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Louis Siegriest papers

Creator:
Siegriest, Louis Bassi, 1899-1989  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (Calif.) -- Posters  Search this
Gile, Selden Connor, 1877-1947  Search this
Guggenheim, Hazel  Search this
Stoddart, Edna, d. 1966  Search this
Westaway, Mae  Search this
Extent:
0.9 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 2 reels))
4.3 Linear feet (Addition)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Date:
1927-1981
Scope and Contents:
Art works, biographical material, correspondence, an interview, exhibition material, writings, and printed materials.
REELS 3978-3979: Biographical material; letters from Selden Gile, 1927-1928, photocopies of letters from Siegriest to Mae Westaway, 1951-1956, and other letters; a typescript of an essay, "The Society of Six," by Edward Dora; a transcript of an interview with Siegriest conducted by Corinne Gilb, 1954; photographs of Siegriest, Edna Stoddart, Hazel Guggenheim, and others; financial and legal documents; and exhibition catalogs, announcements, clippings and other printed material.
UNMICROFILMED: Works of art by Siegriest, including 3 progressive proofs and 37 completed silkscreen posters for the Indian Court Federal Building, Golden Gate International Exposition, San Francisco, 1939; a signed silkscreen poster for the Frontiers of American Art National Exhibition, M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, 1939; and nine signed studies for posters. Many of the posters were done for the Federal Art Project.
ADDITION: Correspondence, clippings, catalogs, announcements, personal photographs, junior high school notebooks, and family papers.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter and graphic artist; Oakland, California.
Other Title:
Louis Siegriest and Edna Stoddart papers (microfilm title)
Provenance:
Donated 1980-1981 by Louis Siegriest, and in 1992 by the Siegriest estate via Suzanne Westaway, executor.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Addition: Unmicrofilmed; use requires an appointment and is limited to AAA's Washington, DC, office.
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Art and state -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Graphic arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.siegloui
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e9121f75-ba4a-4d4c-94b9-14b44c58b6be
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-siegloui

Oral history interview with Louis Siegriest

Interviewee:
Siegriest, Louis Bassi, 1899-1989  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Oliveira, Nathan, 1928-2010  Search this
Names:
Society of Six  Search this
Armer, Ruth, 1896-1977  Search this
Bischoff, Elmer, 1916-1991  Search this
Clapp, William Henry, 1879-1954  Search this
Cox, Willard  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard, 1922-1993  Search this
Dixon, Maynard, 1875-1946  Search this
Gaw, William A., 1891-1973  Search this
Gay, August Franc̜ois, 1890-1948  Search this
Gile, Selden Connor, 1877-1947  Search this
Graves, Morris, 1910-  Search this
Hagemeyer, Johan, 1884-1962  Search this
Howard, Robert Boardman, 1896-1983  Search this
Hughes, Louis  Search this
Lobdell, Frank, 1921-  Search this
Logan, Maurice, 1886-1977  Search this
Macky, Constance L., b. 1883  Search this
Martinez, Xavier, 1869-1943  Search this
Nahl, Perham Wilhelm, 1869-1935  Search this
Oldfield, Otis, 1890-1969  Search this
Park, David, 1911-1960  Search this
Piazzoni, Gottardo, 1872-1945  Search this
Price, C. S. (Clayton S.), 1874-1950  Search this
Randolph, Lee F., b. 1880  Search this
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957  Search this
Scheyer, Galka E.  Search this
St. John, Terry  Search this
Stackpole, Ralph, 1885-1973  Search this
Still, Clyfford, 1904-1980  Search this
Stoddart, Edna, d. 1966  Search this
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Van Sloun, Frank J., 1879-1938  Search this
Von Eichman, Bernard J., 1899-1970  Search this
Winkler, John William, 1894-1979  Search this
Wores, Theodore, 1858-1939  Search this
del Mue, Maurice  Search this
Extent:
45 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1975 April 5
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Louis B. Siegriest, conducted 1975 April 5, by Paul Karlstrom and Nathan Oliveira, for the Archives of American Art, at Mr. Siegriest's home, in Oakland, California. Siegriest and Oliveira speak of his early career; the Society of Six; and the Bay Area figurative school. He recalls Perham Nahl, Bernard "Red" von Eichman, Bob Howard, Frank Van Sloun, Ruth Armer, Constance Macky, Lee Randolph, John Winkler, Maurice del Mue, Maynard Dixon, Willard Cox, Louis Hughes, Seldon Gile, August Gay, Xavier Martinez, Gottardo Piazzoni, Ralph Stackpole, Theodore Wores, Bill Gaw, William Henry Clapp, Terry St. John, Galka Scheyer, Maurice Logan, C.S. Price, Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, Richard Diebenkorn, David Park, Elmer Bischoff, Frank Lobdell, Clifford Still, Diego Rivera, Otis Oldfield, Edna Stoddart, Johan Hagemeyer, and many others.
Biographical / Historical:
Louis Siegriest (1899-1989) was a painter from Oakland, California. Full name is Louis Bassi Siegriest.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 13 min.
Provenance:
This interview is 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 is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.siegri75
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92f49460d-4d3b-4cfa-85f1-bbab6828fff3
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-siegri75
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Louis Siegriest

Interviewee:
Siegriest, Louis Bassi, 1899-1989  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
St. John, Terry  Search this
Names:
Society of Six  Search this
Clapp, William Henry, 1879-1954  Search this
D'Harnoncourt, Rene, 1901-1968  Search this
Gay, August Franc̜ois, 1890-1948  Search this
Gile, Selden Connor, 1877-1947  Search this
Logan, Maurice, 1886-1977  Search this
Van Sloun, Frank J., 1879-1938  Search this
Von Eichman, Bernard J., 1899-1970  Search this
Extent:
30 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1978 June 21
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Louis Siegriest conducted 1978 June 21, by Terry St. John and Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
Siegriest speaks of his background; studying with Frank Van Sloun at the Mark Hopkins School; the Society of Six and its members, Seldon Gile, Bernard Von Eichman, Maurice Logan, William Clapp, and August Gay; living in Milwaukee and working in commercial art; returning to San Francisco and pursuing landscape painting; working for the WPA under Rene D'Harnoncourt; doing camouflage work with the U.S. Army in World War II; a controversy about and cancellation of an exhibit of his work at the De Young Museum; collage in the 1950s; his travels; the Bay area art scene; his associations with younger artists; his recent work.
Biographical / Historical:
Louis Siegriest (1899-1989) was a painter from Oakland, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 15 min.
Provenance:
This interview is 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.
Topic:
Painters -- California -- Oakland -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.siegri78
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93d976d9d-0599-44c5-812a-11ad77376178
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-siegri78
Online Media:

My Room, James Avenue, Oakland, (painting)

Painter:
Gile, Selden Connor 1877-1947  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1915-1916
Topic:
Architecture interior--Domestic--Bedroom  Search this
Control number:
IAP 7106A585
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_146965

Moonlight on Green Barn, (painting)

Painter:
Gile, Selden Connor 1877-1947  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1915
Topic:
Architecture exterior--Farm--Barn  Search this
Landscape--Time--Night  Search this
Landscape--Celestial--Moon  Search this
Control number:
IAP 7106A595
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_146975

Cows Under Trees, (painting)

Painter:
Gile, Selden Connor 1877-1947  Search this
Medium:
Oil on board
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1924
Topic:
Landscape--Tree  Search this
Animal--Cattle  Search this
Control number:
IAP 7106A602
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_146982

Cloud, Hill, Tree, (painting)

Painter:
Gile, Selden Connor 1877-1947  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1940
Topic:
Landscape--Mountain  Search this
Landscape--Tree  Search this
Landscape--Weather--Cloud  Search this
Control number:
IAP 7106A625
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_147005

Farm Scene, Rolling Hills, (painting)

Painter:
Gile, Selden Connor 1877-1947  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1912
Topic:
Landscape--Farm  Search this
Architecture exterior--Farm--Barn  Search this
Control number:
IAP 7106A629
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_147009

Green Hills, Green Pastures, (painting)

Painter:
Gile, Selden Connor 1877-1947  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1915
Topic:
Landscape  Search this
Control number:
IAP 7106A637
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_147017

Bay Marsh, (painting)

Painter:
Gile, Selden Connor 1877-1947  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1908
Topic:
Landscape--Marsh  Search this
Control number:
IAP 7106A655
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_147035

Water Hole Back of Piedmont, Moraga Road, (painting)

Painter:
Gile, Selden Connor 1877-1947  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1914
Topic:
Landscape--California  Search this
Landscape--River  Search this
Control number:
IAP 7106A669
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_147049

Path and Hedge, (painting)

Painter:
Gile, Selden Connor 1877-1947  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Date:
Ca. 1914
Topic:
Landscape--Road--Path  Search this
Control number:
IAP 7106A676
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_147056

Pink Meadow, Purple Trees and Hills, (painting)

Painter:
Gile, Selden Connor 1877-1947  Search this
Medium:
Oil on board
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Nelson-Rees, Walter A. & James L. Coran 6000 Contra Costa Road Oakland California 94618
Date:
1915
Topic:
Landscape  Search this
Control number:
IAP 7106A682
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_147062

Three Trees, (painting)

Painter:
Gile, Selden Connor 1877-1947  Search this
Medium:
Oil on board
Type:
Paintings
Date:
Ca. 1919
Topic:
Landscape--Tree  Search this
Control number:
IAP 7106A698
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_147078

Desert Bridge, (painting)

Painter:
Gile, Selden Connor 1877-1947  Search this
Medium:
Oil on board
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1926
Topic:
Landscape--Desert  Search this
Control number:
IAP 7106A735
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_147115

Dairy (on reverse of Three Mules), (painting)

Painter:
Gile, Selden Connor 1877-1947  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1931
Topic:
Landscape--Farm  Search this
Occupation--Farm--Dairy  Search this
Control number:
IAP 7106A747
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_147127

Arks Along Lagoon, (painting)

Painter:
Gile, Selden Connor 1877-1947  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
Ca. 1926
Topic:
Landscape--Coast  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Houseboat  Search this
Control number:
IAP 7106A749
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_147129

Horses at Drinking Hole, (painting)

Painter:
Gile, Selden Connor 1877-1947  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1931
Topic:
Landscape--Lake  Search this
Animal--Horse  Search this
Control number:
IAP 7106A803
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_147183

Dairy Ranch, (painting)

Painter:
Gile, Selden Connor 1877-1947  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1932
Topic:
Landscape--Farm  Search this
Occupation--Farm--Dairy  Search this
Architecture exterior--Farm  Search this
Control number:
IAP 7106A814
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_147194

Wharf Scene, (painting)

Painter:
Gile, Selden Connor 1877-1947  Search this
Medium:
Oil on board
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1934
Topic:
Landscape--Coast  Search this
Landscape--Wharf  Search this
Control number:
IAP 7106A828
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_147208

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