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Oral history interview with Hubert Leckie and Alexander Giampietro

Interviewee:
Leckie, Hubert W., 1913-1993  Search this
Creator:
Giampietro, Alexander (1912-2010)  Search this
Interviewer:
Kirwin, Liza  Search this
Names:
Institute of Contemporary Arts (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Institute of Design (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
New Bauhaus (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Extent:
37 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1992 Feb. 13
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Hubert Leckie and Alexander Giampietro conducted 1992 Feb. 13, by Liza Kirwin, for the Archives of American Art.
Leckie and Giampietro recall their student days at the New Bauhaus in Chicago (fall 1937- summer 1938) and the teaching methods of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Alexander Archipenko, Hin Bredendieck, Gyorgy Kepes, David Dushkin, and others there; the New Bauhaus approach to design; the closing of the school in 1938 and its reincarnation in the Institute of Design; Leckie's application of New Bauhaus principles in his teaching at American University and the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in Washington, D.C.; ICA exhibitions and programs; both teaching at the ICA from 1948 to 1951; their impressions of ICA director Robert Richman; the impact of the ICA on the Washington, D.C. art scene; and the exchange between the ICA, American University, the Washington Workshop Center for the Arts, Catholic University, and other schools. Leckie also discusses his role as the designer of the Archives of American Art Journal.
Biographical / Historical:
Hubert Leckie (1913-1993) was an art instructor and designer in Washington, D.C. Leckie is a former art instructor and was the designer of the Archives of American Art Journal. Alexander Giampietro (1912-2010) was a professor of art at Catholic University.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 34 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.
Occupation:
Art teachers -- Training of -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Art teachers -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Designers -- Interviews  Search this
Function:
Art Schools -- Washington (D.C.)
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.leckie92
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-leckie92
Online Media:

Phillips Collection panel discussion

Creator:
Phillips Collection  Search this
Names:
Bader, Franz, 1903-1994  Search this
Calfee, William H. (William Howard), 1909-1995  Search this
Carey, Martha  Search this
Gates, Margaret Casey, 1903-1989  Search this
Rennie, Helen J., 1906-1989  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Sound recordings
Date:
1983 Oct. 22
Scope and Contents:
A panel discussion sponsored by the Phillips Collection. The participants speak of the activities of the Phillips School, the Phillips Studio House and Washington artists in the 1930s and 1940s. The participants are: Franz Bader, William Howard Calfee, Margaret Casey Gates, and Helen Rennie. Martha Carey is moderator.
Biographical / Historical:
Art museum; Washington, D.C. Founded in 1921 by collector and art connoisseur, Duncan Phillips, and his wife, Marjorie, upon opening his home to the public. Collection consists primarily of 19th and 20th century European and American art. In 1989 the Goh Annex was added to the original 1897 Georgian Revival house to expand the museums's exhibition space.
Provenance:
Donated 1983 by the Phillips Collection.
Restrictions:
Untranscribed; use is not recommended until item can be duplicated and user copy created.
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Function:
Art museums -- Washington (D.C.)
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.philcoll2
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-philcoll2

American University Fine Arts Department records

Creator:
American University (Washington, D.C.). Fine Arts Dept.  Search this
Names:
Watkins Art Gallery (American University)  Search this
Extent:
10 Microfilm reels (circa 9,000 items on 10 microfilm reels)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1946-1980
Scope and Contents:
The microfilmed American University Fine Arts Department records contain departmental files on faculty, visiting artists, students, fundraising events, and building projects. Also included are files on exhibitions held in the Watkins Gallery; photographs of exhibitions; collection files on permanent acquisitions and memorial gifts, containing photographs and insurance records; five scrapbooks and four guestbooks; and a bound volume of Right Angle (1947-1949). Researchers should note that this finding aid does not include an entry for every name found in the collection and that reels 2217-2219 are not represented in the finding aid.
Biographical / Historical:
American University is a private university in Washington, D.C. The Fine Arts Department (now the Department of Art) is part of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1981 by American University Fine Arts Department.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Function:
Art museums, University and college -- Washington (D.C.)
Universities and colleges -- Departments -- Washington (D.C.)
Citation:
American University Fine Arts Department records. Owned by the American University Fine Arts Department. Filmed by Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.ameruniv
See more items in:
American University Fine Arts Department records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ameruniv

Phillips Collection panel discussion, 1983 Oct. 22

Creator:
Phillips Collection  Search this
Phillips Collection  Search this
Subject:
Gates, Margaret Casey  Search this
Rennie, Helen J.  Search this
Bader, Franz  Search this
Carey, Martha  Search this
Calfee, William H. (William Howard)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10126
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213032
AAA_collcode_philcoll2
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213032

Oral history interview with Hubert Leckie and Alexander Giampietro, 1992 Feb. 13

Interviewee:
Leckie, Hubert, 1913-1993  Search this
Leckie, Hubert, 1913-1993  Search this
Interviewer:
Giampietro, Alexander  Search this
Subject:
Institute of Contemporary Arts (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Institute of Design (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
New Bauhaus (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Designers -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12015
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214734
AAA_collcode_leckie92
Theme:
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_214734
Online Media:

American University Fine Arts Department records, 1946-1980

Creator:
American University (Washington, D.C.).  Search this
American University (Washington, D.C.).  Search this
Subject:
Watkins Art Gallery (American University)  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6986
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209118
AAA_collcode_ameruniv
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Lives of American Artists
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209118

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