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Federal art : a memoir of the thirties, circa 1980

Danysh, Joseph A., 1906-1982

Painter, Arts administrator, Sculptor


Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet, (ca. 250 p.)

Summary: Typescript of Danysh's unpublished reminiscences regarding his experiences in the 1930s as Western Regional Director of the WPA Federal Art Project. Notes and drafts are also included. Danysh provides candid portraits of many WPA artists and administrators.

Biographical/Historical Note

Died 1984.


Donated 1988 by Elizabeth D. Danysh, Danysh's widow.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Federal art : a memoir of the thirties, circa 1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.