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Tamarind Lithography Workshop records

Creator:
Tamarind Lithography Workshop  Search this
Names:
Tamarind Institute  Search this
Adams, Clinton, 1918-2002  Search this
Antreasian, Garo Z., 1922-2018  Search this
Brice, William, 1921-2008  Search this
Francis, Sam, 1923-1994  Search this
Hultberg, John, 1922-  Search this
McLaughlin, John, 1898-1976  Search this
Schwartz, Aubrey, 1928-  Search this
Wayne, June, 1918-2011  Search this
Woelffer, Emerson, 1914-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot (Gift: (partially microfilmed on 2 reels))
37 Reels (Loan)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reels
Date:
1954-1984
Scope and Contents:
Artists' files; institutional files; printed material and photographs.
REELS 2866-2878: Artists' files, 1960-1981, containing biographical data, correspondence, project proposals, contract agreements, invoices, receipts, newspaper and magazine clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, and press releases.
REELS 2952-2975: Organizational files, 1958-1972, containing Board member's and Board of Directors correspondence, 1958-1972, Executive Committee minutes and panel of selection correspondence and recommendations; correspondence of Garo Antreasian, Clinton Adams, John Sommers and June Wayne, 1954-1973; grant applications from Manolis Piladakis, Noemi Smilansky and other artists; data on staff, including biographical data, employment contracts and printed material; and material on printer training programs, artists, writers, printers and curators.
REEL 3051: Files, 1960-1978, containing correspondence with artists, Board of Directors, Panel of Selections, Clinton Adams, Garo Antreasian, June Wayne and others; and printer evaluation reports and general correspondence.
REELS 3052-3055: Organizational files, 1959-1981, containing correspondence, information on fellowships and printer and curatorial training, biographical data, printed material, photographs of artists and printers, progress reports and proposals, financial material and printed material; 4 scrapbooks of printed material, 1960-1972; and photographs of artists, printers, the studio, staff parties, workshops, special projects and lithographs. [261 duplicate prints of some of the above photos were given to the Archives April 2, 1984 for study purposes only].
UNMICROFILMED: Printed material, 1958-1984, including catalogs, brochures, exhibition catalogs and publications by the workshop and institute; price lists of Tamarind lithography editions, 1983-1984; publications concerning the art and technique of lithography and the marketing of prints; and photographs of William Brice, Sam Francis, John Hultberg, John D. McLaughlin, Aubrey E. Schwartz and Emerson Woelffer with June Wayne working in the studio.
REEL 439-440 AND SCANNED Seventeen photos of artists, previously microfilmed under Photos of Artists I, and subsequently scanned and returned to the Tamarind records. Artists include: Annie Albers, Josef Albers, William Brice, Richard Diebendorn, Sam Francis, John Hultberg, John McLaughlin, Nathan Loiveria, Henry C. Pearson, Miriam Schapiro, Aubrey Schwartz, Esteban Vicente, Romas Viesulas, Emerson Woelffer, and Adja Yunkers.
Biographical / Historical:
Lithography workshop; Los Angeles, Calif. Founded in 1960 by Garo Antreasian, Clinton Adams and June Wayne. Relocated to Albuquerque, N.M., 1970, by Adams and Antreasian and re-established as the Tamarind Institute.
Provenance:
Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project, 1983-1984. Unmicrofilmed material and 261 duplicate prints of some photos on reels 3052-3055 donated 1984 by the Tamarind Institute via Clinton Adams, director.
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.
Reel 3051 is ACCESS RESTRICTED written permission is required.
Occupation:
Lithographers -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Printmakers -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Topic:
Artists' studios -- California -- Los Angeles -- Photographs  Search this
Lithography -- 20th century -- California -- Los Angeles -- Study and teaching  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.tamalitw
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-tamalitw

Interviews conducted by Daphne Beneke with California artists

Interviewer:
Beneke, Daphne  Search this
Names:
Lobdell, Frank, 1921-  Search this
Mullican, Lee, 1919-1998  Search this
Mullican, Lee, 1919-1998 -- Interviewee  Search this
Onslow-Ford, Gordon  Search this
Thiebaud, Wayne -- Interviewee  Search this
Thiebaud, Wayne -- Interviews  Search this
Woelffer, Emerson, 1914- -- Interviews  Search this
Woelffer, Emerson, 1914-2003  Search this
Wonner, Paul, 1920-2008 -- Interviewee  Search this
Wonner, Paul, 1920-2008 -- Interviews  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1995
Scope and Contents:
Interviews conducted in preparation for Beneke's publication, Fifteen Profiles: Distinguished California Modernists, published by the Fresno Art Museum, 1995. Included are audio recordings on sound cassettes and transcripts for six of the artists in the publication: Frank Lobdell, Lee Mullican, Gordon Onslow-Ford, Wayne Thiebaud, Paul Wonner, and Emerson Woelffer. The length of each interview varies from 30 minutes to two hours.
Biographical / Historical:
Educator, art historian; Pasadena, Calif.
Provenance:
Donated 1996 by Daphne Beneke.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Audio-visual recordings with no duplicate copy may require advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Art historians -- California -- Pasadena  Search this
Educators -- California -- Pasadena  Search this
Topic:
Artists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- California  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.benedaph
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-benedaph

Oral history interview with Robert Cottingham

Interviewee:
Cottingham, Robert, 1935-  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Brooklyn Technical High School (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Molly Barnes Gallery  Search this
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
United States. Army  Search this
Young & Rubicam Incorporated  Search this
Close, Chuck, 1940-  Search this
Close, Leslie  Search this
Irwin, Robert, 1928-  Search this
Rawlings, John, 1912-  Search this
Woelffer, Emerson, 1914-2003  Search this
Extent:
2 Sound cassettes (Sound recording (2 hr.; 8 min.), analog)
61 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Times Square (New York, N.Y.)
Date:
1998 July 27
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Robert Cottingham conducted 1998 July 27, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art, in Cottingham's studio, Newtown, Connecticut.
Cottingham speaks of being raised in Brooklyn; drawing from an early age; the New York World's Fair, 1939-1940, and the tremendous impact it had on him, as did buildings, signs, and great bustle of Times Square; lasting impact of Edward Hopper's "Sunday Morning," which he saw at the Whitney Museum; his love of using a T-square and triangle in industrial design courses at Brooklyn Technical High School and the influence on his work; working in a Manhattan advertising agency for 2 1/2 years; army service in Orleans, France as a mapmaker; working as an art director at Young and Rubicam advertising agency in Manhattan (1959-1964) which exposed him to great variety of print and graphic media; work in Young and Rubicam's Los Angeles office; first painting in NYC in 1963; painting steadily in L.A. which led to first shows (1968-1970) at Molly Barnes Gallery; use of photographs and sketches to produce paintings; avoidance of narrative, just suggestions of places, and incorporation of advertising signs beginning in the mid-1960s; living entirely on his paintings by 1970; breakthrough in 1969 to greater use of color, bolder design, and 3-D illusion; adoption of square format and depiction of fragmentary glimpses of things which led to leap of quality; and sticking with this mode ever since. Cottingham also recalls John Rawlings, Emerson Woelffer, Robert Irwin, Chuck and Leslie Close, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Robert Cottingham (1935- ) is a painter and printmaker from Newtown, Connecticut.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 8 min.
Tape 2 (Side A) also contains last part of 4/7/98 interview with Harold Tovish.
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.
Occupation:
Painters -- Interviews  Search this
Art directors  Search this
Cartographers  Search this
Topic:
Printmakers -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.cottin98
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cottin98

Oral history interview with Emerson Woelffer

Interviewee:
Woelffer, Emerson, 1914-2003  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Creator:
Art Schools in California Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Art Schools in California Oral History Project  Search this
Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center  Search this
Institute of Design (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Otis Art Institute  Search this
Extent:
55 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1999 March 26
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Emerson Woelffer conducted 1999 March 26, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art's Art Schools in California Project, in Woelffer's studio/home, Los Angeles, California.
Woelffer briefly discusses his own student experience at the Art Institute of Chicago (1933-1937), and focuses more on his teaching at Moholy Nagy's Institute of Design in Chicago, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (1954-1960) where he was head of the fine arts department, and the many years in Los Angeles as an educator at Chouinard Art School (now California Art Institute) and Otis Art Institute (now Otis College of Art and Design). Woelffer recalls Chouinard students who were the most "far out," among them Larry Bell, Joe Goode, and Ed Ruscha. He credited the free-wheeling stimulation of Los Angeles itself as the source for these experimental artists who were different from those in Chicago. In his final remarks, Woelffer emphasized the importance of drawing to the training of an artist.
Biographical / Historical:
Emerson Woelffer (1914-2003) was a painter and educator from Los Angeles, California. One of the leading senior modernists working in Los Angeles, Woelffer was invited in 1960, by Mitch Wilder, to head the fine arts department at Chouinard Art Institute where he taught until it was moved to Valencia and transformed into California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 50 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. Other interviewees in the Art Schools in California Oral History Project include: Leo Holub, Charles Linder, Paul Carey (1993), and Paul Carey and Stephanie Caloia (1997), with funding provided by the Bente and Gerald E. Buck Collection.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Art teachers -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching -- California  Search this
Function:
Art Schools -- California -- Los Angeles
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.woelff99
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-woelff99

Emerson Woelffer papers, 1937-1999

Creator:
Woelffer, Emerson, 1914-2003  Search this
Subject:
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Dadaism  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Surrealism  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9359
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211555
AAA_collcode_woelemer
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211555

Emerson Woelffer papers

Creator:
Woelffer, Emerson, 1914-2003  Search this
Names:
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet
0.6 Linear feet (Addition)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1937-1999
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, printed material, and a drawing.
REEL 1052: 114 letters received relating to business matters, exhibitions, Woelffer's teaching career, and his friends. Correspondents include Robert Motherwell, Gerald Nordland, Mitchell Wilder, Matsumi Kanemitsu, Paul Jenkins, Charles Laughton, Joann & Gifford Phillips, Buckminster Fuller, Nathan Oliveira, Anne Weber, Annette Giacometti, George Wittenborn, John Baldessari, and others.
REEL 3482: Newspaper clippings and an article, 1948-1974, about Woelffer.
ADDITION (D.C.): Personal and business correspondence with artists, galleries, foundations, and others. Among the correspondents are Clinton Adams, Katharine Kuh, Robert Motherwell, Ed Ruscha, Aaron Siskind, Clay Spohn, June Wayne, and the Paul Kantor Gallery; and 2 b&w photographs of Woelffer with Mark Rothko in Boulder, Colo. taken by Woelffer's wife, Dina.
Biographical / Historical:
Surrealist and Dada painter, teacher, and art collector; Los Angeles, California. Born in Chicago. Moved to Los Angeles in 1959. Taught at the Chouinard Art Institute and the Otis Art Institute. Collector of primitive art. One of Southern California's most respected senior modernists, Emerson Woelffer (b. 1914) came to Los Angeles in 1959 to teach at Chouinard Art Institute (now California Institute of Art). He later taught at various Southern California institutions, most notably at Otis School of Art and Design. In 1961 he was a Tamarind Fellow. He continued to teach at Otis until his retirement in 1992.
Provenance:
Material on reel 1052 was lent for microfilming by Woelffer in 1976, and subsequently donated by him in 1993 with additional (unfilmed) papers. Additional papers were donated by Woelffer in 1996, and again in 1999, with more expected.
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.
Addition: Use requires an appointment and is limited to AAA's Washington, D.C. office.
Occupation:
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Dadaism  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Surrealism  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.woelemer
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-woelemer

Oral history interview with Emerson Woelffer, 1999 March 26

Interviewee:
Woelffer, Emerson, 1914-2003  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
Institute of Design  Search this
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center  Search this
Chouinard Art Institute  Search this
Otis Art Institute  Search this
Art Schools in California Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching -- California  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11975
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)225021
AAA_collcode_woelff99
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_225021
Online Media:

Robert Motherwell letter to Emerson Woelffer

Creator:
Motherwell, Robert Burns, 1915-1991  Search this
Woelffer, Emerson, 1914-2003  Search this
Subject:
Motherwell, Robert Burns  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1956 March 17
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17872
See more items in:
Emerson Woelffer papers, 1937-1999
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_17872
Online Media:

Untitled, (painting)

Painter:
Woelffer, Emerson 1914-2003  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Johnson Collection, The 100 Dunbar Street, Suite 203 Spartanburg South Carolina 29306 Accession Number: 2009.11.01
Date:
1949
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAP 68670512
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_468015

Emerson Woelffer : a solo flight / curated by Ed Ruscha

Title:
Solo flight
Author:
Woelffer, Emerson 1914-2003  Search this
Ruscha, Edward  Search this
REDCAT (Art center)  Search this
Subject:
Woelffer, Emerson 1914-2003  Search this
Physical description:
64 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
2003
C2003
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_834271

The structure of improvisation : Emerson Woelffer in the 1990s / essay by Henry T. Topkins

Title:
Emerson Woelffer
Author:
Woelffer, Emerson 1914-2003  Search this
Topkins, Henry T  Search this
Hackett-Freedman Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Woelffer, Emerson 1914-2003  Search this
Physical description:
32 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2007
C2007
Call number:
ND237.W7845 A4 2007
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_843224

Emerson Woelffer : a survey exhibition-the years 1947-1974. Newport Harbor Art Museum/April 27 through June 2, 1974

Author:
Woelffer, Emerson 1914-2003  Search this
Newport Harbor Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Woelffer, Emerson 1914-  Search this
Physical description:
24 p. : ill. ; 22 x 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1974
20th century
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_624835

Emerson Woelffer : a modernist odyssey : fifty years of work on paper : Otis Gallery, Otis School of Art and Design / Anne Ayres and Roy Dowell, curators

Title:
Modernist odyssey
Author:
Woelffer, Emerson 1914-2003  Search this
Ayres, Anne 1936-  Search this
Dowell, Roy  Search this
Otis Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Subject:
Woelffer, Emerson 1914-  Search this
Woelffer, Emerson 1914-  Search this
Physical description:
46 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Interviews
Date:
1992
[1992]
Call number:
N40.1.W843 O85 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_697557

Emerson Woelffer, profile of the artist, 1947-1981 : February 5 through March 11, 1982, the Art Gallery, Visual Arts Center, California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, California

Author:
Woelffer, Emerson 1914-2003  Search this
California State University, Fullerton Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Woelffer, Emerson 1914-  Search this
Physical description:
48 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1982
C1982
Call number:
N40.1.W843 C15
N40.1.W843C15
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_155747

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