Oral history interview with Christine Jeannette Abel

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.abelc65
Creators:
Abel, Christine Jeannette, 1890-1970
McGlynn, Betty Hoag
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1965 June 5
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
8 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Christine Jeannette Abel conducted 1965 June 5, by Betty Hoag McGlynn, for the Archives of American Art. Abel discusses her educational background and studies with Frank Tolles Chamberlin, Armin Carl Hansen and David Alfaro Siqueiros; her teaching experience and impressions of Fletcher Martin as a student; and her experience assisting Helen Katherine Thorps on a Federal Art Project mural for the Marobia, California post office.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Christine Jeannette Abel (1890-1970) was a painter, mural painter, sculptor, and educator from California.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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.

General
General
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 23 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Federal aid to the arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mural painting and decoration -- California Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Muralists -- California -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chamberlin, F. Tolles (Frank Tolles), 1873-1961 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hansen, Armin C. (Armin-Carl), 1886-1957 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Martin, Fletcher, 1904-1979 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Siqueiros, David Alfaro Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Thorps, Helen Katherine Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal Art Project (Calif.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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