Oral history interview with Edward Chavez

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.chavez64
Creators:
Chavez, Edward Arcenio, 1917-1995
Trovato, Joseph S., 1912-1983
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1964 November 5
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
5 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Edward Chavez conducted 1964 November 5, in Woodstock, New York, by Joseph Trovato for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Chavez speaks of the development of his interest in art; working for the Treasury Relief Art Project, and later the WPA Federal Art Project; murals he did for the WPA in high schools and post offices; his post-war paintings and the change in his style; and his feelings about federal support for the arts.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Edward Chavez (1917-1995) is a painter, mural painter, and sculptor from Woodstock, New York.

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 1 digital wav file. Duration is 20 min.

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

Keywords
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Repository Contact
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