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Victor Arnautoff

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Union City Radio Labor History Today (6/30/19): Revisiting Victor Arnautoff and the Politics of Art

Union City Radio

On this week’s show: Robert Cherny on Victor Arnautoff, the Russian-born artist who reigned as San Francisco's leading mural painter during the New Deal era. The San Francisco Board of Education voted this week to paint over one of his most famous murals. (Click here to sign the petition to save the mural: https://www.change.org/p/san-francisco-board-of-education-prevent-the-removal-of-victor-arnautoff-s-mural-from-george-washington-high-school?cs_tk=AnAxHEYYo0ktAjzyHF0AAXicyyvNyQEABF8BvHQ90GnBhshHppqH0GRmpmI%3D&utm_campaign=4389edb2b31944b6baa35276239bd...)Interviews by Patrick Dixon and Allan Wierdak.Ford Hunger March, Pam Parker, from the jazz opera "Forgotten: The Murder at the Ford Rouge Plant," music and lyrics by Steve Jones.www.forgottenshow.netQuestions, comments or suggestions welcome, and to find out how you can be a part of Labor History Today, email us at LaborHistoryToday@gmail.comLabor History Today is produced by Union City Radio and the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor. Produced & engineered by Chris Garlock and Patrick Dixon.

1hr 4mins

30 Jun 2019

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Union City Radio Labor History Today (3/24/19): Victor Arnautoff and the Politics of Art

Union City Radio

On this week’s show: Robert Cherney on Victor Arnautoff, the Russian-born artist who reigned as San Francisco's leading mural painter during the New Deal era. And on this week’s “Cool things from the George Meany Labor Archives,” Alan, Chloe and Ben explore the AFL-CIO’s long push for national health insurance, with some fascinating documents from the Archives’ pamphlet collection. Interviews by Patrick Dixon and Allan Wierdak."Ford Hunger March" performed by Pam Parker, from the jazz opera "Forgotten: The Murder at the Ford Rouge Plant," music and lyrics by Steve Jones.www.forgottenshow.netQuestions, comments or suggestions welcome, and to find out how you can be a part of Labor History Today, email us at LaborHistoryToday@gmail.comLabor History Today is produced by Union City Radio and the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor. Produced & engineered by Chris Garlock and Patrick Dixon.

1hr 1min

24 Mar 2019

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Robert W. Cherny, “Victor Arnautoff and the Politics of Art” (U. Illinois Press, 2017)

New Books in Russian and Eurasian Studies

Best remembered today for his work as a muralist, the Russian-American artist Victor Arnautoff lived a life worthy of Hollywood. In Victor Arnautoff and the Politics of Art (University of Illinois Press, 2017), Robert Cherny details the both range of Arnautoff’s activities and how the views born of those experiences... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/russian-studies

56mins

4 Oct 2017

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Robert W. Cherny, “Victor Arnautoff and the Politics of Art” (U. Illinois Press, 2017)

New Books in Art

Best remembered today for his work as a muralist, the Russian-American artist Victor Arnautoff lived a life worthy of Hollywood. In Victor Arnautoff and the Politics of Art (University of Illinois Press, 2017), Robert Cherny details the both range of Arnautoff’s activities and how the views born of those experiences influenced his work. Born in Russia, Arnautoff’s service as a cavalry officer for the anticommunist White forces in the Russian Civil War forced him to abandon his homeland for an involuntary exile, first in China, then in the United States. Long interested in a career as an artist, his studies of art in San Francisco during the 1920s led to a two-year period working for the famous Mexican muralist Diego Rivera. Returning to San Francisco during the depth of the Great Depression, Arnautoff quickly emerged as one of the greatest talents on the regional art scene, with works that championed the working man and criticized the brutalities of capitalism. Arnautoff’s embrace of Communism by the end of the 1930s and his association with Soviet consular officials both during and after World War II brought increasing attention from the U.S. government during the postwar “Red Scare” era, with their monitoring of his activities ending only with his return to the Soviet Union in 1957. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/art

56mins

4 Oct 2017

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Robert W. Cherny, “Victor Arnautoff and the Politics of Art” (U. Illinois Press, 2017)

New Books in History

Best remembered today for his work as a muralist, the Russian-American artist Victor Arnautoff lived a life worthy of Hollywood. In Victor Arnautoff and the Politics of Art (University of Illinois Press, 2017), Robert Cherny details the both range of Arnautoff’s activities and how the views born of those experiences influenced his work. Born in Russia, Arnautoff’s service as a cavalry officer for the anticommunist White forces in the Russian Civil War forced him to abandon his homeland for an involuntary exile, first in China, then in the United States. Long interested in a career as an artist, his studies of art in San Francisco during the 1920s led to a two-year period working for the famous Mexican muralist Diego Rivera. Returning to San Francisco during the depth of the Great Depression, Arnautoff quickly emerged as one of the greatest talents on the regional art scene, with works that championed the working man and criticized the brutalities of capitalism. Arnautoff’s embrace of Communism by the end of the 1930s and his association with Soviet consular officials both during and after World War II brought increasing attention from the U.S. government during the postwar “Red Scare” era, with their monitoring of his activities ending only with his return to the Soviet Union in 1957. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

56mins

4 Oct 2017

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Victor Arnautoff, The House of Un-American Activities Committee, and Stanford

Stanford Historical Society

(January 10, 2013) This talk explores, through Arnautoff's fascinating story, a little known aspect of Stanford's history, and how the University handled the volatile situation.

1hr 13mins

6 Feb 2013