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Oral history interview with Paul Caponigro, 1999 July 30-August 12

Interviewee:
Caponigro, Paul, 1932-  Search this
Interviewer:
Larsen, Susan C., 1946-  Search this
Subject:
White, Minor  Search this
Lange, Dorothea  Search this
Adams, Ansel  Search this
Tice, George A.  Search this
Bufano, Beniamino  Search this
Cunningham, Imogen  Search this
Strand, Paul  Search this
Graves, Morris  Search this
Szarkowski, John  Search this
Chappell, Walter  Search this
Singer, Robert T.  Search this
Bunnell, Peter C.  Search this
Chiarenza, Carl  Search this
Cosindas, Marie  Search this
Uelsmann, Jerry  Search this
Ranney, Edward.  Search this
Scheinbaum, David  Search this
Russek, Janet  Search this
Clergue, Lucien.  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia  Search this
Newhall, Beaumont  Search this
Westin, Bert  Search this
Clift, William  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Photographers -- Maine -- Cushing -- Interviews.  Search this
Photographers -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe -- Interviews.  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11968
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)222723
AAA_collcode_caponi99
Theme:
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_222723
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Joel-Peter Witkin, 1999 October 18 and 2001 August 14

Interviewee:
Witkin, Joel-Peter, 1939-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Photographers -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12055
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)222755
AAA_collcode_witkin99
Theme:
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_222755

Oral history interview with Judy Chicago, 2009 August 7-8

Interviewee:
Chicago, Judy, 1939-  Search this
Interviewer:
Richards, Judith Olch, 1947-  Search this
Subject:
Saint-Phalle, Niki de  Search this
Woodman, Donald  Search this
Taylor, Mary  Search this
Hopkins, Henry  Search this
Marisol  Search this
Copeland, John  Search this
Lucie-Smith, Edward  Search this
Schneemann, Carolee  Search this
Bullard, E. John(Edgar John)  Search this
Lemon, Jack  Search this
Rosenberg, Harold  Search this
Neel, Alice  Search this
Youdelman, Nancy  Search this
McFadden, David Revere  Search this
Bergen, Jeffrey  Search this
Semmel, Joan  Search this
Thompson, Viki D.  Search this
Dobbins, Norman  Search this
Dobbins, Ruth  Search this
Flack, Audrey  Search this
LaMonte, Karen  Search this
Lu, Jie  Search this
Rodee, Susannah  Search this
Pruitt, Tom  Search this
LewAllen, Arlene  Search this
Perkins, Flo  Search this
ACA Galleries  Search this
LewAllen Contemporary (Gallery)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Women sculptors -- New Mexico -- Interviews  Search this
Feminism and art  Search this
Women painters -- New Mexico -- Interviews  Search this
Women photographers -- New Mexico -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- Technique  Search this
Glass artists -- New Mexico -- Interviews  Search this
Women printmakers -- New Mexico -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15708
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)283567
AAA_collcode_chicag09
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_283567
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Paul Caponigro

Interviewee:
Caponigro, Paul, 1932-  Search this
Interviewer:
Larsen, Susan C.  Search this
Names:
Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984  Search this
Bufano, Beniamino, 1898-1970  Search this
Bunnell, Peter C.  Search this
Chappell, Walter, 1925-  Search this
Chiarenza, Carl  Search this
Clergue, Lucien.  Search this
Clift, William  Search this
Cosindas, Marie, 1925-  Search this
Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976  Search this
Graves, Morris, 1910-  Search this
Lange, Dorothea  Search this
Newhall, Beaumont, 1908-1993  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia , 1887-1986  Search this
Ranney, Edward.  Search this
Russek, Janet  Search this
Scheinbaum, David, 1951-  Search this
Singer, Robert T.  Search this
Strand, Paul, 1890-1976  Search this
Szarkowski, John  Search this
Tice, George A.  Search this
Uelsmann, Jerry, 1934-  Search this
Westin, Bert  Search this
White, Minor  Search this
Extent:
87 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1999 July 30-August 12
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Paul Caponigro conducted 1999 July 30-August 12, by Susan C. Larsen, for the Archives of American Art, at Caponigro's home, in Cushing, Maine.
Caponigro describes his childhood, military career, and travels through the southwest and northern California, his association with Minor White, exhibitions, publications, employment, and marriage to wife Eleanor.
Caponigro discusses the significance of his Stonehenge series of photographs; others' interpretations of his work; further exhibitions; and the role that his family's move to Santa Fe, New Mexico, has played in the evolution of his work.
Further discussion of the photographic scene in Santa Fe and its connection to American modernist photographers such as Paul Strand and Ansel Adams; travels; Guggenheim grant; the 1991 fall from a rocky ledge that was a physical and spiritual watershed in his life; and his new home in Cushing, Maine.
He recalls George Tice, Ansel Adams, Minor White, Bert Westin, Imogen Cunningham, Dorothea Lange, Oliver Gagliani, Beniamino Bufano, Morris Graves, Walter Chappell, Jerry Uelsmann, Carl Chiarenza, William Clift, Marie Cosindas, Peter Bunnell, John Szarkowski, Robert Singer, Beaumont Newhall, Georgia O'Keeffe, Ed Ranney, David Scheinbaum, Janet Russek, Lucien Clergue, and many others.
Biographical / Historical:
Paul Caponigro (1932- ) is a photographer and teacher from New England and New Mexico.
General:
Originally recorded on 7 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 12 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hr., 19 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:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Photographers -- Maine -- Cushing -- Interviews.  Search this
Photographers -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe -- Interviews.  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.caponi99
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-caponi99

Oral history interview with Judy Chicago

Interviewee:
Chicago, Judy, 1939-  Search this
Interviewer:
Richards, Judith Olch  Search this
Names:
ACA Galleries  Search this
LewAllen Contemporary (Gallery)  Search this
Bergen, Jeffrey, 1955-  Search this
Bullard, E. John(Edgar John), 1942-  Search this
Copeland, John  Search this
Dobbins, Norman  Search this
Dobbins, Ruth  Search this
Flack, Audrey  Search this
Hopkins, Henry, 1928-2009  Search this
LaMonte, Karen, 1967-  Search this
Lemon, Jack  Search this
LewAllen, Arlene  Search this
Lu, Jie, 1958-  Search this
Lucie-Smith, Edward  Search this
Marisol, 1930-2016  Search this
McFadden, David Revere  Search this
Neel, Alice, 1900-1984  Search this
Perkins, Flo  Search this
Pruitt, Tom  Search this
Rodee, Susannah  Search this
Rosenberg, Harold, 1906-1978  Search this
Saint-Phalle, Niki de, 1930-2002  Search this
Schneemann, Carolee, 1939-  Search this
Semmel, Joan, 1932-  Search this
Taylor, Mary, 1947-  Search this
Thompson, Viki D., 1947-  Search this
Woodman, Donald  Search this
Youdelman, Nancy, 1948-  Search this
Extent:
74 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2009 August 7-8
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Judy Chicago conducted 2009 August 7 and 8, by Judith Olch Richards, for the Archives of American Art, at Chicago's home and studio, in Belen, New Mexico.
Chicago speaks of her work since the late 1980s, having previously discussed her early life and works; printmaking projects with various print studios around the country; giving archived documents to important museums; creating a foundation with her husband Donald Woodman to protect the legacy of their art; the non-profit organization she started in 1978, Through the Flower; her studio practices and her most practiced techniques; keeping a regular schedule; her interest in collaborative projects such as The Dinner Party [1974-1979], the Birth Project [1980-1985], the Holocaust Project [1985-1993] and Resolutions: A Stitch in Time [1994-2000]; working with various textile and glass artists; feeling a kin with other female artists, like Nikki de Saint Phalle and Marisol Escobar; the responsibility she feels to share underrepresented information; her enjoyment of the process of making art and the hope that she creates art that is not bound by time; her relationships with galleries though the years including the ACA Galleries in New York and LewAllen Contemporary in Santa Fe; her intention in making art was not create proactive or controversial art; various teaching positions; her interest in combining text and images in works like Song of Songs [1997-1999]; her more current interest in glass; experimenting with the techniques of casting and etching to achieve her desired images; her want to change institutional policies that underrepresent women artists in museums and the absence of images of women by women artists. Chicago also recalls Henry Hopkins, Mary Ross Taylor, Susannah Rodee, John Bullard, Jack Lemon, Alice Neel, Edward Lucie-Smith, John Copeland, Harold Rosenberg, Carolee Schneemann, Jeffery Bergen, Audrey Flack, Joan Semmel, Nancy Youdelman, David McFadden, Viki Thomson Wylder, Tom Pruitt, Arlene LewAllen, Flo Perkins, Norman and Ruth Dobbins, Karen LaMonte, Lu Jie and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Interviewee Judy Chicago (1939- ) is a feminist artist and author who lives and works in Belen, New Mexico. Interviewer Judith Olch Richards (1947- ) is former executive director of iCI in New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 compact discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 40 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:
Women sculptors -- New Mexico -- Interviews  Search this
Feminism and art  Search this
Women painters -- New Mexico -- Interviews  Search this
Women photographers -- New Mexico -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- Technique  Search this
Glass artists -- New Mexico -- Interviews  Search this
Women printmakers -- New Mexico -- Interviews  Search this
Function:
Artists' studios -- New Mexico
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.chicag09
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-chicag09

Fairfield Porter letters to Eliot Porter

Creator:
Porter, Eliot, 1901-1990  Search this
Porter, Fairfield  Search this
Names:
Porter, Fairfield  Search this
Extent:
7 Items
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1959-1964
Scope and Contents:
Seven letters from Fairfield Porter to his brother, photographer Eliot Porter. Fairfield writes about his own writings on art and photography, science, and the sale of his paintings.
Biographical / Historical:
Eliot Porter (1901-1990) was a photographer in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His brother, Fairfield, was a painter and art critic.
Provenance:
Donated 2017 by Stephen Porter, Eliot Porter's son.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Photographers -- New Mexico  Search this
Topic:
Photography  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.portelio
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-portelio

Oral history interview with Joel-Peter Witkin

Interviewee:
Witkin, Joel-Peter, 1939-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Extent:
3 Items (sound cassettes (165 min.), analog.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1999 October 18 and 2001 August 14
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Joel Peter Witkin conducted 1999 October 18 and 2001 August 14, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, in Witkin's home, in Albuquerque, N.M.
Witkin discusses his childhood in Brooklyn; his Italian and Russian Jewish heritage; his parent's religious differences and their interest in art and music; his father's desertion when he and his twin brother were three; his early use of a Kodak camera in hopes to "see God," and finding an image and accepting it as an epiphany; a 1966 trip to Europe, especially time spent in Paris; his attraction to risk taking and pushing limits which he attributes to his father's gambling and his belief that such risks are necessary to discover life and self; photographing sideshow freaks, in which he discovered a sense of family; seeking the supernatural in photography; and spiritual redemption through his chosen medium.
Biographical / Historical:
Joel-Peter Witkin (1939- ) is a photographer from Albuquerque, N.M.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 44 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 the transcription of this interview is provided by the Pasadena Art Alliance.
Funding source: Pasadena Art Alliance
Rights:
Authorization to quote or reproduce for the purposes of publication requires written permission from Joel-Peter Witkin. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Photographers -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.witkin99
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-witkin99

Photographs, New Mexico, Pueblo Churches and Altars

Collection Creator:
Ronnebeck, Arnold, 1885-1947  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1925-1945
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Arnold Rönnebeck and Louise Emerson Ronnebeck papers, 1884-2002. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Arnold Rönnebeck and Louise Emerson Ronnebeck papers
Arnold Rönnebeck and Louise Emerson Ronnebeck papers / Series 7: Photographic Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-ronnarno-ref330

Photographs: New Mexico Hispanica (Ahlborn), 1992

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History.  Search this
Container:
Box 12 of 27
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-002, National Museum of American History., Exhibition Records
See more items in:
Exhibition Records
Exhibition Records / Box 12
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa00-002-refidd1e3862

Lunar Eclipse Photographs, New Mexico Baker-Nunn, December 30, 1963

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Publications and Information  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-109, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Publications and Information, Publication Files
See more items in:
Publication Files
Publication Files / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa16-109-refidd1e901

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