Oral history interview with Philip Guston, 1965 January 29
Transcript: 5 pages
Interview of Philip Guston conducted on January 29, 1965, by Joseph Trovato, in the artist's home in Woodstock, New York, for the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project. Guston briefly provides biographical information and spends the remainder of his time speaking of his experiences working on the Mural Project (PWAP) in Los Angeles; his move to New York working under Reginald Marsh as a non-relief artist; his multiple mural projects in New York (Penn Station Subway, Queensbridge Housing Project, WPA Mural for the World's Fair, etc.); his success in WPA Fine Arts competitions; his move to Woodstock, New York; his time spent teaching at the University of Iowa; his many influences (Renaissance, Modern and Abstract Painters); his personal/professional feelings about the WPA as well as his political feelings about it.
Place of publication, production, or execution: Vermont
Citation: Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Philip Guston, 1965 January 29. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms: Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Location of Originals: Location of original tape unknown.
Biography Note: Philip Guston (1913-1980) was a painter in both New York and Los Angeles.
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: Guston, Philip, 1913-1980
interviewer: Trovato, Joseph S., 1912-1983
Subject: Marsh, Reginald
Subject: Works Progress Administration
Subject: University of Iowa
Subject: New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Record number: (DSI-AAA_CollID)12053
Record number: (DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213536
Record number: AAA_collcode_guston65