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Hugh Mesibov interview, 1990 June 23

Mesibov, Hugh, 1916-2016

Painter, Printmaker


Collection Information

Size: 2 sound cassettes

Summary: An interview of Hugh Mesibov conducted by Linda Shopes for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project. Mesibov speaks of his early life and early art experiences including his attendance at the Graphic Sketch Club (now known as the Samuel Fleisher Art Memorial); financial difficulties in the 1930s and his subsequest successful application to the Federal Art Project; his experiences on the FAP print project, including reminiscences of fellow artists Dox Thrash and Michael Gallagher; the development of the carborundum print process and its subsequent promotion; how the project was run and work assigned; his experiences on the easel and mural projects; political problems with the state director, Mary Curran, and the Artists' Union; and his post-FAP career.

Biographical/Historical Note

Printmaker, associated with WPA Federal Art Project; Philadelphia, Pa.


Donated 1991 by the Pennsylvania State Archives.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Untranscribed; use requires an appointment.

How to Cite This Collection

Hugh Mesibov interview, 1990 June 23. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.