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Oral history interview with Michelle Stuart, 2015 November 3-2017 May 23

Interviewee:
Stuart, Michelle, 1933-  Search this
Interviewer:
Leddy, Annette C.  Search this
Subject:
Alloway, Lawrence  Search this
Bartoli, Joseph  Search this
Cook, James  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Munro, Eleanor  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Alfred Schmela Galerie  Search this
Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Fluxus  Search this
Heresies Collective, Inc.  Search this
New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
France -- Paris -- description and travel
Pacific Ocean
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Michelle Stuart, 2015 November 3-2017 May 23. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Collage  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16290
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)373755
AAA_collcode_stuart15
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_373755

Oral history interview with Michelle Stuart

Interviewee:
Stuart, Michelle, 1933-  Search this
Interviewer:
Leddy, Annette  Search this
Names:
Alfred Schmela Galerie  Search this
Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Students  Search this
Fluxus  Search this
Heresies Collective, Inc.  Search this
New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y.) -- Students  Search this
Alloway, Lawrence, 1926-1990  Search this
Bartoli, Joseph  Search this
Cook, James, 1728-1779  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Munro, Eleanor, 1928-  Search this
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957  Search this
Extent:
7 Items (Sound recording: 7 sound files (5 hr., 9 min.), digital, wav)
154 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
France -- Paris -- Description and Travel
Pacific Ocean
Date:
2015 November 3-2017 May 23
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Michelle Stuart, conducted 2015 November 3 and 13, and 2017 May 23 by Annette Leddy, for the Archives of American Art at Stuart's studio in New York, New York.
Stuart speaks of her Los Angeles childhood with a Swiss mother and Australian father; her paternal and maternal grandparents; her early interest in history, travel, and art; her schooling; her father's enlistment in the U.S. military during World War II and being raised during her teenage years by her mother; her fascination with Captain Cook; art classes at Chouinard Institute of Art; her work with Diego Rivera in Mexico City; her marriage to Spanish painter Joseph Bartoli and their home life in Paris, France; her return to the U.S. in the late 1950s and life in New York City's West Village; courses at the New School; early exhibitions of her work in New York City gallery group shows; her breakthrough Art Park piece; her relationship to the "Land" artists; Lucy Lippard; Eleanor Munro; the influence of Fluxus; Lawrence Alloway's early essay on her scroll pieces; how she was brought into Galerie Schmela; the founding of Heresies; site specific work in the American Southwest; the enduring impact of the Pacific Ocean on her imagination and art; her use of rocks and other natural materials; her transition to photographic collage; commissions in Sweden, Japan, Alaska, and New York City.
Biographical / Historical:
Michelle Stuart (1933- ) is a visual artist in New York, New York. Annette Leddy is a collector for the Archives of American Art.
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.
Restrictions:
This transcript is open for research. Access to the recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Collage  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.stuart15
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a3b47808-a202-4e0d-adf4-8776845781ef
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-stuart15
Online Media:

Charles LeDray

Author:
LeDray, Charles 1960-  Search this
Rondeau, James  Search this
Alfred Schmela Galerie  Search this
Subject:
LeDray, Charles 1960-  Search this
Physical description:
[24] p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2004
C2004
Call number:
NB237.L35 A4 2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_830943

Jean Tinguely : die Philosophen und andere Schreckgespenster / Galeri Schmela

Author:
Tinguely, Jean 1925-1991  Search this
Steffen, Katharina von  Search this
Alfred Schmela Galerie  Search this
Subject:
Tinguely, Jean 1925-1991  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1989
Call number:
N7153.T56 A4 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_637598

Sean Scully

Author:
Scully, Sean 1945-  Search this
Mayor Rowan Gallery  Search this
Alfred Schmela Galerie  Search this
Subject:
Scully, Sean 1945-  Search this
Physical description:
18 p
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1987
Call number:
ND237.S43735 A4 1987a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_638849

Jean Tinguely : Skulpturen aus dem Zyklus : Die Philosophen und andere Werke / [Redaktion : Ulrike Schmela]

Author:
Tinguely, Jean 1925-1991  Search this
Schmela, Ulrike  Search this
Alfred Schmela Galerie  Search this
Subject:
Tinguely, Jean 1925-1991  Search this
Physical description:
43 p. : col. ill., port. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1998
C1998
Call number:
N7153.T56 A4 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_637061

Gerhard Richter : "Volker Bradke", 1966, 16 mm, s/w, 14.32 min. / [Herausgeber und Redaktion, Dietmar Elger] ; mit einem Text von Hubertus Butin

Title:
Volker Bradke
Author:
Richter, Gerhard 1932-  Search this
Elger, Dietmar  Search this
Butin, Hubertus  Search this
Alfred Schmela Galerie  Search this
Los Angeles County Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Richter, Gerhard 1932- Volker Bradke  Search this
Richter, Gerhard 1932- Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
102 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm. + 1 DVD (4 3/4 in.)
Type:
Books
Place:
Germany
Date:
2010
C2010
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Video recordings  Search this
Call number:
N6888.R49 A4 2010
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_947719

Erwin Heerich : cardboard sculpture 1956-1968, November 30-December 21, 1968, Dwan Gallery

Title:
Cardboard sculpture 1956-1968
Author:
Heerich, Erwin 1922-2004  Search this
Dwan Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Alfred Schmela Galerie  Search this
Subject:
Heerich, Erwin 1922-2004  Search this
Physical description:
[16] p. : chiefly ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1968
1968?]
Topic:
Cardboard sculpture  Search this
Call number:
NB588.H375 A4 1968
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_951628

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