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Oral history interview with Leta Ramos, 2000 June 23

Interviewee:
Ramos, Leta  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
Ramos, Mel  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Leta Ramos, 2000 June 23. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Artists' models -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12204
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)223102
AAA_collcode_ramos00
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_223102
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Oral history interview with Leta Ramos

Interviewee:
Ramos, Leta  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
Ramos, Mel, 1935-2018  Search this
Extent:
32 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2000 June 23
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Leta Ramos conducted 2000 June 23, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, in Ramos' home, Oakland, Calif.
Ramos discusses her views and experiences as an artists' model.
Biographical / Historical:
Leta Ramos is an artist's model and artist from Oakland, Calif. Ramos is married to figurative painter Mel Ramos, she began posing for her husband in 1959, becoming his primary model for many of his earlier works, including the well-known Pop images of female superheroes and women with animals, such as "Gorilla," 1967.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 3 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 is provided by Bente and Gerald E. Buck Collection.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Artists' models -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.ramos00
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw990cc4b5e-da52-4be7-b3e0-93662e5a6bd6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ramos00
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Oral history interview with Naomie Kremer, 2001 Mar. 16

Interviewee:
Kremer, Naomie, 1953-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Naomie Kremer, 2001 Mar. 16. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Artists' models -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11698
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)226266
AAA_collcode_kremer01
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_226266
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Oral history interview with Naomie Kremer

Interviewee:
Kremer, Naomie, 1953-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Extent:
23 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2001 Mar. 16
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Naomie Kremer conducted 2001 Mar. 16, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, in Kremer's home, in Oakland, Calif.
Kremer discusses her experience as an artists' model from 1974 as a student in London to more recent times in California. She discusses issues of posing nude, something that was not fully accepted at the time; her interest in having that experience; her appreciation, after years of life drawing, of the contribution of the model; a photo session with Judy Dater at the Djerassi Foundation artist retreat; and the connection to her own current work about desire and tension. She explained how she is attracted to the "unfolding of impulse," both in posing and in painting.
Biographical / Historical:
Naomie Kremer (1953-) is an artist's model from Oakland, Calif. Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, Kremer grew up in Brooklyn where she took art classes at The Brooklyn Museum of Art. After a career in advertising and design, Kremer went back to school at California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, where she now teaches painting and life drawing.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassettes. 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.
Topic:
Artists' models -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.kremer01
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw952c46aa6-be2e-4ce8-ac80-fafbdc8a07b5
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kremer01
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Oral history interview with Ann Karlstrom and Mimi Luebbermann, 1982 March 4

Interviewee:
Karlstrom, Ann Heath  Search this
Interviewer:
Currie, Betsy Mize  Search this
Subject:
Luebbermann, Mimi  Search this
Cayberger, Samuel Robert  Search this
Welpott, Jack  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Ann Karlstrom and Mimi Luebbermann, 1982 March 4. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Artists' models -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11971
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214750
AAA_collcode_karlst82
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_214750

Oral history interview with Jane Koegel, 2000 May 22

Interviewee:
Koegel, Jane  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Jane Koegel, 2000 May 22. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Artists' models -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13327
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)223096
AAA_collcode_koegel00
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_223096
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Oral history interview with Emily Hofstatter, 2000 May 31

Interviewee:
Hofstatter, Emily  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Emily Hofstatter, 2000 May 31. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Artists' models -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12107
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)223101
AAA_collcode_hofsta00
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_223101
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Oral history interview with Jennifer Rodrigue, 2000 April 13

Interviewee:
Rodrigue, Jennifer  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Jennifer Rodrigue, 2000 April 13. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Artists' models -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11856
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)223164
AAA_collcode_rodrig00
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_223164
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Oral history interview with Nathan Oliveira

Interviewee:
Oliveira, Nathan, 1928-2010  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
Albright, Ivan, 1897-1983  Search this
Beckmann, Max, 1884-1950  Search this
Bengston, Billy Al  Search this
Boyle, Keith  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard, 1922-1993  Search this
Jackson, Martha Kellogg  Search this
Oldfield, Otis, 1890-1969  Search this
Extent:
92 Pages (Transcript, 1978-1980 sessions)
28 Pages (Transcript 1981 session)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1978 Aug. 9-1981 Dec. 29
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Nathan Oliveira conducted 1978 Aug. 9-1981 Dec. 29, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
Oliveira speaks of his family background and ancestry; his childhood; his education; the development of his interest in art; working as a bookbinder; his inspirations from the old masters; studying with Max Beckmann and Otis Oldfield; his U.S. Army service; working with Richard Diebenkorn; getting established in galleries as a printmaker; teaching printmaking; his European travels; living in Illinois and its effect on his career; moving to California; and meeting and working with Martha Jackson. He recalls Billy Al Bengston, Ivan Albright, and Willem de Kooning, and discusses de Kooning's influence on him.
Oliveira also speaks of subject matter in his paintings, and his departure from and his later return to the human figure; the relationship between artist and model; the importance and persistence of the figurative tradition in American art; artists he admires. He recalls Keith Boyle and Frank Lobdell.
Biographical / Historical:
Nathan Oliveira (1928-2010) was a painter, printmaker, and sculptor from Stanford, Calif.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound tape reels and 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hrs., 39 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are 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:
1978-1980 session; transcript: Transcript available on microfilm.
Occupation:
Artists' models  Search this
Topic:
Figurative art  Search this
Printmakers -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Artists' models -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.olivei78
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw973f41c6a-7f70-45ec-a356-536ec0195244
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-olivei78
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Oral history interview with Nathan Oliveira, 1978 Aug. 9-1981 Dec. 29

Interviewee:
Oliveira, Nathan, 1928-2010  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
Albright, Ivan  Search this
Beckmann, Max  Search this
Bengston, Billy Al  Search this
Boyle, Keith  Search this
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard  Search this
Jackson, Martha Kellogg  Search this
Oldfield, Otis  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Nathan Oliveira, 1978 Aug. 9-1981 Dec. 29. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Figurative art  Search this
Printmakers -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Artists' models -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11895
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212067
AAA_collcode_olivei78
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212067

Oral history interview with Rachel Pulley, 2000 Sept. 25

Interviewee:
Pulley, Rachel, 1978-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Rachel Pulley, 2000 Sept. 25. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Artists' models -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11881
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)223501
AAA_collcode_pulley00
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_223501
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Ann Karlstrom and Mimi Luebbermann

Interviewee:
Karlstrom, Ann Heath.  Search this
Luebbermann, Mimi  Search this
Interviewer:
Currie, Betsy Mize  Search this
Names:
Cayberger, Samuel Robert, 1926-  Search this
Welpott, Jack, 1923-  Search this
Extent:
35 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Date:
1982 March 4
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Ann Karlstrom and Mimi Luebbermann conducted 1982 March 4, by Betsy Mize Currie, for the Archives of American Art California Oral History Project. Karlstrom and Luebbermann discuss their experiences as models for Bay Area artists. They recall artist Samuel Clayberger and photographer Jack Welpott.
Biographical / Historical:
Ann Karlstrom is the publications manager at the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum in San Francisco, California; Mimi Luebermann is an an amateur artists' model.
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:
Patrons must use transcript.
Topic:
Artists' models -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.karlst82
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a2f6f667-f1a9-4272-83f4-8ede27b1b691
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-karlst82

Oral history interview with Jennifer Rodrigue

Interviewee:
Rodrigue, Jennifer  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Extent:
25 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2000 April 13
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Jennifer Rodrigue conducted 2000 April 13, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, in Rodrigue's home, in Berkeley, Calif.
Rodigue discusses modeling professionally when a student at Mt. Holyoke College; her preference for posing to working in the dormitory kitchen; working for an open workshop in Martha's Vineyard, sessions that led to private modeling; her attraction to the different ways people "view me," and the experience of "watching people watching me"; the power relationship involved in the roles of observer/observed; the power dynamic between men and women and her seeking a relationship "balanced in power" and her view that the experience is about the artist "looking" and "acknowledging anatomy" (hers) as part of the process of image making.
Biographical / Historical:
Jennifer Rodrigue was an artist's model from Berkeley, Calif.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 30 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 Artists and Model series interview provided by Bente and Gerald E. Buck Collection.
Restrictions:
This transcript is open for research. Access to the entire recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Artists' models -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.rodrig00
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw966620085-117f-4df1-a169-0219bd7a26f7
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rodrig00
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Rachel Pulley

Interviewee:
Pulley, Rachel, 1978-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Extent:
21 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2000 Sept. 25
Scope and Contents:
An interview of artists' model Rachel Pulley conducted 2000 Sept. 25, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, in Pulley's home, Claremont, Calif.
Pully described her early life and the central roles played by her mother and sisters who are "cynical" in their views of men, marriage, and couples; her first modeling job and the reasons for her taking it, including the feeling that it was a "cool" thing to do; the way she as a model sees herself and is perceived by others; and her view that the studio becomes a stage for acting out such gender conflicts.
Biographical / Historical:
Rachel Pulley (1978- ) is an artists' model from Claremont, Calif.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 12 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:
This transcript is open for research. Access to the entire recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Artists' models -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.pulley00
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96acf28a2-114a-4449-9652-bf2d7ba0ff62
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-pulley00
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Jane Koegel

Interviewee:
Koegel, Jane  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Extent:
21 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2000 May 22
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Jane Koegel conducted 2000 May 22, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, in Koegel's home, San Francisco, Calif.
Kogel discusses the difference between posing for painters and photographers; social aspects of the sessions; the rapport between artist and model; and the possibility of the model's personality "getting in the way"; posing for Letbetter as a kind of performance, in which she "plays to the black lens"; and how posing can provide a life-enriching experience outside day-to-day life.
Biographical / Historical:
Jane Koegel is an artist's model from San Francisco, Calif. Jane Kogel has posed for years for photographer Dennis Letbetter, with whom she lives in San Francisco. She is the subject of a recently published limited edition book entitled, "Jane," designed by renowned typographer Jack Stauffacher of Greenwood Press. The photographs depict Koegel, nude, in various spaces throughout the large Victorian house into which they were about to move.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 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 provided by Bente and Gerald E. Buck Collection.
Restrictions:
This transcript is open for research. Access to the entire recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Artists' models -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.koegel00
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92a435cca-a50d-4885-a09a-b69d37ba3936
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-koegel00
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Emily Hofstatter

Interviewee:
Hofstatter, Emily  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette (Sound recording (60 min.), analog.)
19 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2000 May 31
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Emily Hofstatter conducted 2000 May 31, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, in Hofstatter's home, Burbank, Calif.
Hofstatter discusses her interest in becoming an artist's model; posing at the request of Sam Clayberger whose exhibition she attended with a friend; her motivation as seeking the experience of being an "art object," and participating in the art historical tradition of the nude; reaction of her friends; effect of posing on her; feminist issues of her generation; and the power dynamic between men and women.
Biographical / Historical:
Emily Hofstattar was an artist's model from Burbank, Calif.
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 this interview provided by Bente and Gerald E. Buck Collection.
Restrictions:
This transcript is open for research. Access to the entire recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Artists' models -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.hofsta00
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b96d3834-a74d-46cc-af94-9e2e0cbb19da
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hofsta00
Online Media:

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