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Avalos, David, 1947-  Search this
Nieto, Margarita  Search this
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Physical Description:
100 Pages, Transcript
General Note:
Originally recorded on 5 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 10 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 44 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of David Avalos conducted 1988 June 16-July 5, by Margarita Nieto, for the Archives of American Art. Avalos speaks of his childhood, education at the University of California at San Diego; his involvement with the Centro Cultural de la Raza; the socio-political environment that produced the San Diego Chicano Muralist movement (specifically Chicano Park); the formation of the Border art Workshop (BAW/TAF); the collaboration between the Centro and the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art (presently the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art); art activity in San Diego; Chicano activity distinct from Los Angeles; his philosophy on conceptual art; and his art career.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with David Avalos, 1988 June 16-July 5. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
The digital preservation of this interview received Federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.
Biography Note:
David Avalos (1947-) is a painter and administrator from San Diego, California.
Language Note:
English .
These interviews are 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
Painters -- California -- San Diego -- Interviews  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Chicano artists  Search this
Mexican American art  Search this
Mexican American artists  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- California -- San Diego  Search this
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Record number:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art