Title: Interview with Hugh Mesibov
Date: 1990 June 23
Physical Details: 2 sound cassettes : analog ; 2 hr., 23 min., 4 sec.
Description: An interview of Hugh Mesibov conducted by Linda Shopes for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project.
Mesibov speaks of his early life and early art experiences including his attendance at the Graphic Sketch Club (now known as the Samuel Fleisher Art Memorial); financial difficulties in the 1930s and his subsequest successful application to the Federal Art Project; his experiences on the FAP print project, including reminiscences of fellow artists Dox Thrash and Michael Gallagher; the development of the carborundum print process and its subsequent promotion; how the project was run and work assigned; his experiences on the easel and mural projects; political problems with the state director, Mary Curran, and the Artists' Union; and his post-FAP career.
Creator: Mesibov, Hugh, 1916-2016
Forms part of: Interview with Hugh Mesibov, 1990 June 23
Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined
Citation Information: Hugh Mesibov and Linda Shopes. Interview with Hugh Mesibov, 1990 June 23. Interview with Hugh Mesibov, 1990 June 23. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Availability: This item has been digitally reformatted. It is available by requesting an appointment in the Archives of American Art's reading rooms, or in certain situations as a Reproduction Request.
Digital ID: 22407