Oral history interview with Monty Lewis
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.lewis64
Creators:
Lewis, Monty, 1907-1997
McGlynn, Betty Hoag
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1964 June 25
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Sound tape reel
Sound recordings
5 in.
15 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Monty Lewis conducted 1964 June 25, by Betty Hoag, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Interview conducted at Coronado School of Fine Arts in San Diego, Calif. Lewis discusses his art training at the Art Students' League in N.Y., his study of mural and easel painting in Europe, and his freelance mural work before his involvement with the Public Works of Art Project. He describes the developing presence of mural art in New York with Diego Rivera's mural at Rockefeller Center and the 1939 New York World's Fair. Lewis tells of the Artists, Painters, and Sculptors Collaborators, a collaborative group interested in developing community art projects, and discusses the use of murals in the 1939 New York World's Fair and the different techniques used for those and other public projects.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Monty Lewis (1907-1997) was a painter, designer, muralist in New York and California.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript available on line at http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/oralhistories/transcripts/lewis64.htm
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
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav files. Duration is 49 min.

Digital Content

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

Keywords
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Painters -- California -- San Diego -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Muralists -- California -- San Diego -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the arts Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Coronado School of Fine Arts Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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