Oral history interview with Dong Kingman
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.kingma65
Creators:
Kingman, Dong, 1911-
Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington), 1920-
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1965 Jan. 12
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Sound cassette
Sound recording: 1 sound cassette ; (1 hour 30 min.)
19 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Dong M. Kingman conducted 1965 Jan. 12, by Harlan Phillips, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Kingman speaks of his childhood in Oakland, Calif.; his education in Hong Kong; his early exposure to art and the development of his talent; early gallery exhibitions; the beginning of the Federal Art Project (FAP) and his involvement with it; working on a mural in Chinatown in San Francisco; the opportunity to develop his technique; problems with the project; his methods; artists who were his colleagues on the project; and his opinion of the FAP overall.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Dong Kingman (1911-2000) was a Chinese American painter and illustrator based in the San Francisco Bay Area and New York City. Kingman taught at Columbia University and Hunter College. He worked for the Works Progress Administration.

Administration
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.
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3949 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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
Transferred from original acetate tape reel.
General
Sound quality is poor.

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