Oral history interview with John Emmett Gerrity, 1965 Jan. 20
Sound recordings: 1 sound tape reel ; 5 in.
Transcript: 24 p.
An interview of John Emmett Gerrity conducted 1965 Jan. 20, by Mary McChesney, for the Archives of American Art. Gerrity speaks of his background and education; working as a watercolorist and a mural painter for the WPA Federal Art Project; his work methods; the effect of the FAP on him and on other artists of the San Francisco Bay area; and the influence of the Mexican muralists.
Place of publication, production, or execution: California
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 John Emmett Gerrity, 1965 Jan. 20. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note: John Emmett Gerrity (1895-1980) was a painter and mural painter from Berkeley, Calif.
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: Gerrity, John Emmett, 1895-1980
interviewer: McChesney, Mary Fuller, 1922-
Subject: Federal Art Project (Calif.)
Subject: New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Record number: (DSI-AAA_CollID)13245
Record number: (DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213483
Record number: AAA_collcode_gerrit65