Oral history interview with Lowell Houser

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.houser64
Creators:
Houser, Lowell, 1902-1971
McGlynn, Betty Hoag
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1964 July 31
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Sound tape reel
Sound recording
5 in.
7 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Lowell Houser conducted by Betty Hoag, on 1964 July 31, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Interview conducted in San Diego, Calif. Houser speaks of his background; his art education; the influence of the Mexican muralists on his art; his involvement with the Federal Art Project working on murals at Iowa State College, a post office in Ames, Iowa, and other places; and his choices of subject matter for murals.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, mural painter; Des Moines, Iowa; d. 1971.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript available on line at http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/oralhistories/transcripts/houser64.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
An interview of Belle Baranceanu and Hilda Preibisius conducted by B. Hoag is also on this tape.

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

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Mural painting and decoration -- Iowa Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Muralists -- Iowa -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Iowa -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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