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Oral history interview with Charles Griffin Farr, 1964 Oct. 22

Farr, Charles Griffin, 1908-1977

Muralist, Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: 1 Sound tape reel, Sound recordings, 5 in.; 23 Pages, Transcript: (on one microfilm reel)

Summary: An interview of Charles Griffin Farr conducted 1964 Oct. 22, by Mary McChesney for the Archives of American Art.
Farr speaks of his background and education; working as a sculpture and pottery restorer in the Federal Art Project (FAP); working on murals and as an art teacher in Key West, Florida for the FAP; and his feelings about the FAP and its influence on his career.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, mural painter, educator; California.


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 .

How to Use This Collection

Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3419 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Charles Griffin Farr, 1964 Oct. 22. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.