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Oral history interview with Ray Eames, 1980 July 28-August 20

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Interviewee:
Eames, Ray Kaiser, 1916-1988
Interviewer:
Bowman, Ruth, 1923-
Subject:
Eames, Charles
Grotell, Maija
Hofmann, Hans
Milles, Carl
Saarinen, Eero
Saarinen, Eliel
Strengell, Marianne
Place of publication, production, or execution:
California
Physical Description:
Transcript: 89 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 4 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 8 digital wav file. Duration is 3 hr., 56 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Summary:
An interview of Ray Kaiser Eames conducted 1980 July 28-1980 August 20, by Ruth Bowman, for the Archives of American Art, in Venice, California.
Eames speaks of her childhood; her education at Cranbrook Academy; meeting Charles Eames; methods and styles in furniture design and architecture; and teaching design at the University of California, Los Angeles. She recalls Hans Hofmann, Eliel and Eero Saarinen, Maija Grotell, Marianne Strengell, and Carl Milles.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Ray Eames, 1980 July 28-August 20. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript available on-line.
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:
Ray Eames (1916-1988) was a designer from Venice, California.
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:
Design
Designers
Interviews
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12821
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212044
AAA_collcode_eames80
Theme:
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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