Painter, Printmaker, Illustrator, Etcher, Lithographer
Sound recording: 1 sound tape reel ; 5 in.
Transcript: 15 p. (on one microfilm reel)
Collection Summary: An interview of Arnold Blanch conducted by Joseph Trovato on 1964 Nov. 4 for the Archives of American Art.
Blanch speaks of his background and training at the Art Students League; his work on three post office murals for the Federal Art Project; the effect of the FAP on artists; the politics of the FAP; accusations of communism against Blanch and others; government support for the arts; and Blanch's personal art collection.
Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, mural painter; Woodstock, N.Y.
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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