Oral history interview with Ted Egri
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.egri65
Creators:
Egri, Ted, 1913-
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1965 March 22
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
30 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Ted Egri conducted 1965 March 22, by Sylvia Loomis, for the Archives of American Art. Egri speaks of his youth; his education at the Roerich Museum Art Institute; parental influence; teaching at the Art Institute in Kansas City; working for the Federal Art Project on a poster project in 1936; the easel painting project, and the mural project; his post-FAP career; joining the U.S. Navy and making maps during World War II; the effect of the WPA years on his career; developing his work as a sculptor; going back to teaching for a while; and joining the Artists Equity Association.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Ted Egri (1913- ) is a painter and sculptor in Taos, New Mexico.

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 4 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 5 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 -- New Mexico -- Taos -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- New Mexico -- Taos -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Federal Art Project (N.M.) 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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Washington, D.C. 20001
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