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Oral history interview with John Stephan, 1986 May 20-1987 May 7

Interviewee:
Stephan, John Walter, 1906-1995  Search this
Stephan, John Walter, 1906-1995  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Bennett, Rainey  Search this
Bohrod, Aaron  Search this
Breinin, Raymond  Search this
Bulliet, C. J. (Clarence Joseph)  Search this
Cahill, Holger  Search this
Calas, Nicolas  Search this
Constant, George  Search this
Coryllis, Peter  Search this
Cunningham, Inez  Search this
de Diego, Juan  Search this
Denby, Bill  Search this
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Ernst, Max  Search this
Fabian, John  Search this
Flaherty, Robert Joseph  Search this
Gendel, Milton  Search this
Goossen, E. C.  Search this
Greenberg, Clement  Search this
Guggenheim, Peggy  Search this
Harrison, Caleb  Search this
Johnson, Ben  Search this
Jones, Jack  Search this
Kiesler, Frederick  Search this
Kline, Franz  Search this
Knopf, Alfred  Search this
Kuh, Katharine  Search this
Levy, Julien  Search this
MacLeish, Norman  Search this
Matta  Search this
Miller, Edgar  Search this
Millman, Edward  Search this
Moran, Connie  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Nathanson, Winn  Search this
Newman, Barnett  Search this
Ossorio, Alfonso  Search this
Ott, Peterpaul  Search this
Parsons, Betty  Search this
Porter, Fairfield  Search this
Praz, Mario  Search this
Robinson, Increase  Search this
Rosenberg, Harold  Search this
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Sebartes, Jaime  Search this
Shapiro, Myra  Search this
Siporin, Mitchell  Search this
Stephan, Dart  Search this
Still, Clyfford  Search this
Torres, Jesús  Search this
Walgreen, Ruth  Search this
Watson, Dudley Crafts  Search this
Watson-Schütze, Eva  Search this
Weisenborn, Rudolph  Search this
Wheeler, Monroe  Search this
Wilhelm, Jerry  Search this
Zadkine, Ossip  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Fairleigh Dickinson University  Search this
Betty Parsons Gallery  Search this
Hunter College  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Great Depression  Search this
New York school of art  Search this
Pop art  Search this
Surrealism  Search this
Theme:
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13067
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211902
AAA_collcode_stepha86
Theme:
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_211902
Online Media:

Oral history interview with John Stephan

Interviewee:
Stephan, John Walter, 1906-1995  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Betty Parsons Gallery  Search this
Fairleigh Dickinson University -- Faculty  Search this
Hunter College  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Bennett, Rainey  Search this
Bohrod, Aaron  Search this
Breinin, Raymond, 1910-  Search this
Bulliet, C. J. (Clarence Joseph), 1883-1952  Search this
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960  Search this
Calas, Nicolas  Search this
Constant, George  Search this
Coryllis, Peter  Search this
Cunningham, Inez  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997  Search this
Denby, Bill  Search this
Ernst, Max, 1891-1976  Search this
Fabian, John  Search this
Flaherty, Robert Joseph, 1884-1951  Search this
Gendel, Milton  Search this
Goossen, E. C.  Search this
Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994  Search this
Guggenheim, Peggy, 1898-  Search this
Harrison, Caleb  Search this
Johnson, Ben  Search this
Jones, Jack  Search this
Kiesler, Frederick  Search this
Kline, Franz, 1910-1962  Search this
Knopf, Alfred  Search this
Kuh, Katharine  Search this
Levy, Julien  Search this
MacLeish, Norman, 1898-1949  Search this
Matta, 1912-2002  Search this
Miller, Edgar, 1899-1993  Search this
Millman, Edward, 1907-1964  Search this
Moran, Connie, 1898-  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Nathanson, Winn  Search this
Newman, Barnett, 1905-1970  Search this
Ossorio, Alfonso, 1916-1990  Search this
Ott, Peterpaul, 1895-1992  Search this
Parsons, Betty  Search this
Porter, Fairfield  Search this
Praz, Mario, 1896-1982  Search this
Robinson, Increase, 1890-1981  Search this
Rosenberg, Harold, 1906-1978  Search this
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970  Search this
Sebartes, Jaime  Search this
Shapiro, Myra  Search this
Siporin, Mitchell, 1910-1976  Search this
Stephan, Dart  Search this
Still, Clyfford, 1904-1980  Search this
Torres, Jesús  Search this
Walgreen, Ruth  Search this
Watson, Dudley Crafts, 1885-  Search this
Watson-Schütze, Eva, 1867-1935  Search this
Weisenborn, Rudolph, b. 1881  Search this
Wheeler, Monroe, 1899-  Search this
Wilhelm, Jerry  Search this
Zadkine, Ossip  Search this
de Diego, Juan  Search this
Extent:
10 Items (Sound recording: 10 sound files (6 hr., 54 min.), digital, wav)
100 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1986 May 20-1987 May 7
Scope and Contents:
Interview of John Walter Stephan, conducted by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art, at Newport, Rhode Island, on May 20, 1986 and May 7, 1987.
Stephan speaks of Chicago childhood and adolescence; life during the Depression; the Art Institute of Chicago; the 1930s Chicago leftist movement; the WPA and PWAP; The Tiger's Eye art magazine; Rome artistic and literary society; the New York School of artists; Betty Parsons Gallery; the Surrealists; teaching at Fairleigh Dickenson University; Hunter College; and his critiques of Pop and contemporary artists. Stephan also recalls Ruth Walgreen, Dart Stephan, Rainey Bennett, Clyfford Still, Juan de Diego, Caleb Harrison, Aaron Bohrod, Dudley Crafts Watson, Jack Jones, George Constant, Connie Moran, CJ Bulliet, Rudolph Weisenborn, Inez Cunningham, Eva Watson-Schütze, Jesus Torres, Edgar Miller, Katherine Kuh, Increase Robinson, Peterpaul Ott, Mitchell Siporin, Raymond Breinin, Holger Cahill, John Fabian, Eddie Millman, Winn Nathanson, Fairfield Porter, Norman MacLeish, Ossip Zadkine, Betty Parsons, Alfonso Ossorio, Max Ernst, Julien Levy, Peggy Guggenheim, Bill de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Franz Kline, Barney Newman, Nicolas Calas, Bob Motherwell, Monroe Wheeler, Myra Shapiro, Clement Greenberg, Harold Rosenberg, Alfred Knopf, Robert Flaherty, Jaime Sebartés, Frederick Kiesler, Robert Matta, Mario Praz, Bill Denby, Ben Johnson, Milton Gendel, Walter Auerbach, Jerry Wilhelm, Eugene Goossens, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
John Walter Stephan (1906-1995) was a painter.
General:
Originally recorded on 6 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 10 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hr., 54 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.
Occupation:
Painters -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Great Depression  Search this
New York school of art  Search this
Pop art  Search this
Surrealism  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.stepha86
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-stepha86

Oral history interview with Nicolas Calas, 1977 December 12-1978 January 26

Interviewee:
Calas, Nicolas, 1907-1988  Search this
Calas, Nicolas, 1907-1988  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11662
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212573
AAA_collcode_calas77
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212573

Oral history interview with Nicolas Calas

Interviewee:
Calas, Nicolas  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Extent:
2 Sound tape reels (Sound recording, 5 in.)
115 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1977 December 12-1978 January 26
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Nicolas Calas conducted 1977 December 12-1978 January 26, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Nicolas Calas (1907-1988) was an art historian from New York, New York. His books include "Icons and Images of the Sixties," (New York: E.P. Dutton, 1971), "The Peggy Guggenheim Collection of Modern Art," (New York: H.N. Abrams, 1966), and "Surrealism Pro and Con," (New York: Gotham Book Mart, 1973).
General:
Uneven transcription reflects Calas' speech patterns, therefore not on web
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 26 min.
Sound quality is very poor.
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.
Occupation:
Art historians -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.calas77
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-calas77

[Nicolas Calas : miscellaneous uncataloged material]

Author:
Smithsonian Libraries Art and Artist Files Collection DSI  Search this
Subject:
Calas, Nicolas  Search this
Physical description:
folders ; 25 x 38 cm
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Vertical files
Artist files
Call number:
AAF--Calas, Nicolas
Restrictions & Rights:
Photocopies of items in the folder(s) are available upon request, subject to fees and other current copyright guidelines for reproduction.
FOLDER(S) DO NOT CIRCUATE. FOLDERS MUST BE CONSULTED ON SITE
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_723178

Kurt Seligmann graphics / with essays by Nicolas Calas [and others]

Title:
Graphics
Author:
Seligmann, Kurt 1900-1962  Search this
Calas, Nicolas  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts (Springfield, Mass.)  Search this
Subject:
Seligmann, Kurt 1900-1962  Search this
Physical description:
19 pages : illustrations ; 15 x 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
1974
[1974]
20th century
Topic:
Etching  Search this
Surrealism  Search this
Call number:
NE2064.5.S44 S67 1974X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_47260

Exhibition of gouaches and drawings by Yves Tanguy : March 26 through April 13, 1963 ; [text by Nicolas Calas]

Author:
Pierre Matisse Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Tanguy, Yves 1900-1955  Search this
Calas, Nicolas  Search this
Subject:
Tanguy, Yves 1900-1955  Search this
Physical description:
[31] p. : chiefly ill., plates ; 20 x 33 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1963
Call number:
ND553.T26 A4 1963
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_640065

Yves Tanguy : exhibition of paintings, gouaches and drawings, April 4th to 22, 1950 ; [text by] Nicolas Calas

Author:
Pierre Matisse Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Tanguy, Yves 1900-1955  Search this
Calas, Nicolas  Search this
Subject:
Tanguy, Yves 1900-1955  Search this
Physical description:
[7] p. : chiefly ill., plates ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1950
Call number:
ND553.T26 A4 1950
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_641096

Takis: magnetic sculpture / contributors: William Burroughs, Nicolas Calas, Gregory Corso, Allen Ginsberg

Author:
Howard Wise Gallery  Search this
Burroughs, William S. 1914-1997  Search this
Calas, Nicolas  Search this
Corso, Gregory  Search this
Ginsberg, Allen 1926-1997  Search this
Takis pseud. 1925-  Search this
Subject:
Takis pseud. 1925-  Search this
Physical description:
[11] p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1967
Call number:
NB.603.T3.A4.1967
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_641249

Arakawa; dal 9 novembre al 7 dicembre 1971 alla Galleria Schwarz, Milano

Author:
Arakawa, Shūsaku 1936-2010  Search this
Calas, Nicolas  Search this
Galleria Schwarz  Search this
Subject:
Arakawa, Shūsaku 1936-2010  Search this
Physical description:
13 p. illus. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1971
1971]
Call number:
N7359.A7 A4 1971
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_657667

Mirrors of the mind / introduction by Nicolas Calas

Title:
Portfolio of prints and objects by Vincenzo Agnetti ... [et al.]
Author:
Calas, Nicolas  Search this
Castelli Graphics (Firm)  Search this
Subject:
Agnetti, Vincenzo 1926-  Search this
Physical description:
20 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1975
C1975
Topic:
Optical art  Search this
Mirrors in art  Search this
Call number:
N6494.O6 C35 1975
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_669560

The Peggy Guggenheim collection of modern art / Nicolas Calas, Elena Calas ; foreword by Sandro Rumney ; edited by Paola Gribaudo

Author:
Calas, Nicolas  Search this
Calas, Elena  Search this
Rumney, Sandro  Search this
Gribaudo, Paola  Search this
Subject:
Guggenheim, Peggy 1898-1979 Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
261 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 36 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2001
20th century
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Call number:
N5220.G889 C35 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_670178

Art in the age of risk, and other essays

Author:
Calas, Nicolas  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 238 p. illus. 19 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1968
20th century
Topic:
Arts, Modern  Search this
Call number:
N7445.2 .C14 1968
N7445.2.C14 1968
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_418738

Primitive heritage, an anthropological anthology; edited, with an introd., by Margaret Mead and Nicolas Calas

Author:
Mead, Margaret 1901-1978  Search this
Calas, Nicolas  Search this
Physical description:
xxx, 592 p. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1953
[1953]
Topic:
Primitive societies  Search this
Call number:
GN400.M4X 1953
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_211781

Transfigurations, art critical essays, on the modern period / by Nicolas Calas

Author:
Calas, Nicolas  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 273 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1985
C1985
20th century
Topic:
Surrealism  Search this
Art, Modern--Themes, motives  Search this
Call number:
N6494.S8C118 1985X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_269551

Icons and images of the sixties, by Nicolas Calas and Elena Calas

Author:
Calas, Nicolas  Search this
Calas, Elena  Search this
Physical description:
347 p. illus. 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1971
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N6512 .C26 1971X
N6512.C26 1971X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_11337

Surrealism pro and con

Author:
Calas, Nicolas  Search this
Muller, Herbert Joseph 1905-  Search this
Burke, Kenneth 1897-1993  Search this
Physical description:
77 p. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1973
Topic:
Surrealism  Search this
Call number:
NX600.S9 S89X
NX600.S9S89X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_31225

The Peggy Guggenheim collection of modern art. Text by Nicolas Calas and Elena Calas

Author:
Calas, Nicolas  Search this
Guggenheim, Peggy 1898-1979  Search this
Calas, Elena  Search this
Physical description:
263 p. plates (part col.) 36 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1966
[1966]
20th century
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Art--Private collections  Search this
Call number:
N5220.G94 C14
N5220.G94C14
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_39523

Antonio Segui : recent paintings

Author:
Segui, Antonio 1934-  Search this
Calas, Nicolas  Search this
Calas, Elena  Search this
Lefebre Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Segui, Antonio 1934-  Search this
Physical description:
4 unnumbered pages : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
1977
©1977
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1074053

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