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Oral history interview with Jack Kufeld

Interviewee:
Kufeld, Jack, 1907-1990  Search this
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis  Search this
Creator:
Mark Rothko and His Times Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Design Laboratory (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Gallery Secession (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Mark Rothko and His Times Oral History Project  Search this
Avery, Milton, 1885-1965  Search this
Godsoe, Robert  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph, 1903-1974  Search this
Gross, Chaim, 1904-1991  Search this
Harris, Louis, 1902-1970  Search this
Jaffe, Vladimir  Search this
Kufeld, Jack, 1907-1990  Search this
Neumann, J. B. (Jsrael Ber)  Search this
Pereira, I. Rice (Irene Rice), 1902-1971  Search this
Rothko, Edith  Search this
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970  Search this
Weber, Max, 1881-1961  Search this
Yavno, Max  Search this
Extent:
28 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1981 Oct. 5
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Jack Kufeld conducted 1981 Oct. 5, by Avis Berman, for the Archives of American Art's Mark Rothko and His Times oral history project.
Kufeld discusses his acquaintance with Mark Rothko and the artists of The Ten. He speaks briefly about Gallery Secession and its owner, Robert Godsoe, and the Gallery's role in the formation of The Ten. Kufeld and Rothko lived together for a short time after Rothko's separation from his first wife, Edith. Kufeld remembers Edith, with whom he remained friends for many years even though he stopped associating with painters when he abruptly stopped painting in the late 1930s. He talks about the Design Laboratory, where he was a teacher. Kufeld recalls Robert Godsoe, Milton Avery, Max Yavno, J.B. Neumann, Adolf Gottlieb, Lou Harris, Max Weber, I. Rice Pereira, Chaim Gross, Vladimir Jaffe, and many others.
Biographical / Historical:
Jack Kufeld (1907-1990) was a painter from New York, N.Y. Member of the painters' group The Ten which included Mark Rothko, Ilya Bolotowsky, Joseph Solman, Adolph Gottlieb and others.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hrs., 44 min.
Provenance:
This interview was conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's Mark Rothko and his Times oral history project, with funding provided by the Mark Rothko Foundation.
Others interviewed on the project (by various interviewers) include: Sonia Allen, Sally Avery, Ben-Zion, Bernard Braddon, Ernest Briggs, Rhys Caparn, Elaine de Kooning, Herbert Ferber, Esther Gottlieb, Juliette Hays, Sidney Janis, Buffie Johnson, Jacob Kainen, Louis Kaufman, Katharine Kuh, Stanley Kunitz, Joseph Liss, Dorothy Miller, Betty Parsons, Wallace Putnam, Rebecca Reis, Maurice Roth, Sidney Schectman, Aaron Siskind, Joseph Solman, Hedda Sterne, Jack Tworkov, Esteban Vicente and Ed Weinstein. Each has been cataloged separately.
Restrictions:
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Topic:
Philadelphia Ten (Group of artists)  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.kufeld81
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kufeld81
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Francis Criss in his studio

Photographer:
Yavno, Max, 1911-  Search this
Yavno, Max, 1911-  Search this
Subject:
Criss, Francis  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1942
Topic:
Artists' studios  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11866
See more items in:
Francis Criss papers, 1916-1975, bulk 1940-1969
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_11866
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Mildred Constantine addressing the audience at the International Design Conference in Aspen, Colorado

Photographer:
Yavno, Max, 1911-  Search this
Yavno, Max, 1911-  Search this
Subject:
Constantine, Mildred  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
196-
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14705
See more items in:
Mildred Constantine Papers, 1945-2008
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14705
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Lucile Blanch

Photographer:
Yavno, Max, 1911-  Search this
Yavno, Max, 1911-  Search this
Subject:
Blanch, Lucile Lundquist  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1940 Oct. 31
Topic:
Art and state  Search this
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Painting  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1976
See more items in:
Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection, circa 1920-1965, bulk 1935-1942
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_1976
Online Media:

Francis Criss

Photographer:
Yavno, Max, 1911-  Search this
Yavno, Max, 1911-  Search this
Subject:
Criss, Francis  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1940 Oct. 29
Topic:
Art and state  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)2046
See more items in:
Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection, circa 1920-1965, bulk 1935-1942
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_2046
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Adolf Dehn

Photographer:
Yavno, Max, 1911-  Search this
Yavno, Max, 1911-  Search this
Subject:
Dehn, Adolf Arthur  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1940 Oct. 29
Topic:
Art and state  Search this
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Painting  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)2057
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Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection, circa 1920-1965, bulk 1935-1942
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_2057
Online Media:

Julian E. Levi

Photographer:
Yavno, Max, 1911-  Search this
Yavno, Max, 1911-  Search this
Subject:
Levi, Julian E. (Julian Edwin)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
New York, N.Y.
Date:
1940 Oct. 31
Topic:
Art and state  Search this
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Painting  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)2226
See more items in:
Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection, circa 1920-1965, bulk 1935-1942
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_2226
Online Media:

Yasuo Kuniyoshi in his studio

Photographer:
Yavno, Max, 1911-  Search this
Yavno, Max, 1911-  Search this
Subject:
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
New York, N.Y.
Date:
1940 Oct. 31
Topic:
Art and state  Search this
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)2585
See more items in:
Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection, circa 1920-1965, bulk 1935-1942
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_2585
Online Media:

Eugenie Gershoy

Photographer:
Yavno, Max, 1911-  Search this
Yavno, Max, 1911-  Search this
Subject:
Gershoy, Eugenie  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1940 Oct. 29
Topic:
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)3049
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Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection, circa 1920-1965, bulk 1935-1942
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_3049
Online Media:

Francis Criss

Photographer:
Yavno, Max, 1911-  Search this
Yavno, Max, 1911-  Search this
Subject:
Criss, Francis  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1940 Oct. 29
Topic:
Art and state  Search this
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Painting  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)3092
See more items in:
Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection, circa 1920-1965, bulk 1935-1942
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_3092
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Jack Kufeld, 1981 Oct. 5

Interviewee:
Kufeld, Jack, 1907-1990  Search this
Kufeld, Jack, 1907-1990  Search this
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Rothko, Edith  Search this
Godsoe, Robert  Search this
Harris, Louis  Search this
Kufeld, Jack  Search this
Jaffe, Vladimir  Search this
Neumann, J. B. (Jsrael Ber)  Search this
Pereira, I. Rice (Irene Rice)  Search this
Yavno, Max  Search this
Weber, Max  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph  Search this
Avery, Milton  Search this
Gross, Chaim  Search this
Design Laboratory (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Gallery Secession (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Mark Rothko and His Times Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Philadelphia Ten (Group of artists)  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12817
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215636
AAA_collcode_kufeld81
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215636
Online Media:

Anton Refregier papers, circa 1900-circa 1990

Creator:
Refregier, Anton, 1905-1979  Search this
Refregier, Anton, 1905-1979  Search this
Subject:
Randall, Byron  Search this
Refregier, Lila  Search this
Siqueiros, David Alfaro  Search this
Morley, Eugene  Search this
O'Higgins, Pablo  Search this
Geddes, Norman Bel  Search this
Greenwood, Marion  Search this
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo  Search this
Dreyfuss, Henry  Search this
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Evergood, Philip  Search this
Fast, Howard  Search this
De Diego, Julio  Search this
Packard, Emmy Lou  Search this
Yavno, Max  Search this
National Council of American-Soviet Friendship (U.S.)  Search this
ACA Galleries  Search this
Bard College  Search this
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Gosudarstvennyĭ Ėrmitazh (Russia)  Search this
World Peace Council  Search this
Woodstock Artists Association (Woodstock, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Travel diaries
Greeting cards
Interviews
Cartoons (working drawings)
Scrapbooks
Transcripts
Photographs
Diaries
Sketches
Place:
Chile
Soviet Union
Guatemala
Mexico
Topic:
Tapestry  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Political clubs  Search this
Muralists -- New York -- Woodstock  Search this
Art -- Commissioning  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Woodstock  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- Archival resources -- 20th century  Search this
Designers -- New York (State)  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9646
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211854
AAA_collcode_refranto
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211854
Online Media:

Downtown Gallery records, 1824-1974, bulk 1926-1969

Creator:
Downtown Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Downtown Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Stella, Joseph  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred  Search this
Storrs, John Henry Bradley  Search this
Sunami, Soichi  Search this
Spencer, Niles  Search this
Stasack, Edward  Search this
Steichen, Edward  Search this
Steig, William  Search this
Van Vechten, Carl  Search this
Varian, Dorothy  Search this
Walters, Carl  Search this
Webb, Electra Havemeyer  Search this
Tam, Reuben  Search this
Tannahill, Robert Hudson  Search this
Tseng, Yu-ho  Search this
Valente, Alfredo  Search this
Pippin, Horace  Search this
Pattison, Abbott L. (Abbott Lawrence)  Search this
Rattner, Abraham  Search this
Pollet, Joseph C.  Search this
Osborn, Robert Chesley  Search this
Pascin, Jules  Search this
Crawford, Ralston  Search this
Shahn, Ben  Search this
Sheeler, Charles  Search this
Siporin, Mitchell  Search this
Siegel, Adrian  Search this
Reynal, Kay Bell  Search this
Ray, Man  Search this
Saklatwalla, Beram K.  Search this
Rockefeller, Abby Aldrich  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia  Search this
Zorach, William  Search this
Zorach, Marguerite  Search this
Zerbe, Karl  Search this
Zajac, Jack  Search this
Yavno, Max  Search this
Wilde, Isabel Carleton  Search this
Weber, Max  Search this
Adams, Ansel  Search this
Breinin, Raymond  Search this
Broderson, Morris  Search this
Laurent, Robert  Search this
Brook, Alexander  Search this
Bry, Doris  Search this
Burlin, Paul  Search this
Carlen, Robert  Search this
Cikovsky, Nicolai  Search this
Coleman, Glenn O.  Search this
Klein, Carl  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo  Search this
Karfiol, George  Search this
Karolik, Maxim  Search this
Lawrence, Jacob  Search this
Lea, Wesley  Search this
Lane, William H.  Search this
Lewandowski, Edmund  Search this
Marin, John  Search this
Levi, Julian E. (Julian Edwin)  Search this
Levine, Jack  Search this
Nakian, Reuben  Search this
Newman, Arnold  Search this
Maya, Otto  Search this
Morris, George L. K.  Search this
Dove, Arthur Garfield  Search this
Dole, William  Search this
Doi, Isami  Search this
Davis, Stuart  Search this
Fredenthal, David  Search this
Felix Landau Gallery  Search this
Halpert, Samuel  Search this
Halpert, Edith Gregor  Search this
Guglielmi, Louis  Search this
Garbisch, Edgar  Search this
Karfiol, Bernard  Search this
Demuth, Charles  Search this
Hartley, Marsden  Search this
Cahill, Holger  Search this
Hart, George Overbury  Search this
Harnett, William Michael  Search this
Our Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
American Folk Art Gallery  Search this
Boris Mirski Gallery (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Ernest Brown & Phillips  Search this
Type:
Video recordings
Photographs
Motion pictures (visual works)
Topic:
Fraktur art  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- United States  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Printmakers -- United States  Search this
Sculptors -- United States  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Artists -- United States  Search this
Weather vanes  Search this
Chalkware  Search this
Figureheads of ships  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Art Market  Search this
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6293
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)221206
AAA_collcode_downgall
Theme:
African American
Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_221206
Online Media:

Untitled, from the Los Angeles Documentary Project

Artist:
Max Yavno, born New York City 1911-died Los Angeles, CA 1985  Search this
Medium:
gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
image: 13 3/4 x 19 3/8 in. (34.9 x 49.2 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1979-1980
Topic:
Cityscape\time\night  Search this
Figure male\full length  Search this
Cityscape\California\Los Angeles  Search this
Object\other\sign  Search this
Architecture Exterior\detail\arch  Search this
Architecture Exterior\commercial\store  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts through the Photography Museum of Los Angeles
Object number:
1990.38.103
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk77ed0ef96-faa1-4177-87d0-a9630eec4dfd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1990.38.103

Untitled, from the Los Angeles Documentary Project

Artist:
Max Yavno, born New York City 1911-died Los Angeles, CA 1985  Search this
Medium:
gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
image: 15 x 19 3/8 in. (38.1 x 49.2 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1979-1980
Topic:
Architecture\vehicle\automobile  Search this
Cityscape\time\night  Search this
Figure female\full length  Search this
Cityscape\California\Los Angeles  Search this
Architecture Exterior\commercial\gas station  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts through the Photography Museum of Los Angeles
Object number:
1990.38.104
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7a6ba70c3-9f35-495d-afe2-98c119fb67ec
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1990.38.104

Untitled, from the Los Angeles Documentary Project

Artist:
Max Yavno, born New York City 1911-died Los Angeles, CA 1985  Search this
Medium:
gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
image: 9 x 19 3/8 in. (22.9 x 49.2 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1979-1980
Topic:
Children  Search this
Recreation\sport and play  Search this
Cityscape\California\Los Angeles  Search this
Object\toy\bicycle  Search this
Architecture Exterior\domestic\apartment  Search this
Object\other\mailbox  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts through the Photography Museum of Los Angeles
Object number:
1990.38.105
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7479c92a7-e680-473c-9c1a-c10a838fcba2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1990.38.105

Untitled, from the Los Angeles Documentary Project

Artist:
Max Yavno, born New York City 1911-died Los Angeles, CA 1985  Search this
Medium:
gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
image: 13 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. (34.3 x 49.5 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1979-1980
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Architecture\vehicle\automobile  Search this
Cityscape\time\night  Search this
Cityscape\California\Los Angeles  Search this
Object\other\sign  Search this
Architecture Exterior\commercial\restaurant  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts through the Photography Museum of Los Angeles
Object number:
1990.38.106
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7f16bc831-c6c9-409c-b357-cf180aa8036c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1990.38.106

Untitled, from the Los Angeles Documentary Project

Artist:
Max Yavno, born New York City 1911-died Los Angeles, CA 1985  Search this
Medium:
gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
image: 19 1/2 x 14 3/4 in. (49.5 x 37.5 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1979-1980
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Landscape\building  Search this
Ethnic\Japanese  Search this
Cityscape\California\Los Angeles  Search this
Recreation\tourism  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts through the Photography Museum of Los Angeles
Object number:
1990.38.107
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7aaac36a0-d6ee-4164-8a74-cee2d977bd53
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1990.38.107

Untitled, from the Los Angeles Documentary Project

Artist:
Max Yavno, born New York City 1911-died Los Angeles, CA 1985  Search this
Medium:
gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
image: 15 x 19 3/8 in. (38.1 x 49.2 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1979-1980
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Architecture\vehicle\automobile  Search this
Cityscape\California\Los Angeles  Search this
Architecture Exterior\commercial\store  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts through the Photography Museum of Los Angeles
Object number:
1990.38.108
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7937fa503-8726-44db-b677-d8b78320d0e8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1990.38.108

Untitled, from the Los Angeles Documentary Project

Artist:
Max Yavno, born New York City 1911-died Los Angeles, CA 1985  Search this
Medium:
gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
image: 15 1/2 x 16 3/4 in. (39.4 x 42.5 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1979-1980
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Ethnic\African-American  Search this
Cityscape\California\Los Angeles  Search this
Object\art object\painting  Search this
Object\furniture\table  Search this
Object\other\sign  Search this
Architecture Exterior\commercial\store  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts through the Photography Museum of Los Angeles
Object number:
1990.38.109
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7ba6fa688-1004-44ca-b5a8-81578208b976
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1990.38.109

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