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Oral history interview with Emerson Woelffer, 1999 March 26

Interviewee:
Woelffer, Emerson, 1914-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
Institute of Design (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center  Search this
Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Otis Art Institute  Search this
Art Schools in California Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching -- California  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11975
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)225021
AAA_collcode_woelff99
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_225021
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Emerson Woelffer

Interviewee:
Woelffer, Emerson, 1914-2003  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
Art Schools in California Oral History Project  Search this
Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center  Search this
Institute of Design (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Otis Art Institute  Search this
Extent:
55 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1999 March 26
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Emerson Woelffer conducted 1999 March 26, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art's Art Schools in California Project, in Woelffer's studio/home, Los Angeles, California.
Woelffer briefly discusses his own student experience at the Art Institute of Chicago (1933-1937), and focuses more on his teaching at Moholy Nagy's Institute of Design in Chicago, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (1954-1960) where he was head of the fine arts department, and the many years in Los Angeles as an educator at Chouinard Art School (now California Art Institute) and Otis Art Institute (now Otis College of Art and Design). Woelffer recalls Chouinard students who were the most "far out," among them Larry Bell, Joe Goode, and Ed Ruscha. He credited the free-wheeling stimulation of Los Angeles itself as the source for these experimental artists who were different from those in Chicago. In his final remarks, Woelffer emphasized the importance of drawing to the training of an artist.
Biographical / Historical:
Emerson Woelffer (1914-2003) was a painter and educator from Los Angeles, California. One of the leading senior modernists working in Los Angeles, Woelffer was invited in 1960, by Mitch Wilder, to head the fine arts department at Chouinard Art Institute where he taught until it was moved to Valencia and transformed into California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 50 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.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Art teachers -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching -- California  Search this
Function:
Art Schools -- California -- Los Angeles
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.woelff99
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f2acdb07-1d42-480e-89d9-eb1b0a207af9
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-woelff99
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Oral history interview with Millard Sheets, 1986 October-1988 July

Interviewee:
Sheets, Millard Owen, 1907-1989  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
Feitelson, Lorser  Search this
Hatfield, Dalzell  Search this
Lebrun, Rico  Search this
Modra, Theodore B.  Search this
Chamberlin, F. Tolles (Frank Tolles)  Search this
Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- California  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- California  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Designers -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Educators -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Watercolorists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12825
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213761
AAA_collcode_sheets86
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213761
Online Media:

Oral history interview with William Gaskin, 1964 Feb. 28

Interviewee:
Gaskin, William, 1892-1968  Search this
Interviewer:
Ferbrach√©, Lewis  Search this
Subject:
Bufano, Beniamino  Search this
Hiler, Hilaire  Search this
Kingman, Dong  Search this
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching -- California  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Arts administrators -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13031
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213560
AAA_collcode_gaskin64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213560
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Leo Holub, 1997 July 3

Interviewee:
Holub, Leo, 1916-2010  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
Adams, Ansel  Search this
Arnautoff, Victor Mikhail  Search this
Barnes, Matthew Rackham  Search this
Corbett, Edward  Search this
Cunningham, Imogen  Search this
Gaw, William A.  Search this
Hackett, Dick  Search this
Holub, Florence  Search this
Mackey, Spencer  Search this
Mondale, Walter F.  Search this
Oldfield, Otis  Search this
Packard, Emmy Lou  Search this
Piazzoni, Gottardo  Search this
Randolph, Lee F.  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Sinel, Joseph Claude  Search this
Smith, Hassel  Search this
Sterne, Maurice  Search this
Weston, Edward  Search this
White, Minor  Search this
Wilson, Charis  Search this
San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (Calif.)  Search this
Stanford University. Dept. of Art  Search this
University of California, San Francisco. School of Fine Arts  Search this
Art Schools in California Oral History Project  Search this
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Photographers -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- California  Search this
Photography  Search this
Photography -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area  Search this
Theme:
Photography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12356
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216329
AAA_collcode_holub97
Theme:
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216329
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Richard Diebenkorn, 1985 May 1-1987 December 15

Interviewee:
Diebenkorn, Richard, 1922-1993,  Search this
Interviewer:
Larsen, Susan C., 1946-  Search this
Subject:
Bischoff, Elmer  Search this
Jonson, Raymond  Search this
Loran, Erle  Search this
Mendelowitz, Daniel Marcus  Search this
Park, David  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area  Search this
Painting, Abstract -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area  Search this
Painting -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11813
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216520
AAA_collcode_dieben85
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216520
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Dominic Di Mare, 2002 June 4-10

Interviewee:
Di Mare, Dominic, 1932-  Search this
Interviewer:
Mayfield, Signe  Search this
Subject:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Fiberwork  Search this
Textile crafts  Search this
Weaving -- California  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- California  Search this
Fishing  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12551
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)237988
AAA_collcode_dimare02
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_237988

Oral history interview with Shiro Ikegawa, 2003 Jan. 8

Interviewee:
Ikegawa, Shiro, 1933-  Search this
Interviewer:
Jenkins, Jamisen  Search this
Subject:
University of California, Irvine  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching -- California  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Asian American printmakers  Search this
Asian American painters  Search this
Asian American performance artists  Search this
Theme:
Asian American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12380
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)240118
AAA_collcode_ikegaw03
Theme:
Asian American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_240118
Online Media:

Gurdon G. Woods papers, 1948-1987

Creator:
Woods, Gurdon G., 1915-  Search this
Subject:
DeFeo, Jay  Search this
Siegriest  Search this
Siegriest, Lundy  Search this
San Francisco Art Institute  Search this
Otis Art Institute  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching -- California  Search this
Sculpture, American -- California  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- California  Search this
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10386
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213742
AAA_collcode_woodgurd
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213742

Woman's Building records, 1970-1992

Creator:
Woman's Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Subject:
Chicago, Judy  Search this
De Bretteville, Sheila Levrant  Search this
Raven, Arlene  Search this
Feminist Studio Workshop  Search this
Women's Graphic Center (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Type:
Slides
Artists' books
Topic:
Works of art  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Feminism and art  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Art Movements and Schools  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6347
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215074
AAA_collcode_womabuil
Theme:
Women
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215074
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Morris Broderson, 1998 March 11 and 13

Interviewee:
Broderson, Morris, 1928-2011  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
Ankrum, Joan  Search this
Ankrum, Morris  Search this
De Erdely, Francis  Search this
Ankrum Gallery  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching -- California  Search this
Deaf artists  Search this
Hearing impaired  Search this
Gay artists  Search this
Deafness  Search this
Artists (LGBTQ)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12187
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216375
AAA_collcode_broder98
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216375
Online Media:

Jan Stussy papers, 1955-1985

Creator:
Stussy, Jan, 1921-1990  Search this
Subject:
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton  Search this
Stussy, Maxine Kim  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Synchromism (Art)  Search this
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7338
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209491
AAA_collcode_stusjan
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209491

San Francisco Art Association and related organizational records, 1871-1978, bulk 1871-1920

Creator:
San Francisco Art Association  Search this
Subject:
Frankenstein, Alfred V. (Alfred Victor)  Search this
Geddes, Norman Bel  Search this
Goldwater, Robert John  Search this
MacAgy, Douglas  Search this
Milhaud, Darius  Search this
Ritchie, Andrew Carnduff  Search this
Schoenberg, Arnold  Search this
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Wright, Frank Lloyd  Search this
Bateson, Gregory  Search this
Boas, George  Search this
Burke, Kenneth  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel  Search this
San Francisco Museum of Art  Search this
San Francisco Art Institute  Search this
California School of Design  Search this
Mark Hopkins Institute of Art  Search this
Western Round Table of Modern Art (1949 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8413
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210587
AAA_collcode_sanfraaa
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210587

Peter Howard Selz papers, 1929-2014, bulk 1950-2005

Creator:
Selz, Peter Howard, 1919-2019  Search this
Subject:
Tinguely, Jean  Search this
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Dubuffet, Jean  Search this
Calder, Alexander  Search this
Benton, Fletcher  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad  Search this
Feininger, Lyonel  Search this
Christo  Search this
Chase-Riboud, Barbara  Search this
Conner, Bruce  Search this
Christo (Running fence)  Search this
Beckmann, Max  Search this
Bury, Pol  Search this
Bergman, Ciel  Search this
Hadzi, Dimitri  Search this
Guston, Philip  Search this
Lindner, Richard  Search this
Lebrun, Rico  Search this
Giacometti, Alberto  Search this
Baykam, Bedri  Search this
Graves, Morris  Search this
Golub, Leon  Search this
Petlin, Irving  Search this
Onslow-Ford, Gordon  Search this
Lipchitz, Jacques  Search this
Paris, Harold  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia  Search this
University of California, Berkeley. University Art Museum  Search this
Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.)  Search this
San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (Calif.)  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Marlborough Gallery  Search this
Institute of Design (Chicago, Ill.) (Faculty)  Search this
College Art Association of America  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Place:
San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)
Topic:
Realism  Search this
Political cartoons  Search this
Pop art  Search this
Environment (Art)  Search this
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- California  Search this
Art -- Political aspects  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Exhibitions  Search this
Art -- Germany  Search this
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8464
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210640
AAA_collcode_selzpete
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210640
Online Media:

Howard Warshaw papers, [ca. 1945-1977]

Creator:
Warshaw, Howard, 1920-1977  Search this
Subject:
Lebrun, Rico  Search this
Romano, Umberto  Search this
With, Karl  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- California -- Carpinteria  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9322
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211518
AAA_collcode_warshowa
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211518

The use of power and color / by Frederick J. Schwankovsky, undated

Creator:
Schwankovsky, Frederick John, 1885-1974  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9496
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211694
AAA_collcode_schwfred
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211694

William Morehouse papers, 1929-1976

Creator:
Morehouse, William Paul, 1929-1993  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- California  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7394
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209551
AAA_collcode_morewill
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209551

David Park papers, 1917-1973

Creator:
Park, David, 1911-1960  Search this
Subject:
Staempfli, George W.  Search this
Bruno, Phillip A.  Search this
Mills, Paul Chadbourne  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- California  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- California  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8928
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211114
AAA_collcode_parkdavi
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211114

Otis Oldfield papers, 1910-1975

Creator:
Oldfield, Otis, 1890-1969  Search this
Subject:
Groninger, Homer  Search this
Stackpole, Ralph  Search this
Labaudt, Lucien  Search this
Oldfield, Helen  Search this
Roche, Marcel  Search this
Ryan, Beatrice Judd  Search this
Taylor, Mildred  Search this
Chittenden, Alice Brown  Search this
Cuneo, Rinaldo  Search this
Dixon, Maynard  Search this
Gee, Yun  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9230
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211425
AAA_collcode_oldfotip
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211425

Robert Perine research material on the Chouinard Art Institute, circa 1923-circa 1985

Creator:
Perine, Robert, 1922-2004  Search this
Subject:
Chouinard, Nelbert  Search this
Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
California Institute of the Arts  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9602
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211806
AAA_collcode_perirobe
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211806
Online Media:

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