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Oral history interview with Luis Jimenez, 1985 Dec. 15-17

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Interviewee:
Jimenez, Luis A. (Alfonso), 1940-2006
Interviewer:
Bermingham, Peter
Subject:
Lipton, Seymour
Ossorio, Alfonso A.
University of Texas
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Arizona
Physical Description:
Sound recording: 2 sound cassettes
Transcript: 124 p.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Summary:
An interview of Luis Jimenez conducted 1985 Dec. 15-17, by Peter Bermingham, in Tuscon, Ariz., for the Archives of American Art.
Jimenez speaks of his family and ancestral background; his father's artistic ability and work as a neon sign maker; starting out in the architecture program at the University of Texas, and later changing to the art program; moving to New York City, and getting his sculpture career started there; meeting and working with Seymour Lipton; selling his work and getting established in galleries; the inspirations for and the development of some of his pieces; the influence of pop art; returning to the Southwest; the importance and influence of his Mexican ancestry; personal images and reflections in his work. He recalls Alfonso Ossorio.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Luis Jimenez, 1985 Dec. 15-17. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
The digital preservation of this interview received Federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.
Biography Note:
Luis Jimenez (1940-2006) was a sculptor from Hondo, N.M. Born in El Paso, Tex.
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, American
Hispanic American artists
Interviews
Pop art
Sculptors
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13554
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213712
AAA_collcode_jimene85
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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