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Oral history interview with Helen Frankenthaler, 1968

Interviewee:
Frankenthaler, Helen, 1928-2011  Search this
Interviewer:
Rose, Barbara, 1938-2020  Search this
Subject:
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Dzubas, Friedel  Search this
Feeley, Paul  Search this
Greenberg, Clement  Search this
Hartigan, Grace  Search this
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
Kandinsky, Wassily  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Picasso, Pablo  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Tamayo, Rufino  Search this
Bennington College  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Sculptors -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Painting -- Technique  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12171
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212046
AAA_collcode_franke69
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212046
Online Media:

Oral History interview with Carlos Villa

Interviewee:
Villa, Carlos, 1936-2013  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
Park Place Gallery Art Research, Inc.  Search this
University of California, San Francisco. School of Fine Arts  Search this
Berman, Wallace, 1926-1976  Search this
Bischoff, Elmer, 1916-1991  Search this
Brown, Joan, 1938-1990  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard, 1922-1993  Search this
Garcia, Rupert, 1941-  Search this
Hudson, Robert, 1938-  Search this
Neri, Manuel, 1930-  Search this
Valledor, Leo, 1936-1989  Search this
Wiley, William T., 1937-  Search this
Extent:
134 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1995 June 20-July 10
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Carlos Villa conducted 1995 June 20-July 10, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
Villa discusses his "progress" from Filipino background to his art world identity; the phenomena and individuals who contributed to the new awareness in the mid-1970s: "El Movimiento," Chicano "Rasquache," Rupert Garcia, Amalia Mesa-Baines; the idea of "recuperation," and the sense of Asian-American identity and community as a basis for his art. Villa recalls growing up in San Francisco; his early life; living in the Tenderloin district and his exposure to racism; the influence of his cousin, artist Leo Valledor; growing up Filipino in California and the difficulties that accompanied it. Villa discusses popular (black) culture, jazz "guapo," zoot-suit style as role models and basis for aesthetic/art; his admiration for black self-esteem; his aesthetics; viewing art as a way out of the ghetto and an escape from racism.
Villa discusses his introduction to the California School of Fine Arts (soon thereafter the San Francisco Art Institute); his need to be part of the artist community; CSFA and other students and teachers; and his self-conception as a modernist. He discusses the technical aspects of his art; the influence of various Bay Area artists on his work; his investigation of Filipino art history and his role models; the role of the women at the CSFA and women as role models. Villa recalls his first show at Pointdexter in New York; his associations with minimalists and the Park Place Gallery group; his New York minimalist phase and his need to escape the New York environment after six years. He discusses his return to the Bay Area and his use of identity/politics as subjects for his art.
Villa recalls or mentions Rupert Garcia, Leo Valledor, Manuel Neri, Joan Brown, Bill Morehouse, David Stone Martin, Wallace Berman, William Wiley, Bob and Dona Hudson, Bill Allen, Elmer Bischoff, Richard Diebenkorn, Ralph DuCass, Walter Kuhlman, Wally Hedrick, Bruce Conner, Alvin Light, Claire Falkenstein, Bob McFarlane, Hayter, Tapies, Fred Martin, Nathan Oliveira, Jennifer Bartlett, Dick Maclean, Elizabeth Murray, Alfred Neumeyer, Mark Rothko, Kenneth Noland, Sol Lewitt, Mark di Suvero, Robert Grovesnor, Tom Seligman, Kurt Schwitters, Robert Rauschenberg, Angela Davis, and Moira Roth.
Biographical / Historical:
Carlos Villa (1936-2013) was a painter, curator, and educator in San Francisco, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 8 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 15 digital wav files. Duration is 7 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.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Modernism (Art) -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area  Search this
Sculptors -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Asian American artists -- Interviews  Search this
Filipino American artists  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.villa95
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-villa95

Oral history interview with Helen Frankenthaler

Interviewee:
Frankenthaler, Helen, 1928-2011  Search this
Interviewer:
Rose, Barbara  Search this
Names:
Bennington College  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997  Search this
Dzubas, Friedel, 1915-1994  Search this
Feeley, Paul, 1910-1966  Search this
Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994  Search this
Hartigan, Grace  Search this
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966  Search this
Kandinsky, Wassily, 1866-1944  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973  Search this
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Tamayo, Rufino, 1899-  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recording, 7 in.)
41 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1968
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Helen Frankenthaler conducted 1968, by Barbara Rose, for the Archives of American Art.
Frankenthaler speaks of studying art at Bennington College with Paul Feeley; the influence of Picasso and Kandinsky on her work; Clement Greenberg and his relationship with Frankenthaler and other artists; studying with Hans Hofmann and Rufino Tamayo; her childhood; meeting Robert Motherwell; the New York School; and Jackson Pollock, his paintings, technique, and influence on her. She also describes her technique, painting on the floor, titles, and color versus drawing. Frankenthaler recalls Grace Hartigan, Friedel Dzubas, Willem de Kooning, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Helen Frankenthaler (1928- 2011) was a painter from New York, N.Y.
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:
Sound quality is very poor.
Topic:
Sculptors -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Painting -- Technique  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.franke69
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-franke69

Oral history interview with Frank S. Okada

Interviewee:
Okada, Frank S. (Frank Sumio), 1931-2000  Search this
Interviewer:
Johns, Barbara  Search this
Names:
Cornish School of Allied Arts (Seattle, Wash.)  Search this
Cranbrook Academy of Art -- Students  Search this
University of Oregon -- Faculty  Search this
Bunce, Louis, 1907-1983  Search this
Charles, Ray, 1930-2004  Search this
Chin, Frank, 1940-  Search this
Davis, Sammy, 1925-  Search this
Derbyshire, Leon  Search this
Dusanne, Zoe, 1884-1977  Search this
Horiuchi, Paul, 1906-  Search this
Inada, Lawson Fusao  Search this
Ivey, William, 1919-1992  Search this
Jones, Quincy, 1933-  Search this
Kusama, Yayoi, 1929-  Search this
Martin, David Stone  Search this
Nomura, Kenjiro, 1896-1956  Search this
Okada, John  Search this
Peck, James Edward, 1907-  Search this
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969  Search this
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Tsutakawa, George  Search this
Extent:
87 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1990 Aug. 16-17
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Frank Okada conducted 1990 Aug. 16-17, in Seattle, Wash., by Barbara Johns, for the Archives of American Art Northwest Asian American Project. Okada discusses his parents' background; his family including his brothers, John, author of "No-No Boy," and Charlie, a graphic designer; traveling to Japan for the Pacific Northwest Artists and Japan exhibition; being in an internment camp; painting in Eugene, Ore. and Seattle, Wash.; his painting techniques; studying under Leon Derbyshire; his connection with the jazz scene in Seattle in the late 1940s and 1950s including musicians Sammy Davis, Ray Charles, and Quincy Jones; attending Cornish School of Art, Seattle; meeting Mark Tobey; comparision of his painting style to Tobey's; his stint in the Army; attending Cranbrook Academy of Art and studying with painter Fred Mitchell; his Whitney fellowship in New York; study of Japanese, Chinese, and Zen paintings; working for Boeings in the early 1960s; traveling to France on a Guggenheim; teaching at University of Oregon in Eugene; his minimalist work; influence of Japanese art in his painting. Okada mentions Lawson Inada (Asian American poet), Frank Chin (Asian American playwright), artists David Stone Martin, James Edward Peck, Yayoi Kusama, George Tsutakawa, Paul Horiuchi, Ben Shahn, Kenjiro Nomura, Louis Bunce, Bill Ivey, and art gallery owner Zoe Dusanne.
Biographical / Historical:
Frank S. Okada (1931-2000) was a painter from Seattle, Wash. Taught at Univ. of Oregon from 1969-1999.
General:
Originally recorded on 5 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 9 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 38 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Asian American artists -- Interviews  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Art, Japanese American influences  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Painters -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews  Search this
Painting, Japanese  Search this
Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945  Search this
Painting, Zen  Search this
Painting, Chinese  Search this
Sculptors -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.okada90
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-okada90

Alexander Robertson James papers

Creator:
James, Alexander, 1890-1946  Search this
Names:
Faulkner, Barry, 1881-1966  Search this
Gugler, Eric, 1889-1974  Search this
James, Frederika Paine  Search this
James, Henry, 1843-1916  Search this
James, William, 1842-1910  Search this
James, William, 1882-1961  Search this
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
Lankes, Julius J., 1884-1960  Search this
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921  Search this
Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975  Search this
Extent:
3.6 Linear feet ((on 7 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Date:
1893-1983
bulk 1914-1946
Scope and Contents:
Family and professional correspondence; exhibition and sales records; sketches; sketchbooks; photographs and printed materials documenting the career and activities of Alexander James.
A marriage certificate; a genealogy of the James family; autobiographical notes; passports for James and his wife Frederika Paine James; a diary with entries by both James (1907) and his mother (1921); loose pages from diaries kept by James and his wife (intermittent, 1917-1939). Correspondence to and from James family members, including eight letters from his father, William James; letters to and from colleagues, friends, museums, galleries, clients, and posthumous exhibition correspondence. Correspondents include Abbott Handerson Thayer, Rockwell Kent, and Eric Gugler.
There are also biographical notes on Abbott Handerson Thayer; a notebook containing James' description of his gesso techniques; Frederika James' notes on her husband's paintings and her account of a family trip to France; reminiscences of James by Barry Faulkner and Thornton Wilder; exhibition files containing correspondence, lists of works, address lists, guest books, clippings and catalogs (1937-1978); commission files; a card file with information on James' paintings, exhibitions and sales; sketches of landscapes and people including sketches of his father and John Singer Sargent.
Five sketchbooks (one too faint to film); an oil study of his father; three watercolors of Giverny, France; three pigment studies (unfilmed); 12 woodcuts by Julius J. Lankes; and a sketch of James by his brother, William James; expense journals; bank records; tax returns; insurance figures for paintings; a notebook of sales' records; price lists; invoices and receipts for materials; deeds; a will; certificates of name changes; photos of James, his studio and his work; photos and a photo album of William James and other family members; two albums of exhibition photos; photos of two sketches of James, one by John Singer Sargent, and the other by Barry Faulkner.
Arrangement:
Reels 4195-4201: I. Biographical materials. II. Family correspondence. III. General correspondence. IV. Writings. V. Exhibition files. VI. Commission files. VII. Card file. VIII. Art works. IX. Financial materials. X. Legal materials. XI. Photographs. XII. Photograph albums. XIII. Printed materials. Chronologically arranged except for commission files which are arranged alphabetically by name of subject.
Biographical / Historical:
Portrait painter. The younger son of psychologist William James (1842-1910), brother of painter William James (1882-1961), and nephew of novelist Henry James, Alexander James was actually christened Francis Temple Tweedy James in 1890. In 1925 he had his name officially changed to Alexander Robertson James. Later in life he dropped the Robertson and became Alexander James. He studied with Abbott Handerson Thayer and was a close friend of John Singer Sargent and Rockwell Kent.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives on microfilm only (reel 3828) is a bound volume containing 37 letters from William James to his youngest son, Alexander James, one letter from his mother, Alice Howe Gibbens James, and 11 postcards.
Provenance:
Donated 1986 by Michael James, the son of Alexander James, except for the bound volume on reel 3828 which was lent for microfilming.
Rights:
Reel 3828: Authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce must be obtained from Alexander R. James, Glandore, County Cork, Ireland.
Occupation:
Portrait painters  Search this
Painters -- New Hampshire  Search this
Topic:
Gesso  Search this
Sculptors -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.jamealex
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-jamealex

Private memorandum / Thomas Sully

Creator:
Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Date:
1837-1859
bulk 1837-1839
Scope and Contents:
Leatherbound manuscript, "Private Memorandum," including hints to painters interspersed with Sully's memoirs, quotations from letters, and other writings mostly concerning portrait painting techniques, such as preparation of canvas, mediums, varnishes, and the arrangement of colors on a palette. The main body of the volume was written between 1837 and 1839. At the end are three brief entries dated 1851 no month, 1858 Feb. 4, and 1859 Sept. 21.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming in 1991 by the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Rights:
Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce must be obtained from: Winterthur Museum.
Topic:
Sculptors -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.sullthopm
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sullthopm

Oral history interview with Leo Rabkin, 1968 Dec. 4

Interviewee:
Rabkin, Leo, 1919-2015  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Subject:
Baziotes, William  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad  Search this
American Abstract Artists  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Sculptors -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13120
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212462
AAA_collcode_rabkin68
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212462

Oral history interview with Alex Katz, 1969 Oct. 20

Interviewee:
Katz, Alex, 1927-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Subject:
Poor, Henry Varnum  Search this
Porter, Fairfield  Search this
Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Sculptors -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Collage  Search this
Illustration of books  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12448
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212472
AAA_collcode_katz69
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212472

Oral history interview with Paul Suttman, 1972 October 23

Interviewee:
Suttman, Paul, 1933-1993  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Subject:
Manz├╣, Giacomo  Search this
American Academy in Rome  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Sculptors -- Italy -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12228
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213160
AAA_collcode_suttma72
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213160

Oral history interview with Balcomb Greene, 1972 Mar. 13

Interviewee:
Greene, Balcomb, 1904-1990  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Subject:
Neumann, J. B. (Jsrael Ber)  Search this
Schaefer, Bertha  Search this
Swinden, J. W.  Search this
American Abstract Artists  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Sculptors -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11842
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211960
AAA_collcode_greene72
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_211960

Oral history interview with John Clem Clarke, 1972 July 13

Interviewee:
Clarke, John Clem, 1937-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Subject:
Karp, Ivan C.  Search this
Kornblee, Jill  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Sculptors -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13251
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212040
AAA_collcode_clarke72
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212040
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Monica Borglum Davies, 1990 May 8-August 27

Interviewee:
Davies, Monica Borglum, 1903-1997  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Borglum, Solon Hannibal  Search this
Borglum, Emma Vignal  Search this
Borglum, Gutzon, 1867-1941  Search this
Brinley, Putnam  Search this
Cole, Alphaeus Philemon  Search this
Manship, Paul  Search this
Millar, Addison T. (Addison Thomas)  Search this
School for American Sculpture  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Sculptors -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11636
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214553
AAA_collcode_davies90
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_214553
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Monica Borglum Davies

Interviewee:
Davies, Monica Borglum, 1903-1997  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
School for American Sculpture  Search this
Borglum, Emma Vignal, 1864-1934  Search this
Borglum, Gutzon, 1867-1941  Search this
Borglum, Solon Hannibal, 1868-1922  Search this
Brinley, Putnam  Search this
Cole, Alphaeus Philemon, 1876-1988  Search this
Manship, Paul, 1885-1966  Search this
Millar, Addison T. (Addison Thomas), 1860-1913  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (sound cassettes)
39 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1990 May 8-August 27
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Monica Borglum Davies conducted 1990 May 8-August 27, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Monica Borglum Davies (1903-1997) was the daughter of Solon Borglum (1868-1922), sculptor.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 14 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Restrictions:
Davies discusses childhood memories in Silvermine, Connecticut; her father, sculptor Solon H. Borglum, and her mother Emma Vignal. She recalls their artist friends, including Daniel Putnam Brinley and Addison Millar; her father's candid personality; her mother's family, which took in young American artists in Paris as boarders, including her father and Alphaeus Cole; Paul Manship as her father's student; tensions between the Solon and Gutzon Borglum families; Borglum's service with the YMCA in France 1918-19; his establishment of schools for American sculptors in Paris and New York, 1920-22 (School for American Sculpture); purchase of large figurative works by St. Mark's-in-the-Bouwerie, NYC; sudden death of her father and support received by the family from friends.
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Sculptors -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Function:
Art Schools -- France -- Paris
Art Schools -- New York (State) -- New York
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.davies90
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-davies90

Oral History interview with Carlos Villa, 1995 June 20-July 10

Interviewee:
Villa, Carlos, 1936-2013  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
Valledor, Leo  Search this
Garcia, Rupert  Search this
Neri, Manuel  Search this
Brown, Joan  Search this
Berman, Wallace  Search this
Wiley, William T.  Search this
Hudson, Robert  Search this
Bischoff, Elmer  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard  Search this
University of California, San Francisco. School of Fine Arts  Search this
Park Place Gallery Art Research, Inc.  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Modernism (Art) -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area  Search this
Sculptors -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Asian American artists -- Interviews  Search this
Filipino American artists  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5561
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215877
AAA_collcode_villa95
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Asian American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215877
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Tyrus Wong, 1965 January 30

Interviewee:
Wong, Tyrus, 1910-2016  Search this
Interviewer:
McGlynn, Betty Lochrie Hoag, 1914-2002  Search this
Subject:
Buck, Frank E. (Frank Eugene)  Search this
Jeakins, Dorothy  Search this
Jones, Joe  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton  Search this
Murry, Jerre  Search this
Newell, Gordon  Search this
O'Hara, Eliot  Search this
Stanley, George M.  Search this
Winter, Carl  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- California  Search this
Painting, Asian  Search this
Sculptors -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Asian American artists -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Designers -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Printmakers -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13010
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216544
AAA_collcode_wong65
Theme:
Asian American
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216544

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- ) was a painter, designer, illustrator, and printmaker from 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.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- California  Search this
Painting, Asian  Search this
Sculptors -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Asian American artists -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Designers -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Printmakers -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.wong65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wong65

Oral history interview with Walter Murch, 1967 June 6

Interviewee:
Murch, Walter Tandy, 1907-1967  Search this
Interviewer:
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Subject:
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Gorky, Arshile  Search this
Parsons, Betty  Search this
Betty Parsons Gallery  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12276
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212674
AAA_collcode_murch67
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212674

Oral history interview with Walter Murch

Interviewee:
Murch, Walter  Search this
Interviewer:
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Names:
Betty Parsons Gallery  Search this
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Gorky, Arshile, 1904-1948  Search this
Parsons, Betty  Search this
Extent:
19 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1967 June 6
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Walter Murch conducted 1967 June 6, by Dorothy Seckler, for the Archives of American Art. Murch speaks of his family background and youth in Canada; studying at the Art Students League; studying with Arshile Gorky; the philosophy behind his work; techniques; influences on his work; subject matter of his work; commissions; murals for Raymond Lowey; teachings; exhibitions of his work; and his involvement with the Betty Parsons Gallery. He recalls Betty Parsons and Joseph Cornell.
Biographical / Historical:
Walter Murch (1907-1967) was a mural painter in New York, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 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 others.
Restrictions:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.murch67
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-murch67

Oral history interview with Joyce Wahl Treiman, 1981 October 3

Interviewee:
Treiman, Joyce Wahl, 1922-1991  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J., 1941-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Sculptors -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12682
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212121
AAA_collcode_treima81
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212121

Oral history interview with Pietro Pezzati, 1971 July 15

Interviewee:
Pezzati, Pietro, 1902-1993  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Hopkinson, Charles  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Portrait painting  Search this
Sculptors -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12494
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212304
AAA_collcode_pezzat71
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212304

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