Oral history interview with Anton Blazek

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.blazek65
Creators:
Blazek, Anton James, 1902-1974
McGlynn, Betty Hoag
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1965 April 13
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
34 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Blazek speaks of his childhood in Baltimore; early art and music training; commercial art; ceramics; working with aluminum; his move to Los Angeles; works completed for federal projects; his paintings of California missions; the lack of government censorship; and the value of federal projects. He recalls David Ebstrom, Lorser Feitelson, and Stanton Macdonald-Wright.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Anton Blazek (1902-1974) was a painter and sculptor in 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 on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 22 min.

Keywords
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Painters -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Ebstrom, David Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Feitelson, Lorser, 1898-1978 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, 1890-1973 Personal 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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