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Tamotsu, Chūzō, 1888-1975  Search this
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Eddy, Stuart  Search this
Force, Juliana  Search this
Knight, Frederic C.  Search this
Mandelman, Beatrice  Search this
Philipp, Robert  Search this
Ribak, Louis  Search this
Rush, Olive  Search this
An American Group (Organization)  Search this
Artists Equity Association  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Sound recordings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
11 Pages, Transcript
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 40 min.
An interview of Chuzo Tamotzu (Tamotsu) conducted 1964 September 3 by Sylvia Loomis for the Archives of American Art.<br /> Tamotzu discusses studying Occidental, Oriental art in Japan; traveling to Korea, Manchuria and China, South Sea Islands, Singapore, then Europe for a year; coming to New York in 1920; his involvement with An American Group; Juliana Force recruiting him for the Federal Art Project; being on the Easel Project and also on the Graphic Art Project; the Works Projects Administration; given "pink-slip" on the Project since he was not a U.S. citizen; stint in the U.S. Army, Office of Strategic Service doing propaganda paintings for psychological war material for the Japanese Army and soldiers; settling in Santa Fe, N.M.; Oriental painting; and Artist Equity Association. Tamotzu mentions Beatrice Mandelman, Louis Ribak, Robert Philip, Stuart Eddy, Frederick Knight, and Olive Rush.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Chuzo Tamotzu, 1964 September 3. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Chuzo Tamotzu (1888-1975) was a Japanese American painter based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Tamotzu was born in Japan and came to the United States in 1920. He moved to Santa Fe in 1948.
Language Note:
English .
Conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Asian American artists -- Interviews  Search this
Painting, Japanese  Search this
Art, Oriental.  Search this
Arts, Japanese -- Western influences  Search this
Painting, Asian  Search this
Painters -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe -- Interviews  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Japanese American painting  Search this
Record number:
Asian American
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art