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Art: Sculpture Techniques

Collection Creator:
The Arctic Circle (Gallery: Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 31
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadbast materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Collection Title, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
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The Arctic Circle records
The Arctic Circle records / Series 2: Reference Materials / 2.2: Reference Library
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv43eeacb73-5f12-4ac8-82bb-1add4f75a63b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-004-ref72

Notes, on Sculptural Techniques and Services

Collection Creator:
Haskins, Sylvia Shaw Judson, 1897-1978  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1920-1940s
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Sylvia Shaw Judson papers, 1911-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Sylvia Shaw Judson papers
Sylvia Shaw Judson papers / Series 3: Writings and Notes
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96109f262-1a1d-4539-bbdf-daa7c8ff653f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-hasksylv-ref51

Head (Elegy)

Artist:
Barbara Hepworth, British, b. Wakefield, England, 1903–1975  Search this
Medium:
Mahogany and string
Dimensions:
17 × 10 1/2 × 8 in. (43.3 × 26.7 × 20.2 cm) on base: 1 1/2 in. (3.6 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
(1952)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.2438
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
British Modernist Sculpture
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2aa36f0aa-49ce-4ae8-b67b-e1e0832a1393
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.2438

Pendour

Artist:
Barbara Hepworth, British, b. Wakefield, England, 1903–1975  Search this
Medium:
Wood and paint
Dimensions:
12 1/8 x 29 3/8 x 9 3/8 in. (30.6 x 74.5 x 23.8 cm) incl. base height: 1 5/8 in. (4 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
(1947-1948)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.2444
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
British Modernist Sculpture
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2ed441657-16cc-4a8e-9d31-7c5dc33453cc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.2444

Martin, Bogan and Armstrong; International Moulders Union - Green, Doyle, Grant, Davis

Creator:
Union Workers Stage 1972  Search this
Artist:
Martin, Bogan & the Armstrongs  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (7 inch reel, 1/4 inch tape)
sound-tape reel (analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Tennessee
Ohio
Date:
1972 June 30
General note:
DPA number 72.501.08
Local Numbers:
FP-1972-7RR-0045
General:
72.501.08
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, June 30, 1972.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
Narratives  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
String band  Search this
Labor  Search this
occupational folklore  Search this
Sculpture -- Technique  Search this
Function:
Labor unions
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1972 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1972, Item FP-1972-7RR-0045
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1972 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1972 Festival of American Folklife / Series 4: Union Workers / 4.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5566aa54f-cf9e-497e-968e-94850130af71
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1972-ref953

Oral history interview with George Rickey

Interviewee:
Rickey, George  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Names:
Bauhaus  Search this
Institute of Design (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Lhote, André, 1885-1962  Search this
Extent:
42 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1968 June 11
Scope and Contents:
An interview of George W. Rickey conducted 1968 June 11, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
George Rickey (1907-2002) was a sculptor from East Chatham, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 31 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 available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- History -- New York (State) -- East Chatham  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- East Chatham -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art -- Philosophy  Search this
Sculpture -- Technique  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.rickey68
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw963a4824a-632c-4ce2-8afe-6a00cca7d71e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rickey68
Online Media:

Alexander Archipenko papers

Creator:
Archipenko, Alexander, 1887-1964  Search this
Names:
Archipenko Art School (Woodstock, N.Y.)  Search this
Archipenko, Angelica  Search this
Archipenko, Frances  Search this
Spies, Walter  Search this
Extent:
19.5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Transcripts
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Date:
1904-1986
bulk 1930-1964
Summary:
The Alexander Archipenko papers measure 19.5 linear feet and date from 1904 to 1986, with the bulk of materials dating from 1930 to 1964. The sculptor's personal and professional life is documented by correspondence, financial records, scrapbooks, printed matter, and photographs documenting his art, exhibitions, travel, teaching activities, and the Archipenko Art School. Archipenko wrote and lectured extensively about his philosophies of art and the relationship between art and nature. The papers include drafts, notes, and final manuscripts of published and unpublished writings, and notes, outlines, transcripts, and audio recordings of some of his lectures.
Scope and Content Note:
The Alexander Archipenko papers measure 19.5 linear feet and date from 1904 to 1986, with the bulk of materials dating from 1930 to 1964. The sculptor's personal and professional life is documented by correspondence, financial records, scrapbooks, printed matter, and photographs documenting his art, exhibitions, travel, teaching activities, and the Archipenko Art School. Archipenko wrote and lectured extensively about his philosophies of art and the relationship between art and nature. The papers include drafts, notes, and final manuscripts of published and unpublished writings, and notes, outlines, transcripts, and audio recordings of some of his lectures.

Correspondence concerns both personal and professional matters. Among Archipenko's personal correspondents are relatives and friends in the Ukraine, his wife Angelica during her extended stays in Mexico and California, and other women. Professional correspondence is with dealers, curators, scholars, collectors, colleges and universities concerning exhibitions, sales and commissions, loans, and teaching and lecture engagements.

Archipenko wrote and lectured extensively about his philosophy of art, art in nature, and theories concerning creativity and the universe. His papers include manuscripts, drafts, notes and supporting materials for his book published in 1960, Archipenko: Fifty Creative Years, 1908-1958. Similar documentation of unpublished writings, as well as notes, outlines, and some transcripts of lectures and talks are also in the series.

Records concerning the Archipenko Art School are sparse, with only one photograph of students in Berlin, 1921. Surviving records include printed matter, a cashbook, student roster, and scrapbook containing photographs, printed matter, and a typescript copy of a statement by Archipenko, "How I Teach." Most of this material focuses on the New York and Woodstock schools, with only a few items concerning Chicago. In addition, files regarding Archipenko's teaching activities at schools other than his own include course descriptions, student rosters, grades, and printed matter.

Financial records consist of banking records, paid bills, and miscellaneous items. Paid bills include invoices and receipts for art supplies, shipping, and storage. Among the miscellaneous items are price lists, royalties paid by the Museum of Modern Art for Woman Combing Her Hair, and sales records.

Nine scrapbooks contain clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, lecture notices, advertisements and brochures of the Archipenko Art School, and a small number of photographs. Printed matter consists primarily of clippings about Archipenko and exhibition catalogs with related announcements and invitations. Miscellaneous items include books about Archipenko, catalogs of museum collections containing works by Archipenko, and reproductions. Of special interest is a brochure about the Multiplex Advertising Machine that bears a similarity to the Archipentura, an "apparatus for displaying Changeable Pictures" Archipenko invented circa 1924 and patented in 1927.

Photographs are of people, Archipenko's travels and miscellaneous places, exhibitions, works of art, events, and miscellaneous subjects. Five photograph albums mainly document travels. Slides and transparencies include black and white lantern slides probably used to illustrate lectures.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 10 series. Lantern slides and glass plates are housed separately and closed to researchers, but listed where they fall intellectually within the collection.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1908-1964 (0.5 linear feet; Box 1, OV 28)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1922-1970 (4.1 linear feet; Boxes 1-5)

Series 3: Subject Files, 1940-1958 (6 folders; Box 5)

Series 4: Writings, 1923-1971 (3.2 linear feet; Boxes 5-8, Film can FC 30)

Series 5: Teaching, 1921-1952 (0.8 linear feet; Box 9, Film cans FC 31-33)

Series 6: Financial Records, 1923-1971 (1.5 linear feet; Box 9-10)

Series 7: Scrapbooks, 1910-1961 (1.2 linear feet; Boxes 22-25)

Series 8: Printed Material, 1913-1987 (3.7 linear feet; Boxes 11-14, 26, OV 29)

Series 9: Miscellaneous, 1916-1966 (0.5 linear feet; Box 14, 16, Film can FC 34)

Series 10: Photographic Material, 1904-1964 (3.6 linear feet; Boxes 14-15, 17-21, 26-27)
Biographical Note:
Alexander Archipenko (1887-1964) was the son of an engineer/inventor and grandson of an icon painter. Among the first modern sculptors of the 20th century to be associated with the Cubist movement, Archipenko was known for his innovative use of concave space. His major contribution was the realization of negative form through use of a hole to create a contrast of solid and void. His sculpto-paintings united form and color; begun in 1912, these polychromed constructions are among the earliest mixed-media works known, and sometimes incorporated objects. Eventually, his Cubist-inspired work evolved into the simplified, abstract shapes for which he is best known. Although known primarily as a sculptor, Archipenko produced paintings, drawings, and prints as well.

At age 15, Archipenko began studying art at the University of Kiev in his native city; he was expelled three years later for criticizing the teachers. He then went to Moscow where he worked on his own and exhibited in several group shows; his first solo exhibition was held in the Ukraine in 1906.

Archipenko made Paris his home from 1908 until the outbreak of World War I. Soon after his arrival, he enrolled in the Ecole des Beaux-Arts; this association lasted but two weeks, and marked the end of Archipenko's formal training. He continued to study art by spending large amounts of time visiting art museums and painting on his own. During this period, he began exhibiting in the Salon des Independents with the Cubists, and as a member of the "Section d'Or" participated in that group's exhibitions. His first one-man exhibition in Germany was held at the Folkwant Museum (1912) and his work was featured in the Armory Show (1913).

In 1912, at the age of 25, Archipenko established his first art school in Paris. He spent the war years working quietly outside of Nice, and soon afterwards circulated an extensive exhibition of his works throughout Europe. In 1921, Archipenko settled in Berlin, opened an art school there, and married sculptor Angelica Bruno-Schmitz, who was known professionally as Gela Forster.

Archipenko's reputation was solidly established and the majority of his ground-breaking work - adaptation of Cubist ideas to sculpture, sculpto-paintings and incorporation of negative space in sculpture - was accomplished prior to his 1923 arrival in the United States. One of his most innovative works executed in America was the Archipentura, invented circa 1924 and patented in 1927, a machine with rolling cylinders that displayed "animated paintings" using motion and light. Other creations of note are carved Lucite sculptures, illuminated from within, that were executed in the mid-1940s.

Upon settling in the United States in 1923, Archipenko opened his art school in New York City; a summer school was established in Woodstock, New York the following year. Within a few years, Archipenko purchased land near Woodstock and began construction of a home, personal studio, and buildings for the school. At various times during the 1930s, Archipenko resided in Chicago and Los Angeles, and operated schools while living in those cities. For many years during the 1940s, Angelica served on the sculpture faculty at the Escuela de Belles Artes in San Miguel Allende, Mexico.

In addition to running his own schools, Archipenko taught at a number of colleges and universities, where he ran workshops, and served as a visiting professor. He wrote and lectured extensively about his philosophy of art and theories of creativity, publishing several articles and a book, Archipenko: Fifty Creative Years, 1908-1958 (1960).

Angelica Archipenko died in 1957. Three years later Archipenko married sculptor Frances Gray, a former student. During the early 1960s, the couple traveled extensively on a lecture tour that accompanied a solo exhibition to several German cities. Archipenko died in New York City, February 25, 1964.

The following chronology is excerpted from Alexander Archipenko: A Centennial Tribute by Katherine Janszky Michaelsen and Nehama Guralnik (National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1986) and Archipenko: The Sculpture and Graphic art, Including a Print Catalogue Raisonne by Donald Karshan, Ernst Wasmuth Verlag (Tubingen, Germany, 1974).

Missing Title

1887 -- Born to Porfiry Antonovich and Poroskovia Wassilievna Machova Archipenko in Kiev, Ukraine, Russia. Father a mechanical engineer, professor of engineering, and inventor; grandfather an icon painter.

1900 -- Studied and copied Michelangelo drawings from a book given him by his grandfather during a long confinement following a leg injury.

1902-1905 -- Painting and sculpture student in Kiev art school; expelled for criticizing his teachers.

1906 -- First one-man show in the Ukraine. Worked in Moscow and exhibited in several group shows.

1908 -- Moved to Paris and enrolled in the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. Quit formal art instruction after two weeks, continued to study art on his own by visiting museums.

1910 -- Exhibited in the Salon des Independants with the cubists (also in 1911-1914 and 1919).

1912 -- Opened art school in Paris. "Section d'Or" formed in Paris with Archipenko among its members. The group exhibited until 1914, and briefly after World War I. First solo exhibition in Germany, Folkwant Museum, Hagen.

1913 -- Represented in the Armory Show. Executed first prints (lithographs).

1914 -- Began making sculpto-paintings.

1914-1918 -- Spent the war years working near Nice.

1919-1920 -- Began extensive tour exhibiting his works in various European cities (Geneva, Zurich, Paris, London, Brussels, Athens, Berlin, Munich, etc.).

1920 -- One-man exhibition in the Venice Biennale.

1921 -- First solo exhibition in the United States at the Societe Anonyme, Inc., New York; a symposium, Psychology of Modern Art and Archipenko, was held during the course of the show. Moved to Berlin and opened art school. Married sculptor Angelica Bruno-Schmitz [known professionally as Gela Forster]. First print commission.

1923 -- Moved to the United States and opened art school in New York City.

1924 -- Established a summer school at Woodstock, New York.

1927 -- "Archipentura" patented ("Apparatus for displaying Changeable Pictures and methods for Decorating Changeable Display Apparatus," nos. 1,626, 946 and 1,626,497).

1928 -- Became an American citizen.

1929 -- Bought land near Woodstock, New York, and began construction of school and studio buildings.

1932 -- Lectured on his theories of creativeness at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

1933 -- Taught summer session at Mills College, Oakland, California, and Chouinard School, Los Angeles.

1935 -- Moved to Los Angeles and opened art school.

1935-1936 -- Taught summer sessions at the University of Washington, Seattle.

1936 -- Moved to Chicago and opened art school. Associate instructor at New Bauhaus School, Chicago.

1938 -- Returned to New York; reopened art school and Woodstock summer school.

1944 -- Taught at the Dalton School, New York City.

1946-1947 -- Returned to Chicago; taught at the Institute of Design.

1947 -- Began making carved plastic sculptures with internal illumination.

1950 -- Taught at University of Kansas City, Missouri.

1950-1951 -- Lecture tour of the southern cities of the United States.

1951 -- Taught at Carmel Institute of Art, California, University of Oregon, and University of Washington, Seattle.

1952 -- Taught at University of Delaware, Newark.

1953 -- Elected Associate Member of International Institute of Arts and Letters.

1955-1956 -- One-man exhibition tours in Germany (Dusseldorf, Darmstadt, Mannheim, and Recklinghausen).

1956 -- Taught at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

1957 -- Death of Angelica.

1959 -- Awarded gold medal, XIII Biennale de'Arte Triveneta, III Concorso Internationale del Bronzetto, Padua, Italy.

1960 -- Archipenko: Fifty Creative Years, 1908-1958 by Alexander Archipenko and Fifty Art Historians published by Tekhne (a company established by Archipenko for the purpose). Married Frances Gray, a sculptor and former student. Recovered plasters of early work stored by French friends since the end of World War I. Traveling exhibition in Germany (Hagen, Münster, and Dusseldorf).

1962 -- Elected to the Department of Art, National Institute of Arts and Letters.

1964 -- Dies in New York City.
Related Material:
Among the holdings of the Archives are the Donald H. Karshan papers relating to Alexander Archipenko, originally accessioned as part of the Alexander Archipenko papers, but later separated to form a distinct collection.

The Archives also has the National Collection of Fine Arts records relating to Alexander Archipenko.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reels NA11-NA12, NA16-NA18, and NA 20-NA22) including biographical material, correspondence, exhibition records, writings, printed material and photographs. Loaned materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
In 1967, the Alexander Archipenko papers, previously on deposit at Syracuse University, were loaned to the Archives of American Art for microfilming by his widow Frances Archipenko Gray. In 1982, Ms. Gray donated most of the material previously loaned and microfilmed to the Archives of American Art, along with additional items.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. research facility. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Lantern slides and glass plate negatives are housed separately and not served to researchers.
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.
Topic:
Art -- Philosophy  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Sculpture -- Technique  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Cubism  Search this
Genre/Form:
Transcripts
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Citation:
Alexander Archipenko papers, 1904-1986, bulk 1930-1964. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.archalex
See more items in:
Alexander Archipenko papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92ba8391f-301d-4090-8b1f-15163f1e4b8b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-archalex
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Oral history interview with Joey Kirkpatrick, 2005 August 17-18

Interviewee:
Kirkpatrick, Joey, 1952-  Search this
Interviewer:
Herman, Lloyd E  Search this
Subject:
Burford, Byron  Search this
Calder, Alexander  Search this
Chihuly, Dale  Search this
Cohen, Reba  Search this
Demetrion, James  Search this
Doty, Mark  Search this
Dove, Arthur Garfield  Search this
Edwards, Steven Dale  Search this
Giacometti, Alberto  Search this
Handler, Audrey  Search this
Hinds, Chuck  Search this
Mace, Flora  Search this
Moore, Ben  Search this
Morris, William  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia  Search this
Patrick, Peggy  Search this
Ragovin, Howard  Search this
Scanga, Italo  Search this
Schiele, Egon  Search this
Tagliapietra, Lino  Search this
Vigeletti, Sylvia  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Des Moines Art Center  Search this
Iowa State University  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Pilchuck School  Search this
University of Iowa  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Iowa -- Description and travel
Topic:
Ceramics -- Study and teaching  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Sculpture -- Technique  Search this
Glass art  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12851
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)255873
AAA_collcode_kirkpa05
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_255873
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Joey Kirkpatrick

Interviewee:
Kirkpatrick, Joey  Search this
Interviewer:
Herman, Lloyd E.  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Art Institute of Chicago -- Student  Search this
Des Moines Art Center  Search this
Iowa State University -- Students  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Pilchuck School  Search this
University of Iowa -- Students  Search this
Burford, Byron, 1920-2011  Search this
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976  Search this
Chihuly, Dale, 1941-  Search this
Cohen, Reba  Search this
Demetrion, James  Search this
Doty, Mark  Search this
Dove, Arthur Garfield, 1880-1946  Search this
Edwards, Steven Dale  Search this
Giacometti, Alberto, 1901-1966  Search this
Handler, Audrey  Search this
Hinds, Chuck  Search this
Mace, Flora, 1949-  Search this
Moore, Ben  Search this
Morris, William, 1957-  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia , 1887-1986  Search this
Patrick, Peggy  Search this
Ragovin, Howard  Search this
Scanga, Italo, 1932-2001  Search this
Schiele, Egon, 1890-1918  Search this
Tagliapietra, Lino  Search this
Vigeletti, Sylvia  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (Sound recording: 2 sound files (2 hr., 2 min.), digital, wav, 2 5/8 in.)
51 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Iowa -- Description and Travel
Date:
2005 August 17-18
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Joey Kirkpatrick conducted 2005 August 17-18, by Lloyd E. Herman, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at the artist's home and studio, which she shares with Flora Mace, in Seattle, Washington.
Ms. Kirkpatrick discusses her childhood in Des Moines, Iowa, as the third daughter among four; her early interest in art and, beginning in fifth grade, working at the Des Moines Art Center; her mother's creativity and love for art and design; visiting her aunt Elaine in Chicago and attending adult classes at the Art Institute of Chicago; seeing an Egon Schiele show at the Des Moines Art Center and its influence on her; her sense, even at an early age, that she was going to be an artist; going to college at the University of Iowa and getting a BFA in drawing; working in ceramics at the University of Iowa and studying under her mentor, Howard Ragovin; beginning to make sculptures out of chicken wire and papier-mâché and becoming interested in three-dimensional forms and planes; her most profound artistic influences, including Arthur Dove, Georgia O'Keeffe, Alexander Calder, and Alberto Giacometti; meeting Steven Dale Edwards during her last year in college and learning how to blow glass from him; blowing glass at a facility geared towards ceramic engineers at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, after college; working at the Art Center throughout and continuing to paint while living with her grandmother; working at a daycare center where she functioned as an art therapist; seeing an advertisement in Craft Horizons magazine for Pilchuck Glass School; working as a tree topper in Des Moines to get the money to go to Pilchuck; showing up at Pilchuck with an armful of her drawings; meeting Flora Mace, her collaborator and life partner, at Pilchuck; how the two eventually came to collaborate and cosign their work; and how they work together. A more in-depth discussion of the pair's lifelong collaboration is discussed in a joint interview of Kirkpatrick and Mace. Kirkpatrick also recalls Byron Burford, Peggy Patrick, Reba Cohen, Mark Doty, Jim Demetrion, Dale Chihuly, Chuck Hinds, Italo Scanga, Bill Morris, Ben Moore, Sylvia Vigeletti, Audrey Handler, and Lino Tagliapetra, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Joey Kirkpatrick (1952- ) is a glass artist from Seattle, Washington. Lloyd E. Herman (1936- ) is a curator and former director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery of Art and is currently from Seattle, Washington.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 2 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:
Ceramics -- Study and teaching  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Sculpture -- Technique  Search this
Glass art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.kirkpa05
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95154467a-422e-401a-bc09-6376186fa604
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kirkpa05
Online Media:

Masquerader with Boat Headdress

Maker:
Sokari Douglas Camp, born 1958, Nigeria  Search this
Medium:
Steel, mirror, wood, bells, cloth, paint, motor
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 225 x 103.5 x 122 cm (88 9/16 x 40 3/4 x 48 1/16 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
1987
Topic:
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchased with funds provided by the Annie Laurie Aitken Endowment
Object number:
97-4-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© 1987 Sokari Douglas Camp
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys70d9e5edc-7e7c-4c6e-b76e-8ef1ab9168b9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_97-4-1

Oral history interview with Richard Lippold

Interviewee:
Lippold, Richard, 1915-2002  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Names:
Albers, Josef  Search this
Arp, Jean, 1887-1966  Search this
Callahan, Harry M.  Search this
Gabo, Naum, 1890-1977  Search this
Johnson, Ray, 1927-1995  Search this
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold, 1880-1958  Search this
Zettler, Emil Robert, 1878-1946  Search this
Extent:
125 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1971 Dec. 1
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Richard Lippold conducted 1971 Dec. 1, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Lippold speaks of his family background and early life in Milwaukee; his early interests in art and music; early teachers; the impact of the Chicago World's Fair; studying industrial design at the Chicago Art Institute; designing machinery for an engineering firm; his travels in Mexico, Germany, and France; teaching at various institutions; his early sculptures; the development of his stylle; materials he uses; architectural commissions. He recalls Emiel Zettler, William R. Valentiner, John Cage, Jean Arp, Josef Albers, Ray Johnson, and Naum Gabo.
Biographical / Historical:
Richard Lippold (1915-2002) was a sculptor from Locust Valley, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 7 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.
Topic:
Sculpture -- Technique  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.lippol71
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c6cbab1c-0653-4f6c-a44c-a894eeebe129
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lippol71

Oral history interview with Lewis Iselin

Creator:
Iselin, Lewis, 1913-1990  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Names:
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907  Search this
Young, Mahonri Mackintosh, 1877-1957  Search this
Extent:
91 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Date:
1969 April 10
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Lewis Iselin conducted by Paul Cummings for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Lewis Iselin (1913-1990) was a sculptor in Camden, Maine.
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 available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Sculptors -- Maine -- Camden -- Interviews  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Portrait painting  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Sculpture -- Technique  Search this
Function:
Arts organizations
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.iselin69
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b573e71c-77ea-47ff-95ae-b6e5b05ee10e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-iselin69
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Oral history interview with Alexander Calder

Interviewee:
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Names:
Luks, George Benjamin, 1867-1933  Search this
Robinson, Boardman, 1876-1952  Search this
Sloan, John, 1871-1951  Search this
Extent:
27 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Date:
1971 October 26
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Alexander Calder conducted 1971 October 26, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Calder speaks of his studies in engineering at the Stevens Institute; his instructors at the Art Students League including George Luks, Boardman Robinson, and John Sloan; working in Paris; performances of his CIRCUS; artists in Paris in the late 1920s; his materials; his use of color and water; motorized sculpture; commissions; and his interest in works by Constantin Brancusi, Jean Arp, and Alberto Giacometti.
Biographical / Historical:
Alexander Calder (1898-1976) was a sculptor from New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 3 min.
This transcript has been corrected and edited at the Calder Foundation by Alexander S.C. Rower.
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:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Sculpture -- Technique  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.calder71
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw920b642ac-a0bb-4ea2-99ca-417b45c05e2e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-calder71
Online Media:

Low fire : other ways to work in clay / Leon I. Nigrosh ; drawings by Donald Krueger

Author:
Nigrosh, Leon I  Search this
Physical description:
100 p., [4] leaves of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1980
C1980
Topic:
Ceramic sculpture--Technique  Search this
Decoration and ornament--Technique  Search this
Call number:
NK4235.N53X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_206768

Alison Saar bearing essay by Naima J. Keith

Title:
Bearing
Artist:
Saar, Alison  Search this
Contributor:
Keith, Naima J  Search this
Kuhlmann, Emily  Search this
Director:
Harrison, Linda Museum of the Africa Diaspora  Search this
Publisher:
Museum of the African Diaspora  Search this
Physical description:
33 pages color illustrations 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Expositions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2016
21st century
21e siècle
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Mixed media (Art)  Search this
African American art  Search this
Art américain  Search this
Technique mixte (Art)  Search this
Art noir américain  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1116943

Oral history interview with Richard Lippold, 1971 Dec. 1

Interviewee:
Lippold, Richard, 1915-2002  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Subject:
Albers, Josef  Search this
Arp, Jean  Search this
Callahan, Harry M.  Search this
Gabo, Naum  Search this
Johnson, Ray  Search this
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold  Search this
Zettler, Emil Robert  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Sculpture -- Technique  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12454
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211970
AAA_collcode_lippol71
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_211970

Oral history interview with Glen Michaels, 1981 July 1

Interviewee:
Michaels, Glen, 1927-  Search this
Interviewer:
Rospond, Mary Chris  Search this
Subject:
Grotell, Maija  Search this
Sepeshy, Zoltan  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Sculpture -- Technique  Search this
Sculptors -- Michigan -- Interviews  Search this
Artists' materials  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12291
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212095
AAA_collcode_michae81
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212095
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Louise Nevelson, 1972 Jan. 30

Interviewee:
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988  Search this
Interviewer:
Glimcher, Arnold B., 1938-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Sculpture -- Technique -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13163
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212133
AAA_collcode_nevels72
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212133
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Louise Nevelson, 1964 June-1965 Jan. 14 and undated

Interviewee:
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988  Search this
Interviewer:
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Sculpture -- Technique -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13259
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212134
AAA_collcode_nevels64
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212134
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Reuben Nakian, 1981 June 9-17

Interviewee:
Nakian, Reuben, 1897-1986  Search this
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
Brancusi, Constantin  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel  Search this
Dudensing, F. Valentine  Search this
French, Daniel Chester  Search this
Halpert, Edith Gregor  Search this
Hague, Raoul  Search this
Lachaise, Gaston  Search this
Manship, Paul  Search this
Neumann, J. B. (Jsrael Ber)  Search this
Zorach, William  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Sculpture -- Technique  Search this
Sculptors -- Connecticut -- Stamford -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11707
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212940
AAA_collcode_nakian81
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212940
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