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Oral history interview with Peter Hurd, 1964 Mar. 28

Hurd, Peter, 1904-1984

Painter, Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: 1 Sound tape reel, Sound recording: (45 min.), 7 in.; 32 Pages, Transcript

Format: Unrelated interviews of Mary Perry and Claire Laning (4/2/64) conducted by S. Loomis are also on this tape.

Summary: An interview of Peter Hurd conducted 1964 Mar. 28 by Sylvia Loomis for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Muralist, painter, and writer; New Mexico; b. 1904; d. 1984 Hurd painted murals for the Section of Fine Arts during the Depression.


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 Peter Hurd, 1964 Mar. 28. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.