Hugh Mesibov interview

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.mesihugh
Creators:
Mesibov, Hugh, 1916-
Shopes, Linda
Dates:
1990 June 23
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
2 Items
sound cassettes
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Hugh Mesibov conducted by Linda Shopes for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project. Mesibov speaks of his early life and early art experiences including his attendance at the Graphic Sketch Club (now known as the Samuel Fleisher Art Memorial); financial difficulties in the 1930s and his subsequest successful application to the Federal Art Project; his experiences on the FAP print project, including reminiscences of fellow artists Dox Thrash and Michael Gallagher; the development of the carborundum print process and its subsequent promotion; how the project was run and work assigned; his experiences on the easel and mural projects; political problems with the state director, Mary Curran, and the Artists' Union; and his post-FAP career.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Printmaker, associated with WPA Federal Art Project; Philadelphia, Pa.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1991 by the Pennsylvania State Archives.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Untranscribed; use requires an appointment.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Prints -- Technique Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printmakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curran, Mary Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gallagher, Michael J., 1895-1965 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Thrash, Dox, 1892-1965 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal Art Project (Pa.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Graphic Sketch Club (Philadelphia, Pa.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists' Union (Philadelphia, Pa.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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