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Oral history interview with Thomas Adrian Fransioli

Interviewee:
Fransioli, Thomas Adrian, 1906-1997  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.) -- Students  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
University of Pennsylvania -- Students  Search this
Brown, Margaret E., d. 1957  Search this
Eggers, O. R. (Otto Reinhold), 1882-1964  Search this
Feiss, Carl  Search this
Finley, David E. (David Edward)  Search this
Klauder, Charles Z. (Charles Zeller), 1872-1938  Search this
Pope, John Russell, 1874-1937  Search this
Walker, John, 1906-1995  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (Sound recording: 2 sound files, digital, wav file)
37 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1981 April 21
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Thomas Adrian Fransioli, conducted April 21, 1981, by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in Wenham, Massachusetts.
Fransioli speaks of his upbringing in Seattle, Washington; training and friendships at architectural school at the University of Pennsylvania; working in North Carolina, Virginia, Philadelphia, and Cleveland as an architect, interior designer, and draftsman; his commission for a grand country house in Virginia, 1932-1934; his work for John Russell Pope on the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.; work in photographic reconnaissance for the U.S. Army during World War II; visiting Hiroshima after the atomic bomb; his training at the Art Students League; his paintings of cityscapes and houses; the promotion of his career by Margaret Brown of Boston; and influences upon him. Fransioli also recalls Charles Klauder, Margaret Brown, Carl Feiss, Otto Eggers, John Walker, David Finley; and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Thomas Adrian Fransioli (1906- 1997) was an architect and painter from Massachusetts. He was born in Seattle, Washington.
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.
Topic:
Architects -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Architecture -- Study and teaching  Search this
Interior decorators -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan -- Hiroshima  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Photography  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.fransi81
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-fransi81

Expert's choice : 1000 years of the art trade / text by John Walker

Author:
Walker, John 1906-1995  Search this
International Confederation of Dealers in Works of Art  Search this
Physical description:
214 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1983
Topic:
Art dealers  Search this
Art  Search this
Art--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Call number:
N8655.R5 V579 1983X
709 .W2
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_162838

Masterpieces of painting from the National Gallery of Art / edited by Huntington Cairns and John Walker

Author:
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
Rouben Mamoulian Collection (Library of Congress) DLC  Search this
Editor:
Cairns, Huntington 1904-1985  Search this
Walker, John 1906-1995  Search this
Physical description:
1 preliminary leaf, 5-182 pages, 1 leaf : color illustrations ; 39 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1944
[1944]
Topic:
Painting  Search this
Call number:
N856 .A66X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_178359

James McNeill Whistler / John Walker

Author:
Walker, John 1906-1995  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill 1834-1903  Search this
Subject:
Whistler, James McNeill 1834-1903  Search this
Physical description:
160 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1987
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.W57 W2
N6537.W4 W341 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_332432

Masterpieces of painting from the National Gallery of Art / edited by Huntington Cairns and John Walker

Author:
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
Cairns, Huntington 1904-1985  Search this
Walker, John 1906-1995  Search this
Physical description:
182 p. : col. plates ; 39 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1945
Topic:
Painting  Search this
Call number:
N856 .A66Y 1945
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_606813

French paintings from the Chester Dale collection

Author:
Walker, John 1906-1995  Search this
Dale, Chester 1883-1962  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Dale, Chester b. 1883 Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
83 p. : chiefly ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
1948
19th century
Topic:
Painting, French  Search this
Painting--Private collections  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_708940

James McNeill Whistler / John Walker

Author:
Walker, John 1906-1995  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill 1834-1903  Search this
Subject:
Whistler, James McNeill 1834-1903  Search this
Physical description:
160 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1987
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_843451

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C

Author:
Walker, John 1906-1995  Search this
Subject:
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
347 p. illus., col. plates, diagrs. 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1963
[1963]
Topic:
Art  Search this
Call number:
N856 .W33 1963X
N856.W33 1963X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_418693

National Gallery of Art, Washington

Author:
Walker, John 1906-1995  Search this
Subject:
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
60 p. illus. (23 mounted col.) 39 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1956
[1956]
Topic:
Painting  Search this
Call number:
N856.W3X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_258639

Portraits : 5,000 years / John Walker

Author:
Walker, John 1906-1995  Search this
Physical description:
287 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1983
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Call number:
N7575 .W34 1983X
N7575.W34 1983X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_162857

Harry Jackson, forty years of his work, 1941-81 / texts by John Walker ... [et al.]

Author:
Jackson, Harry 1924-  Search this
Walker, John 1906-1995  Search this
Subject:
Jackson, Harry 1924-  Search this
Physical description:
116 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 33 cm
Type:
Biography
In art
Place:
Wyoming
United States
West (U.S.)
Date:
1981
C1981
Topic:
Sculptors  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.J13 W18
N40.1.J13W18
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_163199

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