Frank Gasparro interview

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.gaspfran
Creators:
Gasparro, Frank, 1909-
Shopes, Linda
Dates:
1990 May 17
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
4 Items
sound cassettes
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Frank Gasparro conducted by Linda Shopes. Gasparro speaks of his early life including his studies with Giuseppe Donato; struggling through the Depression carving cemetery monuments; his successful application to the Federal Art Project (FAP) and his experiences while working with it; projects he worked on with the FAP and how they were assigned; how the project functioned; relations with other artists; political problems involving the Pennsylvania state director of the FAP, Mary Curran, and the Artists Union; and his subsequent work for the U.S. Mint.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Sculptor; Pennsylvania. Worked on Federal Art Project in Pennsylvania.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by the Pennsylvania State Archives, 1991.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Untranscribed; use requires an appointment.

Keywords
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Sculptors -- Pennsylvania -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art and state Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Depressions -- 1929 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Curran, Mary Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Donato, Giuseppe, 1881-1965 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists' Union (Philadelphia, Pa.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal Art Project (Pa.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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