Oral history interview with William Hesthal

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.hestha64
Creators:
Hesthal, William, 1908-
McChesney, Mary Fuller
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1964 Dec. 22
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Sound tape reel
Sound recordings: (45 min.)
5 in.
16 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of William Hesthal conducted by Mary Fuller McChesney on 1964 Dec. 22 for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Hesthal speaks of his art education; working on the easel and lithography projects for the Federal Art Project; surrealist influences on the FAP artists; and his opinions on federally sponsored art programs.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter; San Francisco, Calif.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript available on line at http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/oralhistories/transcripts/hestha64.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
Sound quality is poor.

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

Keywords
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Federal aid to the arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printmakers -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Federal Art Project (Calif.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
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