Oral history interview with James Penney

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.penney64
Creators:
Penney, James, 1910-1982
Trovato, Joseph S., 1912-1983
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1964 May 19
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
19 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of James Penney conducted 1964 May 19, by Joseph S. Trovato, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Penney speaks of his experiences as a mural painter for the WPA Federal Art Project; painting murals for schools and hospitals; the administration of the FAP; his background and education; coming to New York City during the Depression; the influence of the Mexican and Italian muralists; and important collections which include his work.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
James Penney (1910-1982) was a painter, mural painter, and educator in Clinton, N.Y.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3419 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview 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 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 12 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.

Keywords
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Mural painting and decoration Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the arts Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Federal Art Project (N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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