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Oral History interview with James Chan Leong, 1972 Oct. 17

Interviewee:
Leong, James Chan, 1929-
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 85 p.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformated in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 46 min.
Summary:
An interview of James Chan Leong conducted 1972 Oct. 17, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Leong discusses difficulties being a Chinese-American during school years in San Francisco; his army service and subsequent enrollment in the California College of Arts and Crafts on the G.I. Bill; further study in California and abroad; his art work and teaching; living and working in Rome, Italy; and other topics.
Leong would like it known that he has not heard the interview or read the transcript, and that he has requested additional interview time to make additions and ammendments.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral History interview with James Chan Leong, 1972 Oct. 17. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
James Chan Leong (1929- ) is a painter from Rome, Italy.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' 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 students
Asian American artists
Chinese American artists
Interviews
Painters
Painting, Modern
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13173
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212839
AAA_collcode_leong72
Theme:
Asian American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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