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Oral History interview with Miyoko Ito, 1978 July 20

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Interviewee:
Ito, Miyoko, 1918-1983
Interviewer:
Barrie, Dennis, 1947-
Subject:
Baum, Don
Berdich, Vera
Chapin, Francis
Cohen, George
Edmondson, Leonard
Haley, John Charles
Hofmann, Hans
Johnston, Ynez
Kahn, Max
Lanyon, Ellen
Loran, Erle
Mitchell, Joan
Moholy-Nagy, László
Ryder, Worth
Venturi, Lionello
Art Institute of Chicago
Ox-Bow Summer School of Painting
Smith College
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Michigan
Physical Description:
Sound recording: 2 sound files : digital, wav file
Transcript: 41 p.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 tape reel (5 in.).
Summary:
An interview of Miyoko Ito conducted 1978 July 20, by Dennis Barrie, for the Archives of American Art.
Ito discusses her family background; being in Japan at an early age, attending school and learning calligraphy; returning to California in 1928; excelling in drawing and painting; attending Berkeley High School; studying watercolor at Berkeley School of Water Color; studying under Erle Loran, Worth Ryder, John Haley; the influence of Hans Hofmann; being in internment camp (Camp Rann); attending Smith College, Northampton to study painting under instructor George Cohen; attending the Art Institue of Chicago and meeting Francis Chapin and Joan Mitchell; being influenced by Bonnard; moving into lithography at Oxbow; studying under Max Kahn; doing printmaking and etching; and participating in the Momentum Shows. Ito mentions Ynez Johnston, Leonard Edmondson, Lionel Venturi, Ellen Lanyon, Don Baum, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, and Vera Berdich.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral History interview with Miyoko Ito, 1978 July 20. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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:
Miyoko Ito (1918-1983) was a painter from Chicago, Ill.
Provenance:
This interview is 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:
Art, American
Asian American artists
Asian American women artists
Interviews
Japanese American painting
Japanese Americans
Sound recordings
Women painters
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11656
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216579
AAA_collcode_ito78
Theme:
Asian American
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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