Oral history interview with Lorser Feitelson

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.feitel64
Creators:
Feitelson, Lorser, 1898-1978
McGlynn, Betty Hoag
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1964 May 12-1964 June 9
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
2 Sound tape reels
Sound recordings
5 in.
52 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Lorser Feitelson conducted 1964 May 12-1964 June 9, by Betty Hoag for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Feitelson speaks of his background and parental influence; his early interest in art; studying painting in Europe; the influence of the Old Masters; his painting methods; early exhibitions of his work; being appointed Federal Art Project supervisor for the Los Angeles area; his duties; delegating work to artists; working with Holger Cahill; political problems with the FAP; the effect of the project on the art scene in California; methods used for murals; the Easel Painting Project of the FAP and how it was run; the work that was done by the Index of American Design in California; his post-WPA career; and he recalls Arthur Durston and Conrad Buff.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Lorser Feitelson, b. 1898; d. 1978, Painter and art administrator, Federal Art Project of Los Angeles, Calif.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript available on line.
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
An interview of Boris Deutsch (6/64) conducted by B. Hoag is also on tape 2.
General
Interviews of Charles Rogers, Stanton Macdonald-Wright, and Elizabeth Lochrie conducted by B. Hoag are also on one tape.

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

Keywords
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Mural painting and decoration -- California -- Los Angeles Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art and state -- California -- Los Angeles Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arts administrators -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Buff, Conrad, 1886-1975 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Durston, Arthur 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
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