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Castellón, Federico, 1914-1971  Search this
Castellón, Federico, 1914-1971  Search this
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Ames, Elizabeth  Search this
Cole, Sylvan  Search this
Dintenfass, Terry  Search this
Fleischman, Lawrence A. (Lawrence Arthur)  Search this
Lewenthal, Reeves  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Zigrosser, Carl  Search this
Columbia University  Search this
Associated American Artists  Search this
Weyhe Gallery  Search this
Sound recordings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
New York (State)
Physical Description:
104 Pages, Transcript
General Note:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 16 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Federico Castellon conducted 1971 April 7-14, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Castellon speaks of his childhood; his early interest in art; contact with Diego Rivera and the Weyhe Gallery in 1933; studying in Madrid and Paris; his involvement with the Spanish military; teaching at Columbia; traveling in Italy and in the Southwestern U.S.; making his first prints; his involvement with the Associated American Artists Gallery; printmaking methods and techniques; his publications; subject matter and surrealism in his work; his working routine; one-man exhibitions; collecting prints; other printmakers; aesthetics. He recalls Diego Rivera, Carl Zigrosser, Elizabeth Ames, Reeves Lowenthal, Sylvan Cole, Terry Dintenfass, Lawrence Fleischman, the Weyhe Gallery, and the Associated American Artists Gallery.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Federico Castellon, 1971 April 7-14. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Federico Castellon (1914-1971) was a printmaker and painter from Brooklyn, New York.
Language Note:
English .
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
Prints -- Technique  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Printmakers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Record number:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art