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Oral history interview with Louis Siegriest, 1978 June 21

Interviewee:
Siegriest, Louis Bassi, 1899-1989  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
St. John, Terry  Search this
Clapp, William Henry  Search this
D'Harnoncourt, Rene  Search this
Gay, August Franc̜ois  Search this
Gile, Selden Connor  Search this
Logan, Maurice  Search this
Van Sloun, Frank J.  Search this
Von Eichman, Bernard J.  Search this
Society of Six  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Louis Siegriest, 1978 June 21. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Painters -- California -- Oakland -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12472
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212273
AAA_collcode_siegri78
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212273
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Louis Siegriest, 1975 April 5

Interviewee:
Siegriest, Louis Bassi, 1899-1989  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
Oliveira, Nathan, 1928-2010  Search this
Howard, Robert Boardman  Search this
Van Sloun, Frank J.  Search this
Armer, Ruth  Search this
Von Eichman, Bernard J.  Search this
Randolph, Lee F.  Search this
Macky, Constance L.  Search this
Nahl, Perham Wilhelm  Search this
Dixon, Maynard  Search this
Martinez, Xavier  Search this
Piazzoni, Gottardo  Search this
Scheyer, Galka E.  Search this
Clapp, William Henry  Search this
Gay, August Franc̜ois  Search this
Stackpole, Ralph  Search this
Wores, Theodore  Search this
Gile, Selden Connor  Search this
St. John, Terry  Search this
Gaw, William A.  Search this
Oldfield, Otis  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Logan, Maurice  Search this
Price, C. S. (Clayton S.)  Search this
Still, Clyfford  Search this
Hagemeyer, Johan  Search this
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard  Search this
Graves, Morris  Search this
Bischoff, Elmer  Search this
Lobdell, Frank  Search this
Park, David  Search this
Winkler, John William  Search this
del Mue, Maurice  Search this
Cox, Willard  Search this
Hughes, Louis  Search this
Stoddart, Edna  Search this
Society of Six  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Louis Siegriest, 1975 April 5. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13217
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213092
AAA_collcode_siegri75
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213092
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Louis Siegriest

Interviewee:
Siegriest, Louis Bassi, 1899-1989  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Oliveira, Nathan, 1928-2010  Search this
Names:
Society of Six  Search this
Armer, Ruth, 1896-1977  Search this
Bischoff, Elmer, 1916-1991  Search this
Clapp, William Henry, 1879-1954  Search this
Cox, Willard  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard, 1922-1993  Search this
Dixon, Maynard, 1875-1946  Search this
Gaw, William A., 1891-1973  Search this
Gay, August Franc̜ois, 1890-1948  Search this
Gile, Selden Connor, 1877-1947  Search this
Graves, Morris, 1910-  Search this
Hagemeyer, Johan, 1884-1962  Search this
Howard, Robert Boardman, 1896-1983  Search this
Hughes, Louis  Search this
Lobdell, Frank, 1921-  Search this
Logan, Maurice, 1886-1977  Search this
Macky, Constance L., b. 1883  Search this
Martinez, Xavier, 1869-1943  Search this
Nahl, Perham Wilhelm, 1869-1935  Search this
Oldfield, Otis, 1890-1969  Search this
Park, David, 1911-1960  Search this
Piazzoni, Gottardo, 1872-1945  Search this
Price, C. S. (Clayton S.), 1874-1950  Search this
Randolph, Lee F., b. 1880  Search this
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957  Search this
Scheyer, Galka E.  Search this
St. John, Terry  Search this
Stackpole, Ralph, 1885-1973  Search this
Still, Clyfford, 1904-1980  Search this
Stoddart, Edna, d. 1966  Search this
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Van Sloun, Frank J., 1879-1938  Search this
Von Eichman, Bernard J., 1899-1970  Search this
Winkler, John William, 1894-1979  Search this
Wores, Theodore, 1858-1939  Search this
del Mue, Maurice  Search this
Extent:
45 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1975 April 5
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Louis B. Siegriest, conducted 1975 April 5, by Paul Karlstrom and Nathan Oliveira, for the Archives of American Art, at Mr. Siegriest's home, in Oakland, California. Siegriest and Oliveira speak of his early career; the Society of Six; and the Bay Area figurative school. He recalls Perham Nahl, Bernard "Red" von Eichman, Bob Howard, Frank Van Sloun, Ruth Armer, Constance Macky, Lee Randolph, John Winkler, Maurice del Mue, Maynard Dixon, Willard Cox, Louis Hughes, Seldon Gile, August Gay, Xavier Martinez, Gottardo Piazzoni, Ralph Stackpole, Theodore Wores, Bill Gaw, William Henry Clapp, Terry St. John, Galka Scheyer, Maurice Logan, C.S. Price, Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, Richard Diebenkorn, David Park, Elmer Bischoff, Frank Lobdell, Clifford Still, Diego Rivera, Otis Oldfield, Edna Stoddart, Johan Hagemeyer, and many others.
Biographical / Historical:
Louis Siegriest (1899-1989) was a painter from Oakland, California. Full name is Louis Bassi Siegriest.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 13 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 is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.siegri75
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92f49460d-4d3b-4cfa-85f1-bbab6828fff3
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-siegri75
Online Media:

MS 4883 Posters from the Indian Court in the Federal Building at the Golden Gate International Exposition

Creator:
Siegriest, Louis Bassi, 1899-1989  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Names:
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Extent:
16 Posters (color silkscreen, 25 x 36 inches; 12x 18 inches)
Culture:
Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa)  Search this
Apache  Search this
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Haida  Search this
Eskimos  Search this
Pomo  Search this
Pueblo  Search this
Seneca  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Posters
Works of art
Place:
San Francisco (Calif.)
North America
Date:
1939
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of posters created for the Indian Court exhibit at the Golden Gate International Exposition. The posters were created as part of the Federal Art Project (FAP) of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). The designs were adapted by Louis Siegriest from work produced by indigenous artists. The artists who contributed resource material received limited recognition for their work; some remain unknown.

Siegriest created eight (8) posters for the Indian Court exhibit. This collection includes one complete set of all eight (8) posters and one (1) explanatory label, and one incomplete set of seven (7) posters.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or National Anthropological Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Biographical Note:
Louis Bassi Siegriest (1899-1989) was an American painter and commerical artist based in California.
Historical Note:
The Golden Gate International Exposition (1939=1940) was a World's Fair celebrating "Pacific Unity" and the opening of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4883
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art holds the Louis Siegriest papers and an Oral history interview with Louis Siegriest.
Provenance:
The provenance of the collection is unknown. It is possible that the two sets of posters were received from different sources.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Works of art
Posters
Citation:
MS 4883 Posters from the Indian Court in the Federal Building at the Golden Gate International Exposition, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4883
See more items in:
MS 4883 Posters from the Indian Court in the Federal Building at the Golden Gate International Exposition
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw316518c2d-b47b-442f-9cc0-a919aaf05f5a
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4883
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Louis Siegriest

Interviewee:
Siegriest, Louis Bassi, 1899-1989  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
St. John, Terry  Search this
Names:
Society of Six  Search this
Clapp, William Henry, 1879-1954  Search this
D'Harnoncourt, Rene, 1901-1968  Search this
Gay, August Franc̜ois, 1890-1948  Search this
Gile, Selden Connor, 1877-1947  Search this
Logan, Maurice, 1886-1977  Search this
Van Sloun, Frank J., 1879-1938  Search this
Von Eichman, Bernard J., 1899-1970  Search this
Extent:
30 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1978 June 21
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Louis Siegriest conducted 1978 June 21, by Terry St. John and Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
Siegriest speaks of his background; studying with Frank Van Sloun at the Mark Hopkins School; the Society of Six and its members, Seldon Gile, Bernard Von Eichman, Maurice Logan, William Clapp, and August Gay; living in Milwaukee and working in commercial art; returning to San Francisco and pursuing landscape painting; working for the WPA under Rene D'Harnoncourt; doing camouflage work with the U.S. Army in World War II; a controversy about and cancellation of an exhibit of his work at the De Young Museum; collage in the 1950s; his travels; the Bay area art scene; his associations with younger artists; his recent work.
Biographical / Historical:
Louis Siegriest (1899-1989) was a painter from Oakland, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 15 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:
Painters -- California -- Oakland -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.siegri78
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93d976d9d-0599-44c5-812a-11ad77376178
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-siegri78
Online Media:

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