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Oral history interview with Dean Fleming, 2013 August 6 and 7

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Fleming, Dean, 1933-  Search this
Auther, Elissa, 1966-  Search this
Denefer, Chuck  Search this
Di Suvero, Mark  Search this
Fleming, Linda  Search this
Forakis, Peter  Search this
Valledor, Leo  Search this
Carnegie Institute of Technology  Search this
Park Place Gallery Art Research, Inc.  Search this
San Francisco Art Institute  Search this
Stoddard-Fleischman History of Rocky Mountain Area Artists project  Search this
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6 Items, Sound recording: 6 sound files (4 hr., 57 min.), digital, wav; 74 Pages, Transcript
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Originally recorded as 6 sound files. Duration is 4 hr., 57 min.
An interview of Dean Fleming conducted 2013 August 6 and 7, by Elissa Auther, for the Archives of American Art's, Stoddard-Fleischman Fund for the History of Rocky Mountain Area Artists, at Libre artist community, Libre, Colorado.
Fleming speaks of his personal history and education; development of drawing style; world travels; living as a part of Drop City in New Mexico, later starting his own community in Libre comprised of geodesic domes; teaching at various institutions including Carnegie Tech and the San Francisco Art Institute; iterations of the Park Place Gallery; his experiences in the Korean War; life and experiences with the Native American communities of the Southwest. Fleming also recalls Mark di Suvero, Chuck Denefer, Leo Valledor, Peter Forakis, wife Linda Fleming, and others.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Dean Fleming, 2013 August 6 and 7. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Funding for this interview was provided by Stoddard-Fleischman Fund for the History of Rocky Mountain Area Artists.
Biography Note:
Dean Fleming (1933- ) is a painter in Libre, Colorado. Elissa Auther (1966- ) is an associate professor of contemporary art in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Language Note:
English .
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 administrators.
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Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Korean War, 1950-1953  Search this
Painters -- Colorado -- Interviews  Search this
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Archives of American Art