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Oral history interview with Kenneth Rexroth, 1964 Apr. 13

Oral history interview with Kenneth Rexroth, 1964 Apr. 13

Rexroth, Kenneth, 1905-1982

Writer, Painter, Playwright, Poet

Collection Information

Size: Transcript: 21 p.

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformated in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 33 min.

Summary: An interview of Kenneth Rexroth conducted 1964 Apr. 13, by Minette Martin, for the Archives of American Art.

Discusses his mural painting for the Federal Arts Project during the Depression.

Biographical/Historical Note

Kenneth Rexroth (1905-1982) was a painter and muralist in San Francisco, Calif.

Provenance

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.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Kenneth Rexroth, 1964 Apr. 13. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.