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Cleo (Cleo Dorman) papers, circa 1930s-1990

Creator:
Cleo, 1908-1990  Search this
Cleo, 1908-1990  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6613
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215922
AAA_collcode_cleo
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215922

Oral history interview with Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen

Creator:
Adams, Mark, 1925-2006  Search this
Van Hoesen, Beth, 1926-2010  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966  Search this
Extent:
36 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1983 August 31-1984 February 24
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen conducted 1983 August 31-1984 February 24, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art. Adams and Van Hoesen speak of their backgrounds and art training; the figurative tradition in the Bay area; the importance of the model and the difference in Adams' and Van Hoesen's approaches to their subjects and to the nude. Van Hoesen discusses her series and book, "The Nude Man." Adams recalls Hans Hofmann.
Biographical / Historical:
Mark Adams, painter and tapissier (San Francisco, California) Beth Van Hoesen, painter and printmaker (San Francisco, California)
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes.
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.
Occupation:
Tapissiers -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Artists' models -- Interviews  Search this
Figurative art  Search this
Nude in art  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Printmakers -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.adams83
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-adams83

Seated Figure with Hat

Alternate Title:
Phyllis Gilman Diebenkorn
Artist:
Richard Clifford Diebenkorn, Jr., 22 Apr 1922 - 30 Mar 1993  Search this
Sitter:
Phyllis Gilman Diebenkorn, born c. 1925  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Frame: 148 x 158.1 x 3.2cm (58 1/4 x 62 1/4 x 1 1/4")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1967
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat  Search this
Indeterminable  Search this
Home Furnishings\Drinking vessel\Glass  Search this
Phyllis Gilman Diebenkorn: Female  Search this
Phyllis Gilman Diebenkorn: Visual Arts\Art Patron  Search this
Phyllis Gilman Diebenkorn: Visual Arts\Artist's Model  Search this
Phyllis Gilman Diebenkorn: Education\Student  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: National Gallery of Art
Object number:
1991.176.1 NGA
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm47c86411d-616e-4ebc-8057-99dde4489f2a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1991.176.1_NGA

Oral history interview with Norton Wisdom

Interviewee:
Wisdom, Norton, 1947-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Students  Search this
Altoon, John, 1925-  Search this
Extent:
19 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2000 April 27
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Norton Wisdom conducted 2000 April 27, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, in a restaurant in Beverly Hills, California.
Wisdom discusses his art school experiences, including the life class he took as a teenager at Chouinard Art Institute from John Altoon.
Biographical / Historical:
Norton Wisdom (1947- )is a painter and performance artist of Malibu, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 48 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:
Artists' models  Search this
Topic:
Performance art  Search this
Art -- Philosophy  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.wisdom00
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wisdom00
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Jennifer Rodrigue

Interviewee:
Rodrigue, Jennifer  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Extent:
25 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2000 April 13
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Jennifer Rodrigue conducted 2000 April 13, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, in Rodrigue's home, in Berkeley, Calif.
Rodigue discusses modeling professionally when a student at Mt. Holyoke College; her preference for posing to working in the dormitory kitchen; working for an open workshop in Martha's Vineyard, sessions that led to private modeling; her attraction to the different ways people "view me," and the experience of "watching people watching me"; the power relationship involved in the roles of observer/observed; the power dynamic between men and women and her seeking a relationship "balanced in power" and her view that the experience is about the artist "looking" and "acknowledging anatomy" (hers) as part of the process of image making.
Biographical / Historical:
Jennifer Rodrigue was an artist's model from Berkeley, Calif.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 30 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. Funding for the transcription of this Artists and Model series interview provided by Bente and Gerald E. Buck Collection.
Restrictions:
This transcript is open for research. Access to the entire recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Artists' models -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.rodrig00
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rodrig00
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Rachel Pulley

Interviewee:
Pulley, Rachel, 1978-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Extent:
21 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2000 Sept. 25
Scope and Contents:
An interview of artists' model Rachel Pulley conducted 2000 Sept. 25, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, in Pulley's home, Claremont, Calif.
Pully described her early life and the central roles played by her mother and sisters who are "cynical" in their views of men, marriage, and couples; her first modeling job and the reasons for her taking it, including the feeling that it was a "cool" thing to do; the way she as a model sees herself and is perceived by others; and her view that the studio becomes a stage for acting out such gender conflicts.
Biographical / Historical:
Rachel Pulley (1978- ) is an artists' model from Claremont, Calif.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 12 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:
This transcript is open for research. Access to the entire recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Artists' models -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.pulley00
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-pulley00
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Leta Ramos

Interviewee:
Ramos, Leta  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
Ramos, Mel, 1935-2018  Search this
Extent:
32 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2000 June 23
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Leta Ramos conducted 2000 June 23, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, in Ramos' home, Oakland, Calif.
Ramos discusses her views and experiences as an artists' model.
Biographical / Historical:
Leta Ramos is an artist's model and artist from Oakland, Calif. Ramos is married to figurative painter Mel Ramos, she began posing for her husband in 1959, becoming his primary model for many of his earlier works, including the well-known Pop images of female superheroes and women with animals, such as "Gorilla," 1967.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 3 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. Funding for the transcription of this interview is provided by Bente and Gerald E. Buck Collection.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Artists' models -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.ramos00
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ramos00
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Kelly O'Neill

Interviewee:
O'Neill, Kelly  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Extent:
22 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2000 Feb 15
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Kelly O'Neill conducted 2000 Feb. 15, by Paul Karlstrom for the Archives of American Art, in O'Neill's home and studio, Los Angeles, Calif.
O'Neill discussed her early experiences as a model. She drew an important distinction between private sessions and classroom work. Considerable attention was paid to her experience with one artist in Sacramento who became attached to her as subject/object. She reflected on what that means for the model and the complex motives that come into play in such situations. Finally, she spoke of her experience posing for Sam Clayberger and the lessons she takes away for her own art.
Biographical / Historical:
Kelly O'Neill was an artist's model from Los Angeles, Calif. O'Neill is an art student at California State University, Los Angeles. After a brief modeling career in Sacramento, she moved to San Francisco and then to Los Angeles. She resumed her artists' modeling work when invited to pose by Samuel Clayberger.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 2 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. Funding for the transcription of this Artists and Model series interview provided by Bente and Gerald E. Buck Collection.
Restrictions:
This transcript is open for research. Access to the entire recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.oneill00
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-oneill00
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Nathan Oliveira

Interviewee:
Oliveira, Nathan, 1928-2010  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
Albright, Ivan, 1897-1983  Search this
Beckmann, Max, 1884-1950  Search this
Bengston, Billy Al  Search this
Boyle, Keith  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard, 1922-1993  Search this
Jackson, Martha Kellogg  Search this
Oldfield, Otis, 1890-1969  Search this
Extent:
92 Pages (Transcript, 1978-1980 sessions)
28 Pages (Transcript 1981 session)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1978 Aug. 9-1981 Dec. 29
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Nathan Oliveira conducted 1978 Aug. 9-1981 Dec. 29, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
Oliveira speaks of his family background and ancestry; his childhood; his education; the development of his interest in art; working as a bookbinder; his inspirations from the old masters; studying with Max Beckmann and Otis Oldfield; his U.S. Army service; working with Richard Diebenkorn; getting established in galleries as a printmaker; teaching printmaking; his European travels; living in Illinois and its effect on his career; moving to California; and meeting and working with Martha Jackson. He recalls Billy Al Bengston, Ivan Albright, and Willem de Kooning, and discusses de Kooning's influence on him.
Oliveira also speaks of subject matter in his paintings, and his departure from and his later return to the human figure; the relationship between artist and model; the importance and persistence of the figurative tradition in American art; artists he admires. He recalls Keith Boyle and Frank Lobdell.
Biographical / Historical:
Nathan Oliveira (1928-2010) was a painter, printmaker, and sculptor from Stanford, Calif.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound tape reels and 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hrs., 39 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are 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 others.
Restrictions:
1978-1980 session; transcript: Transcript available on microfilm.
Occupation:
Artists' models  Search this
Topic:
Figurative art  Search this
Printmakers -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Artists' models -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.olivei78
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-olivei78
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Naomie Kremer

Interviewee:
Kremer, Naomie, 1953-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Extent:
23 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2001 Mar. 16
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Naomie Kremer conducted 2001 Mar. 16, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, in Kremer's home, in Oakland, Calif.
Kremer discusses her experience as an artists' model from 1974 as a student in London to more recent times in California. She discusses issues of posing nude, something that was not fully accepted at the time; her interest in having that experience; her appreciation, after years of life drawing, of the contribution of the model; a photo session with Judy Dater at the Djerassi Foundation artist retreat; and the connection to her own current work about desire and tension. She explained how she is attracted to the "unfolding of impulse," both in posing and in painting.
Biographical / Historical:
Naomie Kremer (1953-) is an artist's model from Oakland, Calif. Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, Kremer grew up in Brooklyn where she took art classes at The Brooklyn Museum of Art. After a career in advertising and design, Kremer went back to school at California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, where she now teaches painting and life drawing.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hrs., 2 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. Funding for the transcription of this interview provided by the Pasadena Art Alliance.
Topic:
Artists' models -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.kremer01
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kremer01
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Jane Koegel

Interviewee:
Koegel, Jane  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Extent:
21 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2000 May 22
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Jane Koegel conducted 2000 May 22, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, in Koegel's home, San Francisco, Calif.
Kogel discusses the difference between posing for painters and photographers; social aspects of the sessions; the rapport between artist and model; and the possibility of the model's personality "getting in the way"; posing for Letbetter as a kind of performance, in which she "plays to the black lens"; and how posing can provide a life-enriching experience outside day-to-day life.
Biographical / Historical:
Jane Koegel is an artist's model from San Francisco, Calif. Jane Kogel has posed for years for photographer Dennis Letbetter, with whom she lives in San Francisco. She is the subject of a recently published limited edition book entitled, "Jane," designed by renowned typographer Jack Stauffacher of Greenwood Press. The photographs depict Koegel, nude, in various spaces throughout the large Victorian house into which they were about to move.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 2 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. Funding for the transcription provided by Bente and Gerald E. Buck Collection.
Restrictions:
This transcript is open for research. Access to the entire recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Artists' models -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.koegel00
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-koegel00
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Ann Karlstrom and Mimi Luebbermann

Creator:
Karlstrom, Ann Heath.  Search this
Luebbermann, Mimi  Search this
Interviewer:
Currie, Betsy Mize  Search this
Names:
Cayberger, Samuel Robert, 1926-  Search this
Welpott, Jack, 1923-  Search this
Extent:
35 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Date:
1982 March 4
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Ann Karlstrom and Mimi Luebbermann conducted 1982 March 4, by Betsy Mize Currie, for the Archives of American Art California Oral History Project. Karlstrom and Luebbermann discuss their experiences as models for Bay Area artists. They recall artist Samuel Clayberger and photographer Jack Welpott.
Biographical / Historical:
Ann Karlstrom is the publications manager at the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum in San Francisco, California; Mimi Luebermann is an an amateur artists' model.
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:
Patrons must use transcript.
Topic:
Artists' models -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.karlst82
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-karlst82

Oral history interview with Emily Hofstatter

Interviewee:
Hofstatter, Emily  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette (Sound recording (60 min.), analog.)
19 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2000 May 31
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Emily Hofstatter conducted 2000 May 31, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, in Hofstatter's home, Burbank, Calif.
Hofstatter discusses her interest in becoming an artist's model; posing at the request of Sam Clayberger whose exhibition she attended with a friend; her motivation as seeking the experience of being an "art object," and participating in the art historical tradition of the nude; reaction of her friends; effect of posing on her; feminist issues of her generation; and the power dynamic between men and women.
Biographical / Historical:
Emily Hofstattar was an artist's model from Burbank, Calif.
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. Funding for this interview provided by Bente and Gerald E. Buck Collection.
Restrictions:
This transcript is open for research. Access to the entire recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Artists' models -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.hofsta00
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hofsta00
Online Media:

Oral history interview with D. J. Hall

Interviewee:
Hall, D. J. (Debra Jane), 1951-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Extent:
2 Sound cassettes (Sound recording (105 min.), analog)
42 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2000 June 29
Scope and Contents:
An interview of D. J. Hall conducted 2000 June 29, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, in Hall's home/studio, Venice, Calif.
The focus of the interview is the topic of artists and models. Hall discusses her work as based on photographs; her interests in the body, sunshine, and light; her color-field dominated period as a student at the University of Southern California and how she had to "sneak" the figure into her work; her difficult childhood and dysfunctional family situation and her art as a response; her imagery as the "bright side" of Eric Fischl; woman as subject, and object, in her paintings, and the reasons for her exclusive focus on females; the nude and figure drawing; the differences between male and female models and the fact that both men and women are drawn to the female figure; reversal of the "male gaze;" her preference for women over men as subjects whether clothed or nude; power and control in the artist/model relationship; and choosing subjects with which she can personally identify.
Biographical / Historical:
D.J. Hall (1951- ) is a painter from Los Angeles, Calif. Hall is a figurative artist who depicts the world of contemporary women in her realist paintings.
General:
Sound quality of Tape 2 is poor due to mechanical problems with the tape recorder. 15 minutes of tape is static.
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.
Funding for this interview provided by Bente and Gerald E. Buck Collection.
Restrictions:
This transcript is open for research. Access to the entire recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Artists' models  Search this
Topic:
Figurative art  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.hall00
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hall00
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Kristina Faragher

Interviewee:
Faragher, Kristina, 1961-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Extent:
2 Sound cassettes (Sound recording, master (1hr. 30 min.), analog)
23 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2002 Nov. 12
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Kristina Faragher conducted 2002 Nov. 12, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, in Faragher's home, in Redlands, Calif.
The goal of the interview was to record the experiences of Faragher as an artist's model and investigate the relationship between posing nude in the studio and her current artistic practice as a self-described "body artist." Faragher discusses her current work, including "Orange Crush", performance and video.
Biographical / Historical:
Kristina Faragher (1961- ) is a performance artist and artist's model from Redlands, Calif.
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:
Artists' models -- California  Search this
Art teachers -- California  Search this
Performance artists -- California  Search this
Sculptors -- California  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Women performance artists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.faragh02
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-faragh02
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Guy Dill

Interviewee:
Dill, Guy, 1946-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette (Sound recording (60 min.), analog)
24 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2000 August 29
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Guy Dill conducted 2000 August 29, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, in Dill's studio, Venice Beach, California.
The interview focuses on Dill's art school experience at the Chouinard Art Institute, especially his introduction to nude life drawing classes. Dill describs how he drew the model from inside a cardboard refrigerator box at Stephan von Huene's instruction; the art school situation of the time as "sexually charged," a product of 1960s social behavior; models from the standpoint of the "energy" brought to class; being stimulated by the subject, whether nude female or landscape; the effect that a pose can have on his creativity; the model as the "primal method of getting the art motors going"; drawing now clarifies for him a relationship, providing a point of reference for understanding; and the difficulty of drawing his wife, whose presence is complicated by their long married history together and the important place a spouse occupies in one's life.
Biographical / Historical:
Guy Dill (1946- ) is a sculptor from Venice Beach, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 6 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.
Funding for this interview provided by Bente and Gerald E. Buck Collection.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Artists' models  Search this
Topic:
Sculptors -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.dill00
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-dill00
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Judy Dater

Interviewee:
Dater, Judy  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
Welpott, Jack, 1923-  Search this
Extent:
29 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2000 June 2
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Judy Dater conducted 2000 June 2, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art,
The interview took place in Dater's home, Berkeley, California. Dater focuses on her experiences photographing the nude. Dater discusses the early influence on her of Thomas Hart Benton's "Persephone," a work that she says affected her on an emotional level; how voyeurism depicted informs "looking," a basic activity of the photographer and of many other artists; her collaboration with husband, Jack Welpott, working from the same nude model, and the differences in their objectives; her main interest is human energy, male or female; finding it easier to work with women; her feminism in connection with the subject of the nude and issues of power that arise.
Biographical / Historical:
Judy Dater (1941- ) is a photographer and photography model from Berkeley, California. Among Dater's best-known images is one of Imogen Cunningham photographing Twinka Thiebaud, Wayne Theibaud's daughter, at a field workshop in Yosemite. Dater also posed for Cunningham, Wynn Bullock, Ruth Bernhard, and, as a graduate student at San Francisco State University, her teacher and husband-to-be, Jack Welpott.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 2 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. Funding provided by Bente and Gerald E. Buck Collection.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Photographers -- California  Search this
Artists' models -- California  Search this
Topic:
Feminists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women photographers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.dater00
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-dater00
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Oral history interview with Diana Crane

Interviewee:
Crane, Diana, 1946-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
Adams, Mark, 1925-2006  Search this
Brown, William Theo, 1919-2012  Search this
Cook, Gordon  Search this
Farr, Charles Griffin, 1908-  Search this
Thiebaud, Wayne  Search this
Van Hoesen, Beth, 1926-2010  Search this
Extent:
33 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1983 April 12
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Diana Crane conducted 1983 April 12, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
Crane speaks of her background and education; the beginning of her career as an artist's model; her interests in filmmaking and serigraphy; her first teaching job; posing for Mark Adams, Beth Van Hoesen, Wayne Thiebaud, William Theoophilus Brown, Gordon Cook, and Charles Griffin Farr; erotic aspects of nude modeling; the effect of her work upon her personal life; her self-portraiture; her photographic work.
Biographical / Historical:
Diana Crane (1946-) is a photographer and artist's model from San Francisco, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 34 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 others.
Occupation:
Photographers -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Artists' models -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Topic:
Nude in art  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women photographers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.crane83
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-crane83
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Oral history interview with Gordon Cook

Interviewee:
Cook, Gordon  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
Adams, Mark, 1925-2006  Search this
Bischoff, Elmer, 1916-1991  Search this
Brown, Joan, 1938-1990  Search this
Brown, William Theo, 1919-2012  Search this
Light, Alvin, 1931-  Search this
Lloyd, George  Search this
Neri, Manuel, 1930-  Search this
Thiebaud, Wayne  Search this
Van Hoesen, Beth, 1926-2010  Search this
Extent:
55 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1981 May 11-June 2
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Gordon Cook conducted 1981 May 11-1981 June 2, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
Cook speaks of figurative art in California; his concern for the model's personality and expression; poses and props; interaction between the artist and the model; Patty Jordan as a model; professional and non-professional models. Cook also speaks of the San Francisco arts community and his association with Mark Adams, Elmer Nelson Bischoff, Joan Brown, William Theophilus Brown, Alvin Light, George Lloyd, Manuel Neri, Wayne Thiebaud, Beth Van Hoesen, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Gordon Cook (1927-1985) was a painter from San Francisco, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 59 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are 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 others.
Restrictions:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Artists' models -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Topic:
Figurative art  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Artists' models -- San Francisco, California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.cook81
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cook81
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Samuel Clayberger

Interviewee:
Clayberger, Samuel R. (Samuel Robert), 1926-2018  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Extent:
36 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1981 November 4
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Samuel R. Clayberger conducted 1981 November 4, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
Clayberger speaks of his early teaching career at Otis Art Institute; incoming students' lack of drawing and other fundamental skills; his approach to drawing a model; and the impact of the model's personality on his work.
Biographical / Historical:
Samuel R. Clayberger (1926- ) is a painter, illustrator, and educator of Los Angeles, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 3 min.
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.
Occupation:
Artists' models  Search this
Artists' models -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Topic:
Educators -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Illustrators -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.claybe81
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-claybe81
Online Media:

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