Oral history interview with John Emmett Gerrity

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.gerrit65
Creators:
Gerrity, John Emmett, 1895-1980
McChesney, Mary Fuller
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1965 Jan. 20
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Sound tape reel
Sound recordings
5 in.
24 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of John Emmett Gerrity conducted 1965 Jan. 20, by Mary McChesney, for the Archives of American Art. Gerrity speaks of his background and education; working as a watercolorist and a mural painter for the WPA Federal Art Project; his work methods; the effect of the FAP on him and on other artists of the San Francisco Bay area; and the influence of the Mexican muralists.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
John Emmett Gerrity (1895-1980) was a painter and mural painter from Berkeley, 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.

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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Federal aid to the arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mural painting and decoration -- California Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Muralists -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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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
Archives of American Art
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Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
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