Oral history interview with Boris Gilbertson

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.gilber64
Creators:
Gilbertson, Boris, 1907-1982
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1964 June 25
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Sound tape reel
Sound recordings (1 hour)
7 in.
33 Pages
Transcript: (on one microfilm reel)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Boris Gilbertson conducted 1964 June 25 by Sylvia Loomis for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Gilbertson speaks of his background; his education at the Art Institute of Chicago; starting out as a sculptor; his early involvement with the Treasury Relief Art Project; his work in Wisconsin for the project; how the Project functioned and how his work was supervised; the TRAP's effect on the politics of the time; his views of abstract art; the uses of humor in sculpture and in art; animal subject matter in his work.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Sculptor; Santa Fe, N.M.

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.

General
General
An unrelated interview of Gene Kloss conducted by S. Loomis is also on this tape.

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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art and state Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Animal sculptors -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- Wisconsin -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Treasury Relief Art Project 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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