Sam Brown [videorecording] / [produced by] the National Archives ; interviewer, Shawn Aubitz

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.browsamu
Creators:
Brown, Samuel Joseph, 1907-1994
Dates:
1985
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Videocassette
videocassette (120 min)
sd., col.
1/2 in.
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview with painter Samuel Brown conducted by Shawn Aubitz of the National Archives, for an exhibition on the Work Projects Administration in Philadelphia. Brown discusses his work on the WPA; materials and techniques; some of his paintings, including "The Scrubwoman," and "The Lynching"; sharing a studio with Dox Thrash; and a visit from Eleanor Roosevelt.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Samuel Joseph Brown (1907-1994) was an African American painter in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is thought to be the first African American artist hired by the Public Works of Art Project (PWAP) and later worked for the Works Projects Administration (WPA) in Philadelphia as both a painter and a printmaker.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1990 by Samuel J. Brown, through the National Archives, as part of AAA's Philadelphia Art Documentation Project.

Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint)
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint)
Philadelphia, Pa. : National Archives - Philadelphia Branch, 1985.

Keywords
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Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Thrash, Dox, 1892-1965 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aubitz, Shawn Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Work Projects Administration Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Works Progress Administration Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal Art Project (Pa.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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