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Oral history interview with Seong Moy, 1971 Jan. 18-28

Interviewee:
Moy, Seong, 1921-  Search this
Moy, Seong, 1921-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Subject:
Booth, Cameron  Search this
Hayter, Stanley William  Search this
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
Vytlacil, Vaclav  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Chinese American art  Search this
Chinese American artists  Search this
Asian American painters  Search this
Asian American printmakers  Search this
Printmakers -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown  Search this
Theme:
Asian American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12341
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212912
AAA_collcode_moy71
Theme:
Asian American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212912
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Oral history interview with Seong Moy

Interviewee:
Moy, Seong  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Names:
Booth, Cameron, 1892-1980  Search this
Hayter, Stanley William, 1901-1988  Search this
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966  Search this
Vytlacil, Vaclav, 1892-1984  Search this
Extent:
69 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1971 Jan. 18-28
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Seong Moy conducted 1971 Jan. 18-28, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Moy speaks of his childhood in Canton, China; his immigration to Minnesota; the art scene in Minneapolis and Saint Paul in the 1930s; his education; the influence of his teachers, including Cameron Booth, Hans Hofmann, and Vaclav Vytlacil; the influence of Stanley William Hayter; being introduced to printmaking by the WPA art project in Minnesota; his service as a photographer in World War II; his teaching philosophy; and the art scene in Provincetown in the 1970s.
Biographical / Historical:
Seong Moy (1921-2013) was a Chinese American painter and printmaker based in New York City, New York and Provincetown, Massachusetts. Moy was born in Canton, China. He studied at the St. Paul School of Art, Hans Hofmann School of Art and the Art Students League. He was also the director of the Seong Moy School of Painting and Graphics, Provincetown, Massachusetts in the summer.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 19 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives' 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.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Printmakers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Chinese American art  Search this
Chinese American artists  Search this
Asian American painters  Search this
Asian American printmakers  Search this
Printmakers -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.moy71
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-moy71

Seong Moy papers

Creator:
Moy, Seong  Search this
Extent:
0.7 Linear feet ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1946-1970
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, sketches, clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, a few photographs and miscellaneous papers. Correspondence is mostly with museum, gallery, and university officials about the sale and exhibition of his work, appreciation of gifts, competitions, teaching appointments, and reproductions. In addition, there is a brief article about his woodcut technique and a description of his New York studio.
Correspondents include L.A. Audrain, P.N. Bowle-Evans, M.F.P. Boys, Margaret Cogswell, Mike Cohn, Fleur Cowles, Charles E. Damiani, David Durst, Peter Floud, Gordon W. Gilkey, Theodore J.H. Gusten, Una E. Johnson, Jacob Kainen, Fiske Kimball, Yeffe Kimball, Dwight Kirsch, E. Kolb, Ruth Lawrence, Frank Lieberman, Margaret Lowengrund, Robert H. Luck, Helen Macy, Betty Maurstad, Porter McCray, Margaret McKellar, Hermon More, Evelyn G. Morel, Reginald Neal, Edward A. Norman, Muriel Oxenburg, Edwin C. Rae, John Ross, Carl O. Schniewind, Gertrude Shibley, Herbert W. Simpson, Eloise Spaeth, Caryl Steinberg, Frederick A. Sweet, Soichi Tominaga, Helen Treadwell, Arthur R. Upgren, Vaclav Vytlacil, Hudson Walker, Gordon B. Washburn, Robert C. Weaver, Tetsuo Yamada, Marion Zeckendorf, and Carl Zigrosser.
Biographical / Historical:
Seong Moy (1921-2013) was a Chinese American painter and printmaker based in New York City, New York and Provincetown, Massachusetts. Moy was born in Canton, China. He studied at the St. Paul School of Art, Hans Hofmann School of Art and the Art Students League. He was also the director of the Seong Moy School of Painting and Graphics, Provincetown, Massachusetts in the summer.
Provenance:
Donated 1982 by Seong Moy.
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:
Printmakers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Chinese American art  Search this
Chinese American artists  Search this
Asian American painters  Search this
Asian American printmakers  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.moyseon
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-moyseon

Artists' Equity Association - Printed Material

Collection Creator:
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1949-2002
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Yasuo Kuniyoshi papers, 1906-2016, bulk 1920-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Yasuo Kuniyoshi papers
Yasuo Kuniyoshi papers / Series 4: Organization Records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kuniyasu-ref1185
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Interview with George Segal

Creator:
Segal, George, 1924-2000  Search this
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Segal, George, 1924-2000  Search this
Subject:
Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts (Provincetown, Mass.)  Search this
New York University  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Place:
Provincetown, Mass.
Date:
1966 April 1
Topic:
Plaster casts  Search this
Plaster sculpture  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12839
See more items in:
Dorothy Gees Seckler Collection of Sound Recordings Relating to Art and Artists, 1962-1976
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12839

Interview with Alvin Ross

Creator:
Ross, Alvin, 1920-1975  Search this
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Ross, Alvin, 1920-1975  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Place:
Provincetown, Mass.
Date:
1974 August 22 through September 16
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13817
See more items in:
Dorothy Gees Seckler Collection of Sound Recordings Relating to Art and Artists, 1962-1976
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13817

Interview with Jean Cohen

Creator:
Cohen, Jean, 1927-2013  Search this
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Cohen, Jean, 1927-2013  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Place:
Provincetown, Mass.
Date:
1967 August 24
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13818
See more items in:
Dorothy Gees Seckler Collection of Sound Recordings Relating to Art and Artists, 1962-1976
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13818

Interview with Marcia Marcus

Creator:
Marcus, Marcia, 1928-  Search this
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Marcus, Marcia, 1928-  Search this
Subject:
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art  Search this
New York University  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Place:
New York, N.Y.
Provincetown, Mass.
Date:
1967 August 28
Topic:
Figurative painting  Search this
Self-portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13819
See more items in:
Dorothy Gees Seckler Collection of Sound Recordings Relating to Art and Artists, 1962-1976
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13819

Interview with Giorgio Cavallon

Creator:
Cavallon, Giorgio, 1904-1989  Search this
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Cavallon, Giorgio, 1904-1989  Search this
Subject:
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
American Abstract Artists  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Place:
Italy
New York, N.Y.
Provincetown, Mass.
Date:
1966 August 28
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13822
See more items in:
Dorothy Gees Seckler Collection of Sound Recordings Relating to Art and Artists, 1962-1976
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13822

Interview with Elise Asher

Creator:
Asher, Elise, 1914-2004  Search this
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Asher, Elise, 1914-2004  Search this
Subject:
De Groot, Nanno  Search this
Kline, Franz  Search this
Motherwell, Robert Burns  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Place:
New York, N.Y.
Provincetown, Mass.
Date:
1976 August 17
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13823
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Dorothy Gees Seckler Collection of Sound Recordings Relating to Art and Artists, 1962-1976
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13823

Interview with Shirley Gorelick

Creator:
Gorelick, Shirley, 1924-2000  Search this
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Gorelick, Shirley, 1924-2000  Search this
Subject:
Chermayeff, Ivan  Search this
Gross, Chaim  Search this
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
Holliday, Betty  Search this
Columbia University  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Place:
Provincetown, Mass.
Date:
1968 August 20
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13825
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Dorothy Gees Seckler Collection of Sound Recordings Relating to Art and Artists, 1962-1976
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13825

Interview with Raoul Middleman and Unidentified Woman

Creator:
Middleman, Raoul, 1935-  Search this
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Middleman, Raoul, 1935-  Search this
Subject:
McLuhan, Marshall  Search this
Warhol, Andy  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Place:
Provincetown, Mass.
Date:
circa 1967
Topic:
Pop art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13826
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Dorothy Gees Seckler Collection of Sound Recordings Relating to Art and Artists, 1962-1976
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13826

Interview with William Freed and Lillian Orlowsky

Creator:
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Freed, William, 1902 or 4-1984  Search this
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Subject:
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
Orlowsky, Lillian  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Place:
Provincetown, Mass.
Date:
1976 July 27
Topic:
Art education  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13827
See more items in:
Dorothy Gees Seckler Collection of Sound Recordings Relating to Art and Artists, 1962-1976
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13827

Interview with Wolf Kahn

Creator:
Kahn, Wolf, 1927-2020  Search this
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Kahn, Wolf, 1927-2020  Search this
Subject:
Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts (Provincetown, Mass.)  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Place:
New York, N.Y.
Provincetown, Mass.
Date:
1968 September 17
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13828
See more items in:
Dorothy Gees Seckler Collection of Sound Recordings Relating to Art and Artists, 1962-1976
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13828

Exploding Plastic Inevitable performance and interview with John Cale

Creator:
Cale, John, 1942 Mar. 9-  Search this
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Cale, John, 1942 Mar. 9-  Search this
Subject:
Warhol, Andy  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Place:
Provincetown, Mass.
Date:
1966 September
Topic:
Multimedia (Art)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13829
See more items in:
Dorothy Gees Seckler Collection of Sound Recordings Relating to Art and Artists, 1962-1976
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13829

Interview with Fritz Bultman and Judith Rothschild

Creator:
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Bultman, Fritz, 1919-1985  Search this
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Subject:
Cohen, Jean  Search this
Rothschild, Judith  Search this
Gallery 200 (Provincetown, Mass.)  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Place:
Provincetown, Mass.
Date:
circa 1968
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13833
See more items in:
Dorothy Gees Seckler Collection of Sound Recordings Relating to Art and Artists, 1962-1976
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13833

Hans Hofmann at Gallery 200

Photographer:
Witt, Bill  Search this
Witt, Bill  Search this
Subject:
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
Gallery 200 (Provincetown, Mass.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1949
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15321
See more items in:
Hans Hofmann papers, circa 1904-2011
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15321
Online Media:

Pop Art symposium

Creator:
Provincetown Art Association  Search this
Provincetown Art Association  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1963 August 28
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)16129
See more items in:
Pop Art symposium, 1963 Aug. 28
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_16129

Samuel Kootz standing in door of Kootz Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts

Photographer:
Berezov, Maurice, 1902-1989  Search this
Berezov, Maurice, 1902-1989  Search this
Subject:
Kootz, Samuel M.  Search this
Kootz Gallery (Provincetown, Mass.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
circa 1950
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)19174
See more items in:
Kootz Gallery records, 1923-1966
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_19174
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Group photo of the 'Gallery 200' artists in Provincetown, Massachusetts

Photographer:
Witt, Bill  Search this
Witt, Bill  Search this
Subject:
Lazzell, Blanche  Search this
Gallery 200 (Provincetown, Mass.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Provincetown, Mass.
Date:
1949
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Artists in groups  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5861
See more items in:
Blanche Lazzell papers, 1893-1986, bulk 1901-1940
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_5861
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