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Oral history interview with George Gaethke, 1964 Sept. 26

Gaethke, George, 1898-

Muralist, Painter, Printmaker, Mosaicist


Collection Information

Size: Sound recording: 1 Sound tape reel, 5 in.; 26 Pages, Transcript

Summary: An interview of George Gaethke conducted 1964 Sept 26 by Mary McChesney for the Archives of American Art.
Gaethke speaks of his background and art training in California and Chicago; his work on the Coit Tower murals; working on a mosaic under the Federal Art Project; printmaking under the FAP; his post-FAP career. He recalls Maxine Albro and Ray Bertrand.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, printmaker, mosaicist, mural painter; San Francisco, Calif.


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

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with George Gaethke, 1964 Sept. 26. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.