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Leo Holub papers

Creator:
Holub, Leo, 1916-2010  Search this
Names:
Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984  Search this
Held, John, 1947- -- Photographs  Search this
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Ruscha, Edward -- Photographs  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Linear feet
1 Linear foot (Addition)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1936-2001
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material, letters, postcards, notebooks, photographs, and printed material, document Holub's career as a photographer and his association with Ansel Adams.
125 study/work prints related to the book "Leo Holub: Photographer," 1981 and printed material, including a review of the book, and biographical information on Holub; two Chouinard Art Institute Catalogs (c. 1936-1939), four black and white photographs, one color photograph of Ed Ruscha, Paul Karlstrom, and John Held, Jr. (b. 1947) in Tom Marioni's studio (2001).
ADDITION: Seven notebooks of letters, postcards, and photographs (1960s-1980) from Ansel Adams and others and those concerning Adams' exhibition Elequent Light at the M.H. de Young Museum, San Francisco (1963) and book, "An Introduction to Hawaii," by Adams and Edward Joesting (1964). Found are photographs taken by Holub, including b&w (8"x10") photographs of the Adams' opening of the de Young exhibition, and ten packets of photographs of Adams at various sites and venues from the 1960s to 1982, and one packet of photos and cards from his wife, Virginia Best Adams (1904-2000).
Biographical / Historical:
Photographer, educator; San Francisco, Calif. Leo Holub (b. 1916) began his studies at the Art Institute of Chicago (1936-1937) and at the California School of Fine Arts (now San Francisco Art Institute) (1938-1940). From 1946-1956, he worked with the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, the Planning Department, and the Housing Authority, and with the regional study for the Bay Area Rapid Transit. He returned to the CSFA to teach objective drawing (1956-1958). By 1960 he joined the Stanford University Planning Office as a senior planner and in 1969 created the studio photography courses for the Art Department. His work as a professional photographer began that year, over twenty years after his first encounter with Ansel Adams (1902-1984) at his Yosemite workshop in 1948. He attended another of Adams' Yosemite workshop in 1955 and also studied with photographer Imogen Cunningham (1883-1976), a personal advisor and friend for over forty years.
Provenance:
Donated 2001-2003 by Leo Holub. Additions are expected.
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:
Photographers -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.holuleo
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a72ba805-89a3-4397-a1f1-3cc463ccb4c7
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-holuleo

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
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Millard Sheets, 1986 October-1988 July. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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
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Oral history interview with Norton Wisdom, 2000 April 27

Interviewee:
Wisdom, Norton, 1947-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
Altoon, John  Search this
Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Norton Wisdom, 2000 April 27. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Performance art  Search this
Art -- Philosophy  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12723
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)222976
AAA_collcode_wisdom00
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_222976
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Oral history interview with Guy Dill, 2000 August 29

Interviewee:
Dill, Guy, 1946-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Guy Dill, 2000 August 29. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Sculptors -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12543
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)223173
AAA_collcode_dill00
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_223173
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Oral history interview with Ralph Bacerra, 2004 April 7-19

Interviewee:
Bacerra, Ralph C., 1938-2008  Search this
Interviewer:
Lloyd, Frank, 1951-  Search this
Subject:
Andreson, Laura  Search this
Kester, Bernard  Search this
Maloof, Sam  Search this
Hamada, Shōji  Search this
Heino, Otto  Search this
Heino, Vivika  Search this
Peterson, Susan  Search this
Rady, Elsa  Search this
Saxe, Adrian Anthony  Search this
Voulkos, Peter  Search this
Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Ralph Bacerra, 2004 April 7-19. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Ceramics -- Study and teaching  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12942
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)247258
AAA_collcode_bacerr04
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_247258
Online Media:

Oral history interview with John Mason, 2006 August 28

Interviewee:
Mason, John, 1927-2019  Search this
Interviewer:
Smith, Paul J., 1931-  Search this
Subject:
Sullivan, Louis H.  Search this
Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster)  Search this
Wright, Frank Lloyd  Search this
Voulkos, Peter  Search this
Soldner, Paul  Search this
Peterson, Susan  Search this
Melchert, Jim  Search this
Kienholz, Edward  Search this
Coplans, John  Search this
Sheets, Millard  Search this
Hopps, Walter  Search this
Koshalek, Richard  Search this
Price, Kenneth  Search this
McClain, Mac  Search this
Marer, Fred  Search this
Ballard, Richard  Search this
Otis Art Institute  Search this
Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Ferus Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with John Mason, 2006 August 28. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Ceramicists -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13582
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)265527
AAA_collcode_mason06
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_265527
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Peter Shire, 2007 September 18-19

Interviewee:
Shire, Peter Anton, 1947-  Search this
Interviewer:
Lauria, Jo, 1954-  Search this
Subject:
Saxe, Adrian Anthony  Search this
Scaccia, Anthony  Search this
Bennett, Garry Knox  Search this
Sheets, Millard  Search this
Duran, Gonzalo  Search this
Jiminez, Juanita  Search this
Maruyama, Wendy  Search this
Kashalek, Robert  Search this
Zanini, Marco  Search this
Thun, Matteo  Search this
Cibic, Aldo  Search this
Westermann, H. C. (Horace Clifford)  Search this
Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Los Angeles City College  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Peter Shire, 2007 September 18-19. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Sculptors -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13651
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)273135
AAA_collcode_shire07
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_273135
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Peter Shire

Interviewee:
Shire, Peter  Search this
Interviewer:
Lauria, Jo  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Students  Search this
Los Angeles City College -- Students  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Bennett, Garry Knox, 1934-  Search this
Cibic, Aldo, 1955-  Search this
Duran, Gonzalo  Search this
Jiminez, Juanita  Search this
Kashalek, Robert  Search this
Maruyama, Wendy, 1952-  Search this
Saxe, Adrian Anthony, 1943-  Search this
Scaccia, Anthony  Search this
Sheets, Millard, 1907-1989  Search this
Thun, Matteo  Search this
Westermann, H. C. (Horace Clifford), 1922-  Search this
Zanini, Marco  Search this
Extent:
77 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2007 September 18-19
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Peter Shire conducted 2007 September 18-19, by Jo Lauria, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Shire's studio, in Los Angeles, California.
Shire speaks of being a native Californian; his childhood growing up in the Los Angeles community of Echo Park; his parents' socialist political ideas; memories of FBI surveillance of his home and parents; defining the term kitsch as "the substitution of spurious values for real ones," using plastic flowers as an example; the essence of the craft movement as the handmade, the real; attending Saturday classes at Chouinard Art Institute while in high school; clothing fashion in his neighborhood during the late 1960s; the influence of high school teacher Anthony Scaccia; attending Los Angeles City College for one semester; discovering Domus magazine in the school library; receiving his B.F.A. from Chouinard in 1970; teaching at InterPace; being inspired by H.C. Westermann's work; traveling to Milan, Italy and visiting Ettore Sottsass; his interest in a humanistic, personal expression in art; encountering resistance to his "art furniture"; his 2007 show at Frank Lloyd Gallery, "Peter Shire Chairs"; the desire to create a total spatial experience of his work by charging the everyday function of objects with an emotional impact; and his public art commissions. Shire also recalls Gonzalo Duran, Juanita Jiminez, Millard Sheets, Adrian Saxe, Wendy Maruyama, Gary Knox Bennett, Marco Zanini, Matteo Thun, Aldo Cibic, Robert Koshalek, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Peter Shire (1947- ) is a sculptor from Los Angeles, California. Jo Lauria is a curator and arts writer also from Los Angeles, California.
General:
Originally recorded as 13 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 8 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.
Topic:
Sculptors -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.shire07
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw922cf02bd-dcfd-4567-b3c2-86e862befe33
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-shire07
Online Media:

Oral history interview with John Mason

Interviewee:
Mason, John, 1927-2019  Search this
Interviewer:
Smith, Paul J.  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Students  Search this
Ferus Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Otis Art Institute -- Students  Search this
Ballard, Richard  Search this
Coplans, John  Search this
Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster), 1895-1983  Search this
Hopps, Walter  Search this
Kienholz, Edward, 1927-  Search this
Koshalek, Richard  Search this
Marer, Fred  Search this
McClain, Mac  Search this
Melchert, Jim, 1930-  Search this
Peterson, Susan, 1925-2009  Search this
Price, Kenneth, 1935-2012  Search this
Sheets, Millard, 1907-1989  Search this
Soldner, Paul  Search this
Sullivan, Louis H., 1856-1924  Search this
Voulkos, Peter, 1924-2002  Search this
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959  Search this
Extent:
47 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2006 August 28
Scope and Contents:
An interview of John Mason conducted 2006 August 28, by Paul Smith, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in Smith's office, in New York, N.Y.
Mason speaks of his childhood in rural Nevada; early interests in photography and jazz; moving to Los Angeles to attend the Los Angeles County Art Institute, now Otis College of Art and Design; attending Chouinard Art Institute; experiences working at Vernon Kilns and with the head designer Elliot House; opening Glendale Boulevard Studio with Peter Voulkos; his association with Ferus Gallery; and teaching experiences at Pomona College, University of California at Berkeley, University of California at Irvine, and Hunter College. He also discusses the development of the Hudson River series exhibition; solo exhibitions at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LA Louver Gallery, Pasadena Art Museum, now Norton Simon Museum of Art, and others; participation in group exhibitions such as, "Sculpture Off the Pedestal" at Grand Rapids Museum of Art; imagery found in his work including the orbit, the figure, the torque, the spear form, the vertical form, the cross or X form, symmetry and the monolith; an interest in Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Sullivan; the architectural qualities in his work; the foresight of Buckminster Fuller; and the accelerating change in technology that has taken place over the course of his career. Mason recalls Susan Peterson, Kenneth Price, Paul Soldner, Mac McClain, Fred Marer, Millard Sheets, Edward Kienholz, Walter Hopps, James Melchert, John Coplans, Richard Ballard, Richard Koshalek, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
John Mason (1927-2019 ) was a ceramicist of Los Angeles, California. Paul Smith (1931- ) is Director Emeritus, American Craft Museum of New York City, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded on 5 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 26 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 audio recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Ceramicists -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.mason06
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93531d57a-bc1c-4053-908d-79bc55d3fcc1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mason06
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Ralph Bacerra

Interviewee:
Bacerra, Ralph, 1938-2008  Search this
Interviewer:
Lloyd, Frank, 1951-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Faculty  Search this
Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Students  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Andreson, Laura  Search this
Hamada, Shōji, 1894-1978  Search this
Heino, Otto, 1915-2009  Search this
Heino, Vivika, 1910-1995  Search this
Kester, Bernard  Search this
Maloof, Sam  Search this
Peterson, Susan, 1925-2009  Search this
Rady, Elsa, 1943-  Search this
Saxe, Adrian Anthony, 1943-  Search this
Voulkos, Peter, 1924-2002  Search this
Extent:
45 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2004 April 7-19
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Ralph Bacerra conducted 2004 April 7-19, by Frank Lloyd, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in Los Angeles, California.
Bacerra speaks of his family background; his high school art teachers; attending Chouinard Art Institute and his friendship with his ceramics instructor Vivika Heino and her husband Otto; the interaction among ceramicists in Los Angeles around 1960; attending a workshop taught by Shoji Hamada; teaching at Chouinard Art Institute; building a studio; teaching a workshop at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts; traveling to Japan and Taiwan and the influence of Asian ceramics on his artwork. Bacerra also speaks of his daily work routine; the importance of glaze technology; changes in ceramic education and the market for ceramics in the last 50 years; exhibiting works at American Hand, Garth Clark Galleries, and Frank Lloyd Gallery; taking part in pivotal exhibitions including "Objects: USA"; attending National Council for the Education of Ceramic Arts conferences and the current sense of community among early ceramic artists; the importance of craft publications and critical writing; commissions completed throughout his career; attending museums for ideas and inspiration; teaching and the careers of his former students; and how reviews impact his work. Bacerra recalls Susan Peterson, Peter Voulkos, Bernard Kester, Laura Andreson, Sam Maloof, Elsa Rady, Adrian Saxe, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Ralph Bacerra (1938-2008) was a ceramicist of Los Angeles, California. Frank Lloyd is a gallery owner from Santa Monica, California.
General:
Originally recorded 2 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 9 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 23 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.
Topic:
Ceramics -- Study and teaching  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.bacerr04
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw908754716-42c7-47f6-a9d3-823b3094b8ba
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bacerr04
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Millard Sheets

Interviewee:
Sheets, Millard, 1907-1989  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Chamberlin, F. Tolles (Frank Tolles), 1873-1961  Search this
Feitelson, Lorser, 1898-1978  Search this
Hatfield, Dalzell, 1893-1963  Search this
Lebrun, Rico, 1900-1964  Search this
Modra, Theodore B., 1873-1930  Search this
Extent:
167 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1986 October-1988 July
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Millard Sheets conducted 1986 October-1988 July, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
Sheets speaks of his childhood and early education; attending Chouinard Art Institute and being influenced by instructor F. Tolles Chamberlin; teaching at Scripps College Foundation of Art from 1931 to 1955; the beginnings of the California Watercolor Society; his painting career; his thoughts on Southern California Modernism; the growth and development of California art; artists including Lorser Feitelson and Rico Lebrun; designing forty buildings for Howard Ahmanson from the 1950s through the 1970s; his relationships with art critics; his involvement with architecture and design; and his philosophy as an art teacher. He recalls Theodore Modra and Dalzell Hatfield.
Biographical / Historical:
Millard Sheets (1907-1989) was a painter, educator, designer, and mural painter from California.
General:
Originally recorded on 8 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 16 digital wav files. Duration is 8 hr., 13 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives' 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.
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
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.sheets86
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99b040f34-68ec-4a79-b405-0e9a667037b0
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sheets86
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Norton Wisdom

Interviewee:
Wisdom, Norton, 1947-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Students  Search this
Altoon, John, 1925-  Search this
Extent:
19 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2000 April 27
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Norton Wisdom conducted 2000 April 27, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, in a restaurant in Beverly Hills, California.
Wisdom discusses his art school experiences, including the life class he took as a teenager at Chouinard Art Institute from John Altoon.
Biographical / Historical:
Norton Wisdom (1947- )is a painter and performance artist of Malibu, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 48 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:
Artists' models  Search this
Topic:
Performance art  Search this
Art -- Philosophy  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.wisdom00
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99229a353-f995-46f9-a149-386084ae4502
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wisdom00
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Guy Dill

Interviewee:
Dill, Guy, 1946-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette (Sound recording (60 min.), analog)
24 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2000 August 29
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Guy Dill conducted 2000 August 29, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, in Dill's studio, Venice Beach, California.
The interview focuses on Dill's art school experience at the Chouinard Art Institute, especially his introduction to nude life drawing classes. Dill describs how he drew the model from inside a cardboard refrigerator box at Stephan von Huene's instruction; the art school situation of the time as "sexually charged," a product of 1960s social behavior; models from the standpoint of the "energy" brought to class; being stimulated by the subject, whether nude female or landscape; the effect that a pose can have on his creativity; the model as the "primal method of getting the art motors going"; drawing now clarifies for him a relationship, providing a point of reference for understanding; and the difficulty of drawing his wife, whose presence is complicated by their long married history together and the important place a spouse occupies in one's life.
Biographical / Historical:
Guy Dill (1946- ) is a sculptor from Venice Beach, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 6 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 this interview provided by Bente and Gerald E. Buck Collection.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Artists' models  Search this
Topic:
Sculptors -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.dill00
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95eafc6d3-9a0b-4268-ae8d-03f87802e35d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-dill00
Online Media:

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
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Emerson Woelffer, 1999 March 26. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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
Online Media:

Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.) [Folder]

Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Place:
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Topic:
Art Organizations  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_97621

Ben Messick papers, 1934-1965

Creator:
Messick, Benjamin Newton, 1901-1981  Search this
Subject:
Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Citation:
Ben Messick papers, 1934-1965. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8041
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210211
AAA_collcode_messbenj
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210211

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
Citation:
Robert Perine research material on the Chouinard Art Institute, circa 1923-circa 1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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:

Palmer Schoppe papers, [ca. 1920]-2001

Creator:
Schoppe, Palmer, 1912-2001  Search this
Subject:
University of California, Los Angeles  Search this
Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Citation:
Palmer Schoppe papers, [ca. 1920]-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10211
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213286
AAA_collcode_schopalm
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213286

Leo Holub papers, 1936-2001

Creator:
Holub, Leo, 1916-2010  Search this
Subject:
Held, John  Search this
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Ruscha, Edward  Search this
Adams, Ansel  Search this
Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Citation:
Leo Holub papers, 1936-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Photography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6344
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)227826
AAA_collcode_holuleo
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_227826

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