Oral history interview with Ruth Gikow

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.gikow64
Creators:
Gikow, Ruth, 1915-1982
Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington), 1920-
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1964
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Item
Sound recording: 1 sound tape reel ; 7 in
29 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Ruth Gikow conducted by Harlan Phillips in 1964 for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Gikow speaks of being born in Russia; mural painting at the Bronx Hospital for the Federal Art Project; interest in graphics; the Artists Congress; the Index of American Design; and her thoughts on contemporary painting. She recalls John Stuart Curry and Gene Morey.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, printmaker; New York, N.Y.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript available on-line at http://www.aaa.si.edu/oralhist/gikow64.htm
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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
Unrelated interviews of Ad Reinhardt and Ralph and Bena Mayer conducted by H. Phillips are also on this tape.

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

Keywords
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Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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