Oral history interview with Philip Guston

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.guston65
Creators:
Guston, Philip, 1913-1980
Trovato, Joseph S., 1912-1983
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1965 January 29
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
5 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Interview of Philip Guston conducted on January 29, 1965, by Joseph Trovato, in the artist's home in Woodstock, New York, for the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project.
Scope and Contents
Guston briefly provides biographical information and spends the remainder of his time speaking of his experiences working on the Mural Project (PWAP) in Los Angeles; his move to New York working under Reginald Marsh as a non-relief artist; his multiple mural projects in New York (Penn Station Subway, Queensbridge Housing Project, WPA Mural for the World's Fair, etc.); his success in WPA Fine Arts competitions; his move to Woodstock, New York; his time spent teaching at the University of Iowa; his many influences (Renaissance, Modern and Abstract Painters); his personal/professional feelings about the WPA as well as his political feelings about it.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Philip Guston (1913-1980) was a painter in both New York and Los Angeles.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Reproduction Note
Item is a transcript.
Existence and Location of Originals
Location of original tape unknown.
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.

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Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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University of Iowa -- Faculty Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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