Active in Calif.
Size: Transcript: 37 pages
Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformated in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 8 min.
Collection Summary: An interview of Beckford Young conducted 1965 May 19, by Mary Fuller McChesney, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.
Biographical/Historical Note: Beckford Young (1905-1979) was a mural painter from California.
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.