Oral history interview with Maxine Albro and Parker Hall

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.albro64
Creators:
Albro, Maxine, 1903-1966
Hall, Parker
McChesney, Mary Fuller
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1964 July 27
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
44 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
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.
Scope and Contents
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
Biographical / Historical
Maxine Albro (1903-1966) was a mural painter and mosaicist in Carmel, California. Her husband, Parker Hall, is a mural painter.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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.

General
General
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hrs., 26 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Muralists -- California -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mosaicists -- California -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mural painting and decoration, American -- California Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mosaics -- 20th century -- California Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Bertrand, Ray, 1909- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gaethke, George, 1898- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Neininger, Urban Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
O'Higgins, Pablo, 1904- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stackpole, Ralph, 1885-1973 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zakheim, Bernard Baruch, 1898-1985 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Allied Artists Guild Corporate 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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