Oral history interview with Joseph A. Danysh

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.danysh64
Creators:
Danysh, Joseph A., 1906-1982
Ferbraché, Lewis
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1964 December 3
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
33 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Joseph A. Danysh conducted by Lewis Ferbraché on 1964 December 3 for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Danysh speaks of his background and education at Columbia University; moving to California; starting a gallery in a store in San Francisco; critics' reaction to the art in the gallery; the beginning of the f64 photography group; opening a short lived gallery with Ansel Adams; writing an art column; starting out with the Federal Art Project, directing the project in Northern California; how the project was administered; particular projects he was involved in; his feelings about government support for the arts. He recalls Beniamino Bufano, Holger Cahill, William Gaskin, Stanton Macdonald-Wright, Bernard Zakheim.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Joseph A. Danysh (1906-1982) was an art administrator from Monterey, California.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3418 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
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 2 hr., 43 min.

Keywords
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Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bufano, Beniamino, 1898-1970 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gaskin, William, 1892-1968 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, 1890-1973 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zakheim, Bernard Baruch, 1898-1985 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal Art Project (Calif.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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