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Oral History interview with Carlos Villa

Interviewee:
Villa, Carlos, 1936-2013  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
Park Place Gallery Art Research, Inc.  Search this
University of California, San Francisco. School of Fine Arts  Search this
Berman, Wallace, 1926-1976  Search this
Bischoff, Elmer, 1916-1991  Search this
Brown, Joan, 1938-1990  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard, 1922-1993  Search this
Garcia, Rupert, 1941-  Search this
Hudson, Robert, 1938-  Search this
Neri, Manuel, 1930-  Search this
Valledor, Leo, 1936-1989  Search this
Wiley, William T., 1937-  Search this
Extent:
134 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1995 June 20-July 10
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Carlos Villa conducted 1995 June 20-July 10, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
Villa discusses his "progress" from Filipino background to his art world identity; the phenomena and individuals who contributed to the new awareness in the mid-1970s: "El Movimiento," Chicano "Rasquache," Rupert Garcia, Amalia Mesa-Baines; the idea of "recuperation," and the sense of Asian-American identity and community as a basis for his art. Villa recalls growing up in San Francisco; his early life; living in the Tenderloin district and his exposure to racism; the influence of his cousin, artist Leo Valledor; growing up Filipino in California and the difficulties that accompanied it. Villa discusses popular (black) culture, jazz "guapo," zoot-suit style as role models and basis for aesthetic/art; his admiration for black self-esteem; his aesthetics; viewing art as a way out of the ghetto and an escape from racism.
Villa discusses his introduction to the California School of Fine Arts (soon thereafter the San Francisco Art Institute); his need to be part of the artist community; CSFA and other students and teachers; and his self-conception as a modernist. He discusses the technical aspects of his art; the influence of various Bay Area artists on his work; his investigation of Filipino art history and his role models; the role of the women at the CSFA and women as role models. Villa recalls his first show at Pointdexter in New York; his associations with minimalists and the Park Place Gallery group; his New York minimalist phase and his need to escape the New York environment after six years. He discusses his return to the Bay Area and his use of identity/politics as subjects for his art.
Villa recalls or mentions Rupert Garcia, Leo Valledor, Manuel Neri, Joan Brown, Bill Morehouse, David Stone Martin, Wallace Berman, William Wiley, Bob and Dona Hudson, Bill Allen, Elmer Bischoff, Richard Diebenkorn, Ralph DuCass, Walter Kuhlman, Wally Hedrick, Bruce Conner, Alvin Light, Claire Falkenstein, Bob McFarlane, Hayter, Tapies, Fred Martin, Nathan Oliveira, Jennifer Bartlett, Dick Maclean, Elizabeth Murray, Alfred Neumeyer, Mark Rothko, Kenneth Noland, Sol Lewitt, Mark di Suvero, Robert Grovesnor, Tom Seligman, Kurt Schwitters, Robert Rauschenberg, Angela Davis, and Moira Roth.
Biographical / Historical:
Carlos Villa (1936-2013) was a Filipino American painter, curator, and educator in San Francisco, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 8 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 15 digital wav files. Duration is 7 hr., 40 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:
Painters -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Sculptors -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Topic:
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Filipino American art  Search this
Filipino American artists  Search this
Asian American painters  Search this
Asian American curators  Search this
Asian American educators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.villa95
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-villa95

Oral history interview with Celia Alvarez Muñoz

Interviewee:
Muñoz, Celia Alvarez, 1937-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cordova, Cary  Search this
Creator:
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Names:
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Garcia, Rupert, 1941-  Search this
Hayden, Dolores  Search this
Huerta, Benito, 1952-  Search this
Limón, Damiana Esparza  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Massey, Robert, 1921-  Search this
Ruiz, Vicky  Search this
Souza, Al, 1944-  Search this
Walker, Ashley, 1913-  Search this
Extent:
70 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2004 Feb. 7-28
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Celia Alvarez Muñoz conducted 2004 Feb. 7-28, by Cary Cordova, for the Archives of American Art, in Arlington, Tex.
Muñoz speaks of her early childhood and close relationship to her maternal grandmother Damiana Esparza Limón; travels to California in high school; Father Rahm, the youth center, and the opportunity to go to college; Dr. Robert Massey who was an etcher and took Muñoz under his wing; her zeal graduating from Texas Western University; teaching art to school children; her marriage; experimenting with photography; the theory of deconstruction; being a writer; the "Enlightenment" series, which began in graduate school; spirituality and philosophy; Dolores Hayden and the University of California at Los Angeles program in architecture and urban planning; her consciousness of feminism; meeting Lucy Lippard and discussing her evolution; language and the multiple meanings of words; the significance of architecture within her work; the Dallas/Fort Worth airport project; the importance of her family and their support throughout her life; Xeroxing and use of transparencies; and the Latino Cultural Center in Dallas. Muñoz also recalls Al Souza, Ashley Walker, Rupert Garcia, Vicky Ruiz, Benito Huerta, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Celia Alvarez Muñoz (1937- ) is an artist from Arlington, Tex. Cary Cordova (1970- ) is an art historian from Austin, Tex.
General:
Originally recorded on 7 sound discs and 1 compact disc. Reformatted in 2010 as 14 digital wav files. Duration is 7 hrs., 22 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:
Authors -- Texas  Search this
Photographers -- Texas  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Technique  Search this
Feminism and art  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.munoz04
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-munoz04

Oral history interview with Rupert Garcia, 1995 Sept. 7-1996 June 24

Interviewee:
Garcia, Rupert, 1941-  Search this
Garcia, Rupert, 1941-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Almaraz, Carlos  Search this
Montoya, Malaquias  Search this
Four (Art group)  Search this
San Francisco State University  Search this
Galería de la Raza (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Asco (Group of artists)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Chicano artists  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13572
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215906
AAA_collcode_garcia95
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215906
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Rupert Garcia

Interviewee:
Garcia, Rupert, 1941-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
Asco (Group of artists)  Search this
Galería de la Raza (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Los Four (Art group)  Search this
San Francisco State University -- Students  Search this
Almaraz, Carlos  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Montoya, Malaquias, 1938-  Search this
Extent:
9 Sound cassettes (Sound recording (8 1/2 hrs.), analog)
166 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1995 Sept. 7-1996 June 24
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Rupert Garcia conducted 1995 Sept. 7-1996 June 24, by Paul J. Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, at Rupert Garcia's home and studio, in Oakland, Calif.
SEPT. 7, 1995 SESSION: Session opens with a discussion of Garcia's exhibition, Aspects of Persistence (1993); the deaths in 1968 of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Marcel Duchamp; Garcia's self-conception and his two roles as political activist and artist; the influence on him of Sartre's "Being and Nothingness"; racism, power, control; his background and being a Mexican-American; need to establish ethnic identity; his realization in high school of wanting to become an artist; his lost opportunity for a scholarship at the San Francisco Art Institute; moving to San Francisco; enlisting in the Air Force and serving in Vietnam; ambivalence about war; experiences at San Francisco State University and his switch from painting to silkscreen; Artes Seis and Galerie de la Raza; artists in the Mission District.
NOV. 10, 1995 SESSION: Painting vs. graphic art; posters; Lucy Lippard; Chicano art; Los Four, Asco, and other artists groups and conferences; conflicts between San Francisco and Oakland groups; emergence of identity groups; Malaquias Montoya, Carlos Almaraz; making art from experience.
JUNE 24, 1996: Politics of culture; social progress; being optimistic but realistic; the Latino movement in the 1990s; Mexican attitudes toward Chicanos; the CARA exhibition at UCLA; Garcia's students at San José State; current work, interests and projects; interest in art history and other intellectual pursuits; and the art market, dealers, and galleries.
Biographical / Historical:
Rupert Garcia (1941-) is a painter and teacher from the San Francisco Bay area, 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, administrators. Funding for this interview provided by the Smithsonian Institution Latino Pool Allocation Fund.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Chicano artists  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.garcia95
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-garcia95

Oral history interview with Peter Rodriguez

Interviewee:
Rodriguez, Peter, 1926-  Search this
Interviewer:
Wagner, Nora  Search this
Names:
Galería de la Raza (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Mexican Museum  Search this
Dickey, Terry P.  Search this
Garcia, Rupert, 1941-  Search this
Hernandez, Ester, 1944-  Search this
Reyes Ferreira, Jesus  Search this
Tamayo, Rufino, 1899-  Search this
Williams, Adriana, 1933-  Search this
Ybarra-Frausto, Tomás, 1938-  Search this
Extent:
32 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2004 October 23-24
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Peter Rodriguez conducted 2004 October 23-24, by Nora Wagner, for the Archives of American Art, in San Francisco, Calif.
Rodriguez speaks of his family background, early childhood and elementary art education; travels to Mexico, Alaska, Colorado, and Washington, D.C.; exhibitions he participated in as well as curated; joining Galería de la Raza; the founding of the Mexican Museum in San Francisco, grants received and support from the San Francisco community; artists Jesse Aguirre, Manuel Villamor, and Ester Hernandez; Ann Rockefeller Roberts and the Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection of Mexican Folkart, acquired by the Mexican Museum in 1985. Rodriquez also discusses the various art forms he works in, including, sculpture, tapestry, oil painting, acrylic painting, portraits of artists, and pen and ink drawings; a collection of chairs he made; his 1992 Retrospective at the Haggin Museum, in Stockton, Calif.; his creativity and color scheme for exhibitions; appointment as an Art Commissioner for the city of San Francisco, 1977-1986; the Rosa Covarrubias collection; the different locations of the Mexico Museum; current funding for a new building on Mission Street; the exhibition "Lo del Corazon"; and his own hopes for the future of the Mexican Museum. Rodriguez also recalls Rufino Tamayo, Adriana Williams, Lauro Lopez, Chucho Reyes Ferreira, Rupert Garcia, Alfredo Arreguin, Candelario Medrano, Terrey Dickey, Bea Carrillo, and Tomás Ybarra-Frausto.
Biographical / Historical:
Peter Rodriguez (1926- ) is the founder and former director of the Mexican Museum, in San Francisco, Calif. Nora Wagner (1938- ) is a program director at the Blackhawk Museum in Danville, Calif.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 14 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 34 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:
Arts administrators -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- Philosophy  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.rodrig04
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rodrig04

Rupert García : prints and posters, 1967-1990 = Rupert García : grabados y afiches, 1967-1990

Title:
Prints and posters, 1967-1990
Rupert García, grabados y afiches, 1967-1990
Grabados y afiches, 1967-1990
Author:
Garcia, Rupert 1941-  Search this
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco  Search this
Centro Cultural/Arte Contemporáneo (Mexico)  Search this
Fundación Cultural Televisa (Mexico)  Search this
Subject:
Garcia, Rupert 1941-  Search this
Physical description:
64 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
California
San Francisco Bay Area
United States
Date:
1990
[1990?]
20th century
Topic:
Mexican American artists  Search this
Politics in art  Search this
Graphic arts  Search this
Mexican Americans--Posters  Search this
Political posters  Search this
Mexican American posters  Search this
Mexican American prints  Search this
Posters  Search this
Prints  Search this
Call number:
NC139.G3 A4 1990
N40.1.G219y F49 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_410768

The Chicano Collection [art reproduction] : a school of American painting

Title:
Colección Chicana
Author:
Marin, Cheech  Search this
Marin, Patti  Search this
Duardo, Richard  Search this
Noriega, Chon A. 1961-  Search this
Rodríguez, Artemio 1972-  Search this
Benavidez, Max  Search this
Cortez, Constance 1958-  Search this
Romo, Terecita  Search this
Almaraz, Carlos  Search this
Borjórquez, Charles  Search this
Botello, David  Search this
Casas, Mel 1929-  Search this
Enriquez, Gaspar 1942-  Search this
García, Margaret 1951-  Search this
Garcia, Rupert 1941-  Search this
Garza, Carmen Lomas  Search this
Guerrero, Raul 1945-  Search this
Gutiérrez, Roberto 1943-  Search this
Healy, Wayne Alaniz  Search this
Hernández, Adán  Search this
Hernandez, Ester 1944-  Search this
Limón, Leo  Search this
Lozano, José 1959-  Search this
Sanchez Lujan, Gilbert  Search this
Martínez, César Augusto 1944-  Search this
Romero, Frank  Search this
Rubio, Alex  Search this
Sánchez, Marta  Search this
Torrez, Eloy  Search this
Treviño, Jesse  Search this
Valadez, John 1951-  Search this
Valdez, Patssi  Search this
Valdez, Vincent  Search this
Yepes, George  Search this
Id Films Production (Firm)  Search this
Modern Multiples (Firm)  Search this
Subject:
Marin, Cheech Art collections  Search this
Marin, Patti Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
[57] plates : ill. (some col.) ; 101 x 81 cm. + 1 catalog (160 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 27 cm.) + 1 videodisc (ca. 53 min. : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.)
Type:
Art reproductions
Place:
California
Date:
2006
2006]
20th century
Topic:
Mexican American painting  Search this
Mexican American artists  Search this
Painting--Private collections  Search this
Call number:
ND238.M4 C45 2006
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_833138

Rupert Garcia : new pastel paintings / Rupert Garcia

Author:
Garcia, Rupert 1941-  Search this
Galerie Claude Samuel  Search this
Subject:
Garcia, Rupert 1941- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
[16] p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1987
[1987?]
Call number:
N6537.G373 A4 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_642412

Rupert García : prints and posters, 1967-1990 = Rupert García : grabados y afiches, 1967-1990

Author:
Garcia, Rupert 1941-  Search this
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco  Search this
Centro Cultural/Arte Contemporáneo (Mexico)  Search this
Fundación Cultural Televisa (Mexico)  Search this
Physical description:
64 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1990
[1990]
20th century
Topic:
Mexican Americans--Posters--Exhibitions  Search this
Political posters--Exhibitions  Search this
Mexican American posters  Search this
Mexican American prints--Exhibitions  Search this
Posters  Search this
Prints  Search this
Call number:
E184.M5 G382 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_649825

Rupert Garcia : 4 September-4 October 1997 / essay by Linda Nochlin

Author:
Garcia, Rupert 1941-  Search this
Nochlin, Linda  Search this
Rena Bransten Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Garcia, Rupert 1941- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
30 p. : col. ill. ; 22 x 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1997
C1997
Call number:
N40.1.G219 R4 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_534832

Láminas de la Raza / edited with an introduction by Rupert Garcia

Author:
Garcia, Rupert 1941-  Search this
Physical description:
20 p. : chiefly ill. ; 46 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1975
[1975?]
20th century
Topic:
Mexican American art  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N6538.M4 L36 1975
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_570452

Aspects of resistance : Rupert Garcia

Author:
Garcia, Rupert 1941-  Search this
Gómez-Peña, Guillermo  Search this
Alternative Museum (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Garcia, Rupert 1941- Exhibitions  Search this
Garcia, Rupert 1941- Interviews  Search this
Physical description:
48 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 x 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1993
[1993]
Call number:
N40.1.G219 A46 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_454462

The art of Rupert Garcia : a survey exhibition, August 20- October 19, 1986 / text by Ramón Favela

Title:
Rupert Garcia
Author:
Favela, Ramón  Search this
Mexican Museum  Search this
Subject:
Garcia, Rupert 1941- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
96 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1986
C1986
Topic:
Mexican American art  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.G219 F2
N40.1.G219F2
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_304927

Rupert Garcia

Author:
Garcia, Rupert 1941-  Search this
Subject:
Garcia, Rupert 1941- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
23 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1988
Call number:
N40.1.G219 H14
N40.1.G219H14
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_351474

Rupert Garcia

Author:
Garcia, Rupert 1941-  Search this
Harcourts Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Garcia, Rupert 1941- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
[40] p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 22 x 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1985
Call number:
N40.1.G219 H2 1985
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_390509

Rupert Garcia : University Art Museum, late November - mid-January 1985

Author:
Garcia, Rupert 1941-  Search this
University of California, Berkeley University Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Garcia, Rupert 1941- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet
Type:
Books
Date:
1984
[1984]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_924729

Rupert Garcia : the Magnolia Editions projects 1991-2011 / essay by John Yau

Author:
Garcia, Rupert 1941-  Search this
Yau, John 1950-  Search this
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco  Search this
Magnolia Editions  Search this
Rena Bransten Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Garcia, Rupert 1941-  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 100 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2011
C2011
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_986188

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