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Oral history interview with Clement Haupers, 1965 June 15

Haupers, Clement Bernard, 1900-1982

Painter, Printmaker, Sculptor


Collection Information

Size: 1 Sound tape reel, Sound recordings: (2 hours 30 min.), 7 in.; 71 Pages, Transcript

Format: Sound quality is poor.

Summary: An interview of Clement Haupers conducted 1965 June 15, by Harlan Phillips, for the Archives of American Art. Haupers speaks of his art education; becoming state and regional director for the Federal Art Project in Minnesota; some of the artists and people involved in the Project; difficulties and benefits of the Project; public perception of the Project and the WPA; mid-western attitudes toward art during the 1930s. He recalls Holger Cahill and Audrey McMahon.

Biographical/Historical Note

Clement Haupers (1900-1982) was an art administrator, painter, and printmaker from St. Paul, Minn.


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

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Clement Haupers, 1965 June 15. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.