Oral history interview with Anton Blazek, 1965 Apr. 13

Blazek, Anton James , b. 1902 d. 1974
Painter, Sculptor, Ceramicist
Active in Los Angeles, Calif.

Size: Sound recording: 2 sound tape reels ; 3 in.
Transcript: 34 p.

Format: Interviews of Claire Falkenstein and Burton Freund conducted by B. Hoag are also on tape 2.

Collection Summary: An interview of Anton Blazek conducted by Betty Hoag on 1965 Apr. 13 for the Archives of American Art.

Blazek speaks of his childhood in Baltimore; early art and music training; commercial art; ceramics; working with aluminum; his move to Los Angeles; works completed for federal projects; his paintings of California missions; the lack of government censorship; and the value of federal projects. He recalls David Ebstrom, Lorser Feitelson, and Stanton Macdonald-Wright.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, sculptor; Los Angeles, Calif.; b. 1902.

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.

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