Oral history interview with Douglass Crockwell, 1965 Feb. 21

Crockwell, Douglass , b. 1904 d. 1968

Size: Sound recording: 1 sound tape reel ; 5 in.
Transcript: 14 p.

Collection Summary: An interview of Douglass Crockwell conducted 1965 Feb. 21, by Joseph S. Trovato, for the Archives of American Art. Crockwell speaks of his role as director of the Hyde Art Collection in Glens Falls, New York; his background and education in commercial art; painting murals; his involvement in the WPA Federal Art Project, and its effect on his career; his work designing magazine covers; and his involvement in filmmaking and animation.

Biographical/Historical Note: Douglass Crockwell (1904-1968) was a painter, illustrator, and museum director.

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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