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Oral history interview with Dong Kingman, 1996 Jul. 3-4

Creator:
Kingman, Dong, 1911-2000
Andersen, Irene Poon
Subject:
Andersen, Stanley
Mills College
San Diego Museum of Art
Works Progress Administration
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
Sound recording: 1 sound cassette (60 min.); 2 x 1-1/4 in.
Transcript: 18 p., supplementary material
General Note:
Supplementary material includes a photograph (12x15 in.) of Kingman; a photocopy of a review of a one-man show of his watercolors from the San Francisco News, 1936; a photocopy of an article in Life Magazine, 1955 that is a portion of the report he painted for the State Dept. of his around-the-world lecture tour; and a copy of "With New Eyes: Toward an Asian American Art History in the West", the exhibition catalog for which Irene Poon Andersen was a curator.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
An interview conducted by Stan and Irene Poon Andersen on July 3-4, 1996, New York City, with Dong Kingman. Accompanying the interview are a few newspaper and magazine articles, and a photograph of Kingman, taken by Irene Poon Andersen, 1996. The material was compiled following the 1995 exhibition "With New Eyes: Toward An Asian American Art History in the West," for which Poon Andersen was a curator and exhibitor.
Kingman discusses his early years and education in Oakland, Calif. and Hong Kong; teaching at Mills College, Oakland, University of Wyoming, Laramie and the San Diego Museum; working on the WPA art project; military service with the US Army OSS art department; leaving the Bay Area when he was drafted, moving first to Washington, D.C. and later to New York City where has remained; and work on movies including "Flower Drum Song," "55 Days to Peking," and "Virgin Soldier."
Citation:
Oral history interview with Dong Kingman, 1996 Jul. 3-4. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Dong Kingman (1911-2000) was a painter and illustrator from the San Francisco Bay Area and New York City. Worked for the Works Progress Administration.
Provenance:
Donated 1997 by Stan Andersen and Irene Poon Andersen.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art and motion pictures
Artists
Artists
Asian American art
Asian American artists
Chinese American artists
Interviews
Photographs
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11545
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216626
AAA_collcode_kingdong2
Theme:
Asian American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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