s and 1960s. He remembers spending summers in Provincetown and taking classes with Hans Hofmann, his work teaching studio art at Vassar College, and briefly about the visiting artists program he ran there. Erica Rubenstein talks about the significance of 1930s mural paintings, the WPA movement, and government support of the arts in general.
Biographical / Historical:
Lewis W. Rubentstein (1908-2003) was a painter, printmaker, and teacher and teacher at Vassar College. He lived in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Erica Beckh Rubenstein (1914-2014) was an art historian, whose Ph.D. thesis at Harvard, "Taxpayers Murals," related to New Deal murals.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 56 min.
Side B of Tape 1 is blank.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art 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 administrators.
Restrictions:
This transcript is open for research. Access to the entire audio recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Art historians -- New York (State) -- Poughkeepsie -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Poughkeepsie -- Interviews  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- Poughkeepsie -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.rubens93
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ddbd1de0-8343-4628-80fa-01097bca15fd
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rubens93
Online Media:

Summary of oral history interview with Lewis Mumford

Interviewee:
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990  Search this
Interviewer:
Rubenstein, Erica Beckh, 1914-2014  Search this
Rubenstein, Lewis W. (Lewis William), 1908-2003  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:
8 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Date:
1964 December 7
Scope and Contents:
A summary of an interview of Lewis Mumford conducted 1964 December 7, by Lewis and Erica Rubenstein, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Lewis Mumford (1895-1990) was an art administrator for the WPA in New York, New York.
Provenance:
The interview was 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. It is unclear why no actual transcript or tape exists for the interview; Mumford may have not wanted to be recorded.
Restrictions:
Use requires an appointment.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.mumfor64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90f0637a6-9ec8-48d6-a2e4-36b0d8da8d08
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mumfor64

Summary of oral history interview with Henry Morgenthau

Interviewee:
Morgenthau, Henry, 1891-1967  Search this
Interviewer:
Rubenstein, Erica Beckh, 1914-2014  Search this
Rubenstein, Lewis W. (Lewis William), 1908-2003  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:
8 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Date:
1964 November 9
Scope and Contents:
A summary of an interview of Henry Morgenthau conducted 1964 November 9, by Erica and Lewis Rubenstein, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Henry Morgenthau (1891-1967) was a cabinet member in Roosevelt's administration in Washington, D.C.
General:
No tape exists; Morgenthau did not wish to be recorded. Summary is from notes taken by the interviewers.
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:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.morgen64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9947086b0-7890-4684-b745-19ff521d2d0b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-morgen64

Tax payers' murals / Erica Beckh Rubenstein

Creator:
Rubenstein, Erica Beckh, 1914-2014  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet ((on 1 microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Thesis (PhD.)-Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 1944.
Biographical / Historical:
Art historian.
Provenance:
Provenance unknown.
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:
Art historians  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.rubeeric
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92e73d6bb-108b-450e-a717-362db148b6eb
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rubeeric

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