Oral history interview with Charles Barrows, 1965 Mar. 11

Barrows, Charles , b. 1903 d. 1988
Printmaker
Active in N.M.

Size: Sound recording: 1 sound tape reel ; 7 in.
Transcript: 15 p.

Format: An interview of Mark Voris conducted by S. Loomis is also on this tape.

Collection Summary: An interview of Charles Barrows conducted 1965 Mar. 11, by Sylvia Loomis, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.

Barrows speaks of his education at the Art Students League; moving to New Mexico; working on the Public Works of Art Project, and later on the Federal Art Project; public perception of the Federal Art Project; the effects of the Project on art and artists; making prints based on Indian paintings. He recalls Gustave Baumann and Vernon Hunter.

Biographical/Historical Note: Charles Barrows was a printmaker in New Mexico.

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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  • Transcript: microfilm reel 3418 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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