Oral history interview with Hananiah Harari

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.harari92
Creators:
Harari, Hananiah, 1912-2000
Stavitsky, Gail, 1954-
Dates:
1992 Sept. 24-Oct. 15
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 Sound cassettes
Sound recordings (3 hours)
76 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Hananiah Harari conducted 1992 Sept. 24-Oct. 15, by Gail Stavitsky, for the Archives of American Art. Harari discusses his work as he shows examples to the interviewer; mural sketches he completed for the WPA (1936-1941); his background; the N.Y. art scene in the 1930s; his political cartoons; writing a monthly column in the magazine THE NEW MASSES entitled "On Safari with Harari"; his commercial artwork; being blacklisted as a commercial artist during the McCarthy Era; how his views on Communism have changed; his early training; studying in Paris and traveling around Europe for several years in the early 1930s; his teaching career at The School of Visual Arts, N.Y. (1974-1991) and at the Art Students League. He recalls Stuart Davis and Herzl Emanuel.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Hananiah Harari (1912-2000) was a painter, cartoonist, muralist, commercial artist, and educator from New York. Born in Rochester, NY. Taught at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan from 1974-1990 and at the Art Students League from 1984-1999. Died July 19, 2000.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript available on line
Author
Sponsor
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These interviews are 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 administrators. Funding for this interview was provided by the Horace Goldsmith Foundation.

General
General
Sound quality is poor in parts of the interview.

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
Political cartoons Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Commercial art Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Commercial artists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Davis, Stuart, 1892-1964 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Emanuel, Herzl, ca. 1915- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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