Oral history interview with Olinka Hrdy

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.hrdy65
Creators:
Hrdy, Olinka, 1902-
McGlynn, Betty Hoag
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1965 Mar. 13-Mar. 17
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3 Sound tape reels
Sound recordings
3 in.
59 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Olinka Hrdy conducted 1965 Mar. 13-Mar. 17, by Betty Hoag, for the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project.
Scope and Contents
Hrdy discusses her childhood in Oklahoma; Native American culture and its influence on her work; studying and mural painting at the University of Oklahoma; influence of music in herwork; outlining technique in her painting; working in Tulsa; the Nicholas Rorick Museum; textile design; Dynamic Symmetry; working for Seymore Lipton, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Hans Schwitzer; relationship with Wright; Taliesin; the project period; her projects in California; job as Chief Designer for the State of CA; her personal creative approach. She recalls Bruce Goff, Dorothy Jenkins, and Suzanne Miller.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Designer, mural painter; Prague, Okla.

Administration
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
Unrelated interviews of Helen Lundeberg and of Charles White conducted by B. Hoag are also on the tapes.

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

Keywords
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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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