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Oral history interview with Clinton Adams

Interviewee:
Adams, Clinton, 1918-2002  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Names:
Tamarind Lithography Workshop  Search this
University of New Mexico. College of Fine Arts  Search this
Adams, Kenneth M.  Search this
Antreasian, Garo Z., 1922-2018  Search this
Berman, Eugene, 1899-1972  Search this
Charlow, Jean  Search this
Funk, Joseph, 1917-1981  Search this
Grosman, Tatyana, 1904-1982  Search this
Hollander, Irwin  Search this
Horak, Bohuslav, 1914-2004  Search this
Kistler, Lynton R., , 1897-1993  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, 1890-1973  Search this
Ray, Man, 1890-1976  Search this
Sommers, John, 1927-  Search this
Tyler, Kenneth E.  Search this
Viesulas, Romas, 1918-  Search this
Wayne, June, 1918-2011  Search this
Extent:
49 Pages (Transcription)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1974 March 29
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Clinton Adams conducted 1974 March 29, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Adams speaks of how he got involved with the Tamarind Lithography Workshop; how and why Tamarind came about; the lack of artists doing lithographs; the need for the artist to collaborate with the printmaker in order to make a good print; writing a book about the workshop; how in order to interest American Artists into making lithographs, there needs to be a market for it; how it was difficult collecting works of art for the University of New Mexico (UNM); the current art scene in Albuquerque; the arts programs at UNM; moving the workshop to UNM in order to make Tamarind a permanent institute and get more funding; and how more women are becoming printers. He recalls June Wayne, Lynton R. Kistler, Man Ray, Jean Charlow, Eugene Berman, Stanton Macdonald-Wright, Garo Antreasian, Joe Funk, Romas Viesulas, Tatyana Grosman, Irwin Hollander, Ken Tyler, Julie Duristo, Bohuslav Horak, Kenneth Adams, John Sommers, and many others.
Biographical / Historical:
Clinton Adams (1918-2002) was a printmaker, painter, and art administrator from Albuquerque, New Mexico.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 57 min.
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.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Arts administrators -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Printmakers -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.adams74
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96bee3149-c1b5-40a4-b8c6-b7a586cde8ed
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-adams74
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Oral history interview with Clinton Adams, 1995 August 2-3

Interviewee:
Adams, Clinton, 1918-2002  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
Altoon, John  Search this
Delano, Annita  Search this
Edmondson, Leonard  Search this
Feitelson, Lorser  Search this
Johnston, Ynez  Search this
Kistler, Lynton R.  Search this
Langsner, Jules  Search this
Lebrun, Rico  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton  Search this
Price, Vincent  Search this
Scholder, Fritz  Search this
Tamarind Lithography Workshop  Search this
Tamarind Institute  Search this
University of California, Los Angeles  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Printmakers -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque -- Interviews  Search this
Prints -- Technique  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12197
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215892
AAA_collcode_adams95
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215892
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Mary and Clinton Adams, 1998 April 24

Interviewee:
Adams, Mary E., 1920-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
Adams, Clinton, 1918-2002  Search this
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold  Search this
J. Paul Getty Museum  Search this
Gallery of Modern Art Including the Huntington Hartford Collection  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11783
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216441
AAA_collcode_adams98
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216441
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Clinton Adams, 1974 March 29

Interviewee:
Adams, Clinton, 1918-2002  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Subject:
Adams, Kenneth M.  Search this
Antreasian, Garo Z.  Search this
Berman, Eugene  Search this
Charlow, Jean  Search this
Funk, Joseph  Search this
Grosman, Tatyana  Search this
Hollander, Irwin  Search this
Horak, Bohuslav  Search this
Kistler, Lynton R.  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton  Search this
Ray, Man  Search this
Sommers, John  Search this
Tyler, Kenneth E.  Search this
Viesulas, Romas  Search this
Wayne, June  Search this
Tamarind Lithography Workshop  Search this
University of New Mexico. College of Fine Arts  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Printmakers -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11669
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216442
AAA_collcode_adams74
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216442
Online Media:

Clinton Adams papers, 1934-2002

Creator:
Adams, Clinton, 1918-2002  Search this
Subject:
Barrett, Lawrence Louis  Search this
Brown, Bolton  Search this
Cook, Howard Norton  Search this
Cuno, Theodore H.  Search this
Dehn, Adolf  Search this
Scholder, Fritz  Search this
Wayne, June  Search this
Topic:
Lithography  Search this
Theme:
Art Market  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10395
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213771
AAA_collcode_adamclin
Theme:
Art Market
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213771

Jules Langsner papers

Creator:
Langsner, Jules, 1911-1967  Search this
Names:
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Art in America  Search this
California Watercolor Society  Search this
Ford Foundation  Search this
Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts  Search this
International Association of Art Critics  Search this
Los Angeles County Museum of Art  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
New York Times  Search this
Pasadena Art Museum  Search this
Santa Barbara Museum of Art  Search this
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  Search this
University of Southern California. -- Faculty  Search this
Adams, Clinton, 1918-2002  Search this
Brice, William, 1921-  Search this
Feitelson, Lorser, 1898-1978  Search this
Feldman, Eddy  Search this
Fogg, Adelaide  Search this
Guston, Musa  Search this
Guston, Philip, 1913-1980  Search this
Harwood, June  Search this
Kadish, Reuben, 1913-1992  Search this
Lebrun, Rico, 1900-1964  Search this
Lundeberg, Helen, 1918-  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, 1890-1973  Search this
Perls, Frank, 1910-1975  Search this
Ray, Julie  Search this
Ray, Man, 1890-1976  Search this
Turnbull, William, 2002  Search this
Extent:
4.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Articles
Sound recordings
Essays
Lectures
Drafts (documents)
Manuscripts
Poems
Date:
circa 1910s-1998
bulk 1950-1967
Summary:
The papers of southern California contemporary art curator, critic, and historian Jules Langsner measure 4.4 linear feet and date from circa 1910s-1998, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1950-1967. Found within the papers are biographical material; correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues; writings normal="1941"> travel, and works of art; and audio recordings of Langsner's lectures and eulogies given at his funeral.
Scope and Contents note:
The papers of southern California contemporary art curator, critic, and historian Jules Langsner measure 4.4 linear feet and date from circa 1910s-1998, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1950-1967. Found within the papers are biographical material; correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues; writings by Langsner; exhibition files; printed materials; photographs of Langsner, others, travel, and works of art; and audio recordings of Langsner's lectures and eulogies given at his funeral.

Biographical materials consist of an address book and file, committee files, scattered financial statements, and documents related to the Ford Foundation and other foundations, teaching, and traveling.

The 0.9 linear feet of correspondence is of both a personal and professional nature. A significant portion of the correspondence is between Langsner and publications for which he wrote such as Art News, the New York Times, Meridian Books, Craft Horizons, Art International, and Art in America; galleries and museums where he lectured or curated exhibitions including the Art Institute of Chicago, California Water Color Society, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Pasadena Art Museum, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Guggenheim Museum, and the Fine Arts Patrons of Newport Harbor; colleges and organizations where he taught or was involved with such as the Graham Foundation, University of Southern California, International Association of Art Critics, and Ford Foundation; and artists that he worked with or knew personally including Rico Lebrun, William Turnbull, Man & Julie Ray, Lorser Feitelson, Helen Lundeberg, Adelaide Fogg, and Clinton Adams.

Letters to June Harwood were written while Langsner was traveling in 1964 and 1965 and discuss his travels and their relationship which culminated in marriage in Italy in 1965.

Among the 2.8 linear feet of the writings of Jules Langsner are articles for Art News, Art in America, Art International, Arts & Architecture, Aware, Beverly Hills Times, Craft Horizons, Creative Crafts, Goya Revista De Arte, Yomiuri, and Zodiac. There are also essays, lectures, poems, drafts, notes, jottings of ideas, proposals and published and unpublished manuscripts. There are drafts and unpublished versions of "Painting in the Modern World", and numerous other essays on contemporary art. There are also extensive handwritten notes on his travels, Asian art, European art, and other subjects.

Exhibition files concern "Black and White" (1958), "California Hard-Edge Painting" (1964), the Man Ray Exhibition (1966), and the William Turnbull Exhibition (1966).

Printed materials include miscellaneous flyers, brochures, and news bulletins, and press releases.

Photographs are of people, places, works of art, and exhibitions. There are photographs of Jules Langsner, June Harwood, Philip Guston, Musa Guston, William Brice, Eddy Feldman, Rube Kadish, Stanton MacDonald-Wright, Frank Perls, and unidentified individual people and groups. Photographs of Langsner's travels are of Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and other locations. Photographs of exhibitions include California Art Club, "Black and White," "California Painters & Sculptors, 35 & Under," and unidentified exhibitions. Photographs of works of art are by William Turnbull, Jack Zajac, Walter Mix, Marion Aldrich, Roger Majorowicz, and Jasper Johns.

Audio recordings include four untranscribed 7" reel-to-reel audio recordings and one cassette tape. The reel-to-reel tapes are of two lectures by Langsner, You & Art/Berlin Party, and of eulogies given at Langsner's funeral by Clement Greenberg, Henry Seldis, Peter Selz, Richard Brown, Donald Brewer, Tom Leavitt, Lorser Feitelson, Sam Francis, June Wayne, Gifford Phillips, and others. The cassette tape is a copy of eulogies.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged as 7 series. Photographs are arranged by subject, otherwise each series is generally arranged chronologically.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1957-circa 1960s (Box 1; 9 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1948-1998 (Boxes 1-2; 0.9 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, 1934-circa 1960s (Boxes 2-4; 2.8 linear feet)

Series 4: Exhibition Files, 1919, circa 1958-1966 (Box 4; 4 folders)

Series 5: Printed Materials, circa 1960s (Box 5; 2 folders)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1910s-1960s (Box 5; 0.25 linear feet)

Series 7: Audio Recordings, 1954-1967 (Box 5; 0.25 linear feet)
Biographical/Historical note:
Jules Langsner (1911-1967) worked primarily in the Los Angeles area as a contemporary art critic, historian, and curator. He curated several seminal exhibitions of contemporary art, including the 1959-1960 show "Four Abstract Classicists" featuring the work of Southern California artists Lorser Feitelson, Karl Benjamin, Frederick Hammersley, and John McLaughlin.

Born Julius Harold Langsner in New York City on May 5, 1911, his family moved to Ontario, California in 1922. The family lived on a farm and opened the Paradise Health Resort which was run by Langsner's father, chiropractor Isadore Langsner, and was popular in Jewish and intellectual circles. In Ontario, Langsner became friends with three of the Pollack family sons, Jackson, Frank, and Sanford, as well as Philip Guston, Reuben Kadish, Leonard Stark, and Don Brown as a teenager. Guston, Kadish, and Jackson Pollock were later mentored by Lorser Feitelston which helped to foster in Langsner an interest in avant-garde painting.

Langsner went on to study philosophy at the University of California, Los Angeles. In the early 1940s, Langsner married and had a son, Drew Langsner. He divorced in 1946. In 1944, he enlisted in the United States Army and served as a psychiatric social worker and psychologist during World War II in the United States.

Art & Architecture magazine was the first to publish Langsner's art criticism in 1948. Throughout the 1950s and 60s his work was published widely in Art & Architecture as well as Art News, Art in America, Craft Horizons, Beverly Hills Times, Zodiac, and others. Langsner wrote extensively about art history in both published and unpublished manuscripts, including Painting in the Modern World which he worked on until his death. Additionally, he taught art history classes at the Chouinard Art Institute and University of Southern California and lectured for a variety of organizations and occasions.

Langsner curated several influential exhibitions in southern California, including the "Four Abstract Classicists" exhibition for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1959 and in whose catalog he and Peter Selz coined the term "Hard-Edge painting." He curated the first full-scale retrospective of Man Ray in the United States at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1966.

Langsner received a grant from the Ford Foundation in 1964 that allowed him to travel throughout Asia, the Middle East, and Europe for a year studying regional art and architecture. He wrote notes on his travels and corresponded frequently with June Harwood, a Hard-Edge painter, whom he married in Italy in 1965.

Jules Langsner died unexpectedly of a heart attack on September 29, 1967, in Los Angeles.
Related Archival Materials note:
The papers of Lorser Feitelson and Helen Lundeberg at the Archives of American Art contain a significant amount of writings by Jules Langsner, including exhibition catalog essays.

Papers of Jules Langsner, 1941-1967, are also located at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Provenance:
The Jules Langsner papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in several installments from 1973-1996, and in 2004 by June Harwood Langsner, widow of Jules Langsner. Notes for a lecture given at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1966 and 39 pieces of correspondence were donated in 1982 by the University of California Art Library, Los Angeles, via Librarian Virginia Steele.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Art critics -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Art historians -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Topic:
Works of art  Search this
Painting, Abstract -- California  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art criticism  Search this
Curators -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Articles
Sound recordings
Essays
Lectures
Drafts (documents)
Manuscripts
Poems
Citation:
Jules Langsner papers, circa 1910s-1998, bulk 1950-1967. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.langjule
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Jules Langsner papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96ca20c0c-5a91-42e5-9ff4-d5217f7fd266
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-langjule
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Oral history interview with Mary and Clinton Adams

Interviewee:
Adams, Mary E., 1920-  Search this
Adams, Clinton, 1918-2002  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
Gallery of Modern Art Including the Huntington Hartford Collection  Search this
J. Paul Getty Museum  Search this
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold, 1880-1958  Search this
Extent:
23 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1998 April 24
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Mary and Clinton Adams conducted 1998 April 24, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, in the Adams' home, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Mary recalls the early years at the Getty as assistant to Wilhelm Reinhold Valentiner, being hired by him in 1954, her responsibilities, such as driving Valentiner to the Malibu ranch location, and the property at the time the museum was established. She described the difficulties Valentiner faced in setting up the museum, and his views of J. Paul Getty. Clinton Adams enters into the conversation late and discusses the art scene in Los Angeles, where, at the time, the Huntington Hartford was regarded as the best hope for a local museum.
Biographical / Historical:
Mary E. Adams (1920- ) is an art administrator from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her husband, Clinton Adams is a printmaker, painter, and educator. Clinton Adams (1918-2002)
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hrs., 2 min.
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 administrators. Funding for the transcription of this interview provided by the Pasadena Art Alliance
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.adams98
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95dc3e13b-24fa-45d5-bfd6-e1712acb12c8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-adams98
Online Media:

Tamarind Lithography Workshop records

Creator:
Tamarind Lithography Workshop  Search this
Names:
Tamarind Institute  Search this
Adams, Clinton, 1918-2002  Search this
Antreasian, Garo Z., 1922-2018  Search this
Brice, William, 1921-2008  Search this
Francis, Sam, 1923-1994  Search this
Hultberg, John, 1922-  Search this
McLaughlin, John, 1898-1976  Search this
Schwartz, Aubrey, 1928-  Search this
Wayne, June, 1918-2011  Search this
Woelffer, Emerson, 1914-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot (Gift: (partially microfilmed on 2 reels))
37 Reels (Loan)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reels
Date:
1954-1984
Scope and Contents:
Artists' files; institutional files; printed material and photographs.
REELS 2866-2878: Artists' files, 1960-1981, containing biographical data, correspondence, project proposals, contract agreements, invoices, receipts, newspaper and magazine clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, and press releases.
REELS 2952-2975: Organizational files, 1958-1972, containing Board member's and Board of Directors correspondence, 1958-1972, Executive Committee minutes and panel of selection correspondence and recommendations; correspondence of Garo Antreasian, Clinton Adams, John Sommers and June Wayne, 1954-1973; grant applications from Manolis Piladakis, Noemi Smilansky and other artists; data on staff, including biographical data, employment contracts and printed material; and material on printer training programs, artists, writers, printers and curators.
REEL 3051: Files, 1960-1978, containing correspondence with artists, Board of Directors, Panel of Selections, Clinton Adams, Garo Antreasian, June Wayne and others; and printer evaluation reports and general correspondence.
REELS 3052-3055: Organizational files, 1959-1981, containing correspondence, information on fellowships and printer and curatorial training, biographical data, printed material, photographs of artists and printers, progress reports and proposals, financial material and printed material; 4 scrapbooks of printed material, 1960-1972; and photographs of artists, printers, the studio, staff parties, workshops, special projects and lithographs. [261 duplicate prints of some of the above photos were given to the Archives April 2, 1984 for study purposes only].
UNMICROFILMED: Printed material, 1958-1984, including catalogs, brochures, exhibition catalogs and publications by the workshop and institute; price lists of Tamarind lithography editions, 1983-1984; publications concerning the art and technique of lithography and the marketing of prints; and photographs of William Brice, Sam Francis, John Hultberg, John D. McLaughlin, Aubrey E. Schwartz and Emerson Woelffer with June Wayne working in the studio.
REEL 439-440 AND SCANNED Seventeen photos of artists, previously microfilmed under Photos of Artists I, and subsequently scanned and returned to the Tamarind records. Artists include: Annie Albers, Josef Albers, William Brice, Richard Diebendorn, Sam Francis, John Hultberg, John McLaughlin, Nathan Loiveria, Henry C. Pearson, Miriam Schapiro, Aubrey Schwartz, Esteban Vicente, Romas Viesulas, Emerson Woelffer, and Adja Yunkers.
Biographical / Historical:
Lithography workshop; Los Angeles, Calif. Founded in 1960 by Garo Antreasian, Clinton Adams and June Wayne. Relocated to Albuquerque, N.M., 1970, by Adams and Antreasian and re-established as the Tamarind Institute.
Provenance:
Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project, 1983-1984. Unmicrofilmed material and 261 duplicate prints of some photos on reels 3052-3055 donated 1984 by the Tamarind Institute via Clinton Adams, director.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Reel 3051 is ACCESS RESTRICTED written permission is required.
Occupation:
Lithographers -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Printmakers -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Topic:
Lithography -- 20th century -- California -- Los Angeles -- Study and teaching  Search this
Function:
Artists' studios -- California
Identifier:
AAA.tamalitw
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ab157c11-e68a-4d41-ab4c-a3ac881d1cd7
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-tamalitw

Clinton Adams papers

Creator:
Adams, Clinton, 1918-2002  Search this
Names:
Barrett, Lawrence Louis, 1897-1973  Search this
Brown, Bolton, 1864-1936  Search this
Cook, Howard Norton, 1901-1980  Search this
Cuno, Theodore H., 1877-1967  Search this
Dehn, Adolf, 1895-1968  Search this
Scholder, Fritz, 1937-2005  Search this
Wayne, June, 1918-2011  Search this
Extent:
1.4 Linear feet
3 Linear feet (Addition)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1934-2002
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; exhibition catalogs; and photographs. Files of business correspondence include Lawrence Barrett (1977-1990), Bolton Brown, Howard Cook (1978-1985), Theodore Cuno (1978-1984), Adolf Dehn (1967-1988), and Fritz Scholder (1975-1990). Also included are 13 general lithography files.
ADDITION: Correspondence with galleries, universities, and artist June Wayne (1975-1999); printed material; published memoirs; and manuscript drafts of articles and lectures.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, printmaker, art administrator; Albuquerque, N.M., b. 1918; d. 2002
Provenance:
Donated 1990 and 1993 by Clinton Adams and in 2003 by Mary Adams, Clinton Adams' widow.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque  Search this
Printmakers -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque  Search this
Topic:
Lithography  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.adamclin
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96f0250a2-cf65-43c1-8d6c-829b505d035c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-adamclin

Oral history interview with Clinton Adams

Interviewee:
Adams, Clinton, 1918-2002  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
Tamarind Institute  Search this
Tamarind Lithography Workshop  Search this
University of California, Los Angeles -- Faculty  Search this
Altoon, John, 1925-  Search this
Delano, Annita, 1894-  Search this
Edmondson, Leonard, 1916-  Search this
Feitelson, Lorser, 1898-1978  Search this
Johnston, Ynez, 1920-  Search this
Kistler, Lynton R., , 1897-1993  Search this
Langsner, Jules, 1911-1967  Search this
Lebrun, Rico, 1900-1964  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, 1890-1973  Search this
Price, Vincent, 1911-1993  Search this
Scholder, Fritz, 1937-2005  Search this
Extent:
149 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1995 August 2-3
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Clinton Adams conducted 1995 August 2-3, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, at his home, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Adams discusses his family background; involvement in Hollywood "industry"; teaching at University of California, Los Angeles; service during WWII; first contact with New York's Museum of Modern Art; his decision to return to California; teaching painting at UCLA from 1946-1954, and friends and colleagues at that time including Lorser Feitelson, Stanton Macdonald-Wright, Lynton R. Kistler and Annita Delano; the difficult political situation at UCLA and the "modernist" conflicts; his views on modernist and conservative groups; Stanton Macdonald-Wright; Adams' own work; his relationship to the ideas and nature of modernism; the Sanity in Art group and other art groups in Los Angeles; his opinion on which artists should have been included in the exhibition/catalogue "Turning the Tide: Early Los Angeles Modernists"; his observations on art historical constructs; the history of New Mexican art; the idea of regionalism; the mythology of Santa Fe, New Mexico.; Southwestern art; the Tamarind Lithography Workshop during its New Mexico phase, its background and changes after the move from Los Angeles to the University of New Mexico, his fifteen years as director, major artists involved, and his desire to publish overlooked artists. Adams recalls Fritz Scholder, John Altoon, Leonard Edmondson, Ynez Johnston, Vincent Price, Jules Langsner, and Rico Lebrun.
Biographical / Historical:
Clinton Adams (1918-2002) was a printmaker, painter, and art administrator of Los Angeles, California and Albuquerque, New Mexico.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 16 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 28 min.
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. Funding for the transcription provided by the Pasadena Art Alliance.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Arts administrators -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Printmakers -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque -- Interviews  Search this
Prints -- Technique  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.adams95
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a4f3f80a-765d-4b7d-a804-2a859e14d459
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-adams95
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Clinton Adams: artist file, [photographs]

Artist:
Adams, Clinton 1918-2002  Search this
Physical description:
1 folder
Type:
Photograph
Artist files
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Image number:
VFM VF000014
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_136691

The Window II [intaglio] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Adams, Clinton 1918-2002  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1959
Topic:
Architecture--Detail--Window  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0027984
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_27985

Desert Landscape [graphic arts] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Adams, Clinton 1918-2002  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1961
Topic:
Landscape--Desert  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0028223
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_28224

Clinton Adams recent works on paper, October 31 through December 2, 1988, Art Gallery, California State University, Northridge

Title:
Recent works on paper, Clinton Adams
Author:
Adams, Clinton 1918-2002  Search this
California State University, Northridge Art Galleries  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet ([6] pages) illustrations (some color) 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
1988
20th century
Topic:
Watercolor painting, American  Search this
Call number:
ND1839.A32 A4 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_922371

[Clinton Adams : miscellaneous uncataloged material]

Author:
Adams, Clinton 1918-2002  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries Art and Artist Files Collection DSI  Search this
Subject:
Adams, Clinton 1918-2002  Search this
Type:
Books
Vertical files
Artist files
Call number:
AAF--Adams, Clinton
Restrictions & Rights:
FOLDER(S) DO NOT CIRCUATE. FOLDERS MUST BE CONSULTED ON SITE
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_563517

Fritz Scholder : lithographs / text by Clinton Adams

Author:
Scholder, Fritz 1937-2005  Search this
Adams, Clinton 1918-2002  Search this
Subject:
Scholder, Fritz 1937-2005  Search this
Physical description:
159 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1975
©1975
Call number:
N40.1.S3693yA2
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_68691

Nineteenth-century lithography in Europe / Clinton Adams

Author:
Adams, Clinton 1918-2002  Search this
Subject:
University of New Mexico Art Museum  Search this
Physical description:
92 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Catalogs
Place:
Europe
Date:
1998
19th century
Topic:
Lithography  Search this
Lithography, European  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1099466

Clinton Adams : a retrospective exhibition of lithographs

Author:
Adams, Clinton 1918-2002  Search this
Coke, Van Deren 1921-2004  Search this
University of New Mexico Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Adams, Clinton  Search this
Physical description:
32 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1973
Call number:
NE2312.A33 A4 1973
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_808696

Fifty artists, fifty printers : an exhibition organized by the University of New Mexico Art Museum in celebration of the first twenty-five years of the Tamarind program : Los Angeles, 1960-1970, Albuquerque, 1970-1985 / [Clinton Adams, guest curator]

Title:
50 artists, 50 printers
Author:
Adams, Clinton 1918-2002  Search this
University of New Mexico Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Tamarind Institute Alumni and alumnae  Search this
Tamarind Lithography Workshop Alumni and alumnae  Search this
Physical description:
24 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1985
C1985
20th century
Topic:
Lithography, American  Search this
Lithography  Search this
Call number:
NE2304 .F54 1985
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_778486

Life and art in Los Angeles, 1934-1954 / Clinton Adams ; edited by Linda Tyler and Peter Walch

Author:
Adams, Clinton 1918-2002  Search this
Tyler, Linda  Search this
Walch, Peter (Peter S.) 1940-  Search this
Subject:
Adams, Clinton 1918-2002  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 78 p. : ill., ports. ; 28 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
California
New Mexico
Date:
2002
C2002
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Call number:
N6537.A294 A2 2002
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_791192

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