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Oral history interview with Frank Lobdell, 1980 Apr. 9-May 7

view Oral history interview with Frank Lobdell, 1980 Apr. 9-May 7 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Lobdell, Frank, 1921-
Interviewer:
St. John, Terry
Subject:
Bischoff, Elmer Nelson
Booth, Cameron
Diebenkorn, Richard
Falkenstein, Claire
Francis, Sam
Hatofsky, Jerry
Hultberg, John
MacAgy, Douglas
Smith, Hassel Wendell
Spohn, Clay Edgar
Still, Clyfford E.
Valvo, Ninfa
Zogbaum, Wilfrid
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Sound recording: 7 sound cassettes
Transcript: 77 p.
Summary:
An interview of Frank Lobdell conducted 1980 Apr. 9-1980 May 7, by Terry St. John, for the Archives of American Art.
Lobdell speaks of his youth and family background; his early interest in art; his education; studying with Cameron Booth; his service in the U.S. Army; artist friends and influences; political influences on his work; the community of artists in San Francisco in the 1950s, including Elmer Bischoff and Clyfford Still; his "dark years"; teaching at Stanford; reviews by critics; and the avant-garde art of the 1960s. He recalls Ninfa Valvo, Douglas MacAgy, Hassel Smith, Richard Diebenkorn, Wilfred Zogbaum, Sam Francis, Jerry (Julian) Hatofsky, Claire Falkenstein, Clay Spohn, and John Hultberg.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Frank Lobdell, 1980 Apr. 9-May 7. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript: microfilm reel 3198 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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:
Frank Lobdell (1921- ) is a painter, printmaker, and teacher of Stanford, Calif.
Provenance:
These interviews are 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:
Interviews
Painters
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12325
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211971
AAA_collcode_lobdel80
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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