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Oral History interview with Miyoko Ito

Interviewee:
Ito, Miyoko, 1918-1983  Search this
Interviewer:
Barrie, Dennis  Search this
Names:
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Ox-Bow Summer School of Painting  Search this
Smith College  Search this
Baum, Don, 1922-  Search this
Berdich, Vera, 1915-2003  Search this
Chapin, Francis, 1899-1965  Search this
Cohen, George, 1913-1980  Search this
Edmondson, Leonard, 1916-  Search this
Haley, John, 1905-1991  Search this
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966  Search this
Johnston, Ynez, 1920-  Search this
Kahn, Max, 1903-2005  Search this
Lanyon, Ellen  Search this
Loran, Erle, 1905-1999  Search this
Mitchell, Joan, 1926-1992  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, László, 1895-1946  Search this
Ryder, Worth, 1884-1960  Search this
Venturi, Lionello, 1885-1961  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (Sound recording: 2 sound files, digital, wav file)
41 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1978 July 20
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Miyoko Ito conducted 1978 July 20, by Dennis Barrie, for the Archives of American Art.
Ito discusses her family background; being in Japan at an early age, attending school and learning calligraphy; returning to California in 1928; excelling in drawing and painting; attending Berkeley High School; studying watercolor at Berkeley School of Water Color; studying under Erle Loran, Worth Ryder, John Haley; the influence of Hans Hofmann; being in internment camp (Camp Rann); attending Smith College, Northampton to study painting under instructor George Cohen; attending the Art Institue of Chicago and meeting Francis Chapin and Joan Mitchell; being influenced by Bonnard; moving into lithography at Oxbow; studying under Max Kahn; doing printmaking and etching; and participating in the Momentum Shows. Ito mentions Ynez Johnston, Leonard Edmondson, Lionel Venturi, Ellen Lanyon, Don Baum, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, and Vera Berdich.
Biographical / Historical:
Miyoko Ito (1918-1983) was a Japanese American painter based in Chicago, Illinois.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 tape reel (5 in.).
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.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Japanese American women artists  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Asian American women artists  Search this
Japanese American painting  Search this
Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945  Search this
Asian American painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.ito78
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ito78

Francis Chapin papers

Creator:
Chapin, Francis, 1899-1965  Search this
Names:
Albright, Ivan, 1897-1983  Search this
Chapin, Vivian  Search this
Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967  Search this
Kurtz, Edmund  Search this
Mangravite, Peppino, 1896-  Search this
Pattison, Abbott L. (Abbott Lawrence), 1916-1999  Search this
Wilson, Douglas  Search this
Wines, James, 1932-  Search this
Extent:
0.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Scrapbooks
Date:
1917-1984
Scope and Contents:
Biographical documents; correspondence; art works; scrapbooks; photographs; and printed material.
A passport, 1928; 7 biographical sketches; correspondence, primarily to Chapin's wife and to friend, David McCosh; lists of paintings; a list of guests; 2 illustrated notebooks; price lists; receipts for works of art, 1948-1974; a proof of a lithograph; 2 drawings; 2 sketchbooks, one by Vivian Chapin, 1960; a scrapbook, 1950-1966, containing clippings and an exhibition catalog, 1958; a scrapbook containing clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, 4 letters, and photographs; printed materials; and photographs of Chapin, his associates, and his work.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, lithographer, teacher; Chicago, Illinois. Studied at Art Institute of Chicago 1922-1929, travelled in Europe with David McCosh 1929, returning to study lithography with Bolton Brown. Chapin taught at the Art Institute of Chicago, 1929-1945, Grant Wood's school, 1932, and was director of the Institute's Summer School at Saugatuck, 1932-1940. He was artist-in-residence at University of Georgia, 1952.
Related Materials:
REEL 875: Also in the Archives on microfilm only are papers lent for microfilming in 1974 (reel 875), comprising biographical data; business and personal correspondence, 1930-1964, including one or more letters each from Ivan Albright, Edward Hopper, Edmund Kurtz, Abbott Pattison, Peppino Mangravite, and James Wines; three sketchbooks; loose sketches and two Christmas card designs; writings and talks by Chapin; a scrapbook of clippings, sketches, photographs, and memorabilia, 1917-1921; photos of his family and his works; exhibition catalogs and announcements, 1933-1974; clippings, 1928-1968; bills and receipts; a typescript of a conversation between Vivian Chapin and artist Douglas Wilson, 1956; and miscellany.
Francis Chapin sketchbooks also located at: Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson Library.
Provenance:
Material on reel 875 lent for microfilming 1974 by Chapin's wife. Chapin's son Todd donated additional material 1986.
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.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Art teachers -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Lithographers -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Painters -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.chapfran
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-chapfran

Francis Chapin art works

Creator:
Chapin, Francis, 1899-1965  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Date:
[undated]
Scope and Contents:
Two sketchbooks, 3 pen and ink drawings, 6 lithographs, and a panel painted on both sides. The painting of the nude is by Chapin and the image on the reverse side is by an unknown artist.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, lithographer, teacher; Chicago, Ill. Attended School of the Art Institute of Chicago between 1922 and 1928, with training in lithography by Bolton Brown and color study with Ramon Shiva. Taught at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1929-1945), Grant Wood's School (1932), and was director of the Art Institute of Chicago Summer School at Sagatuck (1932-1940).
Provenance:
Donated 1987 by Ben-Ami Dresdner, a student of Chapin between 1942 and 1949.
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.
Occupation:
Art teachers -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Painters -- Chicago -- Illinois  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.chapfraw
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-chapfraw

Francis Chapin papers, 1917-1984

Creator:
Chapin, Francis, 1899-1965  Search this
Subject:
Mangravite, Peppino  Search this
Pattison, Abbott L. (Abbott Lawrence)  Search this
Wilson, Douglas  Search this
Wines, James  Search this
Albright, Ivan  Search this
Chapin, Vivian  Search this
Hopper, Edward  Search this
Kurtz, Edmund  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- History  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7381
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209538
AAA_collcode_chapfran
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209538

Francis Chapin art works, [undated]

Creator:
Chapin, Francis, 1899-1965  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9651
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211859
AAA_collcode_chapfraw
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Audio - Visual
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211859

Santa Maria in Trastevere, (painting)

Painter:
Chapin, Francis 1899-1965  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Indianapolis Museum of Art 1200 West 38th Street Indianapolis Indiana 46208-4196 Accession Number: 59.21
Topic:
Cityscape--Italy--Rome  Search this
Architecture exterior--Religious--Church  Search this
Control number:
IAP 13730499
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_401265

By the El Tracks, (painting)

Painter:
Chapin, Francis 1899-1965  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Chapin, Francis, estate of
Date:
Ca. 1935
Topic:
Cityscape--Illinois--Chicago  Search this
Cityscape--Street  Search this
Cityscape--Weather--Snow  Search this
Architecture--Vehicle--Subway  Search this
Architecture exterior--Domestic--Apartment  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8E390014
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_444819

Belmont Harbor No. 2, (painting)

Painter:
Chapin, Francis 1899-1965  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
Ca. 1928
Topic:
Waterscape--Harbor  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Sailboat  Search this
Landscape--Lake--Lake Michigan  Search this
Landscape--Illinois--Chicago  Search this
Landscape--Park  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Recreation--Sport & Play--Equestrian  Search this
Control number:
IAP 89500037
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_381015

Still Life, (painting)

Painter:
Chapin, Francis 1899-1965  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn New York 11238 Accession Number: 39.416
Topic:
Still Life  Search this
Control number:
IAP 35681293
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_388260

Church Tower, Manchester, (painting)

Painter:
Chapin, Francis 1899-1965  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn New York 11238 Accession Number: 40.382
Topic:
Architecture exterior--Religious--Bell Tower  Search this
Architecture exterior--Religious--Church  Search this
Cityscape--Vermont--Manchester  Search this
Control number:
IAP 35681294
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_388262

Landscape, (painting)

Painter:
Chapin, Francis 1899-1965  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Butler Institute of American Art 524 Wick Avenue Youngstown Ohio 44502 Accession Number: 969-W-114
Topic:
Landscape  Search this
Control number:
IAP 42831790
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_390838

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