Oral history interview with Edward Biberman

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.biberm64
Creators:
Biberman, Edward
McGlynn, Betty Hoag
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1964 April 15
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
48 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Edward Biberman conducted 1964 April 15, by Betty Hoag, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.
Scope and Contents
Biberman speaks of his background and education; his early painting career; the influence of the Mexican muralists, especially Jose Clemente Orozco, upon him; coming to California; teaching at the Art Center School; murals he painted for the Los Angeles Post Office; serving on the jury to select a mural design for the Social Security Administration Building in Washington; his work methods, and how he researched the subject matter for his murals; the Federal Art Project's contribution to art in California and art in general; his opinions about government support for the arts. He recalls Diego Rivera.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Edward Biberman (1904-1986) was a painter, printmaker, and mural painter from Los Angeles, California.

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 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 53 min.
General
Interviews of Stanton Macdonald-Wright, and Charles Rogers are also on this tape.

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
Art and state Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mural painting and decoration -- California -- Los Angeles Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printmakers -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Muralists -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Orozco, José Clemente, 1883-1949 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957 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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