Oral history interview with Dorothy Cravath, 1964 May 13-27
Transcript: 11 pages
An interview of Dorothy Cravath conducted 1964 May 13 - 27, by Minette Martin for the Archives of American Art. Interview conducted at the home of Leota Molten in Berkeley, California. Cravath speaks of her youth and art education at the California School of Fine Arts; painting murals for the Federal Art Project; and restoring the murals at Coit Tower. She recalls Diego Rivera and discusses his influence on muralists.
Place of publication, production, or execution: California
General Note: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 55 min.
Access Note / Rights: Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Citation: Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Dorothy Cravath, 1964 May 13-27. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms: Transcript available on line.
Biography Note: Dorothy Cravath (1901-1974) was a mural painter in San Francisco, California.
Provenance: 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.
Location Note: Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
interviewee: Cravath, Dorothy, 1901-1974
interviewer: Martin, Minette
Subject: Rivera, Diego
Subject: University of California, San Francisco.School of Fine Arts
Subject: New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Record number: (DSI-AAA_CollID)13070
Record number: (DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213376
Record number: AAA_collcode_cravat64