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Oral history interview with Betty Woodman, 2003 April 22 and 29

Interviewee:
Woodman, Betty, 1930-2018  Search this
Interviewer:
Perreault, John, 1937-  Search this
Subject:
Brown, Elenita  Search this
Carlson, Cynthia  Search this
Hamada, Shōji  Search this
Higby, Wayne  Search this
Kozloff, Joyce  Search this
Kushner, Robert  Search this
Leach, Bernard  Search this
Serra, Richard  Search this
Shark, Bud  Search this
Voulkos, Peter  Search this
Woodman, George  Search this
Bellagio Study and Conference Center  Search this
Centre internationale de recherche sur le verre et les arts plastiques (Marseille, France)  Search this
Europees Keramisch Werkcentrum  Search this
Fabric Workshop  Search this
Girl Scouts of the United States of America  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
School for American Crafts  Search this
University of Colorado  Search this
Boulder (Colo.).. Parks & Recreation Department  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Boulder (Colo.)
India -- description and travel
Mexico -- description and travel
Netherlands -- description and travel
Topic:
Airplanes -- Models  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Ceramics -- Study and teaching  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Glass art  Search this
Screen process printing  Search this
Women artists  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Women ceramicists  Search this
Handicraft  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13297
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)245771
AAA_collcode_woodma03
Theme:
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_245771
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Betty Woodman

Interviewee:
Woodman, Betty, 1930-2018  Search this
Interviewer:
Perreault, John, 1937-2015  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Bellagio Study and Conference Center  Search this
Boulder (Colo.).. Parks & Recreation Department  Search this
Centre internationale de recherche sur le verre et les arts plastiques (Marseille, France)  Search this
Europees Keramisch Werkcentrum  Search this
Fabric Workshop  Search this
Girl Scouts of the United States of America  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
School for American Crafts  Search this
University of Colorado -- Faculty  Search this
Brown, Elenita  Search this
Carlson, Cynthia, 1942-  Search this
Hamada, Shōji, 1894-1978  Search this
Higby, Wayne  Search this
Kozloff, Joyce  Search this
Kushner, Robert, 1949-  Search this
Leach, Bernard, 1887-1979  Search this
Serra, Richard, 1938-  Search this
Shark, Bud  Search this
Voulkos, Peter, 1924-2002  Search this
Woodman, George, 1932-  Search this
Extent:
5 Items (Sound recording: 5 sound files (2 hr., 55 min.), digital wav)
69 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Boulder (Colo.)
India -- description and travel
Mexico -- description and travel
Netherlands -- description and travel
Date:
2003 April 22 and 29
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Betty Woodman conducted 2003 April 22 and 29, by John Perreault, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in New York, New York.
Woodman speaks of frequent moves with her family during her childhood; her father's woodworking skills; gaining an interest in arts and crafts at four when she made a tablecloth with crayon drawings; attending summer camps, including Girl Scout Camp, where she participated in arts and crafts activities; being the first girl to take shop in her middle school; making model airplanes for air raid wardens during World War II; her interest in making functional objects; her introduction to clay and hand-building in high school; attending the School for American Craftsmen in New York City; collaborating with fellow students; her early desire to be a "craftsperson and not an artist"; her work with silk-screen fabric for The Fabric Workshop in Philadelphia and glass at CIRVA in Marseille, France; teaching at the University of Colorado and the City of Boulder Recreation Department; working at the European Ceramic Work Center in Den Bosch, Holland, and the Bellagio Study Center in Italy; her studios in New York, Colorado, and Italy; her travels to India, The Netherlands, and Mexico; living in New Mexico, New York, Colorado, and Italy; her business Roadrunner Pottery in New Mexico with partner Elenita Brown; collaborative projects with Joyce Kozloff, Cynthia Carlson, Bud Shark, Judith Solodkin, and her husband George Woodman; developing a following in New York; how being a woman has affected her work and how she enjoys working with other women artists; the change of market for American crafts; Italian, Greek, and Etruscan influences; teaching experiences; the importance of getting reviews in art magazines; and the strong support from her husband George, a painter. Betty Woodman recalls Lynn Feelyn, Olan Wassen, Bernard Leach, Peter Voulkos, Shoji Hamada, Bob Kushner, Richard Serra, Wayne Higby, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Betty Woodman (1930-2018) was a ceramist from New York, New York. John Perreault (1937- ) is an independent critic and curator from New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 55 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Occupation:
Ceramicists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Airplanes -- Models  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Ceramics -- Study and teaching  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Glass art  Search this
Screen process printing  Search this
Women artists  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Women ceramicists  Search this
Handicraft  Search this
Function:
Artists' studios
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.woodma03
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90dbbae38-7d68-45f4-bae8-d119dc3aa898
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-woodma03
Online Media:

Harry Gottlieb papers, 1910-1982

Creator:
Gottlieb, Harry, 1895-1992  Search this
Summit Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo  Search this
Solman, Joseph  Search this
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
American Society of Painters, Sculptors and Gravers  Search this
Artists Equity Association  Search this
Artists League of America  Search this
Artists' Union (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
New York WPA Artists, Inc.  Search this
American Artists' Congress  Search this
Topic:
Art front  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States -- Political aspects  Search this
Screen process printing  Search this
Serigraphy -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Trade-unions and the arts -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Prints -- Technique  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7190
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209327
AAA_collcode_gottharr
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209327

Harry Gottlieb papers

Topic:
Art front
Creator:
Gottlieb, Harry, 1895-  Search this
Summit Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Names:
American Artists' Congress  Search this
American Society of Painters, Sculptors and Gravers  Search this
Artists Equity Association  Search this
Artists League of America  Search this
Artists' Union (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
New York WPA Artists, Inc.  Search this
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953  Search this
Solman, Joseph, 1909-2008  Search this
Extent:
2.4 Linear feet ((on 3 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1910-1982
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material, correspondence, writings, business records, printed material, photographs, sketches and notebooks.
REEL D343: Files kept by Gottlieb on the Works Progress Administration, 3rd Woodstock Art Conference, American Artists' Congress, American Society of Painters, Sculptors and Gravers and the Artists Union, N.Y.; newsletters, correspondence and minutes from Artists Equity Association; issues of "Art Front", "Art Project Reporter" and "ALA News" of the Artists League of America; correspondence, 1928-1951; clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements; silk screen prints; notes and an autobiographical sketch. Photographs include: one of Gottlieb and Joseph Solomon, ca. 1950; one of Gottlieb in his studio, 1939; 4 of the Carnegie Institute International exhibit, 1931, showing Gottlieb's work; and a group photograph of the Artists Equity Testimonial Dinner honoring Yasuo Kuniyoshi, 1948.
REEL 3889-3890: Biographical information; correspondence, including letters from Rockwell Kent; records of the Summit Gallery, business records and price lists for art work; 1 charcoal drawing, 2 ink drawings and 3 sketches; notes, layouts and a contract for Gottlieb's book, THE ART OF HARRY GOTTLIEB; notebooks; material on the Artists Equity Association, the Artists Union, N.Y., Public Art Preservation Committee, and New York WPA Artists, Inc.; exhibition announcements, catalogs, clippings and press releases; and photographs, 1935-1953, of Gottlieb and his art work.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, printmaker; New York, N.Y. b. 1895; d. 1992. Born in Bucharest, Romania. Member of N.Y. Artists' Union, American Society of Painters, Sculptors and Gravers, and the American Artists Congress. Served as a WPA artist. Pioneer in the development of silk screen process as a fine art form.
Provenance:
Material donated by Harry Gottlieb, 1968 and 1982.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Serigraphers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States -- Political aspects  Search this
Screen process printing  Search this
Serigraphy -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Trade-unions and the arts -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Prints -- Technique  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.gottharr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d0f87afa-0e38-4ffa-988b-97d27c3a7bff
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gottharr

[Trade catalogs from Fellowcrafters, Inc.]

Company Name:
Fellowcrafters, Inc.  Search this
Notes content:
Craft supplies and designs: leathercraft, costucraft, braiding and knotting, plastics, amberol, ambercast, costuloid, beadcraft, woodburning and foil transfer, felt craft, cork craft, glass etching, hand loom weaving fibre craft, block printing, colors and finishes, plastico-rok, silk screen process printing, wood craft, castings, pottery, wood carving, metalcraft and jewelry, airplane model building.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
2 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Leather products; tanning and equestrian supplies  Search this
Artists; drafting; crafts materials and supplies  Search this
Topic:
Artists' materials  Search this
Handicraft  Search this
Leather industry and trade  Search this
Mechanical drawing  Search this
Tanning  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_14719
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_14719

[Trade catalogs on marking and decorating services : hot stamping, silk screening, offset printing, engraving ... ]

Author:
Art Roll Leaf Stamping Co  Search this
Marking Specialists, Inc  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<1> v. : ill
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
194u
[194-?]-
Topic:
Marking devices  Search this
Foil stamping  Search this
Offset printing  Search this
Screen process printing  Search this
Call number:
053471
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_704831

Printmaking : status and accessibility

Author:
Schönfeldt, Andreas  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
South Africa
Date:
2002
Topic:
Printmaking  Search this
Prints--Technique--Study and teaching  Search this
Screen process printing  Search this
Call number:
N72.S3 S243 2002
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_762776

Silk screen : and its application in modern display / by Arthur C. Werback

Author:
Werback, Arthur C  Search this
Physical description:
[15] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1938
Topic:
Screen process printing  Search this
Printing  Search this
Call number:
TT273 .W47 1938
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_607611

[Trade catalogs on silk screen process supplies and equipment : silk screens, process colors (enamels, inks, lacquers, acrylics, polystyrenes, metalics, bronzes), adhesives, photo supplies, blockouts, water mixers, tape dispensers, trimming boards, fabrics, printing frames, tools, presses, storage racks, visualizers ... ]

Author:
Advance Process Supply Co  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<1> v. : ill
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1955
1955-
Topic:
Serigraphy  Search this
Screen process printing  Search this
Artists' materials  Search this
Printing supplies industry  Search this
Call number:
051301
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_667278

Design and print your own posters / J. I. Biegeleisen

Author:
Biegeleisen, J. I (Jacob Israel) 1910-  Search this
Physical description:
167 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1976
Topic:
Posters  Search this
Lettering  Search this
Screen process printing  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_522841

Two exhibitions by Azaria Mbatha

Author:
Mbatha, Azaria 1941-  Search this
Menzi Mcunu Gallery  Search this
African Art Centre (Durban, South Africa)  Search this
Subject:
Mbatha, Azaria 1941-  Search this
Physical description:
[20] p. : ill.; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
South Africa
KwaZulu-Natal
Date:
1998
1998]
Topic:
Wood-engraving  Search this
Screen process printing  Search this
Call number:
NE1336.M386 . A4 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_593644

A History of dyed and printed textiles [filmstrip] : pt.1-8

Author:
Visual Publications  Search this
Physical description:
8 filmstrips : col. ; 35 mm. + 8 teacher's guides, in container, 23 x 17 x 6 cm
Type:
Filmstrips
Date:
1971
[1971]
Topic:
Batik  Search this
Tie-dyeing  Search this
Dyes and dyeing  Search this
Textile painting  Search this
Textile printing  Search this
Chintz  Search this
Screen process printing  Search this
Call number:
TP897 .H67 1971
TP897.H67 1971
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_436908

The silk-screen process, a circular presenting the technique of the silk screen as a medium for the creative artist, describing the pro-film and other methods employed

Author:
United States Work Projects Administration (Washington, D.C.) Division of Community Service Programs  Search this
Velonis, Anthony Technical problems of the artist, technique of the silk screen process  Search this
United States Work Projects Administration (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
United States Federal Works Agency  Search this
Physical description:
[44] leaves illus. 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1941
[1941]
Topic:
Serigraphy  Search this
Screen process printing  Search this
Color printing  Search this
Call number:
NE2236 .U58 1941
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_484444

Textile printing / edited by L.W.C. Miles

Author:
Miles, L. W. C (Leslie William Charles)  Search this
Society of Dyers and Colourists  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 293 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1981
Topic:
Textile printing  Search this
Screen process printing  Search this
Color in the textile industries  Search this
Call number:
TP930 .T35 1981
TP930.T35 1981
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_311130

Screen process methods of reproduction : for screen processors, sign painters, display men, decorators, printers, toy and novelty manufacturers, industrial material and machine manufacturers, etc. / by Bert Zahn, fully illustrated by the author

Author:
Zahn, Bert 1896-1989  Search this
Physical description:
252 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1956
Topic:
Screen process printing  Search this
Call number:
TT273 .Z34 1956
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_352155

Screen printing : an exhibition of screenprints and how they are made : a Scottish Arts Council collection exhibition / organized by Arthur Watson

Author:
Scottish Arts Council  Search this
Watson, Arthur  Search this
Physical description:
[32 p.] : ill. (some col.) ; 20 x 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Scotland
Date:
1980
C1980
20th century
Topic:
Screen process printing  Search this
Stencil work--Exhibitions  Search this
Prints--Exhibitions  Search this
Prints, Scottish--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
NE2240.5.S4 S43 1980
NE2240.5.S4S43 1980
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_356149

Screen printing, contemporary methods and materials : standard text / Frances and Norman Lassiter

Author:
Lassiter, Frances  Search this
Lassiter, Norman  Search this
Physical description:
68 p. : ill. ; 20 x 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1978
C1978
Topic:
Screen process printing  Search this
Call number:
NE2240 .L34 1978
NE2240.L34 1978
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_378741

Technique of the silk screen process / by Anthony Velonis

Author:
Velonis, Anthony  Search this
Federal Art Project New York (N.Y.)  Search this
New York (N.Y.) Board of Education  Search this
United States Work Projects Administration Arts Program  Search this
New York City WPA Art Project  Search this
Physical description:
35 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1940
[1940?]
Topic:
Screen process printing  Search this
Serigraphy  Search this
Call number:
NE2236 .V44 1940
NE2236.V44 1940
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_387115

Techniques in photography for the screen process printer

Author:
Fossett, R. O  Search this
Physical description:
103 p. illus. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1959
[1959]
Topic:
Screen process printing  Search this
Photography  Search this
Call number:
655.316F752
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_247547

The autotype photo-stencil processes

Author:
Autotype Fine Art Company  Search this
Physical description:
29 p. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1960
[1960?]
Topic:
Screen process printing  Search this
Call number:
TT270.A93 1960
TT270.A93 1960
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_247548

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