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Oral history interview with Ralph Goings, 2009 Sept. 10-11

Interviewee:
Goings, Ralph, 1928-2016  Search this
Interviewer:
Richards, Judith Olch, 1947-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters -- California -- Santa Cruz -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15715
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)283862
AAA_collcode_goings09
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_283862

Ralph Goings papers

Creator:
Goings, Ralph  Search this
Names:
O.K. Harris Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Karp, Ivan C., 1926-2012  Search this
McLean, Richard Thorpe, 1934-  Search this
Extent:
4.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Date:
circa 1950-2008
Summary:
The papers of California Photorealist painter Ralph Goings, measure 4.1 linear feet and date from circa 1950 to 2005. The collection is comprised of biographical material, professional correspondence with artists, dealers, museums, and other art organizations, project files, inventory and sales records dating from 1970 to 1975, and printed material featuring Goings and his artwork. There is a 1.7 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated in 2020 that includes slides and photographs used for paintings (source material and subjects) and images and photographs of works of art; inventory of works of art; correspondence; and project and exhibition files. Materials date from circa 1957-2008. A portion of the addition is in electronic format.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of California Photorealist painter Ralph Goings, measure 4.1 linear feet and date from circa 1950 to 2005. The collection is comprised of biographical material, professional correspondence with artists, dealers, museums, and other art organizations, project files, inventory and sales records dating from 1970 to 1975, and printed material featuring Goings and his artwork. There is a 1.7 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated in 2020 that includes slides and photographs used for paintings (source material and subjects) and images and photographs of works of art; inventory of works of art; correspondence; and project and exhibition files. Materials date from circa 1957-2008. A portion of the addition is in electronic format.

Biographical material includes interview transcripts, personal photographs, teaching records, notes on Realism, and other material. Photorealist artists and dealers represented in the correspondence include Richard McLean, Glennray Tutor, Davis Cone, Daniel Tennant, OK Harris Works of Art, and Ivan Karp. Project files include photographic material used as preparation for Goings's paintings, a work progress notebook, and photographs of finished work.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged into six series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1955-circa 1990s (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1950-2005 (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet )

Series 3: Project Files, 1967-1978 (Boxes 1-3;1.2 linear feet )

Series 4: Inventory and Sales Records, 1970-1975 (Box 3; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Materials, circa 1970s-2005 (Box 3; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 6: Unprocessed Addition, circa 1957-2008 (Boxes 4-5; OV 6-7;1.7 linear feet )
Biographical / Historical:
Ralph Goings (1928-2016) was a Photorealist painter active in Santa Cruz, California.

Goings attended Hartnell College before enrolling in the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California, where he studied alongside artists Richard McClean, Nathan Oliveira, and Robert Bechtle. Goings continued his studies at Sacramento State College where he received a Master of Fine Arts in 1965. He was known for the paintings of diners, trucks, and everyday scenes that established him as one of the originators of the Photorealist movement. His work has been exhibited and is in collections throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Goings died in 2016 in Sacramento, California.
Related Materials:
Also found at the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Ralph Goings, conducted on September 10-11, 2009, by Judith Olch Richards for the Archives of American Art.
Provenance:
The Ralph Goings papers were donated in 2009 by Ralph Goings and in 2020 by Shanna Goings, Ralph Goings' widow.
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 -- Santa Cruz  Search this
Topic:
Photorealist  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Citation:
Ralph Goings papers, circa 1950-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.goinralp2
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-goinralp2

Oral history interview with Suzanne Scheuer, 1964 July 29

Interviewee:
Scheuer, Suzanne, 1898-1984  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller, 1922-  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 -- Santa Cruz -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12278
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213822
AAA_collcode_scheue64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213822
Online Media:

Claude Buck papers

Creator:
Buck, Claude, 1890-1974  Search this
Jane Freeman Gallery (La Mesa, Calif.)  Search this
Names:
Bellows, George, 1882-1925  Search this
Bontoux, August  Search this
Carlsen, Dines  Search this
Carlsen, Emil, 1853-1932  Search this
Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919  Search this
Polasek, Albin, 1879-1965  Search this
Extent:
3.3 Linear feet ((on 7 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1912-1982
Scope and Contents:
Letters, photographs, original art works, printed materials, scrapbooks, biographical information, and writings.
REELS 2982-2987: Family correspondence, including letters between Buck and his parents, his wife, Estrid, and other family members; general correspondence, including letters from George Bellows, August Bontoux, Emil and Dines Carlsen, Kenyon Cox, Albin Polasek, and the Jane Freeman Gallery; a genealogical table, an autobiographical sketch, and birth and wedding announcements and a resume; an open letter to the Trustees of the Art Institute of Chicago; original art works including sketches, drawings, and a print; printed materials, including exhibition catalogs, announcements, invitations, clippings, published reproductions of artworks, and reviews; and miscellany, including teaching announcements, press releases and clippings.
Also included are writings on art; an album of photographs of works of art; photographs of Buck and his art work; a blueprint of Buck's studio in Midlothian, Illinois; financial material consisting of price lists for works of art, bills, receipts, and permit fees; four scrapbooks containing clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, photographs, writings and memorabilia; exhibition catalogs; an unpublished manuscript, "The Divine Dance" by Ruth St. Denis, 1933; and an unfinished manuscript by Buck, "How I Was Taught by the Old Masters," including drawings and photographs of family portraits and other paintings by Buck.
REEL 4588: A scrapbook, 1 v., ca. 1917-1969, containing: letters; newspaper and magazine clippings about Buck, his wife Leslie, and father William; Buck's statements against the jury system of the Santa Barbara Art Association 1963; exhibition checklists; photographs of Buck and his paintings; pencil sketches; and miscellany. Also included are written comments from visitors to his exhibition at the Oakland Art Gallery, September 1945, and the Santa Cruz Art League Gallery, May 1954, noting the "best" and "least liked" paintings.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; Santa Cruz, Calif. and New York, N.Y. Studied with Emil Carlsen and George de Forest Brush. Painted in a luministic and symbolic style.
Provenance:
Donated 1982-1992 by Diana V. Link, Buck's niece, by Mrs. Claude Buck, Buck's widow, and by Juel Buck Krisvoy-Schiller, Buck's daughter. Five works of art were transferred to the National Museum of American Art, including a self-portrait.
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
Painters -- California -- Santa Cruz  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American -- California -- Santa Cruz  Search this
Painting, American -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Symbolism in art -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.buckclau
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-buckclau

Oral history interview with Ralph Goings

Interviewee:
Goings, Ralph  Search this
Interviewer:
Richards, Judith Olch  Search this
Extent:
7 Items (Sound recording, master: 7 memory cards (3 hr., 56 min.), secure digital, 1.25 in.)
96 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2009 Sept. 10-11
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Ralph Goings conducted 2009 Sept. 10 and 11, by Judith Olch Richards, for the Archives of American Art at Going's home and studio in Santa Cruz, Calif.
Biographical / Historical:
Ralph Goings (1928- 2016) was a Photorealist painter in Santa Cruz, Calif. Judith Olch Richards (1947- ) is former executive director of iCI in New York, N.Y.
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 -- Santa Cruz -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.goings09
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-goings09

Oral history interview with Suzanne Scheuer

Interviewee:
Scheuer, Suzanne, 1898-1984  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
24 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 July 29
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Suzanne Scheuer conducted 1964 July 29, by Mary Fuller McChesney, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.
Biographical / Historical:
Suzanne Scheuer (1898-1984) was a painter and sculptor in Santa Cruz, Calif.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 59 min.
Provenance:
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.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Painters -- California -- Santa Cruz -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.scheue64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-scheue64

Jack Zajac papers

Creator:
Zajac, Jack, 1929-  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Video recordings
Date:
1950-2018
Scope and Contents:
The Jack Zajac papers measure 1.0 linear feet and date from 1950-2018. Included are biographical material; personal and professional letters to Zajac; photographs and negatives of works of art and of Zajac; artwork including two sketchbooks; printed material consisting of catalogs, announcements and posters; and a DVD with notes of a film made by Zajac and friends in Italy.
Biographical / Historical:
Jack Zajac (1929-) is a sculptor, painter, and printmaker in Santa Cruz, California.
Provenance:
Donated 2018 by Jack Zajac.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of born digital records with no duplicate copy requires advance notice.
Occupation:
Painters -- California -- Santa Cruz  Search this
Printmakers -- California -- Santa Cruz  Search this
Sculptors -- California -- Santa Cruz  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Video recordings
Identifier:
AAA.zajajack
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-zajajack

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