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Oral history interview with Mel Casas

Interviewee:
Casas, Mel, 1929-2014  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
San Antonio College -- Faculty  Search this
Almaraz, Carlos  Search this
Garza, Carmen Lomas  Search this
Extent:
66 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1996 August 14 and 16
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Mel Casas conducted 1996 August 14-16, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
Casas discusses his current work - dipped acrylic paintings in which technique and material become the subject; his involvement with Chicano art political issues and his own experience as a Mexican-American; a discussion of his family background; art education; early Abstract Expressionist painting; a shift to figuration; thirty years teaching at San Antonio College; the Chicano "movimiento"; and Chicano art and key figures, including Carlos Almaraz and Carmen Lomas Garza.
Biographical / Historical:
Mel Casas (1929-) is a painter from San Antonio, Texas.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 5 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.
Topic:
Painters -- Texas -- San Antonio -- Interviews  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Chicano art  Search this
Chicano art movement  Search this
Chicano artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.casas96
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-casas96

Oral history interview with Liliana Wilson, 2004

Interviewee:
Wilson, Liliana, 1953-  Search this
Wilson, Liliana, 1953-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cordova, Cary  Search this
Subject:
Pinochet Ugarte, Augusto  Search this
Treviño, Jesse  Search this
Yanez, Rene  Search this
Anzaldúa, Gloria  Search this
Perez, Cynthia  Search this
Chödrön, Pema  Search this
Agosin, Marjorie  Search this
Gonzales, Mia  Search this
Wilson, Neil  Search this
Almeida, Arturo  Search this
Navarro, Mary Margaret  Search this
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching -- Chile  Search this
Painting  Search this
Religion in art  Search this
Women painters -- Texas -- Austin -- Interviews  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13093
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)249046
AAA_collcode_wilson04
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_249046
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Liliana Wilson

Interviewee:
Wilson, Liliana, 1953-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cordova, Cary  Search this
Creator:
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Names:
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Agosin, Marjorie  Search this
Almeida, Arturo  Search this
Anzaldúa, Gloria  Search this
Chödrön, Pema  Search this
Gonzales, Mia  Search this
Navarro, Mary Margaret  Search this
Perez, Cynthia  Search this
Pinochet Ugarte, Augusto  Search this
Treviño, Jesse, 1946-  Search this
Wilson, Neil  Search this
Yanez, Rene  Search this
Extent:
99 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2004, July 13-27
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Liliana Wilson conducted 2004 July 13-27, by Cary Cordova, for the Archives of American Art, in Austin, Texas.
Wilson displays a slideshow of her works and discusses Disparecidos en el Cielo; The Gatekeepers; The Immigrants; Man Running from Himself; Girl and Red Fish; Self-Portrait; Organic Barbed Wire; The Fish Tree; The Wedding; Desperate Housewife; The Lovers; The Meaning of Life; Lies; Proposition 187; Luciano; Time; Shift; El dia en que le hicieron pedazos la corona; Casi Gomez; Man and Leaf, and others. Wilson also discusses her relationship with Gloria Anzaldua; her sister's kidnapping by the Pinochet regime; experiences winning art contests at primary school; her uncommon last name; her use of Catholic imagery; her bad experience teaching; her childhood in Valparaiso, Chile; the patriarchal qualities of Chilean culture; attending architecture school and then transferring to law; her father's death and the family's resulting financial struggles; her disdain for traditional political paradigms; Santiago during the 1973 coup by Augusto Pinochet; her apartment being raided by the Army; moving to America and working as an au pair; enrolling in Austin Community College; her color choices in her paintings; moving to San Francisco; her various jobs doing commercial art; her early grant from MACLA; her anti-social nature, and how Anzaldua's nature is similar; her various residences in San Francisco; her conversion to Buddhism; moving back to Austin and her love for its community; learning to promote her own work; painting nude forms; her disdain for certain Catholic ideologies; the painters which she considers influences, such as Bosch, Kahlo, and Klee; her inability to be recognized by museums; the masculine nature of art academia; her involvement in the San Antonio arts scene; and the positive qualities of the United States. Wilson also discusses Cynthia Perez, Mia Gonzales, Jesse Treviño, Rene Yañez, Pema Chödrön, Neil Wilson, Arturo Almeida, Mary Margaret Navarro, Marjorie Agosin, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Liliana Wilson (1953-) is a Chilean born artist in Austin, Texas. Cary Cordova (1970-) is an art historian from Austin, Texas.
General:
Originally recorded on 6 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 55 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.
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching -- Chile  Search this
Painting  Search this
Religion in art  Search this
Women painters -- Texas -- Austin -- Interviews  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.wilson04
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wilson04

Oral history interview with Angel Rodriguez-Diaz, 2004 April 23-May 7

Interviewee:
Rodriguez-Diaz, Angel, 1955-  Search this
Rodriguez-Diaz, Angel, 1955-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cordova, Cary  Search this
Subject:
Morris, Robert  Search this
Briseño, Rolando  Search this
Cisneros, Sandra  Search this
Pace, Linda  Search this
Molina, Antonio J. (Antonio José)  Search this
Roche-Rabell, Arnaldo  Search this
Ramos Otero, Manuel  Search this
Alvarez, Candida  Search this
Min, Yong Soon  Search this
Sward, Robert  Search this
Anthes, John  Search this
Tofino, Nitsa  Search this
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters -- Texas -- San Antonio -- Interviews  Search this
Artists -- Puerto Rico -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- Puerto Rico  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Gay artists -- Texas -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13193
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)250507
AAA_collcode_rodriga04
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_250507
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Angel Rodriguez-Diaz

Interviewee:
Rodriguez-Diaz, Angel, 1955-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cordova, Cary  Search this
Creator:
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Names:
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Alvarez, Candida, 1955-  Search this
Anthes, John  Search this
Briseño, Rolando, 1952-  Search this
Cisneros, Sandra  Search this
Min, Yong Soon, 1953-  Search this
Molina, Antonio J. (Antonio José), 1928-  Search this
Morris, Robert, 1931-2018  Search this
Pace, Linda  Search this
Ramos Otero, Manuel  Search this
Roche-Rabell, Arnaldo, 1955-  Search this
Sward, Robert, 1933-  Search this
Tofino, Nitsa  Search this
Extent:
7 Sound discs (Sound recording, master (7 hr., 45 min.), digital, 2 5/8 in.)
6 Cassettes (Sound recording, duplicate)
94 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound discs
Cassettes
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2004 April 23-May 7
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Angel Rodriguez-Diaz conducted 2004 Apr. 23-May 7, by Cary Cordova, for the Archives of American Art, in San Antonio, Tex.
Rodriguez-Diaz speaks of his mother's upbringing and her untimely death from cancer; his childhood and schooling in Santurce, Puerto Rico, particularly his art experiences; his parents' conversion to Pentecostalism; the importance of travel in Puerto Rican culture; attending the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras; discovering his sexuality during adolescence; living in New York City; the city's gay scene on Christopher Street; exploring his identity as a Puerto Rican American; his jobs at mannequin factories; and his gradual ingratiation into the New York art world, mostly through Robert Morris. Rodriguez-Diaz also mentions his relationship with Rolando Briseño; the motifs in his paintings, such as mirrors and masks; witnessing the Tompkins Square Park riots of 1988; organizing a strike at his mannequin factory; contracting the HIV virus from a partner; Mexican art cinema; the cultural and historical similarities of Mexico and Puerto Rico; moving to San Antonio; choosing the models for his "Goddess" series; Anglo/Latino conflict within the San Antonio art scene; the commodification of Mexican culture in San Antonio; the spiritual importance of portraiture; the history of Puerto Rican artwork and culture, particularly native cultures; and the Smithsonian's acquisition of his painting, "The Protagonist of an Endless Story." Rodriguez-Diaz also recalls Antonio Molina, Sandra Cisneros, Arnoldo Roche-Rabell, John Anthes, Manuel Ramos Otero, Nitsa Tofino, Candida Alvarez, Soon Yong Ming, Robert Sward, Linda Pace, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Angel Rodriguez-Diaz (1955- ) is an artist from San Antonio, Tex. Cary Cordova (1970- ) is an art historian from Austin, Tex.
General:
Originally recorded on 7 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 12 digital wav files. Duration is 7 hr., 46 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.
Topic:
Painters -- Texas -- San Antonio -- Interviews  Search this
Artists -- Puerto Rico -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- Puerto Rico  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Gay artists -- Texas -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.rodriga04
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rodriga04

Ruth Tears papers, 1951-1972

Creator:
Tears, Ruth, 1919-1971  Search this
Tears, Ruth, 1919-1971  Search this
Topic:
Women painters -- Texas -- Dallas  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6688
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208813
AAA_collcode_tearruth
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208813

Jan Tips papers, [ca. 1968]-1983

Creator:
Tips, Jan, 1942-  Search this
Tips, Jan, 1942-  Search this
Topic:
Women sculptors -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Women painters -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Women art critics -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9248
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211443
AAA_collcode_tipsjan
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211443

Emily Guthrie Smith papers, 1922-1979

Creator:
Smith, Emily Guthrie, 1909-1986  Search this
Smith, Emily Guthrie, 1909-1986  Search this
Topic:
Women painters -- Texas -- Fort Worth  Search this
Painting -- Texas -- Fort Worth  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9425
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211623
AAA_collcode_smitemil
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211623

Trudy Sween papers, 1965-1983

Creator:
Sween, Trudy  Search this
Sween, Trudy  Search this
Topic:
Women painters -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9504
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211702
AAA_collcode_sweetrud
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211702

Gael Stack papers, 1970-1982

Creator:
Stack, Gael, 1941-  Search this
Stack, Gael, 1941-  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Women painters -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9959
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212558
AAA_collcode_stacgael
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212558

Margaret Bosshardt Pace papers, 1949-1984

Creator:
Willson, Margaret Pace, 1919-  Search this
Willson, Margaret Pace, 1919-  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Women painters -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Women sculptors -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10546
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214019
AAA_collcode_willmarg
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214019

John Schrup and Sally Tobin papers, 1955-1980

Creator:
Schrup, John Edmund, 1937-  Search this
Schrup, Sally, 1941-  Search this
Schrup, John Edmund, 1937-  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Women painters -- Texas -- Dallas  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10551
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214025
AAA_collcode_schrjohn
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214025

Betty Winn scrapbook, 1957-1974

Creator:
Winn, Betty, 1916-2000  Search this
Winn, Betty, 1916-2000  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Texas -- Dallas  Search this
Women painters -- Texas -- Dallas  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10569
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214044
AAA_collcode_winnbett
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214044

Salle Werner-Vaughn papers, 1971-1983

Creator:
Werner-Vaughn, Salle  Search this
Werner-Vaughn, Salle  Search this
Topic:
Women painters -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10571
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214047
AAA_collcode_wernsall
Theme:
Diaries
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214047

Toby Topek papers, 1950-1982

Creator:
Topek, Toby, 1934-  Search this
Topek, Toby, 1934-  Search this
Topic:
Women painters -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Women sculptors -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Art festivals  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10578
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214054
AAA_collcode_topetoby
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214054

Margaret M. Wray papers, 1956-1983

Creator:
Wray, Margaret M., 1903-1988  Search this
Wray, Margaret M., 1903-1988  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Women painters -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10595
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214071
AAA_collcode_wraymarg
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214071

Oral history interview with Fred and Edith Nagler, 1979 Dec. 14

Interviewee:
Nagler, Edith Kroger, 1890-1986  Search this
Nagler, Edith Kroger, 1890-1986  Search this
Interviewer:
Nagler, Fred, 1891-1983  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painters -- Texas -- Dallas -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13098
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213215
AAA_collcode_nagler79
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213215

Oral history interview with Alvin S. Romansky, 1979 September 17

Interviewee:
Romansky, Alvin S., 1907-1994  Search this
Romansky, Alvin S., 1907-1994  Search this
Interviewer:
Levy, Sandra Curtis  Search this
Subject:
Blaffer family  Search this
Calder, Alexander  Search this
Cullinan, Nina J.  Search this
Hayter, Stanley William  Search this
Menil, Dominique de  Search this
Menil, John de  Search this
Schiwetz, Edward Muegge  Search this
Contemporary Arts Association (Houston, Tex.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Ceramicists -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews  Search this
Collectors -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11762
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213234
AAA_collcode_romans79
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213234

Oral history interview with Amy Freeman Lee, 1980 Sept. 15

Interviewee:
Lee, Amy Freeman, 1914-2004  Search this
Lee, Amy Freeman, 1914-2004  Search this
Interviewer:
Levy, Sandra Curtis  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painters -- Texas -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13238
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213249
AAA_collcode_lee80
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213249

Oral history interview with Bror Utter, 1979 February 14

Interviewee:
Utter, Bror Alexander, 1913-1993  Search this
Utter, Bror Alexander, 1913-1993  Search this
Interviewer:
Ferguson, Lisa  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painters -- Texas -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13118
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213250
AAA_collcode_utter79
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213250

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