Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Search Results

Collections Search Center
105 documents - page 1 of 6

Peter and Rose Krasnow papers, 1914-1984

Creator:
Krasnow, Peter, 1886-1979  Search this
Subject:
Danieli, Fidel  Search this
DeLuce, Robert  Search this
Clements, Grace  Search this
Cocker, Conrad  Search this
Budnick, Dan  Search this
Burton, Leslie  Search this
Weston, Edward  Search this
Blades, Harriet  Search this
Weston, Flora  Search this
Weston, Edward  Search this
Stone, Irving  Search this
Raboff, Ina  Search this
Raboff, Ernest Lloyd  Search this
Price, Aimée Brown  Search this
Owen, Elaine  Search this
Owen, Dale  Search this
Noer, Philip  Search this
Morley, Grace  Search this
Krasnow, Rose  Search this
Howe, Dudley  Search this
Drake, Alfred S.  Search this
United States. Aircraft Warning Service. Ground Observer Corps  Search this
Peter Krasnow Arts Foundation  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Sketches
Diaries
Poems
Notes
Essays
Short stories
Prints
Transcripts
Sound recordings
Citation:
Peter and Rose Krasnow papers, 1914-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Jewish artists  Search this
Printmakers -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Sculptors -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9164
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211359
AAA_collcode_kraspete
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211359
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Nathan Oliveira

Interviewee:
Oliveira, Nathan, 1928-2010  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
Albright, Ivan, 1897-1983  Search this
Beckmann, Max, 1884-1950  Search this
Bengston, Billy Al  Search this
Boyle, Keith  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard, 1922-1993  Search this
Jackson, Martha Kellogg  Search this
Oldfield, Otis, 1890-1969  Search this
Extent:
92 Pages (Transcript, 1978-1980 sessions)
28 Pages (Transcript 1981 session)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1978 Aug. 9-1981 Dec. 29
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Nathan Oliveira conducted 1978 Aug. 9-1981 Dec. 29, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
Oliveira speaks of his family background and ancestry; his childhood; his education; the development of his interest in art; working as a bookbinder; his inspirations from the old masters; studying with Max Beckmann and Otis Oldfield; his U.S. Army service; working with Richard Diebenkorn; getting established in galleries as a printmaker; teaching printmaking; his European travels; living in Illinois and its effect on his career; moving to California; and meeting and working with Martha Jackson. He recalls Billy Al Bengston, Ivan Albright, and Willem de Kooning, and discusses de Kooning's influence on him.
Oliveira also speaks of subject matter in his paintings, and his departure from and his later return to the human figure; the relationship between artist and model; the importance and persistence of the figurative tradition in American art; artists he admires. He recalls Keith Boyle and Frank Lobdell.
Biographical / Historical:
Nathan Oliveira (1928-2010) was a painter, printmaker, and sculptor from Stanford, Calif.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound tape reels and 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hrs., 39 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:
1978-1980 session; transcript: Transcript available on microfilm.
Occupation:
Artists' models  Search this
Topic:
Figurative art  Search this
Printmakers -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Artists' models -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.olivei78
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw973f41c6a-7f70-45ec-a356-536ec0195244
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-olivei78
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Linda Lucero

Interviewee:
Lucero, Linda, 1947-  Search this
Interviewer:
San Miguel, Melissa, 1986-  Search this
Extent:
4 Items (audiovisual files (6 hrs., 7 min.), digital, mp4)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Video recordings
Date:
2022 March 14–16
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Linda Lucero conducted 2022 March 14–16, by Melissa L. San Miguel for the Archives of American Art, at Lucero's home in San Francisco, California.­
Biographical / Historical:
Linda Lucero (1947- ) is a printmaker who was co-founder and executive director of La Raza Graphic Center, she is based in San Francisco, CA. Lucero also served as the executive and artistic director of Yerba Buena Arts and Events and Gardens Festival.
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:
This interview is open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its Oral History Program interviews available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. Quotation, reproduction and publication of the recording is governed by restrictions. If an interview has been transcribed, researchers must quote from the transcript. If an interview has not been transcribed, researchers must quote from the recording. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Printmakers -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Arts administrators -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Topic:
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Video recordings
Identifier:
AAA.lucero22
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97944103c-0d38-48e3-908a-14d5b8b10208
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lucero22

Hisako Hibi and Matsusaburo "George" Hibi papers

Creator:
Hibi, Hisako, 1907-1991  Search this
Hibi, Matsusaburo George, 1886-1947  Search this
Extent:
3.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
circa 1906-2000
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Japanes American artists Hisako Hibi and Matsusaburo "George" Hibi measure 3.3 linear feet and date from circa 1906-2000. These papers are mainly focused on Hisako Hibi's life and career, with some small elements related to Matsusaburo "George" Hibi. Included are biographical material consisting of immigration documents and interview transcripts; scrapbooks; photographs of family members; printed material including catalogs and newspaper clippings; personal and professional correspondence; records of works sold, loaned and donated; and few sketches. Also found is Matsusaburo's handwritten account of founding the art school at Topaz camp.
Biographical / Historical:
Hisako Hibi née Shimizu (1907-1991) was Japanese American an artist in Hayward and San Francisco, California. She was married to­ artist Matsusaburo "George" Hibi (1886-1947). Both artists were incarcerated at the Topaz relocation center in Utah during World War II.
Provenance:
Donated in 2022 by Ibuki Hibi Lee, Hisako and Matsusaburo "George" Hibi's daughter.
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 -- San Francisco  Search this
Printmakers -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Japanese Americans -- Forced removal and internment, 1942-1945  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.hibihisa
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96ad4ec94-a26a-44a8-94e1-868fddd32f1d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hibihisa

Oral history interview with Ester Hernández

Interviewee:
Hernandez, Ester, 1944-  Search this
Interviewer:
San Miguel, Melissa, 1986-  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (audiovisual files (3 hrs., 35 min.), digital, mp4)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Video recordings
Date:
2021 November 15–17
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Ester Hernández conducted 2021 November 15–17, by Melissa L. San Miguel for the Archives of American Art, at Hernandez's home in San Francisco, California.
Biographical / Historical:
Ester Hernández (1944-) is a San Francisco, California-based printmaker known for her activist works that highlight agricultural and farm labor issues in California, especially in the San Joaquin Valley as related to Mexican and Yaqui workers.
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:
This interview is open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its Oral History Program interviews available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. Quotation, reproduction and publication of the recording is governed by restrictions. If an interview has been transcribed, researchers must quote from the transcript. If an interview has not been transcribed, researchers must quote from the recording. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Printmakers -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women printmakers  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Video recordings
Identifier:
AAA.hernan21
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c61016fd-6f41-4aa4-a065-24252614f63f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hernan21

Peter and Rose Krasnow papers

Creator:
Krasnow, Peter, 1886-1979  Search this
Names:
Peter Krasnow Arts Foundation  Search this
United States. Aircraft Warning Service. Ground Observer Corps  Search this
Blades, Harriet  Search this
Budnick, Dan  Search this
Burton, Leslie  Search this
Clements, Grace, 1905-1969  Search this
Cocker, Conrad  Search this
Danieli, Fidel  Search this
DeLuce, Robert  Search this
Drake, Alfred S.  Search this
Howe, Dudley  Search this
Krasnow, Rose, 1885-1984  Search this
Morley, Grace, 1900-1985  Search this
Noer, Philip  Search this
Owen, Dale  Search this
Owen, Elaine  Search this
Price, Aimée Brown, 1939-  Search this
Raboff, Ernest Lloyd  Search this
Raboff, Ina  Search this
Stone, Irving, 1903-  Search this
Weston, Edward, 1886-1958  Search this
Weston, Edward, 1886-1958 -- Photographs  Search this
Weston, Flora -- Photographs  Search this
Extent:
6.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Sketches
Diaries
Poems
Notes
Essays
Short stories
Prints
Transcripts
Sound recordings
Date:
1914-1984
Summary:
The papers of painter, printmaker, and sculptor Peter Krasnow (1886-1979) and his wife, writer Rose Krasnow (1885-1984), measures 6.9 linear feet and date from 1914 to 1984. Papers include biographical materials, a sound recording, correspondence, essays, poetry, short stories, notes, transcripts of lectures and radio talks, five diaries of Peter Krasnow, personal business records, exhibition catalogs and announcements, clippings, magazines, five sketchbooks, sketches and drawings in multiple media, prints, and photographs.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of painter, printmaker, and sculptor Peter Krasnow (1886-1979) and his wife, writer Rose Krasnow (1885-1984), measures 6.9 linear feet and date from 1914 to 1984. Papers include biographical materials, a sound recording, correspondence, essays, poetry, short stories, notes, transcripts of lectures and radio talks, five diaries of Peter Krasnow, personal business records, exhibition catalogs and announcements, clippings, magazines, five sketchbooks, sketches and drawings in multiple media, prints, and photographs.

Biographical materials include documentation of Rose Krasnow's service as a member of the Army Air Forces Ground Observer Corps, programs and other materials from various memorial services, a sound recording with commentary on a Peter Krasnow exhibition, and documentation of a project to publish Rose Krasnow's poetry.

Correspondence consists of Peter and Rose Krasnow's personal and professional correspondence as well as a small amount of third party correspondence. Personal correspondence with friends and family involves health, work, daily events, and other life updates. Professional correspondence with art dealers, curators, gallery and museum directors, collectors, and colleges and universities concerns exhibitions, sales, loans, and donations of artwork. Primary correspondents include Leslie Burton and Harriet Blades, Dan Budnik, Grace Clements, Conrad Crocker, Dudley Howe, Lilly Weil Jaffe, Grace L. McCann Morley, Dale and Elaine Owen, Aimée Brown Price, Ernest and Ina Raboff, Irving Stone, and Edward Weston. There are also numerous scattered letters from artists, writers, curators, critics, museums, arts associations, and Jewish organizations.

Writings and notes are by Peter Krasnow, Rose Krasnow, and others. Writings by Peter Krasnow include a draft autobiography, essays, lectures on wood sculpture, typescripts, notes, and writings on art. Writings by Rose Krasnow include essays, plays, poetry, and short stories. Writings by others consist of essays, lectures, notes, plays, poetry, short stories, and typescripts. Other writers include Grace Clements, Fidel Danieli, Robert DeLuce, Alfred S. Drake, and Philip Noer. There are also five handwritten personal diaries by Peter Krasnow.

Personal business records include Rose Krasnow's bank book from 1980, Peter Krasnow's naturalization certificate and passport, an inventory of paintings on index cards, tax applications for the Peter Krasnow Arts Foundation, materials relating to Peter Krasnow's estate and the purchase of his artwork, and various receipts.

Printed materials include exhibition catalogs and announcements, clippings, bound books, magazines and journals, a Chicago Society of Artists block print calendar, and two printed posters from Peter Krasnow's exhibit at the Galerie Pierre in 1934.

Artwork is mostly by Peter Krasnow, and includes five sketchbooks, sketches and drawings, watercolors, preliminary studies in oil, and prints.

Photographs include personal photographs, photographs of major sculpture projects in progress, and artwork. Personal photographs are of Peter and Rose, family members, and friends, as well as a few scattered images of landscapes and architecture, possibly travel photographs. There are also photographs of Edward and Flora Weston. There are three photograph albums, one contains images of Krasnow's relief sculptures for the Sinai Temple's Kohn Chapel. Two photograph albums were compliled by Susan Ehrlich for Peter and Rose Krasnow. Also found are photographs of works of art. Some of the photographs in the papers were taken by Dan Budnik.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 9 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Materials, circa 1942-1983 (Boxes 1, 6; 7 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1930-1984 (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, circa 1916-1980 (Boxes 1-2; 1.3 linear feet)

Series 4: Diaries, circa 1955-1968 (Box 2-3; 5 folders)

Series 5: Personal Business Records, circa 1914-1982 (Box 3; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 6: Printed Materials, circa 1922-1981 (Boxes 3-4 and OV 9; 1.1 linear feet)

Series 7: Artwork, circa 1918-1980 (Boxes 4-6 and OV 7-8, 10; 1.5 linear feet)

Series 8: Sketchbooks, circa 1918-1973 (Box 5; 5 folders)

Series 9: Photographs, circa 1914-1981 (Boxes 5-6; 0.6 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Peter Krasnow (1886-1979) was a painter, sculptor, and printmaker who lived and worked primarily in Southern California. His wife, Rose Krasnow (1885-1984), was a prolific writer of poems, short stories, and plays.

Peter Krasnow was born on August 20, 1886 in the Ukraine, Russia to Jewish parents. His father's work as an interior designer inspired Krasnow's interest in art.

In 1907, Krasnow emigrated to the United States, first living in Boston. He moved to Chicago in 1908 to attend the Art Institute of Chicago, where he met his future wife, Rose Bloom. To support himself during his studies, Krasnow worked as a security officer and performed other manual jobs. He graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1916 and married Rose that same year.

The Krasnows moved to New York in 1919. In New York, Krasnow experienced some artistic success, participating in group and solo exhibitions at the Whitney Studio Club. During this time period, Krasnow often painted city scenes using a dark color palette.

In 1922, the Krasnows moved to Los Angeles, California. Krasnow built a studio near Glendale in 1923, on land purchased from photographer and friend Edward Weston. The studio also served as the Krasnows' main residence for the rest of their lives. In 1923 in Los Angeles, Krasnow exhibited with the Group of Independent Artists, which included Stanton Macdonald-Wright, Boris Deutsch, Nick Brigante, Ben Berlin, and other noteworthy artists. During his first years in California, Krasnow mostly created watercolor paintings, including a series of landscapes, using a lighter color palette than his earlier works. In the 1920s, Krasnow also accepted commissions for carved wood reliefs at the Temple Emmanu-El in San Francisco and the Sinai Temple in Los Angeles.

Krasnow received a grant in 1931, and he and Rose temporarily relocated to the Dordogne region of France, where they lived until 1934. During this time, Krasnow painted a series of watercolors and paintings of the French landscape. Before returning to the United States, Krasnow exhibited these landscapes at the Galerie Pierre.

After returning to California, Krasnow began creating carved wood sculptures, which he named 'demountables,' often using wood from trees on his property. Krasnow created these sculptures to celebrate the organic shapes inherent in wood.

In 1934, Krasnow returned to painting, this time creating bright, colorful, geometric designs which often incorporated symbolism from his Jewish heritage. Krasnow focused on these paintings through the remaining years of his life. In 1977, Krasnow received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Peter Krasnow died on October 30, 1979 in Los Angeles. Rose Krasnow died five years later, in 1984.
Provenance:
The Peter and Rose Krasnow papers were donated in several increments between 1976 and 1998 by Peter Krasnow, the Estate of Peter Krasnow, and the Peter and Rose Krasnow Foundation.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
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 -- Los Angeles  Search this
Wood-carvers -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Topic:
Jewish artists  Search this
Printmakers -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Sculptors -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Sketches
Diaries
Poems
Notes
Essays
Short stories
Prints
Transcripts
Sound recordings
Citation:
Peter and Rose Krasnow papers, 1914-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kraspete
See more items in:
Peter and Rose Krasnow papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ed81e16a-9b16-46be-912e-4e7c0b6db0c6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kraspete
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Mary Dill Henry

Creator:
Henry, Mary, 1913-  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  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
Extent:
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recordings (1 hour), 5 in.)
27 Pages (Transcript)
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recordings (1 hour), 5 in.)
27 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 May 12
1964 May 12
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Mary Dill Henry conducted on 1964 May 12, by Mary McChesney for the Archives of American Art.
Henry speaks of getting on the WPA Federal Art Project in Oakland, California; working on mosaics and designing murals for California school buildings; the dispersal of the art work created by the Project; her opinions of federal support for the arts.
Biographical / Historical:
Designer, mosaicist; California.
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.
Occupation:
Painters -- California  Search this
Designers -- California  Search this
Printmakers -- California  Search this
Mosaicists -- California  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women designers  Search this
Women printmakers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.henry64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d4a71b64-6212-46f8-ad9b-3274877b08c6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-henry64
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Edward Biberman, 1964 April 15

Interviewee:
Biberman, Edward, 1904-1986  Search this
Interviewer:
McGlynn, Betty Lochrie Hoag, 1914-2002  Search this
Subject:
Orozco, José Clemente  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Edward Biberman, 1964 April 15. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art and state  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Printmakers -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12807
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213268
AAA_collcode_biberm64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213268
Online Media:

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
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with William Hesthal, 1964 Dec. 22. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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 Walter Askin, 1992 March 4-6

Interviewee:
Askin, Walter, 1929-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Walter Askin, 1992 March 4-6. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Printmakers -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13013
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215807
AAA_collcode_askin92
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215807
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Juana Alicia

Interviewee:
Juana Alicia  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Extent:
99 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2000 May 8 and July 17
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Juana Alicia conducted 2000 May 8-July 17, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, in Alicia's studio, Berkeley, California.
Juana Alicia discusses her childhood in Detroit and Texas; her feelins of identification with the Black community; admiration of Paul Robeson and Martin Luther King, Jr., whose death "devastated" her; moving in 1972 to Salinas, California at the invitation of Cesar Chavez; working in the lettuce fields and inspiration for her mural Lechugueras (1985) in the Mission District of San Francisco; Chicana identity; art as central to her story; her work during the 1970s and 80s becoming more international in scope and connecting to the struggles of others; her interest in ancient techniques and in the work of Los Tres Grandes and the frescos of Diego Rivera; her current project, Santuarios, with her partner, at SFO, and the iconography of the work in terms of three forces at work: artist's experience, mandate of commission, spiritual/universal force; El Cordon Rota (1998), a banner prepared for and withdrawn from a Tijuana show in response to John Valadez's poster image of a nude Chicana; interest in aesthetics and the idea of beauty in art as vital to survival; her views on gender equality, empowerment through art, differences between men and women; the "Positive Visability" mural (1995) in San Francisco's lower Haight district, with a description of the iconography and recent restoration project supported by Neighborhood Beautification Program fighting hate crimes throughout the city.
Biographical / Historical:
Juana Alicia Araiza (1953-), commonly known as Juana Alicia, is a painter, printmaker, and educator in Berkeley, California. Juana Alicia is among the leading Chicana muralists in California and a major figure in Bay Area Chicana and women's movements. Among her commissions is a mural done with her partner Emmanuel C. Montoya at the San Francisco International Airport. Uses only her forenames; does not use her last name.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 6 minutes.
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 SI Latino Initiative II, 1999.
Occupation:
Muralists -- California -- Berkeley  Search this
Printmakers -- California -- Berkeley  Search this
Educators -- California -- Berkeley  Search this
Painters -- California -- Berkeley  Search this
Topic:
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Chicano artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Women printmakers  Search this
Women muralists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.alicia00
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9906ac28a-bfc5-4264-bdf9-61c2caef41de
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-alicia00
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Dorothy Jeakins

Interviewee:
Jeakins, Dorothy  Search this
Interviewer:
McGlynn, Betty Hoag  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, 1890-1973  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recording, 5 in.)
14 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 June 19
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Dorothy Jeakins conducted 1964 June 19, by Betty Hoag for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.
Biographical / Historical:
Printmaker, illustrator; California.
General:
An unrelated interview of Frank Stevens conducted by B. Hoag is also on this tape.
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.
Occupation:
Printmakers -- California  Search this
Illustrators -- California  Search this
Costume designers -- California  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women printmakers  Search this
Women illustrators  Search this
Women designers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.jeakin64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94bfc174a-e7e0-4352-823d-514c5ed8fc6d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-jeakin64
Online Media:

Mary Dill Henry papers

Creator:
Henry, Mary, 1913-  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1970-1990
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material; 28 color photographs and 67 slides of Henry's work; exhibition list; 3 letters; receipts; magazine and newspaper clippings; and exhibition announcements.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, designer, mosaicist; California and Seattle, Wash.
Provenance:
Donated by Artemas A. Ginzton, Henry's friend and patron.
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 -- California  Search this
Designers -- California  Search this
Mosaicists -- California  Search this
Printmakers -- California  Search this
Painters -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women designers  Search this
Women printmakers  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.henrmary
See more items in:
Mary Dill Henry papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96f309de2-917b-4377-b0b6-e0a3e2d478b8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-henrmary

Oral history interview with Edward Biberman

Interviewee:
Biberman, Edward  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
Orozco, José Clemente, 1883-1949  Search this
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957  Search this
Extent:
48 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 April 15
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Edward Biberman conducted 1964 April 15, by Betty Hoag, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.
Biberman speaks of his background and education; his early painting career; the influence of the Mexican muralists, especially Jose Clemente Orozco, upon him; coming to California; teaching at the Art Center School; murals he painted for the Los Angeles Post Office; serving on the jury to select a mural design for the Social Security Administration Building in Washington; his work methods, and how he researched the subject matter for his murals; the Federal Art Project's contribution to art in California and art in general; his opinions about government support for the arts. He recalls Diego Rivera.
Biographical / Historical:
Edward Biberman (1904-1986) was a painter, printmaker, and mural painter from Los Angeles, California.
General:
Originally recorded 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 53 min.
Interviews of Stanton Macdonald-Wright, and Charles Rogers are also on this tape.
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.
Occupation:
Muralists -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Art and state  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Printmakers -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.biberm64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92ce9cc67-c01f-4f5a-ac20-45e4b28ec239
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-biberm64
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Tyrus Wong

Interviewee:
Wong, Tyrus  Search this
Interviewer:
McGlynn, Betty Hoag  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Buck, Frank E. (Frank Eugene), 1889 or 90-1959  Search this
Jeakins, Dorothy  Search this
Jones, Joe, 1909-1963  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, 1890-1973  Search this
Murry, Jerre, 1904-1973  Search this
Newell, Gordon  Search this
O'Hara, Eliot, 1890-1969  Search this
Stanley, George M., 1903-  Search this
Winter, Carl, 1906 Jan. 10-  Search this
Extent:
28 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 January 30
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Tyrus Wong conducted 1965 January 30, by Betty Hoag, for the Archives of American Art.
Wong discusses making a film for grade schools and UCLA, which was produced by Eliot O'Hara, where he demonstrated Oriental painting techniques and Joe Jones demonstrated American techniques; working as an illustrator for Republic Studio; designing pottery plates for Greenfield Pottery, Gabriel Pottery in Pasadena; illustrations for the Western Art Review magazine; covers for the Los Angeles Times Home Section 1954 & 1955; text and illustrations for Watercolor Portraits, 1949; designing ads for various magazines; and doing watercolors, lithographs, and murals for the WPA, including the Santa Monica Library. Wong recalls Surasawa, Dorothy Jeakins, Nick Berganti, Hideo Dati, Benjy Ocobo, Carl Winter, Stanton Macdonald-Wright, Jerre Murry, Steven LaVerne Dunwell, George Stanley, Gordon Newell, and Frank Buck.
Biographical / Historical:
Tyrus Wong (1910-2016) was a Chinese American painter, designer, illustrator, and printmaker based in California.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 48 min.
Only the second half of this interview was successfully recorded.
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.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- California  Search this
Painters -- California  Search this
Designers -- California  Search this
Printmakers -- California  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Painting, Asian  Search this
Chinese American art  Search this
Chinese American artists  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Asian American painters  Search this
Asian American illustrators  Search this
Asian American printmakers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.wong65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw983296696-373e-4a57-9b61-c164dae1abc9
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wong65
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Walter Askin

Interviewee:
Askin, Walter, 1929-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Extent:
156 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1992 March 4-6
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Walter Askin conducted 1992 March 4-6, by Paul J. Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Walter Askin (1929- ) is a painter, sculptor, and printmaker from Los Angeles, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 57 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 transscription provided by the Pasadena Art Alliance.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Printmakers -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.askin92
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d34eaf76-c6aa-4d35-82a2-06402a3e28ba
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-askin92
Online Media:

Oral history interview with William Hesthal

Interviewee:
Hesthal, William, 1908-  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller  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:
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recordings: (45 min.), 5 in.)
16 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 Dec. 22
Scope and Contents:
An interview of William Hesthal conducted by Mary Fuller McChesney on 1964 Dec. 22 for the Archives of American Art.
Hesthal speaks of his art education; working on the easel and lithography projects for the Federal Art Project; surrealist influences on the FAP artists; and his opinions on federally sponsored art programs.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; San Francisco, Calif.
General:
Sound quality is poor.
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
Printmakers -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.hestha64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a61be45d-ff16-4ec4-8365-43bc220ce9dc
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hestha64
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Enrique Chagoya, 2001 July 25-August 6

Interviewee:
Chagoya, Enrique, 1953-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Enrique Chagoya, 2001 July 25-August 6. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Printmakers -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Indian art -- Central America  Search this
Mexican American artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Chicano artists  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12495
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)227825
AAA_collcode_chagoy01
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_227825
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Dorr Bothwell

Interviewee:
Bothwell, Dorr  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller  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
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Clements, Grace, 1905-1969  Search this
Feitelson, Lorser, 1898-1978  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, 1890-1973  Search this
Extent:
16 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 February 27
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Dorr Bothwell conducted 1965 February 27, by Mary Fuller McChesney, for the Archives of American Art. Bothwell describes her education and art training in San Francisco; painting for the Public Works of Art Project; Federal Art Project murals in Los Angeles; effects of the federal projects on her artistic development; and friends and colleagues Grace Clements, Lorser Feitelson, and Stanton Macdonald-Wright.
Biographical / Historical:
Dorr Bothwell Mural (1902-2000) was a painter and printmaker from Joshua Tree, California. Charter member of the Society of San Francisco Women Artists. Co-wrote "Notan: the Dark-Light Principle of Design."
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 58 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.
Occupation:
Muralists -- California  Search this
Painters -- California  Search this
Art teachers -- California  Search this
Printmakers -- California  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Women printmakers  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Women muralists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.bothwe65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e791fbe4-04c2-493e-ad4c-5ebe5a8a2603
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bothwe65
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Enrique Chagoya

Interviewee:
Chagoya, Enrique  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Extent:
95 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2001 July 25-August 6
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Enrique Chagoya conducted July 25-August 6, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
The interview takes place at Chagoya's home in South San Francisco (sessions 1,2) and at Karlstrom's San Francisco office (session 3). Chagoya's wife, Kara Maria, joins in for the final portion of the interview. Chagoya discusses activities in Mexico and the U.S.; his involvement with the Galeria de la Raza and the Chicano Movement; his work, including books that are based on Pre-Columbian codices; his application of "reverse anthropology," the history of the Americas and Europe, as if Mexico conquered Europe; Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera; the legacy of Mexican muralism and the union of art and ideology; the nature of his own interest in Pre-Columbian imagery; his sabbatical year in Paris; collaborations with his wife Kara Maria, including issues of self-projection into works of art; artistic responsibility; creation of hybrid cultures; the separation of his art from other Chicano art; and identity as a Mexican. Chagoya's wife, painter Kara Maria, discusses her training at UC Berkeley, meeting Chagoya; their evolving relationship as artists; his role as mentor; and her separate artistic identity.
Biographical / Historical:
Enrique Chagoya (1953-) is a Mexican born American painter, graphic artist, and educator in San Francisco, California. Kara Maria (1968-) is Chagoya's wife.
General:
Originally recorded on 7 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 13 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hr., 43 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 -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Printmakers -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Indian art -- Central America  Search this
Mexican American artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Chicano artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.chagoy01
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d178d14b-1353-47a6-80c5-b8d1bdc65cc5
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-chagoy01
Online Media:

Modify Your Search







or


Narrow By
  • Archives of American Art