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Hugo Gellert interview, 1984 Apr. 4

Gellert, Hugo, 1892-1985

Muralist, Printmaker, Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: 16 Pages, Transcript

Summary: Interview of Hugo Gellert conducted by Paul Buhle. Gellert speaks of his political cartoons and illustrations for NEW MASSES, THE NEW YORKER, THE NEW YORK WORLD, ELORE, and other publications; his travels to Paris and Hungary; organizing Artists for Victory; the destruction of the Diego Rivera mural at Rockefeller Center and the subsequent artists' protest; his mural paintings; and his political activities.
He recalls the editors and artists associated with THE MASSES including Max Eastman, Floyd Dell, Michael Gold, John Reed and Art Young.

Biographical/Historical Note

Mural painter.


Donated 1987 by Paul Buhle.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Original tape is owned by Paul Buhle.

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How to Cite This Collection

Hugo Gellert interview, 1984 Apr. 4. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.