Oral history interview with George Gaethke
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.gaethk64
Creators:
Gaethke, George, 1898-
McChesney, Mary Fuller
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1964 Sept. 26
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Sound tape reel
Sound recording
5 in.
26 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of George Gaethke conducted 1964 Sept 26 by Mary McChesney for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Gaethke speaks of his background and art training in California and Chicago; his work on the Coit Tower murals; working on a mosaic under the Federal Art Project; printmaking under the FAP; his post-FAP career. He recalls Maxine Albro and Ray Bertrand.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, printmaker, mosaicist, mural painter; San Francisco, Calif.

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.

Digital Content

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Federal aid to the arts Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Coit Memorial Tower (San Francisco, Calif.) Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Printmakers -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mosaicists -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Albro, Maxine, 1903-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bertrand, Ray, 1909- 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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