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Oral history interview with Emlen Etting, 1988 Oct. 12

Interviewee:
Etting, Emlen, 1905-1993  Search this
Interviewer:
Pacini, Marina  Search this
Subject:
Lhote, André  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Filmmakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Printmakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12027
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212021
AAA_collcode_etting88
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212021
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Elizabeth Osborne, 1991 May 24

Interviewee:
Osborne, Elizabeth, 1936-  Search this
Interviewer:
Veloric, Cynthia  Search this
Subject:
Watkins, Franklin Chenault  Search this
Pittman, Hobson Lafayette  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Marian Locks Gallery  Search this
Fischbach Gallery  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Women artists -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Printmakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11696
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214384
AAA_collcode_osborn91
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_214384

Oral history interview with Sam Maitin, 1991July 24

Interviewee:
Maitin, Samuel C. (Samuel Calman), 1928-2004  Search this
Interviewer:
Hunter, Anne S.  Search this
Subject:
Brady, Luther W.  Search this
Goodman, Ronald  Search this
McNulty, Kneeland  Search this
Print Club (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Prints -- 20th century -- Technique  Search this
Prints -- 20th century -- Study and teaching  Search this
Printmakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12054
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214618
AAA_collcode_maitin91
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_214618

Oral history interview with Sam Maitin

Interviewee:
Maitin, Sam  Search this
Interviewer:
Hunter, Anne S.  Search this
Names:
Philadelphia Museum of Art. School of Industrial Art  Search this
Print Club (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Brady, Luther W., 1925-  Search this
Goodman, Ronald  Search this
McNulty, Kneeland  Search this
Extent:
238 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1991July 24
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Samuel C. Maitin conducted 1991 July 24, by Anne Schuster Hunter, for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project.
Maitin discusses his Russian Jewish family background; his early life in Philadelphia; art studies at the Philadelphia Museum school of Industrial Art and the University of Pennsylvania; exhibitions of his work at the Print Club of Philadelphia; printmaking techniques, typography, advertising work and posters he designed; his Guggenheim fellowship and working with Ronald Goodman; commissions including a mural for the Children's Hospital, Philadelphia; and the Philadelphia art scene. He recalls collector Luther Brady and print curator Kneeland (Ding) McNulty.
Biographical / Historical:
Samuel C. Maitin (1928-2004) was a printmaker, painter, and sculptor) from Philadelphia, Pa.
General:
Originally recorded on 5 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 9 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hrs., 38 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:
Prints -- 20th century -- Technique  Search this
Prints -- 20th century -- Study and teaching  Search this
Printmakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Function:
Art Schools -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.maitin91
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-maitin91

Oral history interview with Peter Paone

Interviewee:
Paone, Peter, 1936-  Search this
Interviewer:
Veloric, Cynthia  Search this
Names:
Pratt Institute  Search this
Print Club (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Castellón, Federico, 1914-1971  Search this
Rodman, Selden, 1909-  Search this
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969  Search this
Spruance, Benton, 1904-1967  Search this
Extent:
202 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1991 Sept. 27
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Peter Paone conducted 1991 Sept. 27, by Cynthia Veloric, for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project.
Paone discusses his family and early education; art classes at the Fleisher Art Memorial and the Philadelphia College of Art; studying with Benton Spruance; exhibiting at the Print Club of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Museum of Art; teaching at Pratt Institute; working with Ben Shahn in the late 1950s as a studio assistant; being included in Selden Rodman's book "The Insiders"; his galleries in New York and Houston; receiving a Tiffany and Guggenheim grant to study in London; his relationship with Federico Castellon; and the development of his style, subject matter and technique.
Biographical / Historical:
Peter Paone (1936- ) is a printmaker from Philadelphia, Pa.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 56 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: Patrons must microfilm copy.
Topic:
Prints -- Technique -- United States  Search this
Prints -- Technique  Search this
Printmakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.paone91
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-paone91

Oral history interview with Elizabeth Osborne

Interviewee:
Osborne, Elizabeth, 1936-  Search this
Interviewer:
Veloric, Cynthia  Search this
Names:
Fischbach Gallery  Search this
Marian Locks Gallery  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Pittman, Hobson Lafayette, 1899 or 1900-1972  Search this
Watkins, Franklin Chenault, 1894-1972  Search this
Extent:
126 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1991 May 24
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Elizabeth Osborne conducted 1991 May 24, by Cynthia Veloric, for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project.
Osborne discusses her family and early life; studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts including her teachers Franklin Watkins and Hobson Pittman; going to France on a Fulbright in 1963; teaching at the Academy and changes over the years; exhibiting at the Perakis, Makler, Marian Locks, Gimpel & Weitzenhoffer, and Fischbach galleries, and a general discussion of the Philadelphia gallery scene, sales and collectors; the various media she works in including watercolor, acrylic, oil, and prints; changes in subject matter including the Nava series, landscapes and still lifes; and being a woman artist.
Biographical / Historical:
Elizabeth Osborne (1936- ) is a painter and printmaker from Philadelphia, Pa.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 58 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.
Restrictions:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Topic:
Women artists -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Printmakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.osborn91
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-osborn91

Oral history interview with Mansfield Bascom and Ruth Esherick Bascom about Wharton Esherick

Interviewee:
Bascom, Mansfield  Search this
Creator:
Bascom, Ruth Esherick  Search this
Interviewer:
Polsky, Richard  Search this
Names:
Esherick, Wharton  Search this
Extent:
78 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1990 July 13
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Ruth and Mansfield Bascom concerning artist Wharton Esherick, conducted 1990 July 13, by Richard Polsky, for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project.
Wharton Esherick was the father of Ruth Bascom. The Bascoms discuss Esherick's childhood sketching; studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; professional life including painting, printmaking, frame carving, sculpture and furniture making; stylistic development, working methods, clients, materials, and exhibitions; his stays in Fairhope, Alabama; his "organic" life style; and the establishment of the Wharton Esherick Museum.
Biographical / Historical:
Mansfield Bascom married Ruth Esherick and is the son-in-law of Wharton Esherick (1887-1970), who was a sculptor, painter, printmaker, wood-carver and furniture maker from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 15 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 of artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Restrictions:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Cabinetmakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Wood-carvers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Printmakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.bascom90
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bascom90

Oral history interview with Ruth Esherick and Mansfield Bascom on Wharton Esherick

Interviewee:
Bascom, Ruth Esherick  Search this
Interviewer:
Pacini, Marina  Search this
Creator:
Bascom, Mansfield  Search this
Names:
Esherick, Wharton  Search this
Extent:
105 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1991 March 26
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Ruth Esherick Bascom and Mansfield Bascom regarding Wharton Esherick, conducted 1991 March 26, by Marina Pacini, for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project.
Ruth Esherick Bascom and Mansfield Bascom speak about Wharton Esherick's family, his education, his "organic" life in Paoli, Pennsylvania, and his efforts to support himself through the sale of his paintings, furniture and sculpture. They discuss Esherick's work, its stylistic development, and changes in his prints and furniture, materials; clients such as the Hedgrow Theater, The Fischer family, Marjorie Content, Curtis Bok; Esherick's studio and his workshop; Esherick's relationship with Miriam Phillips and some of the clients she brought him; and contacts in New York City.
Biographical / Historical:
Ruth Esherick Bascom from Paoli, Pennsylvania, is the daughter of Wharton Esherick (1887-1970), who was a sculptor, painter, printmaker, and furniture maker from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Bascom is married to Mansfield Bascom.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 40 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 anda others.
Restrictions:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Cabinetmakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Printmakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.bascom91
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bascom91

Oral history interview with Richard Hood

Interviewee:
Hood, Richard, 1910-  Search this
Interviewer:
Doud, Richard Keith  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (Pa.)  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recording (1 hour), 7 in.)
23 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 Dec. 15
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Richard Hood conducted by Richard Doud on 1964 Dec. 15 for the Archives of American Art, as part of the Oral History Project.
Hood speaks of joining the Federal Art Project; the development of a graphic arts section of the program; the events leading up to his becoming state director for the FAP in Pennsylvania; for the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project. how projects were assigned and work carried out; the Index of American Design in Pennsylvania, and particularly its study of Pennsylvania Dutch design; budget and administrative problems; political problems and public perception of the Project; his post-FAP career; his opinions about government support for the arts.
Biographical / Historical:
Administrator, designer, printmaker; Philadelphia, Pa.
General:
Sound quality is poor.
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:
Arts administrators -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Designers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Printmakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.hood64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hood64

Oral history interview with Emlen Etting

Interviewee:
Etting, Emlen, 1905-1993  Search this
Interviewer:
Pacini, Marina  Search this
Names:
Harvard University -- Students  Search this
Lhote, André, 1885-1962  Search this
Extent:
2 Sound cassettes (Sound recording)
32 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1988 Oct. 12
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Emlen Etting conducted 1988 Oct. 12, by Marina Pacini, for the Archives of American Art. Etting discusses his education at Harvard and his years as an art student in Paris, 1928-1931. He reminisces about studying with Andre Lhote and discusses Lhote's methods and the organization of his classes. Etting also discusses his teaching career; the Philadelphia art scene, especially in the 1930s and 1940s; the development of his personal style; and his experimental films.
Biographical / Historical:
Emlen Etting (1905-1993) was a filmmaker and printmaker from Philadelphia, Pa.
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:
Filmmakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Printmakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Function:
Art museums -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Art galleries, Commercial -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.etting88
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-etting88

Oral history interview with Peter Paone, 1991 Sept. 27

Interviewee:
Paone, Peter, 1936-  Search this
Interviewer:
Veloric, Cynthia  Search this
Subject:
Castellón, Federico  Search this
Rodman, Selden  Search this
Shahn, Ben  Search this
Spruance, Benton  Search this
Pratt Institute  Search this
Print Club (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Prints -- Technique -- United States  Search this
Prints -- Technique  Search this
Printmakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12150
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214619
AAA_collcode_paone91
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_214619

Oral history interview with Richard Hood, 1964 Dec. 15

Interviewee:
Hood, Richard, 1910-  Search this
Interviewer:
Doud, Richard Keith  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (Pa.)  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Designers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Printmakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11862
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213572
AAA_collcode_hood64
Theme:
New Deal
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213572

Oral history interview with Mansfield Bascom and Ruth Esherick Bascom about Wharton Esherick, 1990 July 13

Interviewee:
Bascom, Mansfield  Search this
Interviewer:
Bascom, Ruth Esherick  Search this
Subject:
Esherick, Wharton  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Printmakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12694
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213933
AAA_collcode_bascom90
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213933

Oral history interview with Ruth Esherick and Mansfield Bascom on Wharton Esherick, 1991 March 26

Interviewee:
Bascom, Ruth Esherick  Search this
Interviewer:
Pacini, Marina  Search this
Subject:
Esherick, Wharton  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Printmakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13331
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214377
AAA_collcode_bascom91
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_214377

Hugh Mesibov interview, 1990 June 23

Creator:
Mesibov, Hugh, 1916-2016  Search this
Shopes, Linda  Search this
Subject:
Curran, Mary  Search this
Gallagher, Michael J.  Search this
Thrash, Dox  Search this
Federal Art Project (Pa.)  Search this
Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial  Search this
Graphic Sketch Club (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Artists' Union (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Prints -- Technique  Search this
Printmakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10365
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213683
AAA_collcode_mesihugh
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213683

Hugh Mesibov interview

Creator:
Mesibov, Hugh, 1916-  Search this
Interviewer:
Shopes, Linda  Search this
Names:
Artists' Union (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Federal Art Project (Pa.)  Search this
Graphic Sketch Club (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial  Search this
Curran, Mary  Search this
Gallagher, Michael J., 1895-1965  Search this
Thrash, Dox, 1892-1965  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (sound cassettes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1990 June 23
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Hugh Mesibov conducted by Linda Shopes for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project. Mesibov speaks of his early life and early art experiences including his attendance at the Graphic Sketch Club (now known as the Samuel Fleisher Art Memorial); financial difficulties in the 1930s and his subsequest successful application to the Federal Art Project; his experiences on the FAP print project, including reminiscences of fellow artists Dox Thrash and Michael Gallagher; the development of the carborundum print process and its subsequent promotion; how the project was run and work assigned; his experiences on the easel and mural projects; political problems with the state director, Mary Curran, and the Artists' Union; and his post-FAP career.
Biographical / Historical:
Printmaker, associated with WPA Federal Art Project; Philadelphia, Pa.
Provenance:
Donated 1991 by the Pennsylvania State Archives.
Restrictions:
Untranscribed; use requires an appointment.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Prints -- Technique  Search this
Printmakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.mesihugh
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mesihugh

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