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Oral history interview with Paul and Alberta von Ottenfeld Babcock, 1965 May 1

Oral history interview with Paul and Alberta von Ottenfeld Babcock, 1965 May 1

Babcock, Paul G., 1905-1976

Painter

Collection Information

Size: Transcript: 22 pages

Format: Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 57 min.

Summary: An interview of Paul G. and Alberta von Ottenfeld Babcock conducted 1965 May 1, by Betty Hoag, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project. The Babcocks speak of their backgrounds and educations, and their work with the Federal Art Project, including easel paintings, murals and mosaics.

Biographical/Historical Note

Paul G. Babcock (1905-1996) and Alberta von Ottenfeld Babcock (1910-1992) were painters from Glendora, California.

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 Paul and Alberta von Ottenfeld Babcock, 1965 May 1. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.