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Oral history interview with Herman Volz, 1964 June 27

Interviewee:
Volz, Herman, 1904-1990  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
Painters -- California -- San Jose -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12509
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213962
AAA_collcode_volz64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213962

Oral history interview with Herman Volz

Interviewee:
Volz, Herman, 1904-1990  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:
91 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 June 27
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Herman Volz conducted 1964 June 27, by Mary Fuller McChesney for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Herman Volz (1904-1990) was a painter from San Jose, Calif.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 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:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Jose -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.volz64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-volz64

Oral history interview with Richard Ayer

Interviewee:
Ayer, Richard Gentry, 1909-1967  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
Hiler, Hilaire, 1898-1966  Search this
Volz, Herman, 1904-1990  Search this
Extent:
20 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1964 September 26
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Richard Ayer conducted 1964 September 26, by Mary McChesney, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.
Ayer speaks of his "haphazard" education, including study with Hilaire Hiler; his work assisting Victor Mikhail Arnautoff on frescos in the Presidio Chapel; the WPA easel painting project in San Francisco; and the Aquatic Park Building mural program, 1934. He recalls some of the artists associated with the Aquatic Park project. He also discusses the Ostwald and Hiler color theories and Herman Volz's mural for the Treasure Island Federal Building.
Biographical / Historical:
Richard Ayer (1909-1967) was a mural painter from San Francisco, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 52 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  Search this
Muralists -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.ayer64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ayer64

Education, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Volz, Herman 1904-1990  Search this
Medium:
Colored pieces of marble
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Mural
Sculptures-Mosaic
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
San Francisco City College North and south porticoes of main building San Francisco California
Date:
1940-1941
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Education  Search this
Occupation--Art  Search this
Occupation--Science  Search this
Control number:
IAS 88750054
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_364911

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