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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:

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

Zhongguo chuan tong gong yi quan ji. Si chou zhi ran / zhu bian Qian Xiaoping

Title:
中国传统工艺全集. 丝绸织染 / 主编钱小萍
Author:
Qian, Xiaoping  Search this
Physical description:
5, 2, 547 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
China
Date:
2005
Topic:
Textile fabrics--History  Search this
Textile fabrics--Technique  Search this
Embroidery--History  Search this
Embroidery--Technique  Search this
Dyes and dyeing--History  Search this
Dyes and dyeing--Technique  Search this
Call number:
NK8883.A1 Z466 2005
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_866357

Dentō kōgei senshoku gihō no kaisetsu / Kimura Mitsuo

Title:
伝統工芸染色技法の解說 / 木村光雄
Author:
Kimura, Mitsuo 1933-  Search this
Physical description:
148 p. :bill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Japan
Date:
1990
Heisei 2 [1990]
Topic:
Dyes and dyeing  Search this
Dyes and dyeing--Technique  Search this
Pigments  Search this
Dyes and ink  Search this
Call number:
TP919 .K5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_887895

Homage to nature : landscape kimonos = Hommage à la nature : le paysagisme dans les kimonos : [catalog of the exhibition] : June 2-October 29, 1995, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec, November 16, 1995-April 7, 1996, The National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. / by Ichiku Kubota. Introduction by Paul Michael Taylor

Title:
Landscape Kimonos
Hommage à la nature
Itchiku Tujigahana
Author:
Kubota, Itchiku 1917-  Search this
Taylor, Paul Michael 1953-  Search this
Canadian Museum of Civilization  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Subject:
Kubota, Itchiku 1917-  Search this
Physical description:
132 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Japan
Date:
1995
[1995]
Topic:
Textile design  Search this
Textile fabrics  Search this
Kimonos  Search this
Dyes and dyeing--Technique  Search this
Tsujigahana dyeing  Search this
Call number:
NK9502.2.K82 .A4 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_512796

Natural dyes and dyeing techniques in ethnography [microform] / Linda White

Author:
White, Linda  Search this
University of London Institute of Archaeology  Search this
Physical description:
102 leaves : ill
Type:
Microforms
Date:
1984
1974
Topic:
Dyes and dyeing--Textile fibers  Search this
Call number:
mfc 613n
mfc613n
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_206148

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