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Oral history interview with Nancy Crow, 2002 December 18

Interviewee:
Crow, Nancy, 1943-  Search this
Interviewer:
Robertson, Jean  Search this
Subject:
Ohio State University  Search this
Snyderman Gallery  Search this
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Quilting -- Technique  Search this
Quilting -- Study and teaching  Search this
Dyes and dyeing -- Technique  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13095
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)238493
AAA_collcode_crow02
Theme:
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_238493
Online Media:

Jean Robertson interview with Nancy Crow, 1988 Aug. 17

Creator:
Robertson, Jean  Search this
Crow, Nancy, 1943-  Search this
Subject:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Topic:
Quilting -- Technique  Search this
Quiltmakers -- Ohio -- Interviews  Search this
Weaving -- Technique  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13527
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)247199
AAA_collcode_robejean
Theme:
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_247199

Oral history interview with Nancy Crow

Creator:
Crow, Nancy, 1943-  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Interviewer:
Robertson, Jean  Search this
Names:
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts -- Faculty  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Ohio State University -- Students  Search this
Snyderman Gallery  Search this
Extent:
50 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2002 December 18
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Nancy Crow conducted 2002 December 18, by Jean Robertson, for the Archives of American Art, at her home and studio, in Baltimore, Ohio, as part of the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.
Crow speaks of her early childhood and her father's high standards; her early interest in color; her studies at Ohio State University and her first ceramics professor Edgar Littlefield; joining the textile guild in Athens, Ohio; how her quilting evolved from traditional to contemporary and abstract forms; her practice of working on several quilts simultaneously; the influence of Anna Williams, a quiltmaker in Baton Rouge, Alabama; and she describes her studio. Crow also discusses her association with the Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia; a trip to China that resulted in the series Chinese Souls; and how beauty is her ultimate goal. She talks about her travels to Mexico and South Africa; her technical mastery of strip piecing; working at home while raising two sons; the dyeing process; her sketchbooks; her long-term working relationship with hand quilter, Marla Hattabaugh; teaching at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts; the beginnings of the Quilt National Show at the Dairy Barn; the Ohio Arts Council; the Art Quilt Network; periodicals including FiberArts, Surface Design, Hali, and Raw Vision; two seminal exhibitions in her career, "Nancy Crow: Work in Transition," at the American Craft Museum, 1993, and "Nancy Crow -- Improvisational Quilts," at the Renwick Gallery, 1995; and the changing market for quilts in America. She recalls Bruce Hoffman, Rick and Ruth Snyderman, Jan Myers-Newberry, Rosalie Gascoigne, Sandra Blaine, Vivian Harvey; Linda Fowler, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Nancy Crow (1943- ) is a fiber artist and quiltmaker in Baltimore, Ohio.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 12 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 31 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. Researchers note: A separate 1988 interview of Crow, also conducted by Robertson is also available.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Quiltmakers -- Ohio  Search this
Topic:
Quilting -- Technique  Search this
Quilting -- Study and teaching  Search this
Dyes and dyeing -- Technique  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.crow02
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-crow02

Jean Robertson interview with Nancy Crow

Creator:
Robertson, Jean  Search this
Interviewee:
Crow, Nancy, 1943-  Search this
Names:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Extent:
14 Pages
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1988 Aug. 17
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Nancy Crow conducted by Jean Robertson, Aug.17, 1988, as a part of Robertson's research for the book, "Nancy Crow: Quilts and Influences" by Nancy Crow and Jean Robertson, Collector Books, Dec. 1989. Crow speaks about her childhood and early artistic aspirations; her dissatisfaction with her first quilts in the early 1970s; traditional quiltmaking; her work in tapestry weaving; meeting Francoise Barnes and Virginia Randles and learning to quilt; the difference between the weaving and quilting process; working in series; her interest in Mexican folk art and African American quilts; living on an isolated farm and drawing inspiration from nature; her use of titles, colors, patterns, scale, and fabrics; the importance of her training in ceramics; and she compares her work to quilts by Michael James.
Biographical / Historical:
Nancy Crow (1943-) is a quiltmaker from Baltimore, Ohio. Interviewer Jean Robertson is an art critic and curator from Indianapolis, Ind.
Provenance:
Donated 2003 by Jean Robertson as part of the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America. Researchers note: A separate 2002 interview of Crow, also conducted by Robertson and a part of the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America is also available.
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.
Topic:
Quilting -- Technique  Search this
Quiltmakers -- Ohio -- Interviews  Search this
Weaving -- Technique  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.robejean
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-robejean

Crossroads : constructions, markings, and structures / Nancy Crow ; foreword by David Hornung

Author:
Crow, Nancy 1943-  Search this
Hornung, David 1950-  Search this
Snyderman Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Crow, Nancy 1943-  Search this
Physical description:
63 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), port. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
2008
21st century
Topic:
Quilts--History  Search this
Call number:
NK9198.C76 A4 2008
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_841468

Nancy Crow, quilts and influences / text by Nancy Crow ; foreword by Jean Robertson

Author:
Crow, Nancy 1943-  Search this
Subject:
Crow, Nancy 1943- Sources  Search this
Crow, Nancy 1943- Family  Search this
Physical description:
256 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 32 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1990
C1990
Topic:
Quilts--Themes, motives  Search this
Textile fabrics--Themes, motives  Search this
Call number:
NK9198.C76 A4 1990X
NK9198.C76A4 1990X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_433344

Nancy Crow--improvisational quilts

Title:
Improvisational quilts
Author:
Crow, Nancy 1943-  Search this
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Crow, Nancy 1943- Themes, motives  Search this
Physical description:
40 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 x 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1995
C1995
20th century
Topic:
Quilts--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_481700

Ohio perspectives : new work in clay, glass, textiles and metals : Nancy Crow, Richard Harned, Bruce Metcalf, Lisa Norton, Donna Webb : Akron Art Museum, 5 November 1988-8 January 1989 / organized by Barbara Tannenbaum

Author:
Tannenbaum, Barbara  Search this
Akron Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Crow, Nancy 1943-  Search this
Harned, Richard  Search this
Metcalf, Bruce 1949-  Search this
Norton, Lisa  Search this
Webb, Donna  Search this
Physical description:
19 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Ohio
Date:
1988
C1988
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N6530.O3 O36 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_390522

Quilts in common : March 30-August 17, 2008, International Quilt Study Center & Museum / Nancy Crow

Author:
Crow, Nancy 1943-  Search this
Crow, Nancy 1943- .- Nancy Crow, cloth, culture & context  Search this
Ducey, Carolyn  Search this
Hanson, Marin F  Search this
University of Nebraska--Lincoln International Quilt Study Center  Search this
Subject:
Crow, Nancy 1943-  Search this
Physical description:
43, 17 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
2008
C2008
Topic:
Quilts  Search this
Textile fabrics  Search this
Call number:
NK9198.C76 A4 2008b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_961868

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