Oral history interview with Nicholas Brigante
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.brigan64
Creators:
Brigante, Nicholas P., 1895-1989
McGlynn, Betty Hoag
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1964 May 25
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
17 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Nicholas Brigante conducted 1964 May 25, by Betty Hoag for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Brigante speaks of his work on the watercolor easel project for the Federal Art Project; his background and the influence of Chinese painting; his association with the Los Angeles Art Students League; other artists involved in the project; the project's effect on the community, and on the careers of artists. He recalls Ben Berlin, Val Costello and Stanton Macdonald-Wright.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Nicholas P. Brigante (1895-1989) was a painter in Los Angeles, California.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3418 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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 1 digital wav file. Duration is 41 min.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Federal aid to the arts Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Berlin, Ben Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Costello, Val, 1875-1937 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, 1890-1973 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
Archives of American Art
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