Oral history interview with William A. Gaw

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.gaw64
Creators:
Gaw, William A., 1891-1973
Ferbraché, Lewis
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1964 Mar. 6
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 sound tape
Sound recording: 1 sound tape
7 in.
48 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of William A. Gaw conducted 1964 Mar. 6 by Lewis Ferbraché for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Gaw speaks of his art training under James Martin Griffin; attending the Mark Hopkins Institute; his work as a commercial artist, an engineer, and a designer; early exhibitions of his work; working with the WPA-FAP; teaching at Mills College; exhibitions he has juried; and California artists he has associated with. He recalls Fernand Leger, Reginald Marsh, David Park, Worth Ryder, and Clyfford Still.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, engineer, and designer; Berkeley, California.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3419 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.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.

Keywords
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Commercial art -- California -- Berkeley Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Exhibitions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- California -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Designers Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Engineers Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Griffin, James Martin, b. 1850 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Léger, Fernand, 1881-1955 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Park, David, 1911-1960 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ryder, Worth, 1884-1960 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Still, Clyfford, 1904-1980 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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