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Oral history interview with Joseph J. Greenberg

Interviewee:
Greenberg, Joseph J., 1915-1991  Search this
Interviewer:
Veloric, Cynthia  Search this
Names:
Tyler School of Art  Search this
Abels, Alexander  Search this
Blai, Boris, 1893-1985  Search this
Fink, Ferman  Search this
Horter, Earl, 1881-1940  Search this
Sabatini, Raphael, b. 1898  Search this
Watkins, Franklin Chenault, 1894-1972  Search this
Extent:
2 Sound cassettes (Sound recording)
76 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1991 Mar. 19
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Joseph J. Greenberg, Jr. conducted 1991 Mar. 19, by Cynthia Haveson Veloric, for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project.
Greenberg discusses his family and early education; attending the Tyler School of Art; instructors including Boris Blai, Raphael Sabatini, Franklin Watkins, Earl Horter, Ferman Fink, and Alexander Abels; fellow students; Army service in WWII; his early career and years in Italy.
Biographical / Historical:
Joseph J. Greenberg, Jr. (1915-1991) was a sculptor and wood-carver from Philadelphia, Pa.
Provenance:
This interview is 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: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Art teachers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Wood-carvers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Sculptors -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Function:
Art Schools -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.greenb91
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e60aeb00-228d-4516-88d1-386387d58a8a
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-greenb91
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Oral history interview with Harlan Butt

Interviewee:
Butt, Harlan W., 1950-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
American Craft Council  Search this
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts -- Faculty  Search this
Enamelist Society  Search this
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts -- Faculty  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Penland School of Crafts -- Faculty  Search this
Rhode Island School of Design -- Faculty  Search this
San Diego State University -- Faculty  Search this
Society of North American Goldsmiths  Search this
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale -- Students  Search this
Tyler School of Art -- Students  Search this
University of North Texas -- Faculty  Search this
Brooks, Jan  Search this
Glantz, Ken  Search this
Kington, L. Brent (Louis Brent), 1934-2013  Search this
Lechtzin, Stanley, 1936-  Search this
Moty, Eleanor  Search this
Paley, Albert  Search this
Pijanowski, Eugene, 1938-  Search this
Pijanowski, Hiroko Sato, 1942-  Search this
Pujol, Elliot  Search this
Scanga, Italo, 1932-2001  Search this
Shirk, Helen Z., 1942-  Search this
Snyder, Gary, 1930-  Search this
Staffel, Rudolf, 1911-2002  Search this
Winokur, Robert, 1933-  Search this
Extent:
7 Items (Sound recording: 7 sound files (5 hr., 19 min.), digital, wav)
90 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Australia -- Description and Travel
India -- description and travel
Japan -- Description and Travel
Date:
2009 July 27-28
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Harlan W. Butt conducted 2009 July 27-28, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Butt's studio, in Ptarmigan Meadows, Colorado.
Harlan Butt speaks of the influence of Asian art on his work; the use of text and imagery in his work; the use of pattern in his work; his undergraduate minor in weaving; the influence of Asian religion and mythology; series The Earth Beneath Our Feet , Garden Anagogies, and Snakes in Heaven; his childhood growing up in Hopewell, New Jersey, near Princeton; undergraduate work at Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; discovery of Buddhism and Eastern religions; his mother's death when he was 20; studying with Stanley Lechtzin and Elliot Pujol at Tyler; graduate school at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale; interest in Japanese tea ceremony; more exploration of Zen Buddhism; use of color in his work; studying with L. Brent Kington; reliquary series; move to Connecticut in 1974; second trip to Japan in 1984 to co-curate Kyoto Metal: An Exhibition of Contemporary Japanese Art Metalwork; introduction to Japanese system of artisan apprenticeship; early efforts as a writer and poet; the influence of poet Gary Snyder; summer teaching position at Rhode Island School of Design, Providence; teaching job at San Diego [California] State University in the mid-1970s; rattles and pipes series; exploring the Western landscape; the power of the snake image; taking a teaching position at University of North Texas, Denton (1976- ); first trip to Japan in 1980; differences in artisanal/metalworking practices in Japan and the United States; teaching workshops at various craft schools, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina; Haystack School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine; and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, compared with teaching in a university; the pros and cons of the gallery system; work with the Nancy Yaw Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan; the challenge of commission work; National Parks Project, Denton Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, Texas; the role of haiku and text in his pieces; series 1,001 Views of Mt. Mu; series Snakes in Heaven; the influence of his wife and children; trip to India and organizing Colour & Light: The Art and Craft of Enamel on Metal, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, 2001; trip to Australia; involvement with the Society of North American Goldsmiths, Enamelist Society, and American Craft Council; subtle issues of environmentalism in his work; his affinity for metalsmithing and enameling. He also recalls [Rudolf] Staffel, Robert Winokur, Italo Scanga, Jan Brooks, Mike Riegel, Rachelle Thiewes, Eleanor Moty, Albert Paley, Shumei Tanaka, Ken Glantz (Ken Chowder), Randy Thelma Coles, Sandy Green, Mickey McCarter, Gene Pijanowski, Hiroko Pijanowski, Toshihiro Yamanaka, Helen Shirk, Ana Lopez, and Sarah Perkins.
Biographical / Historical:
Harlan W. Butt (1950- ) is an artist, metalsmith, and educator in Denton, Texas. Mija Riedel (1958- ) is a writer and independent scholar in San Francisco, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound mini discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hr., 19 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.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Art teachers -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Art, Asian  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Buddhism  Search this
Metal-workers -- Texas -- Interviews  Search this
Weaving  Search this
Japanese tea ceremony  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.butt09
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw990c0174f-3e27-4a2f-bccb-8d302a50d30d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-butt09
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Oral history interview with Richard Hood, 1964 Dec. 15

Interviewee:
Hood, Richard, 1910-  Search this
Interviewer:
Doud, Richard Keith  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (Pa.)  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Richard Hood, 1964 Dec. 15. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Designers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Printmakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Architecture & Design  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11862
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213572
AAA_collcode_hood64
Theme:
New Deal
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213572

Cecilia Beaux papers, 1863-1968

Creator:
Beaux, Cecilia, 1855-1942  Search this
Subject:
Andrew, A. Piatt (Abram Piatt)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Poems
Diaries
Citation:
Cecilia Beaux papers, 1863-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Art -- Economic aspects  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5882
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208722
AAA_collcode_beauceci
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208722
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Gabrielle de Veaux Clements papers, 1860-1948

Creator:
Clements, Gabrielle de Veaux, 1858-1948  Search this
Subject:
Hale, Ellen Day  Search this
Cornell University  Search this
Type:
Prints
Photographs
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Place:
Egypt -- description and travel
Citation:
Gabrielle de Veaux Clements papers, 1860-1948. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women printmakers  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Etching -- Technique  Search this
Art -- History  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7161
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209296
AAA_collcode_clemgabr
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209296
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Peter Frederick Rothermel receipt, 1862-1863

Creator:
Rothermel, Peter Frederick, 1812-1895  Search this
Citation:
Peter Frederick Rothermel receipt, 1862-1863. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9726
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212010
AAA_collcode_rothpete
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212010

Peter Frederick Rothermel papers, 1844-1895

Creator:
Rothermel, Peter Frederick, 1812-1895  Search this
Citation:
Peter Frederick Rothermel papers, 1844-1895. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9930
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212477
AAA_collcode_rothpetf
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212477

Samuel S. Fleisher scrapbooks, 1907-1944

Creator:
Fleisher, Samuel S., 1871-1944  Search this
Subject:
Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial  Search this
Graphic Sketch Club (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Citation:
Samuel S. Fleisher scrapbooks, 1907-1944. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9954
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212506
AAA_collcode_fleisamu
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212506

Morris Blackburn papers, 1926-1986

Creator:
Blackburn, Morris, 1902-1979  Search this
Subject:
Watkins, Franklin Chenault  Search this
Rist, Luigi  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Citation:
Morris Blackburn papers, 1926-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
Audio - Visual  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10152
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213123
AAA_collcode_blacmorr
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213123

Roswell Weidner papers, 1930-1989

Creator:
Weidner, Roswell T., 1911-1999  Search this
Subject:
Shahn, Ben  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Citation:
Roswell Weidner papers, 1930-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- History -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10155
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213126
AAA_collcode_weidrosw
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213126

Hobson Pittman papers, 1916-1990

Creator:
Pittman, Hobson Lafayette, 1899 or 1900-1972  Search this
Subject:
Luce, Clare Boothe  Search this
Sanger, Margaret  Search this
Hopper, Edward  Search this
Marsh, Reginald  Search this
Robinson, Edward G.  Search this
Sothern, Ann  Search this
Albright, Ivan  Search this
Annenberg, Walter H.  Search this
Canaday, John  Search this
Gummo, Blanchard  Search this
Woodstock School of Painting  Search this
Citation:
Hobson Pittman papers, 1916-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10345
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213558
AAA_collcode_pitthobs
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213558

Richard Hood papers, 1930-1983

Creator:
Hood, Richard, 1910-  Search this
Subject:
American Color Print Society  Search this
Philadelphia College of Art  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Federal Art Project (Pa.)  Search this
Citation:
Richard Hood papers, 1930-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Prints -- 20th century -- United States -- Societies, etc  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10450
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213855
AAA_collcode_hoodrich
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213855

Cecilia Beaux photographs and newsclippings, circa 1890-1912

Creator:
Beaux, Cecilia, 1855-1942  Search this
Subject:
Beaux, Cecilia  Search this
Citation:
Cecilia Beaux photographs and newsclippings, circa 1890-1912. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13632
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)271424
AAA_collcode_beauceci3
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_271424

Allan Randall Freelon papers, 1830-2018

Creator:
Freelon, Allan Randall, 1895-1960  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Diaries
Drawings
Citation:
Allan Randall Freelon papers, 1830-2018. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
African American painters  Search this
African American educators  Search this
Impressionism (Art)  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)21719
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)398577
AAA_collcode_freealla
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_398577

Cecilia Beaux in cap and gown

Subject:
Beaux, Cecilia  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Philadelphia, Pa.
Date:
ca. 1925
Citation:
Cecilia Beaux in cap and gown, ca. 1925. Cecilia Beaux papers, 1863-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art teachers  Search this
Art--Study and teaching  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)3544
See more items in:
Cecilia Beaux papers, 1863-1968
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_3544

Oral history interview with Rudolf Staffel, 1987 July 17-August 6

Interviewee:
Staffel, Rudolf, 1911-2002  Search this
Interviewer:
Drutt, Helen Williams, 1930-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Rudolf Staffel, 1987 July 17-August 6. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Glass craft -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Artisans -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Glass art  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13047
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212101
AAA_collcode_staffe87
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212101

Oral history interview with Nelli Bar Wieghardt, 1987 July 9-1989 April 29

Interviewee:
Wieghardt, Nelli Bar, 1904-2001  Search this
Interviewer:
Pacini, Marina  Search this
Subject:
Barnes, Albert C. (Albert Coombs)  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Illinois Institute of Technology  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Nelli Bar Wieghardt, 1987 July 9-1989 April 29. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Sculptors -- Pennsylvania -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11675
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212173
AAA_collcode_wiegha87
Theme:
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212173

Oral history interview with Roswell Weidner, 1989 July 20-27

Interviewee:
Weidner, Roswell T., 1911-1999  Search this
Interviewer:
Pacini, Marina  Search this
Subject:
Curran, Mary  Search this
De Mazia, Violette  Search this
Garber, Daniel  Search this
Harding, George  Search this
Laessle, Albert  Search this
McCarter, Henry  Search this
Nuse, Roy Cleveland  Search this
Pierson, Joseph  Search this
Pinto, Angelo  Search this
Speight, Francis  Search this
Thrash, Dox  Search this
Weidner, Marilyn Kemp  Search this
Barnes Foundation  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
United States. National Youth Administration  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Roswell Weidner, 1989 July 20-27. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Educators -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12252
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212536
AAA_collcode_weidne89
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212536

Oral history interview with Jimmy C. Lueders, 1990 Nov. 14

Interviewee:
Lueders, Jimmy C., 1927-1994  Search this
Interviewer:
Veloric, Cynthia  Search this
Subject:
Watkins, Franklin Chenault  Search this
Kamihira, Ben  Search this
Potamkin, Vivian  Search this
Potamkin, Meyer  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Dubin Gallery, (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Gallery 1015  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Jimmy C. Lueders, 1990 Nov. 14. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Painting, Abstract -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Figurative art  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12984
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214380
AAA_collcode_lueder90
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_214380

Oral history interview with Hugh Mesibov, 2012 Dec. 4

Interviewee:
Mesibov, Hugh, 1916-2016  Search this
Interviewer:
McElhinney, James, 1952-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Hugh Mesibov, 2012 Dec. 4. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16114
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)362298
AAA_collcode_mesibo12
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_362298
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