Size: Sound recording: 2 Sound tape reels, 3 in.; 67 Pages, Transcript
Format: An unrelated interview of Charles White (3/9/65) conducted by B. Hoag is also on one tape. An interview of F. J. Schwankovsky (3/1/65) conducted by B. Hoag is also on one tape.
Summary: An interview of Ted Gilien conducted 1965 Mar. 3, by Betty Hoag, for the Archives of American Art. Gilien speaks of his background and education; getting on the WPA Federal Art Project; starting out as an assistant mural painter on Ellis Island; his military service in World War II as a combat artist; working in New York City and then in California after World War II; experimenting in screenwriting and novel writing; recurring themes in his paintings; his feelings about the FAP; art criticism; the politics of government support for the arts; camaraderie among artists during the WPA years. He recalls Leonard Bocour, James Dean, and Jack Levine.