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Harry Bowden papers

Creator:
Bowden, Harry, 1907-1965  Search this
Names:
American Abstract Artists  Search this
Bransom, Paul, 1885-  Search this
Campbell, Charles, 1905-  Search this
Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997  Search this
Hirsch, Hy  Search this
Hobbs, Fredric  Search this
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966  Search this
Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963  Search this
Johnson, Robert E. (Robert Emory), 1932-  Search this
Krasner, Lee, 1908-1984  Search this
McNeil, George, 1908-1995  Search this
Onslow-Ford, Gordon  Search this
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Post, George, 1906-1997  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967  Search this
Schevill, James Erwin, 1920-  Search this
Smith, Hassel, 1915-2007  Search this
Steichen, Edward, 1879-1973  Search this
Weston, Brett  Search this
Weston, Edward, 1886-1958  Search this
White, Minor  Search this
Extent:
2 Linear feet ((on 4 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1922-1972
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, photographs, writings, sketches, drawings, paintings, and printed material.
REELS 1880-1882: Extensive correspondence with Bowden's wife, Lois; letters from Paul Bransom, Imogen Cunningham, Hi Hirsch, Hans Hofmann, Robert Johnson, George McNeil, George Post, James Schevill, Hassel Smith, Brett Weston, and Edward Weston; notes and writings on photography and art; sketches, drawings, and paintings; business papers and business correspondence from museum and gallery directors including Edward Steichen, Fred Hobbs, Charles Campbell, Minor White, and others; catalogs, clippings, and other printed materials.
REEL 1885: Ca. 500 photographs, mostly by Bowden, including photos of George Abend, Al and Frances Bernstein, Richard and Pat Bowman, M. Carles, Walter Chabrow, Imogen Cunningham, Willem de Kooning, Vic and Jeanne Di Suvero, Loyola and Ed Fourtane, Mrs. Gibson, Grabhorn, Robinson Jeffers, Aristodemos Kaldis, Lee Krasner, Darius Milhaud, Gordon Onslow-Ford, Phylis and Bob Pauey, Jackson Pollock's studio, Otis Oldfield, George Post, Kenneth Price, Ad Reinhardt, Kenneth Rexroth, Serge Trubach, Edward and Brett Weston, Yvor Winters, Wilfred Zogbaum, and Aldous Huxley. Also included are photographs Bowden, Bowden's family, his wife, Lois, nudes, his works, and exhibits.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter and photographer; San Francisco, California. Studied with Hans Hofmann; founding member of the American Abstract Artists and was associated with the Artists' Gallery; photography influenced by Edward Weston.
Provenance:
Lois Bowden, Harry Bowden's widow, donated the greater part of this collection to the Archives of American Art via Charles Campbell of the Charles Campbell Gallery, San Francisco, Calif. Mr. Campbell subsequently donated 28 additional photographs.
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.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Photographers -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Topic:
Photography, Artistic -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Painting, Abstract -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.bowdharr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw971f420b7-0757-46d2-a6bd-881c34e604e8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bowdharr

Hisako Hibi and Matsusaburo "George" Hibi papers

Creator:
Hibi, Hisako, 1907-1991  Search this
Hibi, Matsusaburo George, 1886-1947  Search this
Extent:
3.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
circa 1906-2000
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Japanes American artists Hisako Hibi and Matsusaburo "George" Hibi measure 3.3 linear feet and date from circa 1906-2000. These papers are mainly focused on Hisako Hibi's life and career, with some small elements related to Matsusaburo "George" Hibi. Included are biographical material consisting of immigration documents and interview transcripts; scrapbooks; photographs of family members; printed material including catalogs and newspaper clippings; personal and professional correspondence; records of works sold, loaned and donated; and few sketches. Also found is Matsusaburo's handwritten account of founding the art school at Topaz camp.
Biographical / Historical:
Hisako Hibi née Shimizu (1907-1991) was Japanese American an artist in Hayward and San Francisco, California. She was married to­ artist Matsusaburo "George" Hibi (1886-1947). Both artists were incarcerated at the Topaz relocation center in Utah during World War II.
Provenance:
Donated in 2022 by Ibuki Hibi Lee, Hisako and Matsusaburo "George" Hibi's daughter.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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:
Painters -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Printmakers -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Japanese Americans -- Forced removal and internment, 1942-1945  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.hibihisa
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96ad4ec94-a26a-44a8-94e1-868fddd32f1d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hibihisa

Alice Brown Chittenden papers

Creator:
Chittenden, Alice Brown, 1859 or 60-1944  Search this
Extent:
1.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1860-1974
Summary:
The scattered papers of painter Alice Brown Chittenden measure 1.1 linear feet and date from 1860 to 1974. Found are biographical material, correspondence, drawings by Chittenden and others, an inventory of works of art, photographs and albums, printed material, and a clippings scrapbook.
Scope and Contents:
The scattered papers of painter Alice Brown Chittenden measure 1.1 linear feet and date from 1860 to 1974. Found are biographical material, correspondence, drawings by Chittenden and others, an inventory of works of art, photographs and albums, printed material, and a clippings scrapbook.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Alice Brown Chittenden (1859-1944) was a painter active in San Francisco, California. She is known for her paintings of flowers and California wildflowers. Additionally, she taught painting at the Hopkins Art School (later the California School of Design) and the California School of Fine Arts.
Provenance:
Donated 1974 by Virginia Larribeau, granddaughter of Alice B. Chittenden.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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:
Painters -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Citation:
Alice Brown Chittenden papers, 1860-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.chitalic
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95358003a-a774-46bb-b9dd-bb72ad9a85bb
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-chitalic

Oral history interview with Bruce Conner, 1974 August 12

Interviewee:
Conner, Bruce, 1933-2008  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Bruce Conner, 1974 August 12. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Filmmakers -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12989
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212116
AAA_collcode_conner74
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212116

Oral history interview with Bruce Conner, 1974 March 29

Interviewee:
Conner, Bruce, 1933-2008  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
Guilbaut, Serge  Search this
Berman, Wallace  Search this
DeFeo, Jay  Search this
Ginsberg, Allen  Search this
Hedrick, Wally  Search this
Kienholz, Edward  Search this
McClure, Michael  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Bruce Conner, 1974 March 29. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Beat generation  Search this
Bohemianism -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Experimental films  Search this
Filmmakers -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13116
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212117
AAA_collcode_conner74mar
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212117
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Oral history interview with Fletcher Benton, 1989 May 2-4

Interviewee:
Benton, Fletcher Chapman, 1931-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
McLaughlin, John  Search this
Brown, Joan  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Fletcher Benton, 1989 May 2-4. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Kinetic sculpture, American. -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12535
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212473
AAA_collcode_benton89
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212473
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Oral history interview with Wally Hedrick, 1974 June 10-24

Interviewee:
Hedrick, Wally, 1928-2003  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Wally Hedrick, 1974 June 10-24. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12869
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212719
AAA_collcode_hedric74
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212719

Oral history interview with John Emmett Gerrity, 1965 Jan. 20

Interviewee:
Gerrity, John Emmett, 1895-1980  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller, 1922-2022  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with John Emmett Gerrity, 1965 Jan. 20. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- California  Search this
Muralists -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13245
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213483
AAA_collcode_gerrit65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213483

Oral history interview with William Hesthal, 1964 Dec. 22

Interviewee:
Hesthal, William, 1908-  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller, 1922-2022  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with William Hesthal, 1964 Dec. 22. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Printmakers -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12752
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213565
AAA_collcode_hestha64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213565
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Oral history interview with George Booth Post, 1964 Apr. 9

Interviewee:
Post, George Booth, 1906-1997  Search this
Interviewer:
Ferbraché, Lewis  Search this
Subject:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with George Booth Post, 1964 Apr. 9. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12857
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213730
AAA_collcode_post64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213730
Online Media:

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

Interviewee:
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
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Rupert Garcia, 1995 Sept. 7-1996 June 24. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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 Peter Rodriguez, 2004 October 23-24

Interviewee:
Rodriguez, Peter, 1926-  Search this
Interviewer:
Wagner, Nora  Search this
Subject:
Garcia, Rupert  Search this
Hernandez, Ester  Search this
Williams, Adriana  Search this
Reyes Ferreira, Jesus  Search this
Tamayo, Rufino  Search this
Ybarra-Frausto, Tomás  Search this
Dickey, Terry P.  Search this
Galería de la Raza (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Mexican Museum  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Peter Rodriguez, 2004 October 23-24. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13148
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)249267
AAA_collcode_rodrig04
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_249267
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Otis Oldfield, 1965 May 21

Interviewee:
Oldfield, Otis, 1890-1969  Search this
Interviewer:
Ferbraché, Lewis  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Otis Oldfield, 1965 May 21. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13601
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)270803
AAA_collcode_oldfie65
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_270803

Oral history interview with Robert Bechtle, 2010 February 8-9

Interviewee:
Bechtle, Robert Alan, 1932-2020  Search this
Interviewer:
Richards, Judith Olch, 1947-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Robert Bechtle, 2010 February 8-9. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Photo-realism  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15764
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)287544
AAA_collcode_bechtl10
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_287544
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Oral history interview with William T. Brown, 2010 August 23-24

Interviewee:
Brown, William Theo, 1919-2012  Search this
Interviewer:
Weinberg, Jonathan, 1957-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with William T. Brown, 2010 August 23-24. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Artists (LGBTQ)  Search this
Gay artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15900
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)296255
AAA_collcode_brown10
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_296255
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Robert Bechtle

Interviewee:
Bechtle, Robert, 1932-2020  Search this
Richards, Judith Olch  Search this
Extent:
75 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2010 February 8-9
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Robert Bechtle conducted 2010 February 8 and 9, by Judith Olch Richards, for the Archives of American Art, at Bechtle's home and studio, in San Francisco, California.

Interview of Robert Bechtle, conducted by Judith Richards for the Archives of American Art, in Bechtle's home in San Francisco, California on February 8 and 9, 2010. This is a second interview conducted for the archives, continuing from an interview with Bechtle in 1980. The interview mainly focuses on how is work has changed or remained the same since 1980; in particular his lighting study from midday to morning and evening; the grouping of photos to create a painting; new technology; the continuing challenges of his work; dispelling popular notions about his work such as the idea of neutral light and the Americana symbolism of his cars; his teaching endeavors at San Francisco State University and California College of Arts and Crafts; and the transition from his gallery residency at OK Harris to Barbara Gladstone; Bechtle also recalls Ivan Karp, Chuck Close, Ralph Goings, Edward Hopper, Jerome Witkin, Rackstraw Jones, Kathan Brown, Wayne Theibaud, Mitzi Pederson, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Interviewee Robert Bechtle (1932-2020) was a Photorealist painter in San Francisco, California. Interviewer Judith Olch Richards (1947- ) is former Executive director of iCI in New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 6 memory cards. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 56 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:
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Photo-realism  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.bechtl10
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90cd722b8-7d1c-4213-a1b3-f1af492c883a
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bechtl10
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Eleanor Dickinson

Interviewee:
Dickinson, Eleanor, 1931-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Extent:
22 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2000 October 25
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Eleanor Dickinson conducted 2000 October 25, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, in Dickinson's studio/home, in San Francisco, California.
Dickinson discusses her relationship to and use of the human figure in her art. She explains her "interest in the ecstatic"; her identification with her subjects; being completely involved with the personality of the model and the "performance" in the studio; how her finished works often look more like the artist than like the model; her 1975 show at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in which the life-class was moved into a museum gallery to share the experience with museum visitors; her view that the artist participates in the lives and actions of her subjects through empathy and the artist's role as a mirror to society, reflecting and recording who and what we are.
Biographical / Historical:
Eleanor Dickinson (1931-2017 ) was a painter, graphic, video artist and instructor in San Francisco, Calif. Teacher of life drawing at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, for many years, Dickinson was known for her figurative drawing and involvement with her students and models as individuals.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 48 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
Graphic artists -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Video artists -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Educators -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.dickin00
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9fb6af5a1-90ff-4f4f-aff7-18591f61c642
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-dickin00
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Oral history interview with Otis Oldfield

Creator:
Oldfield, Otis, 1890-1969  Search this
Interviewer:
Ferbraché, Lewis  Search this
Extent:
42 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 May 21
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Otis Oldfield conducted 1965 May 21, by Lewis Ferbraché, for the Archives of American Art, in Oldfield's home in San Francisco, California.
Biographical / Historical:
Otis Oldfield (1890-1969) was a painter in San Francisco, California.
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.
Topic:
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.oldfie65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e80ec6c4-dc72-4d5e-8ad8-8e9b3b11d241
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-oldfie65
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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.
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9bd12475b-f019-4c09-a5bc-c5494b8eea44
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-garcia95
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Jay DeFeo

Interviewee:
DeFeo, Jay, 1929-1989  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
University of California, Berkeley -- Students  Search this
Conner, Bruce, 1933-2008  Search this
Francis, Sam, 1923-1994  Search this
Gechtoff, Sonia, 1926-2018  Search this
Hopps, Walter  Search this
Martin, Fred, 1927-  Search this
Extent:
83 Pages (Transcript)
1 Item (sound file (10 min. 21 sec.) Audio excerpt, digital)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1975 June 3-1976 January 23
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Jay DeFeo conducted 1975 June 3-1976 January 23, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
The interviews took place at DeFeo's home, in Larkspur, California. DeFeo speaks of her family background; the influences of her teachers; her education at the University of California at Berkeley; her friendships with Sam Francis and Fred Martin; working in Italy; jewelry making; the San Francisco arts community in the 1950s; her exhibitions; and her painting, "The Rose". She recalls Bruce Conner, Sonia Gechtoff, and Walter Hopps.
Biographical / Historical:
Jay DeFeo (1929-1989) was a painter and photographer from the San Francisco Bay area, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav file. Duration is 6 hr., 7 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are 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 others.
Occupation:
Painters -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Photographers -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women photographers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.defeo75
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9831f9215-11fb-43eb-b927-bc49768ec4fb
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-defeo75
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