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Oral history interview with Michael, Magdalena, and Celia Frimkess, 2000 Feb. 27 - Apr. 30

Creator:
Mills, Magdalene
Frimkess, Michael, 1937-
Subject:
Frimkess, Celia
Frimkess, Magdalena Suarez
Frimkess, Michael
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
6 sound cassettes (9 hrs.) analog.
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:
This collection contains six (90 min.) audio tapes of interviews of Michael and Magdalena (Suarez) Frimkess conducted by Magdalene Mills on February 27, March 15, and April 23, 2000. Also included in this interview is Celia Frimkess (Michael's mother). Mills was studying ceramic sculptor Michael Frimkess for her MA thesis at California State University, Fullerton. The donated tapes are part of her research that came to include Magdalena Frimkess, as well as her better-known husband, Michael Frimkess.
Citation:
Oral history interview with Michael, Magdalena, and Celia Frimkess, 2000 Feb. 27 - Apr. 30. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Mill is an actress and ceramist. Michael Frimkess was a leading innovator of the California fine art clay movement that grew up around Peter Voulkos and his "pot shop" at Otis Art Institute in the late 1950s.
Provenance:
Donated 2001 by Magdalene Mills.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Ceramicists
Interviews
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11549
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)226375
AAA_collcode_millmagd
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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