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Interviewee:
Ito, Miyoko, 1918-1983  Search this
Interviewer:
Barrie, Dennis, 1947-  Search this
Subject:
Loran, Erle  Search this
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
Haley, John Charles  Search this
Berdich, Vera  Search this
Mitchell, Joan  Search this
Lanyon, Ellen  Search this
Venturi, Lionello  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, László  Search this
Edmondson, Leonard  Search this
Kahn, Max  Search this
Baum, Don  Search this
Ryder, Worth  Search this
Johnston, Ynez  Search this
Chapin, Francis  Search this
Cohen, George  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Ox-Bow Summer School of Painting  Search this
Smith College  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Michigan
Physical Description:
Sound recording: 2 sound files : digital, wav file
Transcript: 41 p.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 tape reel (5 in.).
Summary:
An interview of Miyoko Ito conducted 1978 July 20, by Dennis Barrie, for the Archives of American Art.
Ito discusses her family background; being in Japan at an early age, attending school and learning calligraphy; returning to California in 1928; excelling in drawing and painting; attending Berkeley High School; studying watercolor at Berkeley School of Water Color; studying under Erle Loran, Worth Ryder, John Haley; the influence of Hans Hofmann; being in internment camp (Camp Rann); attending Smith College, Northampton to study painting under instructor George Cohen; attending the Art Institue of Chicago and meeting Francis Chapin and Joan Mitchell; being influenced by Bonnard; moving into lithography at Oxbow; studying under Max Kahn; doing printmaking and etching; and participating in the Momentum Shows. Ito mentions Ynez Johnston, Leonard Edmondson, Lionel Venturi, Ellen Lanyon, Don Baum, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, and Vera Berdich.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral History interview with Miyoko Ito, 1978 July 20. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Biography Note:
Miyoko Ito (1918-1983) was a painter from Chicago, Ill.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Asian American women artists  Search this
Japanese Americans  Search this
Japanese American painting  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11656
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216579
AAA_collcode_ito78
Theme:
Asian American
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216579