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Oral history interview with Ben Knott, 1964 July 14

Knott, Ben, 1946-

Painter, Arts administrator


Collection Information

Size: 1 Sound tape reel, Sound recordings: (45 min.), 7 in.; 14 Pages, Transcript

Format: Unrelated interviews of Lawrence W. Morris and Urban Neininger conducted by H. Phillips are also on this tape.

Summary: An interview of Ben Knott conducted by Harlan Phillips on 1964 July 14 for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.
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Biographical/Historical Note

Mural painter, art administrator; New York, N.Y.


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.

Language Note

English .

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Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Ben Knott, 1964 July 14. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.