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Oral history interview with Manuel J. Tolegian, 1965 February 12

Interviewee:
Tolegian, Manuel J. (Manuel Jerair), 1911-1983  Search this
Tolegian, Manuel J. (Manuel Jerair), 1911-1983  Search this
Interviewer:
McGlynn, Betty Lochrie Hoag, 1914-2002  Search this
Subject:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Painters -- California -- Sherman Oaks -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13155
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213906
AAA_collcode_tolegi65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213906
Online Media:

Jackson Pollock, Charles Pollock, and Manuel Tolegian

Subject:
Pollock, Charles C. (Charles Cecil)  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Tolegian, Manuel J. (Manuel Jerair)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
New York, N.Y.
Date:
1930
Topic:
Artists in groups  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)7090
See more items in:
Charles Pollock papers, 1875-1994
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_7090
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Don Freeman, 1965 June 4

Interviewee:
Freeman, Don, 1908-1978  Search this
Freeman, Don, 1908-1978  Search this
Interviewer:
McGlynn, Betty Lochrie Hoag, 1914-2002  Search this
Subject:
Sloan, John  Search this
Henri, Robert  Search this
Wickey, Harry  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Tolegian, Manuel J. (Manuel Jerair)  Search this
Marsh, Reginald  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Illustrators -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Artists' materials  Search this
Illustration of books  Search this
Prints -- Technique  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12155
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213458
AAA_collcode_freema65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213458

Manuel J. Tolegian photographs and printed material, 1930-1945

Creator:
Tolegian, Manuel J. (Manuel Jerair), 1911-1983  Search this
Tolegian, Manuel J. (Manuel Jerair), 1911-1983  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9451
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211649
AAA_collcode_tolemanu
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211649

Jackson Pollock letter, [ca. 1935]

Creator:
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Subject:
Tolegian, Manuel J. (Manuel Jerair)  Search this
Benton, Rita P.  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10413
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213800
AAA_collcode_polljacl
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213800

Oral history interview with Manuel J. Tolegian

Interviewee:
Tolegian, Manuel J. (Manuel Jerair), 1911-1983  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
Extent:
58 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 February 12
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Manuel J. Tolegian conducted 1965 February 12, by Betty Hoag, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Manuel J. Tolegian (1911-1983) was a painter from Sherman Oaks, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 7 min.
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
Painters -- California -- Sherman Oaks -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.tolegi65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9fd392994-e498-4745-84f7-33a080b7db29
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-tolegi65
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Don Freeman

Interviewee:
Freeman, Don, 1908-1978  Search this
Interviewer:
McGlynn, Betty Hoag  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.) -- Students  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Henri, Robert, 1865-1929  Search this
Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954  Search this
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Sloan, John, 1871-1951  Search this
Tolegian, Manuel J. (Manuel Jerair), 1911-1983  Search this
Wickey, Harry  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recording, 5 in.)
19 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 June 4
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Don Freeman conducted 1965 June 4, by Betty Hoag McGlynn, for the Archives of American Art, in his home, in Santa Barbara, Calif. Freeman speaks of his childhood in San Diego with his guardian; his high school years spent in St. Louis at a public school Prineipia (and his teacher Kathryn Cherry); the knowledge of his artistic destiny as a child; his move to New York City in 1929; his time spent working as an unbooked trumpet player for jazz orchestras on Broadway; his formative years at the Art Students League under the guidance of John Sloan;
the influence of Robert Henri and "Art Spirit;" his decision to do illustrations for the theater section of the Herald Tribune of ongoing performances; his time spent studying with Harry Wickey (etcher and sculptor); his relationship and marriage to wife Lydia as well as description of life in downtown Manhattan immediately following the stock market crash ; time at Art Students League studying along side with Jackson Pollock, Manuel Tolegian, Whitney Darrel; his decision to work for the WPA in
the graphics department completing lithographs (1933-1934); "Freedom of the Press," a painting completed around the same time and the possible influence of Reginald Marsh; his interest in a project called "Paint for the People" (a public works project for the New York Subway system); time spent illustrating for the WPA theater magazine "The Living Magazine;" his opinions concerning acetate and stone as well as the use of mezzotint; his personal magazine which he published for four years (name unknown); a general summary of his feelings towards the WPA as an artistic force; his separation from the Union Uprisings due to his success within the program;
his work on "Our Flying Navy" a series of illustrations (now compiled as a book) used for advertisement for the Navy; his participation in the Association of American Artists before his term spent in the Army during WWII; his budding career as a children's books writer and illustrator (Barton Press); his illustrations for William Soroyan"s The Human Comedy; his move back west and his son Roy; and his current occupation of giving "Chalk Talks" around the country, speaking with students about art, music, theater.
Biographical / Historical:
Don Freeman (1908-1978) was an Illustrator from New York, N.Y. Went to New York City at the age of 21. Studied with John Sloan and Harry Wickey at the Art Students League.
General:
An unrelated interview of Ben Messick conducted by B. Hoag McGlynn is also on this tape.
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:
Illustrators -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Artists' materials  Search this
Illustration of books  Search this
Prints -- Technique  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.freema65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw995547556-a986-4ffc-a847-4f83d6982a0b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-freema65
Online Media:

Manuel J. Tolegian photographs and printed material

Creator:
Tolegian, Manuel J. (Manuel Jerair), 1911-1983  Search this
Extent:
47 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1930-1945
Scope and Contents:
Photographs of Tolegian's work and an article on his friend and partron, George Mardikian; one article about Tolegian; and miscellaneous printed materials.
Biographical / Historical:
Tolegian, Manuel J. (1911-1983) was a painter from Sherman Oaks, Calif. Born 1911. Studied at the Art Students League. Was a contemporary and close friend of Jackson Pollock.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1964 by Manuel Tolegian.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.tolemanu
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw91ef42f31-d65d-4f1b-9fd2-6f784d5c3fd4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-tolemanu

Jackson Pollock letter

Creator:
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Names:
Benton, Rita P.  Search this
Tolegian, Manuel J. (Manuel Jerair), 1911-1983  Search this
Extent:
1 Item ((on 1 microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1935]
Scope and Contents:
A letter to Rita [Benton], n.d., saying that he painted a "pretty good plate" that cracked in the fire, and that he will make and send another. He mentions Christmas dinner and wishes a happy New Year. He adds that Tolegian just painted "the best thing he ever did- a moon scene with stars."
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Donor is unspecified.
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:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.polljacl
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9538ce1a5-c6e5-4298-84fe-22faa4dde79f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-polljacl

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