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Frank Gasparro interview, 1990 May 17

Gasparro, Frank, b. 1909 d. 2001
Engraver
Active in Pa.,

Shopes, Linda

Collection size: 4 sound cassettes.

Collection Summary: An interview of Frank Gasparro conducted by Linda Shopes. Gasparro speaks of his early life including his studies with Giuseppe Donato; struggling through the Depression carving cemetery monuments; his successful application to the Federal Art Project (FAP) and his experiences while working with it; projects he worked on with the FAP and how they were assigned; how the project functioned; relations with other artists; political problems involving the Pennsylvania state director of the FAP, Mary Curran, and the Artists Union; and his subsequent work for the U.S. Mint.

Biographical/Historical Note: Sculptor; Pennsylvania. Worked on Federal Art Project in Pennsylvania.

Donated by the Pennsylvania State Archives, 1991.

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