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Oral history interview with Joe Schwartz, 2010 April 25-26

Interviewee:
Schwartz, Joe, 1913-  Search this
Schwartz, Joe, 1913-  Search this
Interviewer:
Gardullo, Paul, 1968-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Lithographers -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Photographers -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15898
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)296243
AAA_collcode_schwar10
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_296243
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Kenjilo Nanao papers

Creator:
Nanao, Kenjilo, 1929-2013  Search this
Extent:
11.3 Linear feet
0.706 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Sketchbooks
Date:
circa 1885-2017
bulk 1970-2000
Summary:
The Kenjilo Nanao papers measure 11.3 linear feet and date from circa 1885-1887 and circa 1949-2017, with the bulk of the papers dating from 1970 to 2000. Biographical material includes forms of international identification, travel documents, early academic writing on art, and interviews in the form of written typescripts and digital audio recordings. Correspondence is mostly personal between friends and family, in addition to a few folders of professional correspondence spanning Nanao's career. Correspondence drafts also appear as entries in bound journals. The Journals series includes bound journals of mixed content such as thoughts on art, to-do lists, and artwork in various media including watercolors and charcoal. Professional files include various professional portfolios that Nanao produced for the purpose of tenure review, a binder detailing relationships with various galleries, and various teaching materials and studio documents. Printed materials include exhibition catalogs, invitations, and clippings. Photographs are primarily of family and friends, with some images of artwork and exhibitions. Artwork includes sketchbooks, as well as some loose drawings and watercolors.
Scope and Contents:
The Kenjilo Nanao papers measure 11.3 linear feet and date from circa 1885-1887 and circa 1949-2017, with the bulk of the papers dating from 1970 to 2000. Biographical material includes forms of international identification, travel documents, early academic writing on art, and interviews in the form of written typescripts and digital audio recordings. Correspondence is mostly personal between friends and family, in addition to a few folders of professional correspondence spanning Nanao's career. Correspondence drafts also appear as entries in bound journals. The Journals series includes bound journals of mixed content such as thoughts on art, to-do lists, and artwork in various media including watercolors and charcoal. Professional files include various professional portfolios that Nanao produced for the purpose of tenure review, a binder detailing relationships with various galleries, and various teaching materials and studio documents. Printed materials include exhibition catalogs, invitations, and clippings. Photographs are primarily of family and friends, with some images of artwork and exhibitions. Artwork includes sketchbooks, as well as some loose drawings and watercolors.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in 7 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1960-circa 2017 (0.3 Linear Feet, .706 GB; Box 1, ER01)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1951-2013 (4.9 Linear Feet; Boxes 1-6)

Series 3: Journals, circa 1949-2013 (3.9 Linear Feet; Boxes 6-9, 12)

Series 4: Professional Files, circa 1967-2011 (1.0 Linear Feet; Box 10)

Series 5: Printed Material, circa 1885-1887, circa 1960-2010 (0.6 Linear Feet; Box 11)

Series 6: Photographic Material, circa 1960-2011 (0.1 Linear Feet; Box 11)

Series 7: Artwork, circa 1976-2010 (0.4 Linear Feet; Boxes 11-12)
Biographical / Historical:
Painter and printmaker Kenjilo Nanao (1929-2013), was born in Aomori, Japan, and graduated with a degree in economics in 1953 from Nihon University before immigrating to the United States to study art in the San Francisco Bay Area. He received a bachelor's degree from the California School of Fine Arts in 1963 as well as a masters of fine arts from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1971, where he studied under Nathan Oliveira and met his wife and fellow artist, Gail Chadell Nanao.

Kenjilo's primary artistic medium was lithography in which he became known for Surrealist minimal figurative compositions. Eventually he immersed himself in painting in an Abstract Expressionist style that became his main form of artistic production from the 1980s on. Nanao taught lithography and painting at California State University at Hayward from 1971-1990, and lectured at various other schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. His work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, in New York City, City of San Francisco, Pasadena Art Museum, Los Angeles County Museum, Cincinnati Museum of Art, Honolulu Academy of Art, Gruenwald (University of California, Los Angeles), the Achenbach Foundation, and others.

Kenjilo Nanao died in Berkeley, CA in 2013 and is survived by his wife and son Max.
Provenance:
The Kenjilo Nanao papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2016 and 2018 by Gail Nanao, Kenjilo Nanao's widow.
Restrictions:
This collection is being processed and digitized and is CLOSED to researchers.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Lithographers -- California  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area  Search this
Educators -- California  Search this
Lithographers -- California  Search this
Topic:
Japanese Americans  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Asian American painters  Search this
Asian American printmakers  Search this
Asian American educators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Kenjilo Nanao papers, circa 1885-1887, circa 1949-2017. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.nanakenj
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-nanakenj

June Wayne papers

Creator:
Wayne, June, 1918-2011  Search this
Extent:
8.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1945-1981
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, writings and speeches by June Wayne.
REELS 2303-2314: Correspondence with artists, museums, curators, art organizations, legislators and others; and writings and speeches by Wayne.
Biographical / Historical:
June Wayne (1918-2011) was a painter and lithographer in Los Angeles, Calif.
Provenance:
Donated 1981 by June Wayne.
Restrictions:
Reels 2303-2314: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Rights:
Reels 2303-2314: Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission from Robin Park or Ariane Junah Claire. Contact Reference Services for more information.
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Lithographers -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.waynjune
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-waynjune

Tamarind Lithography Workshop records

Creator:
Tamarind Lithography Workshop  Search this
Names:
Tamarind Institute  Search this
Adams, Clinton, 1918-2002  Search this
Antreasian, Garo Z., 1922-2018  Search this
Brice, William, 1921-2008  Search this
Francis, Sam, 1923-1994  Search this
Hultberg, John, 1922-  Search this
McLaughlin, John, 1898-1976  Search this
Schwartz, Aubrey, 1928-  Search this
Wayne, June, 1918-2011  Search this
Woelffer, Emerson, 1914-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot (Gift: (partially microfilmed on 2 reels))
37 Reels (Loan)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reels
Date:
1954-1984
Scope and Contents:
Artists' files; institutional files; printed material and photographs.
REELS 2866-2878: Artists' files, 1960-1981, containing biographical data, correspondence, project proposals, contract agreements, invoices, receipts, newspaper and magazine clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, and press releases.
REELS 2952-2975: Organizational files, 1958-1972, containing Board member's and Board of Directors correspondence, 1958-1972, Executive Committee minutes and panel of selection correspondence and recommendations; correspondence of Garo Antreasian, Clinton Adams, John Sommers and June Wayne, 1954-1973; grant applications from Manolis Piladakis, Noemi Smilansky and other artists; data on staff, including biographical data, employment contracts and printed material; and material on printer training programs, artists, writers, printers and curators.
REEL 3051: Files, 1960-1978, containing correspondence with artists, Board of Directors, Panel of Selections, Clinton Adams, Garo Antreasian, June Wayne and others; and printer evaluation reports and general correspondence.
REELS 3052-3055: Organizational files, 1959-1981, containing correspondence, information on fellowships and printer and curatorial training, biographical data, printed material, photographs of artists and printers, progress reports and proposals, financial material and printed material; 4 scrapbooks of printed material, 1960-1972; and photographs of artists, printers, the studio, staff parties, workshops, special projects and lithographs. [261 duplicate prints of some of the above photos were given to the Archives April 2, 1984 for study purposes only].
UNMICROFILMED: Printed material, 1958-1984, including catalogs, brochures, exhibition catalogs and publications by the workshop and institute; price lists of Tamarind lithography editions, 1983-1984; publications concerning the art and technique of lithography and the marketing of prints; and photographs of William Brice, Sam Francis, John Hultberg, John D. McLaughlin, Aubrey E. Schwartz and Emerson Woelffer with June Wayne working in the studio.
REEL 439-440 AND SCANNED Seventeen photos of artists, previously microfilmed under Photos of Artists I, and subsequently scanned and returned to the Tamarind records. Artists include: Annie Albers, Josef Albers, William Brice, Richard Diebendorn, Sam Francis, John Hultberg, John McLaughlin, Nathan Loiveria, Henry C. Pearson, Miriam Schapiro, Aubrey Schwartz, Esteban Vicente, Romas Viesulas, Emerson Woelffer, and Adja Yunkers.
Biographical / Historical:
Lithography workshop; Los Angeles, Calif. Founded in 1960 by Garo Antreasian, Clinton Adams and June Wayne. Relocated to Albuquerque, N.M., 1970, by Adams and Antreasian and re-established as the Tamarind Institute.
Provenance:
Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project, 1983-1984. Unmicrofilmed material and 261 duplicate prints of some photos on reels 3052-3055 donated 1984 by the Tamarind Institute via Clinton Adams, director.
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.
Reel 3051 is ACCESS RESTRICTED written permission is required.
Occupation:
Lithographers -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Printmakers -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Topic:
Lithography -- 20th century -- California -- Los Angeles -- Study and teaching  Search this
Function:
Artists' studios -- California
Identifier:
AAA.tamalitw
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-tamalitw

Oral history interview with Joe Schwartz

Interviewee:
Schwartz, Joe, 1913-2013  Search this
Interviewer:
Gardullo, Paul, 1968-  Search this
Miller, James A.  Search this
Extent:
83 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2010 April 25-26
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Joe Schwartz conducted 2010 April 25 and 26, by Paul Gardullo and James A. Miller, for the Archives of American Art, at Schwartz's home, in Atascadero, Calif.
Biographical / Historical:
Joe Schwartz (1913-2013) was a photographer and lithographer in Atascadero, California. Paul Gardullo (1968- ) is a curator at National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. James A. Miller is a professor at George Washington University.
General:
Originally recorded on 5 memory cards as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 45 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.
Topic:
Lithographers -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Photographers -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.schwar10
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-schwar10
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Maxine Albro and Parker Hall

Interviewee:
Albro, Maxine, 1903-1966  Search this
Hall, Parker  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Allied Artists Guild  Search this
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Bertrand, Ray, 1909-  Search this
Gaethke, George, 1898-  Search this
Neininger, Urban  Search this
O'Higgins, Pablo, 1904-  Search this
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957  Search this
Stackpole, Ralph, 1885-1973  Search this
Zakheim, Bernard Baruch, 1898-1985  Search this
Extent:
44 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 July 27
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Maxine Albro and Parker Hall conducted by Mary McChesney on 1964 July 27 for the Archives of American Art.
Albro speaks of her educational background including her work with Paul O'Higgins and as an assistant to Diego Rivera; of fresco and mosaic techniques; her mural at Coit Tower for the Public Works of Art Project; mosaics at San Francisco State College; her relationship with George Gaethke, Urban Neininger, Ralph Stackpole, Bernard Zakheim, and others; the Allied Artists Guild; the influence of the Federal Art Project on her career; and Ray Bertrand's lithography project. Parker Hall comments on his fresco at Coit Tower and other projects. Also present at the interview is Robert McChesney.
Biographical / Historical:
Maxine Albro (1903-1966) was a mural painter and mosaicist in Carmel, California. Her husband, Parker Hall, is a mural painter.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hrs., 26 min.
Provenance:
This interview conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Muralists -- California  Search this
Mosaicists -- California  Search this
Lithographers -- California  Search this
Printmakers -- California  Search this
Painters -- California  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women printmakers  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.albro64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-albro64
Online Media:

Daisy Marguerite Hughes sketchbooks and papers

Creator:
Hughes, Daisy Marguerite, 1882 or 3-1968  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Date:
1928-ca. 1968
Scope and Contents:
Eight sketchbooks containing pencil drawings from France and Massachusetts; a French art magazine supplement (1928); and an exhibition catalog in French (1928).
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, lithographer; Los Angeles, California. A life-long resident of Los Angeles, Hughes studied art at the Art Students League in New York in the mid 1920s. She exhibited locally and taught art in the public schools.
Provenance:
Donated 1995 by art historian Nancy Moure. She acquired the papers from Michael Tierney of La Crescenta, Calif. who purchased them at a flea market.
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:
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Lithographers -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women printmakers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.hughdais
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hughdais

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