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Oral history interview with Ted Egri, 1965 March 22

Egri, Ted, 1913-2010

Printmaker, Sculptor


Collection Information

Size: 30 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 4 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 5 min.

Summary: An interview of Ted Egri conducted 1965 March 22, by Sylvia Loomis, for the Archives of American Art. Egri speaks of his youth; his education at the Roerich Museum Art Institute; parental influence; teaching at the Art Institute in Kansas City; working for the Federal Art Project on a poster project in 1936; the easel painting project, and the mural project; his post-FAP career; joining the U.S. Navy and making maps during World War II; the effect of the WPA years on his career; developing his work as a sculptor; going back to teaching for a while; and joining the Artists Equity Association.

Biographical/Historical Note

Ted Egri (1913- ) is a painter and sculptor in Taos, New Mexico.


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

Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3418 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 Ted Egri, 1965 March 22. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.