An interview of William Hesthal conducted by Mary Fuller McChesney on 1964 Dec. 22 for the Archives of American Art.
Hesthal speaks of his art education; working on the easel and lithography projects for the Federal Art Project; surrealist influences on the FAP artists; and his opinions on federally sponsored art programs.
Place of publication, production, or execution: California
General Note: Sound quality is poor.
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 William Hesthal, 1964 Dec. 22. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms: Transcript available on line at http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/oralhistories/transcripts/hestha64.htm
Biography Note: Painter; San Francisco, Calif.
Provenance: 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: Hesthal, William, 1908-
interviewer: McChesney, Mary Fuller, 1922-
Subject: Federal Art Project (Calif.)
Subject: New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Record number: (DSI-AAA_CollID)12752
Record number: (DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213565
Record number: AAA_collcode_hestha64