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June Schwarcz papers, 1932-2014

Creator:
Schwarcz, June Therese, 1918-2015  Search this
Subject:
Stocksdale, Kay Sekimachi  Search this
Di Mare, Dominic  Search this
Austin, Carole  Search this
Slemmons, Kiff  Search this
Solberg, Ramona  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Drawings
Citation:
June Schwarcz papers, 1932-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
American studio craft movement  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Craft  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6331
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)226178
AAA_collcode_schwjune
Theme:
Women
Craft
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_226178

Oral history interview with Katherine Westphal, 2002 September 3-7

Interviewee:
Westphal, Katherine, 1919-  Search this
Interviewer:
Austin, Carole  Search this
Subject:
Farago, Daphne  Search this
Hickman, Pat (Patricia Lynette)  Search this
Karoly, Frederic  Search this
Laky, Gyöngy  Search this
Larsen, Jack Lenor  Search this
Lynn, Greg  Search this
Rossbach, Ed  Search this
Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts  Search this
Rhode Island School of Design  Search this
University of California, Davis  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Katherine Westphal, 2002 September 3-7. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Fiber artists -- California -- Berkeley -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women textile artists  Search this
Textile crafts  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11788
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)238673
AAA_collcode_westph02
Theme:
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_238673

Oral history interview with Katherine Westphal

Interviewee:
Westphal, Katherine  Search this
Interviewer:
Austin, Carole  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Rhode Island School of Design  Search this
University of California, Davis -- Faculty  Search this
Farago, Daphne  Search this
Hickman, Pat (Patricia Lynette), 1941-  Search this
Karoly, Frederic, 1898-1987  Search this
Laky, Gyöngy, 1944-  Search this
Larsen, Jack Lenor  Search this
Lynn, Greg  Search this
Rossbach, Ed  Search this
Extent:
58 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Date:
2002 September 3-7
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Katherine Westphal conducted 2002 September 3-7, by Carole Austin, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.
This interview took place in Berkeley, California. Westphal speaks of drawing every day; her rewarding education experience teaching at University of California, Davis' Applied Behavioral Sciences Department; her college encounters; the World Crafts Conference in Vienna in 1980; the significance of her travels in her artwork, including trips to Egypt, Hawaii, Wyoming, and Indonesia among others; her fascination with different types of art; the non-functional aspect of her artwork; the lack of necessity to sell artwork due to her job teaching, and the personal nature of her work not driven by a "craft market"; working for the textile industry; working with agent Frederick Karoly in New York; the considerable collection Daphne Farago has made of both Katherine's and her husband, Ed Rossbach's, artwork; her working environment; her storage condo; her most precious possession, her dogs; remodeling her Berkeley home and installing a glass elevator; the artist community at UC Davis and Fiberworks before it became a school; people she took workshops with at Fiberworks; a chronology of her work from the 1960s to present day; her and Ed's retirement in 1979 and their subsequent trip to Bali; her relationship with the home health care industry when Ed became sick; her development of baskets; her love of color; her artist in residency at Rhode Island School of Design in 1980, learning to work on the Jacquard loom; her very personal collection of postcards, which she created while on trips; her dog stories; several of the shows she has been in, including "Objects: USA" and "American Crafts at the Vatican"; the commission she completed for a hotel in Tokyo; and her copy machines and the various technological advances made during her career. Westphal also recalls Gyöngy Laky, Chere Lai Mah, Pat Hickman, Greg Lynn, Helen and Tio Giambruni, Jack Lenor Larsen and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Katherine Westphal (1919- ) is a fiber artist in Berkeley, California. Carole Austin is an interviewer, curator, and writer in Orinda, California.
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:
Use requires an appointment.
Access is to transcript only.
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Fiber artists -- California -- Berkeley -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women textile artists  Search this
Textile crafts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.westph02
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90eb7eed0-7263-4e68-a8f7-8c1b28986497
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-westph02

Austin, Carole

Collection Creator:
Stocksdale, Bob, 1913-2003  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1998-2006
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of original audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
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:
Bob Stocksdale and Kay Sekimachi papers, circa 1900-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Bob Stocksdale and Kay Sekimachi papers
Bob Stocksdale and Kay Sekimachi papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ed9ce8e7-2e49-437b-ae5f-84ce6d5f8ccb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-stockbob-ref64

Carole Austin letter to Eli Leon

Creator:
Austin, Carole  Search this
Leon, Eli  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1988 March 14
Citation:
Carole Austin. Carole Austin letter to Eli Leon, 1988 March 14. Museum of Craft and Folk Art records, 1970-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)18661
See more items in:
Museum of Craft and Folk Art records, 1970-2012
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_18661

Oral history interview with Ed Rossbach, 2002 August 27-29

Interviewee:
Rossbach, Ed, 1914-2002  Search this
Interviewer:
Austin, Carole  Search this
Subject:
Westphal, Katherine  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Ed Rossbach, 2002 August 27-29. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Fiber artists -- California -- Berkeley -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12330
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)238674
AAA_collcode_rossba02
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_238674

Nine decades : the Northern California craft movement, 1907 to present / presented by the San Francisco Craft & Folk Art Museum, Oliver Art Center/California College of Arts and Crafts, the California Crafts Museum ; with essays by Carole Austin, Dyana Curreri-Chadwick, Ted Cohen ; introduction by Kenneth Trapp

Author:
Austin, Carole  Search this
Curreri-Chadwick, Dyana  Search this
Cohen, Ted  Search this
San Francisco Craft & Folk Art Museum  Search this
Oliver Art Center (California College of Arts and Crafts)  Search this
California Crafts Museum  Search this
Physical description:
31 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 33 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
California
San Francisco Bay Area
Date:
1993
C1993
20th century
Topic:
Arts and crafts movement--History--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
NK1141 .N72 1993
NK1141.N72 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_450243

The Quiet eye : pottery of Shōji Hamada & Bernard Leach / [essays by Warren Mackenzie and Susan H. Peterson]

Author:
Austin, Carole  Search this
Hernandex, Jo Farb  Search this
MacKenzie, Warren  Search this
Peterson, Susan (Susan Harnly)  Search this
Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art  Search this
San Francisco Craft & Folk Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Hamada, Shōji 1894-1978  Search this
Leach, Bernard 1887-1979  Search this
Physical description:
58 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1990
Topic:
Pottery  Search this
Call number:
NK4210.H32 H19 1990
NK4210.H32 Q8 1990
NK4210.H32H19 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_426609

Oral history interview with Ed Rossbach

Interviewee:
Rossbach, Ed  Search this
Westphal, Katherine  Search this
Interviewer:
Austin, Carole  Search this
Names:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Extent:
72 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Date:
2002 August 27-29
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Ed Rossbach conducted 2002 August 27-29, by Carole Austin, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in Berkeley, California.
Rossbach speaks of his early education and the influential teachers he had; his involvement with the All-Arts Club in high school; his family and the Depression; his beginnings with weaving; the rich and full experience of Cranbrook Academy of Art; his education at the University of Washington and professor Lea Miller; his use of the GI Bill; his relationship with dealers and galleries; his workplace at home; the isolation he felt as an artist; the importance of the craft movement and the very international feeling associated with it; the publications he worked on and completed, including, "Making Marionettes," (1938), "Baskets as Textile Art," (1973), "The New Basketry," (1976) and, "The Art of Paisley," (1980); his experience at Rhode Island School of Design and using the advanced power loom; Jim's Caning Shop in Berkeley, where he got a lot of his materials; the community of fiber artists that formed at Fiberworks; the "long" process of working with fiber; his dear friend Lillian Elliott; and the difficulty in preserving his artwork. Rossbach also recalls Maija Grotell, Jack Lenor Larsen, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Olga de Ameral, Pat Hickman, Ginger Laky, Chere Mah Marianne Strengell, Annie Albers, Pat Charley, Mark Balken, Daphne Farago, and others. Katherine Westphal, Rossbach's wife, concludes the interview with Ms. Austin discussing several of Ed's works in the catalog, "Ed Rossbach, 40 Years of Exploration and Innovation in Fiber Art," (1990), the accounts from Ms. Westphal add particular insight to the artwork Rossbach produced and how integral a figure Rossbach was to the field of fiber art.
Biographical / Historical:
Charles Edmund Rossbach (1914-2002) was a fiber artist from Berkeley, California. Carole Austin is a curator and writer from Orinda, California.
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:
For information on how to access this interview contact Reference Services.
Access is to transcript only.
Occupation:
Weavers -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Fiber artists -- California -- Berkeley -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.rossba02
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95175e6bc-f7ed-4912-88d1-caa32285c1c8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rossba02

Austin, Carole

Collection Creator:
Schwarcz, June, 1918-2015  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2004-2012
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 born-digital records 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:
June Schwarcz papers, 1932-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
June Schwarcz papers
June Schwarcz papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw998074a51-ba60-4a78-b3d0-5bb74b89637a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-schwjune-ref27

June Schwarcz papers

Creator:
Schwarcz, June, 1918-2015  Search this
Names:
Austin, Carole  Search this
Di Mare, Dominic, 1932-  Search this
Slemmons, Kiff  Search this
Solberg, Ramona  Search this
Stocksdale, Kay Sekimachi  Search this
Extent:
7.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Drawings
Date:
1932-2014
Summary:
The papers of enameler June Schwarcz measure 7.6 linear feet and date from 1932 to 2014. The collection comprises biographical material including an interview, correspondence, gallery files, professional files documenting Schwarcz's activities outside of her work with galleries including files for her exhibition June Schwarcz: Forty Years/Forty Pieces, project and travel notebooks, personal business records, and printed materials. Also found are photographic materials including photographs, slides, and digital photographs of Schwarcz, works of art, exhibitions, events, and friends including Merry Renk, Kay Sekimachi, and Dominic di Mare.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of enameler June Schwarcz measure 7.6 linear feet and date from 1932 to 2014. The collection comprises biographical material including an interview, correspondence, gallery files, professional files documenting Schwarcz's activities outside of her work with galleries including files for her exhibition June Schwarcz: Forty Years/Forty Pieces, project and travel notebooks, personal business records, and printed materials. Also found are photographic materials including photographs, slides, and digital photographs of Schwarcz, works of art, exhibitions, events, and friends.

Biographical materials include datebooks, resumes, a transcript of an interview with Nancy Sarvis and "Visit with June" digital recordings, a photograph album and handmade book commemorating Schwarcz's 90th birthday, and a book of poems written by Schwarcz as a teenager. Correspondence is with Carole Austin, Dominic and Margaret di Mare, Bob Ebendorf, Deborah Krupenia, Forrest Merrill, Hal Nelson and Bernard Jazzar, Sarah Perkins, Brigitte Peterhans, Kay Sekimachi, Kiff Slemmons, Ramona Solberg, Paul Soldner, and others. Gallery files consist of correspondence, exhibition forms and related material, and a digital recording of an interview with Schwarz and images of works of art. Professional files document Schwarcz's activities outside of her work with galleries including files for her exhibition June Schwarcz: Forty Years/Forty Pieces, memberships, notebooks for projects and travel, and supply and procedure files. Also found are personal business records consisting of financial and legal records including several ledgers and record books with pricing and inventory information; printed materials that include catalogs and announcements for Schwarcz's exhibitions, clippings, and other material related to the craft community; and photographic materials containing photographs, slides, and born-digital material of Schwarcz, works of art, exhibitions, and snapshots of events and friends including Merry Renk, Kay Sekimachi, and Dominic di Mare.

Throughout the collection, but particularly in correspondence and photographic materials, researchers may find notes that were handwritten onto items by Schwarcz describing events depicted and relationships to people who appear in the collection. Schwarcz also developed an inventory numbering system for her artworks. Inventory numbers are referenced throughout the collection. Information on which works of art correspond to each inventory number can be found in the ledgers and record books in Series 5.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as seven series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1932-2012 (0.5 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1956-2014 (2.0 linear feet; Boxes 1-3)

Series 3: Gallery Files, 1964-2012 (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 3-4)

Series 4: Professional Files, 1953-2013 (1.5 linear feet; Boxes 4-5)

Series 5: Personal Business Records, 1956-2013 (1.0 linear feet; Boxes 5-6)

Series 6: Printed Materials, 1956-2011 (1.0 linear feet; Boxes 6-7)

Series 7: Photographic Materials, circa 1935-2013 (1.0 linear feet; Boxes 7-9)
Biographical / Historical:
June Schwarcz (1918-2015), a long-time resident of Sausalito, California, was one of the preeminent contemporary enamelers in the United States.

Schwarcz was born in Denver, Colorado to Percy and Mary Morris. From 1939 to 1941, she studied industrial design at Pratt Institute. Soon after graduating she married Leroy Schwarcz, an engineer, and the couple moved to Baltimore, Maryland and had two children, Carl and Kim. The family lived in Brazil in the early 1950s before returning to Denver in 1954 for a brief period. While in Denver, Schwarcz learned about enameling through the books of Kenneth Bates. She acquired her first kiln and began creating enamels. Looking to nature for inspiration, she began enameling readymade copper vessels and soon began hammering her own bowls. Eventually she developed a signature method of drawing paper patterns and creating pieces from a lightweight, flexible copper foil that was amenable to folding and sewing like textiles. The work was then immersed into an electroforming bath for several days. The resulting enameled or oxidized vessels represented a unique development in enamel-on-metal technique, one that distinguished her among her fellow American craft artists.

Schwarcz died in 2015 in Sausalito, California.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview of June Schwarcz conducted January 21, 2001 by Arline M. Fisch, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in Schwarcz's home and studio, Sausalito, California.
Provenance:
The June Schwarcz papers were donated in 2001 and 2013 by June Schwarcz.
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 born-digital records in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
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.
Occupation:
Enamelers -- California  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
American studio craft movement  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Drawings
Citation:
June Schwarcz papers, 1932-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.schwjune
See more items in:
June Schwarcz papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9057a85fc-3194-4411-b52c-f08b32dbcce6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-schwjune

Austin, Carole, "Context, Concept, Process"

Collection Creator:
Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette
Container:
Box 4, Item 2
Type:
Archival materials
Audio [31027000857082]
Sound cassettes
Date:
undated
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:
Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts records, 1973-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts records
Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts records / Series 2: Symposiums, Lectures, and Interviews
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a99c8e34-a32b-459e-baa8-eba5377ea24a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-fibecenf-ref30

Jean Williams Cacicedo : explorations in cloth / essay by Matthew Kangas ; curated by Carole Austin

Title:
Explorations in cloth
Author:
Cacicedo, Jean Williams 1948-  Search this
Kangas, Matthew  Search this
Austin, Carole  Search this
Museum of Craft & Folk Art  Search this
Subject:
Cacicedo, Jean Williams 1948-  Search this
Physical description:
48 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2000
C2000
Topic:
Wearable art  Search this
Call number:
NK4860.5.U64 C33 2000
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_685726

American moderns on paper : masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art / edited by Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser ; with essays and entries by Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser, Erin Monroe, and Carol Troyen

Author:
Kornhauser, Elizabeth Mankin 1950-  Search this
Monroe, Erin  Search this
Troyen, Carol  Search this
Amon Carter Museum of Western Art  Search this
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art  Search this
Portland Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 208 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Connecticut
Hartford
Date:
2010
C2010
20th century
Topic:
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_939295

June Schwarcz : forty years/forty pieces / curated by Carole Austin

Title:
Forty years, forty pieces
Author:
Schwarcz, June 1918-  Search this
Austin, Carole  Search this
American Craft Museum (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Honolulu Academy of Arts  Search this
San Francisco Craft & Folk Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Schwarcz, June 1918- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
96 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1998
20th century
Topic:
Enamel and enameling--History--Exhibitions  Search this
Art metal-work--History  Search this
Call number:
NK6512.S393 A97 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_550445

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