Oral history interview with Ernst Halberstadt

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.halber79
Creators:
Halberstadt, Ernst, 1910-1987
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1979 Feb. 16
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Sound tape reel
Sound recording
5 in.
57 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Ernst Halberstadt conducted 1979 Feb. 16, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Halberstadt speaks of his youth in Boston; his education at a technical high school and at the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston; his work on murals at Radio City Music Hall, and with Diego Rivera in Detroit; his experiences as a WPA supervisor; the documenting of slums in Boston in the 1930s; and commercial photography.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Ernst Halberstadt (1910-1987) was a painter and mural painter from Cambridge, Mass.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.

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

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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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