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Alfred Jonniaux papers

Creator:
Jonniaux, Alfred, b. 1882  Search this
Names:
Vose Galleries of Boston  Search this
Extent:
5.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Date:
1893-1969
Scope and Contents:
Biographical accounts, correspondence, business records (1936-1968), art works, photographs, a photograph album, printed material, and 2 scrapbooks document the life and career of Alfred Jonniaux.
Biographical material consists of a membership card to The Bath Club (1930) and 3 biographical accounts. Correspondence includes letters between Jonniaux, his family, his clients, and his dealers, the Vose Galleries, discussing his work and exhibitions (1915-1967). Business records include 9 address books, business cards, check stubs, a customs form, insurance forms for the shipment of paintings, receipts for art supplies (1936-1967), a fee schedule for portraits, a price list (1961), and a lease for his New York studio. Art works consist of 32 drawings and 11 sketchbooks.
Photographs (1893-1964) show Jonniaux, members of his family, friends, his portraits, and the works of others. An album also contains photographs of his works. Printed material includes clippings (1938-1969) and exhibition announcements and catalogs (1943-1962). Two scrapbooks contain clippings (1921-1964), exhibition announcements and catalogs (1931-1959), and 4 letters discussing his work (1951-1955).
Biographical / Historical:
Portrait painter. Born in Brussels, Belgium. Following study at the Academie des Beaux Arts, Brussels, and as a draftsman in Paris, Jonniaux began his career as a portraitist in London. He immigrated to the United States during World War II, becoming a citizen in 1946. During his first ten years in America, he established studios in San Francisco and Washington, D.C. His exhibitions led to many portrait commissions from leading figures in all spheres of American life.
Provenance:
Donated by art dealer David J. Carlson of Carlson Gallery, San Francisco, California.
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:
Portrait painters -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.jonnalfr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-jonnalfr

Oscar Fehrer papers

Creator:
Fehrer, Oscar, 1872-1958  Search this
Photographer:
Von Debschitz-Kunowski, Wanda  Search this
Extent:
1.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1863-1958
Scope and Contents:
Biographical and personal documents, including family birth certificates, a family tree, a curriculum vitae, a Who's Who entry, and several brief chronologies of Fehrer's life; correspondence, 1895-1934, including ca. 50 business and personal letters received and letters sent to his daughter Catherine; and 113 photographs of Fehrer, his family (including 1 of Fehrer and his daughter Elizabeth by Wanda Von Debschitz-Kunowski, 1911), friends, homes, studios, paintings and other works of art which Fehrer admired and copied. The remainder of the collection, ca. 1,000 items, consists of printed material, undated and 1890's-1950's, including books, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, and exhibition catalogues.
Arrangement:
Papers are organized into groups by materials type: biographical and personal documents, correspondence, printed material and publications, and photographs. Within each group the arrangement is chronological.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; Lyme, Conn.
Provenance:
Donated 1985 by Catherine and Elizabeth Fehrer, Oscar Fehrer's daughters.
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 -- Connecticut -- Lyme  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American -- Connecticut -- Lyme  Search this
Artists' studios -- Connecticut -- Lyme -- Photographs  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.fehrosca
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-fehrosca

Adelaide Deming letters

Creator:
Deming, Adelaide, 1864-1956  Search this
Names:
Bones, Helen Woodrow  Search this
Holt, Hamilton, 1872-1951  Search this
Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885  Search this
Marlowe, Julia, 1865-1950  Search this
Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915  Search this
Extent:
8 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1879-1918
Scope and Contents:
Letters, 1879-1918, of Adelaide Deming: She writes to Victor Hugo, 1879, requesting an autographed photo of him; the reply from his secretary includes the photo. Booker T. Washington requests a painting for the Tuskegee Institute, and in a second note acknowledges a drawing which she sent. Other letters are from Julia Marlowe Sothern, Hamilton Holt, William Beebe, and Helen Woodrow Bones.
Biographical / Historical:
Adelaide Deming, born in Litchfield, Conn., was a mural and landscape painter.
Provenance:
Litchfield Historical Society lent the Adelaide Deming letters in addition to the Anson Dickinson sketchbook and sketches, which have been described separately.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Landscape painters -- Connecticut  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Landscape painting -- Connecticut  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.demiadel
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-demiadel

Frederic Jean Thalinger papers

Creator:
Thalinger, Frederic Jean, 1915-1965  Search this
Names:
Thalinger, Ciel Frampton  Search this
Thalinger, E. Oscar, b. 1885  Search this
Thalinger, Ernest  Search this
Extent:
3.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Date:
[ca. 1929-1988]
bulk 1935-1965 dates
Scope and Contents:
A family history, an interview with Ciel Frampton, Thalinger's Senior Thesis for Antioch College, letters between Thalinger and his wife Ciel Frampton during World War II, sketches and drawings, photographs and other materials document the lives and careers of sculptor Frederic Jean Thalinger and his painter father, E. Oscar Thalinger. Biographical material includes a family history written by Thalinger's son Ernest, resumes, certificates, address books, notes and clippings on both Frederic and Oscar, an inventory of Oscar's paintings and Ernest's March 1987 audio tape of his mother's reminiscences about meeting Frederic.
Correspondence between Thalinger and his wife forms the bulk of the correspondence. Letters between family members refer predominately to conditions during World War II, Thalinger's tour of duty in the U.S. Merchant Marines, the effects of Thalinger's lengthy separations from his wife and son, the state of their mental and physical health, and their lack of financial security. Writings include Thalinger's thesis on the relevance of his college experience to his future career, notes, poems and essays. Printed material includes clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs pertaining to both Frederic and Oscar. Photographs show Thalinger, family, friends and sculpture.
Numerous photographs of sculpture, many taken by Thalinger, are included in project files, along with notes, clippings, correspondence, price lists, and a set of blueprints for play sculpture intended to replace conventional playground structures.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor, born in St. Louis, Missouri. Father, E. Oscar Thalinger, was a painter and served as registrar at the City Art Museum, St. Louis.
Provenance:
Ernest Thalinger assembled, collected and annotated his father's papers. He compiled the family history and updated resume. The placement of photographs of sculpture into subject files is based on Ernest Thalinger's prior arrangement and annotations of the papers.
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:
Merchant mariners -- United States  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Painters -- Missouri -- St. Louis  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American -- Missouri -- Saint Louis  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.thalfred
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-thalfred

Oral history interview with Philip Cecil Malicoat

Interviewee:
Malicoat, Philip, 1908-1981  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project  Search this
Extent:
18 Pages (Transcipt)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1975 Oct. 31
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Philip C. Malicoat conducted 1975 Oct. 31, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Malicoat discusses his work for the Federal Art Project among other topics.
Biographical / Historical:
Philip Malicoat (1908-1981) was a painter in Provincetown, Mass.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 3 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.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painting, American -- Massachusetts  Search this
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.malico75
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-malico75

Oral history interview with Bernard B. Zakheim

Interviewee:
Zakheim, Bernard Baruch, 1898-1985  Search this
Interviewer:
Ferbrach√©, Lewis  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:
36 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Bernard Baruch Zakheim conducted in 1964, by Lewis Ferbrachein, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Bernard B. Zakheim (1898-1964) was a painter, mural painter, and sculptor in Sebastopol, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hrs., 40 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: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Muralists -- California -- Sebastopol -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- Sebastopol -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.zakhei64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-zakhei64

Winslow Homer in Maine [videorecording] / WCBB-TV ; directed and edited by R.J. Armstrong ; produced by Odell Skinner ; written by Herbert Coursen and R.J. Armstrong ; narrated by Alan Jasper

Creator:
WCBB (Television station : Lewiston, Me.)  Search this
Names:
WCBB (Television station : Lewiston, Me.)  Search this
Beam, Philip C.  Search this
Homer, Winslow, 1836-1910  Search this
Skinner, Odell  Search this
Extent:
1 videocassettes (u-matic) ((28 min), sd., col., 3/4 in.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Videocassettes (u-matic)
Date:
1984
Scope and Contents:
Describe's Homer's early career and his life at Prout's Neck, Maine. Shows photographs, diaries, sketchbooks, and letters from the Homer Collection at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, as well as Homer's work.
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Lewiston, Me. : WBCC-TV, 1984.
General:
Based on the book Winslow Homer at Prout's Neck by Philip C. Beam.
Provenance:
Donated by WCBB-TV via Odell Skinner, 1984.
Rights:
Authorization to reproduce, quote, or publicly broadcast must obtain written permission from: WCBB-TV, 1450 Lisbon St., Lewiston, ME 04240.
Occupation:
Painters -- Maine -- Prout's Neck  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American -- Maine -- Prout's Neck  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.wcbbtele
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wcbbtele

Oral history interview with James W. Washington Jr

Interviewee:
Washington, James W., 1911-2000  Search this
Interviewer:
Bestor, Dorothy K., 1913-  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:
15 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 October 13
Scope and Contents:
An interview of James W. Washington, Jr. conducted 1965 October 13, by Dorothy Bestor, for the Archives of American Art.
Washington discusses his participation in the Mississippi Art Project, the effect it had on his career, and government sponsorship of the arts in general. He recalls segregation in the Mississippi art world.
Biographical / Historical:
James W. Washington Jr. (1911-2000) was a painter and sculptor from Seattle, Washington.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 31 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
Painting, American  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Painters -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.washin65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-washin65

Oral history interview with Jack Vallee

Interviewee:
Vallee, Jack, 1921-1986  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Extent:
37 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1973 June 27-October 31
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Jack Vallee conducted 1973 June 27-October 31, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Jack Vallee (1921-1986) was a painter from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 15 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.
Restrictions:
The transcript and recording are open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painting, American -- Oklahoma -- Oklahoma City  Search this
Painters -- Oklahoma -- Oklahoma City -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.vallee73
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-vallee73

Oral history interview with William Thon

Interviewee:
Thon, William, 1906-2000  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
American Academy in Rome  Search this
Midtown Galleries (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Gruskin, Alan D. (Alan Daniel), 1904-1970  Search this
Gruskin, Mary J.  Search this
Extent:
52 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1992 December 15-16
Scope and Contents:
An interview of William Thon conducted 1992 December 15-16, by Robert Brown for the Archives of American Art, at the artist's home at Port Clyde, Maine. Thon discusses his childhood and education; early exhibitions; service in the Navy during World War II; being represented by Midtown Galleries from 1943 on; his dealers Alan and Mary Gruskin; moving to Maine; the importance to his art of Europe and his time spent at the American Academy in Rome; his painting technique; and his watercolors.
Biographical / Historical:
William Thon (1906-2000) was a painter from New York, N.Y. and Port Clyde, Maine. Studied at the Art Students League. Served as a trustee and artist in residence at the American Academy in Rome.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 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. Funding for this interview provided by John W. Payson.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Painters -- Maine -- Interviews  Search this
Watercolorists -- Maine -- Interviews  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Watercolor painting, American -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.thon92
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-thon92

Oral history interview with Paul Travis

Interviewee:
Travis, Paul Bough, 1891-1975  Search this
Interviewer:
Barrie, Dennis  Search this
Extent:
24 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1973 September 24
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Paul Travis conducted 1973 September 24, by Dennis Barrie, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Paul Travis (1891-1975) was a painter from Cleveland, Ohio. Birth date listed as both 1891 and 1898.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 3 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.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painting, American -- Ohio -- Cleveland  Search this
Painters -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.travis73
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-travis73

Oral history interview with Serge Trubach

Interviewee:
Trubach, Serge, 1907-1979  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
29 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 December 5
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Serge Trubach conducted 1964 December 5, by Mary Fuller McChesney, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.
Biographical / Historical:
Serge Trubach (1907-1979) was a painter from Sausalito, California and New York, N.Y. Trubach worked for the Federal Art Project in New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 2 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.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- Sausalito -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.trubac64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-trubac64

Oral history interview with George Sugarman

Interviewee:
Sugarman, George, 1912-1999  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Extent:
164 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1974 June 20-25
Scope and Contents:
An interview of George Sugarman conducted 1974 June 20-25, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
George Sugarman (1912-1999) was a sculptor and painter from New York, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 10 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.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Sculpture, American -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painting, American -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.sugarm74
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sugarm74

Oral history interview with Julian Stanczak

Interviewee:
Stanczak, Julian, 1928-  Search this
Interviewer:
Barrie, Dennis  Search this
Extent:
13 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1974 September 17
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Julian Stanczak conducted 1974 September 17, by Dennis Barrie, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Julian Stanczak (1928-) is a painter, printmaker, and educator from Seven Hills, Ohio.
General:
Originally recorded 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 41 min.
The transcript is of the second reel. The first reel is untranscribed due to poor sound quality.
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.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painting, American -- Ohio  Search this
Painters -- Ohio -- Seven Hills -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.stancz74
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-stancz74

Oral history interview with Harold Stevenson

Interviewee:
Stevenson, Harold, 1929-2018  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Extent:
193 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1973 March 17-29
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Harold Stevenson conducted 1973 March 17-29, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Harold Stevenson (1929-2018) was a painter from Idabel, Oklahoma.
General:
Originally recorded on 6 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 11 digital wav files. Duration is 11 hr., 38 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.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painting, American -- Oklahoma -- Idabel  Search this
Painters -- Oklahoma -- Idabel -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.steven73
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-steven73

Oral history interview with Ben Shahn

Interviewee:
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969  Search this
Interviewer:
Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington), 1920-  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957  Search this
Extent:
32 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 October 3
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Ben Shahn conducted 1965 October 3, by Harlan Phillips, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.
Biographical / Historical:
Ben Shahn (1898-1969) was a painter and photographer from Roosevelt, N.J.
General:
An interview of Charles Alston (9/28/65) conducted by H. Phillips is also on this tape.
Originally recorded 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 37 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.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Painters -- New Jersey -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- Economic aspects  Search this
Painting -- Technique  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Artists -- Political activity -- California  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.shahn65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-shahn65

Oral history interview with John Saccaro

Interviewee:
Saccaro, John M., 1913-1981  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:
37 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 June 18
Scope and Contents:
An interview of John Saccaro conducted 1964 June 18, by Mary McChesney, for the Archives of American Art.
Saccaro discusses the primary influences on San Francisco art in the 1930s and how he started working for the WPA. He describes the working conditions on each of the projects are in detail. Robert McChesney sat in on the interview, and he at times helps Saccaro remember facts. (The two of them worked of the same mural project at Treasure Island.) McChesney and Saccaro mention 10 to 15 of their coworkers and reminisce about what became of them. None seems to have continued painting. Saccaro's first solo show (1939) is mentioned; he describes meeting Arshile Gorky near this time. The interview concludes with a consideration of the artist's place in society and how difficult it is to become established as a painter. Much attention is given to the fate of Saccaro's coworkers and the day-to-day experience of being a WPA artist. He discusses little of his own style, which remained by his own admission relatively unadventurous until after the war.
Biographical / Historical:
John Saccaro (1913-1981) was a painter from San Francisco, Calif.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 4 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.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.saccar64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-saccar64

Oral history interview with Louis Ribak

Interviewee:
Ribak, Louis, 1902-1979  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  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:
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recordings: (45 min.), 7 in.)
18 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 July 20
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Louis Ribak conducted by Sylvia Loomis on 1964 July 20 for the Archives of American Art.
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Biographical / Historical:
Louis Ribak (1902-1979) was a painter in Taos, N.M.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 55 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
Painting, American  Search this
Taos School of Art  Search this
Painters -- New Mexico -- Taos -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.ribak64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ribak64

Oral history interview with Michael Mazur

Interviewee:
Mazur, Michael, 1935-2009  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Harvard University -- Faculty  Search this
Extent:
49 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1993 Jan. 12-1995 Feb. 3
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Michael Mazur conducted 1993 Jan. 12-1995 Feb. 3, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Mazur remembers growing up as the only child in a well-to-do Jewish family in Manhattan; his demanding education at the Horace Mann School where he worked on a literary magazine with Edward Koren, the cartoonist; studying with an artist in Greenwich Village; and his early determination to be an artist. Academic challenges and social conservatism at Amherst College (B.A. 1958), where he studied printmaking and drawing with Leonard Baskin, an arrogant and limited artist, and working to his advantage with the gifted young printer, George Lockwood, in Baskin's studio. The year of self-directed study in Florence, Italy, and the lasting effect on him of the great European art tradition; his marriage to the poet, Gail Mazur; being a student at the Yale School of Art (BFA 1959, MFA 1961) and the contrast of the teaching methods of the autocratic Josef Albers and the congenial Gabor Peterdi; and his valuable experience as a volunteer assistant to Naum Gabo, who introduced him to monoprints. Teaching at the Rhode Island School of Design (1961-64) and the faculty there; and the development of his first well-known work, the "Locked Ward" series of prints, based on observation at mental hospitals. Teaching at Brandeis University (1965-75) and his involvement in Vietnam War era politics; and the various genres of his paintings and prints in the 1970s and 1980s and what he feels to be the essence of his work. The speed with which the "Branching" series of paintings and drawings was done and which was perhaps based on his observations of his vascular system as he underwent angioplasty in January 1993; the ambiguity of their space; being titled only post-facto; the equal importance of every part of a composition and the use of a very limited palette; and his affinity to artists Brice Marden and Richard Diebenkorn. Recent paintings which are a continuation of his "Branching" series, but influenced by a 13th century Chinese painting at Princeton University and which has led him to cease making preliminary studies and into greater abstraction; his illustrations in monotype for Robert Pinsky's translation of Dante's INFERNO, 1992-3 and his long interest in the INFERNO; development of the New Provincetown Print Project beginning in 1988 (a two-week workshop for artists who work on monoprints with master printer Robert Townsend and Mazur at the Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, Mass.); and his improvisational method of teaching at Harvard University.
Biographical / Historical:
Michael Mazur (1935-2009) was a painter, graphic artist, and art instructor of Cambridge, Mass.
General:
Originally recorded on 6 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 12 digital wav files. Duration is 9 hrs., 14 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 -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Prints -- Technique -- Study and teaching  Search this
Prints -- 20th century  Search this
Prints, American  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Art teachers -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Graphic artists -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Printmakers -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.mazur93
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mazur93

Oral history interview with Stanton Macdonald-Wright

Interviewee:
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, 1890-1973  Search this
Interviewer:
McGlynn, Betty Hoag  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
103 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 Apr. 13-Sept. 16
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Stanton Macdonald-Wright conducted 1964 Apr. 13-Sept. 16, by Betty Hoag, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.
Macdonald-Wright discusses his work on the Federal Art Project under the Works Progress Administration.
Biographical / Historical:
Stanton Macdonald-Wright (1890-1973) was a painter from Los Angeles, Calif.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 47 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.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.macdon64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-macdon64

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