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Oral history interview with Leroy W. Flint, 1965 June 4

Oral history interview with Leroy W. Flint, 1965 June 4

Flint, Leroy W. (Leroy Walter), 1909-1991

Painter, Printmaker

Collection Information

Size: Sound recording: sound tape reel ; 7 in.

Transcript: 36 p.

Format: An interview of Paul Craft conducted by H. Phillips is also on this tape.

Summary: An interview of Leroy W. Flint conducted 1965 June 4, by Harlan Phillips, for the Archives of American Art.

Flint speaks of his background and experience prior to working for the WPA Federal Art Project; his printmaking background; themes in his prints; the art market in Cleveland before the Depression; his art education; subject matter that inspired his early work; and the effect of the FAP on him and his art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Leroy W. Flint, b. 1909; d. 1991, printmaker and painter of Akron, Ohio.

Provenance

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.

Transcript: 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 Leroy W. Flint, 1965 June 4. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.