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Oral history interview with George Gaethke

Creator:
Gaethke, George, 1898-  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
McChesney, Robert, 1913-2008  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Albro, Maxine, 1903-1966  Search this
Bertrand, Ray, 1909-  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recording, 5 in.)
20 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 Sept. 26
Scope and Contents:
An interview of George Gaethke conducted 1964 Sept 26 by Mary McChesney for the Archives of American Art.
Gaethke speaks of his background and art training in California and Chicago; his work on the Coit Tower murals; working on a mosaic under the Federal Art Project; printmaking under the FAP; his post-FAP career. He recalls Maxine Albro and Ray Bertrand.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, printmaker, mosaicist, mural painter; San Francisco, Calif.
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:
This interview is open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Coit Memorial Tower (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Printmakers -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Mosaicists -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.gaethk64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9159e430b-62ea-4253-aa99-b450e96d2e6b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gaethk64
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Marcelle Labaudt, 1964 Sept. 16

Interviewee:
Labaudt, Marcelle, 1892-1987  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller, 1922-2022  Search this
Subject:
Labaudt, Lucien  Search this
Lucien Labaudt Art Gallery  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Educators -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  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)11986
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213613
AAA_collcode_labaud64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213613
Online Media:

Oral history interview with John Saccaro, 1964 June 18

Interviewee:
Saccaro, John M., 1913-1981  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller, 1922-2022  Search this
Subject:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12127
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213790
AAA_collcode_saccar64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213790
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Elmer Bischoff, 1965 January 20

Interviewee:
Bischoff, Elmer Nelson, 1916-1991  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
Topic:
Art and state  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Educators -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12074
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213321
AAA_collcode_bischo65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213321
Online Media:

Oral history interview with George Gaethke, 1964 Sept. 26

Interviewee:
Gaethke, George, 1898-  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller, 1922-2022  Search this
Subject:
McChesney, Robert, 1913-2008  Search this
Albro, Maxine  Search this
Bertrand, Ray  Search this
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Coit Memorial Tower (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Printmakers -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Mosaicists -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  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)11941
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213464
AAA_collcode_gaethk64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213464
Online Media:

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
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
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
Online Media:

Oral history interview with John Saccaro and Terry St. John

Interviewee:
Saccaro, John M., 1913-1981  Search this
St. John, Terry  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Extent:
113 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1974 April 30-November 18
Scope and Contents:
An interview of John Saccaro and Terry St. John conducted 1974 April 30-1974 November 18, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, in San Francisco, Calif. The April interview is with Saccaro and the November interview is with both Saccaro and St. John.
Saccaro speaks of his background as an abstract expressionist; the California School of Fine Arts, 1951-1953; his experience as a student; abstract expressionism; and his work. Saccaro and St. John speak of the San Francisco art scene from the 1940s to the 1970s.
Biographical / Historical:
John Saccaro (1913-1981) and Terry St. John (1934- ) are painters from San Francisco, Calif. St. John is also assistant curator of art at the Oakland Museum.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 19 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:
1974 April 30 transcript: For more information on how to access this interview contact Reference Services.
Occupation:
Museum directors -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area  Search this
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Art -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.saccar74
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c42b8652-5541-448e-909d-e79c037f7763
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-saccar74
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Bruce Conner

Interviewee:
Conner, Bruce, 1933-2008  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Names:
Alan Gallery (Charles Alan)  Search this
Brooklyn Museum -- Students  Search this
University of Nebraska -- Students  Search this
Extent:
35 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1973 April 16
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Bruce Conner conducted 1973 April 16, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Conner speaks of his family background and youth in Kansas; his early interest in art; his education at the University of Nebraska; an early Dada show he participated in; attending the Brooklyn Museum Art School; getting his work in the Charles Alan Gallery; his collages; the influence of music; his interests in magic and the occult; his involvement in filmmaking; and films he has made.
Biographical / Historical:
Bruce Conner (1933-2008) was a painter and filmmaker from San Francisco, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 7 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 others.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Dadaism  Search this
Filmmakers -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.conner73
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9dfd6adc9-20e6-4416-a5b9-4ab51e17bde8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-conner73
Online Media:

Oral history interview with John Saccaro and Terry St. John, 1974 April 30-November 18

Interviewee:
Saccaro, John M., 1913-1981  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
St. John, Terry  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Art -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12440
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213052
AAA_collcode_saccar74
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213052
Online Media:

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
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 Ray Strong, 1993 September 14

Interviewee:
Strong, Ray Stanford, 1905-2006  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
Dixon, Maynard  Search this
Swinnerton, Jimmy  Search this
Van Sloun, Frank J.  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11668
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215458
AAA_collcode_strong93
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215458
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Merry Renk, 2001 January 18-19

Interviewee:
Renk, Merry, 1921-2012  Search this
Interviewer:
Fisch, Arline M.  Search this
Subject:
Albers, Josef  Search this
Asawa, Ruth  Search this
Bates, Kenneth F. (Kenneth Francis)  Search this
Brancusi, Constantin  Search this
Brynner, Irena  Search this
Cunningham, Imogen  Search this
Curtis, Earle  Search this
De Patta, Margaret  Search this
Godfrey, Mary Jo Slick  Search this
Guermonprez, Trude  Search this
Hall, Doris.  Search this
Nordness, Lee  Search this
Oliver, Olive  Search this
Tawney, Lenore  Search this
Tajiri, Shinkichi  Search this
750 Studio  Search this
American Craft Council  Search this
Metal Arts Guild  Search this
Mobilia Gallery  Search this
Institute of Design (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
School of Industrial Design (Trenton, N.J.)  Search this
University of California, Berkeley. Department of Art  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Enamel and enameling  Search this
Enamelers -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Jewelry making  Search this
Jewelers -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Women jewelers  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11961
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)227005
AAA_collcode_renk01
Theme:
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_227005
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
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
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 Frank Moss Hamilton and Mason Wells, 1963 Nov. 4

Interviewee:
Hamilton, Frank Moss, 1930-  Search this
Interviewer:
Baker, Richard Brown, 1912-2002  Search this
Subject:
Wells, Mason  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12437
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212707
AAA_collcode_hamilt63
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212707

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
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 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
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 Gordon Cook, 1981 May 11-June 2

Interviewee:
Cook, Gordon, 1927-1985  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
Adams, Mark  Search this
Bischoff, Elmer  Search this
Brown, Joan  Search this
Brown, William Theo  Search this
Light, Alvin  Search this
Lloyd, George  Search this
Neri, Manuel  Search this
Thiebaud, Wayne  Search this
Van Hoesen, Beth  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Figurative art  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Artists' models -- San Francisco, California -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12615
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212042
AAA_collcode_cook81
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212042

Oral history interview with Bruce Conner, 1973 April 16

Interviewee:
Conner, Bruce, 1933-2008  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Subject:
Alan Gallery (Charles Alan)  Search this
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
University of Nebraska  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Dadaism  Search this
Filmmakers -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12017
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212115
AAA_collcode_conner73
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212115

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