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Fay Chong, Artist

Artist:
Ernst Kassowitz, 1888 - 1983  Search this
Sitter:
Fay Chong, 1912 - 1973  Search this
Medium:
Graphite and pastel (possibly)
Dimensions:
20.3 x 25.4cm (8 x 10")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1940-1950
Topic:
Fay Chong: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Fay Chong: Male  Search this
Fay Chong: Education\Educator  Search this
Fay Chong: Visual Arts\Designer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: University of Washington
Object number:
MPH468 UW
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/sm4a09744e7-b590-4e3c-b9e2-ce416cdc855d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_MPH468_UW

Oral history interview with Fay Chong

Interviewee:
Chong, Fay  Search this
Interviewer:
Bestor, Dorothy K., 1913-  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (Wash.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
14 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 February 14-20
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Fay Chong conducted 1965 February 14-20, by Dorothy Bestor, for the Archives of American Art.
Chong speaks of working for the WPA Federal Art Project (FAP); printmaking methods used; the effect of the FAP on the city of Seattle and on artists; and his post-FAP career.
Biographical / Historical:
Fay Chong (1912-1973) was a Chinese American painter and printmaker based in Seattle, Washington. Chong was born in Kwangtung, China in 1912. He came to Seattle in 1920.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav files. Duration is 35 min.
Provenance:
This interview conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Painters -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Printmakers -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Prints -- Technique  Search this
Asian American artists -- Interviews  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Chinese American art  Search this
Chinese American artists  Search this
Asian American painters  Search this
Asian American printmakers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.chong65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99f7caf79-b8a6-4fbb-959e-2ff905e92d48
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-chong65
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Fay Chong, 1965 February 14-20

Interviewee:
Chong, Fay, 1912-1973  Search this
Chong, Fay, 1912-1973  Search this
Interviewer:
Bestor, Dorothy K., 1913-  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (Wash.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Prints -- Technique  Search this
Asian American artists -- Interviews  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Chinese American art  Search this
Chinese American artists  Search this
Asian American painters  Search this
Asian American printmakers  Search this
Theme:
Asian American  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12344
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213741
AAA_collcode_chong65
Theme:
Asian American
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213741
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Andrew Chinn, 1991 August 9

Interviewee:
Chinn, Andrew, 1915-1996  Search this
Chinn, Andrew, 1915-1996  Search this
Interviewer:
Kangas, Matthew  Search this
Subject:
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Chong, Fay  Search this
Kangas, Matthew  Search this
Chinese Art Club (Seattle, Wash.)  Search this
Northwest Asian American Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Asian American painters  Search this
Chinese American art  Search this
Chinese American artists  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Theme:
Asian American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11841
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214616
AAA_collcode_chinn91
Theme:
Asian American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_214616
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Val Laigo, 1989 July 12

Interviewee:
Laigo, Val M., 1930-1992  Search this
Laigo, Val M., 1930-1992  Search this
Interviewer:
Nakane, Kazuko  Search this
Subject:
Lau, Alan Chong  Search this
Bennett, Doug  Search this
Callahan, Kenneth  Search this
Chong, Fay  Search this
Dusanne, Zoe  Search this
Horiuchi, Paul  Search this
Jones, Quincy  Search this
Katayama, Mits  Search this
Nordness, Lee  Search this
Okada, Frank S. (Frank Sumio)  Search this
Orozco, José Clemente  Search this
Picasso, Pablo  Search this
Ritchie, Bill  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Siqueiros, David Alfaro  Search this
Tamayo, Rufino  Search this
Voorhees, Clark G. (Clark Greenwood)  Search this
Washington, James W.  Search this
Charles and Emma Frye Art Museum  Search this
Foster/White Gallery  Search this
Mexico City College  Search this
Seattle University  Search this
University of Washington  Search this
Northwest Asian American Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Computer Art  Search this
Filipino American art  Search this
Filipino American artists  Search this
Asian American painters  Search this
Asian American muralists  Search this
Muralists -- Mexico  Search this
Theme:
Asian American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12747
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)224926
AAA_collcode_laigo89
Theme:
Asian American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_224926
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Val Laigo

Interviewee:
Laigo, Val M., 1930-1992  Search this
Interviewer:
Nakane, Kazuko  Search this
Lau, Alan Chong  Search this
Names:
Charles and Emma Frye Art Museum  Search this
Foster/White Gallery  Search this
Mexico City College -- Students  Search this
Northwest Asian American Project  Search this
Seattle University -- Students  Search this
University of Washington -- Students  Search this
Bennett, Doug  Search this
Callahan, Kenneth, 1905-1986  Search this
Chong, Fay  Search this
Dusanne, Zoe, 1884-1977  Search this
Horiuchi, Paul, 1906-  Search this
Jones, Quincy, 1933-  Search this
Katayama, Mits  Search this
Nordness, Lee  Search this
Okada, Frank S. (Frank Sumio), 1931-2000  Search this
Orozco, José Clemente, 1883-1949  Search this
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973  Search this
Ritchie, Bill  Search this
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957  Search this
Siqueiros, David Alfaro  Search this
Tamayo, Rufino, 1899-  Search this
Voorhees, Clark G. (Clark Greenwood), 1871-1933  Search this
Washington, James W., 1911-2000  Search this
Extent:
42 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1989 July 12
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Val Laigo conducted 1989 July 12, by Alan Lau and Kazuko Nakane, for the Archives of American Art Northwest Asian American Project, in Laigo's home, Seattle, Wash.
Laigo speaks of learning how to paint at age eleven with watercolors; growing up with a heart condition known as Eisenmenger's Complex; teaching at Highline High School and creating a wolverine as the school's mascot; the inclusion of his life story in a Filipino oral history project; singing for an orchestra called the Gentlemen of Rhythm, at the Filipino Catholic Youth Activities events and other venues; Doug Bennett as an influence in composition and design; being a student at Seattle University and joining Art Equity in approximately 1951; remembering his painting, "Madonna" being shown at the Seattle Art Museum; his first show at the People's Furniture Store and later with Fay Chong at the Hathaway House; Zoe Dusanne became his agent; his introduction to the MacPaint software program and his first piece of computer art; his desire to study Mexican muralists, Diego Rivera, Jose Orozco, David Siqueiros, and Rufino Tamayo and becoming at student at Mexico City College; his life in Mexico with the woman who would become his wife; the strong influence of Nick Damascus on his painting; how his palette changed to brighter colors after living in Mexico; his health crisis there that lead him to abandon his work towards a master's degree and return to Seattle in 1959; having to start over from the beginning at the University of Washington; Tommy Kwazume hiring him at Boing as an artist in 1960; Lee Nordness and the RCA Victor album cover; his negative experience with Margaret Reed while showing at the Panaca Gallery; his exhibit at the Frye Art Museum in 1969 and criticism by Clark Voorhees; his Mexican experience having influenced his vigor and scale; the Lost Generation series; his comment about Picasso not being able to paint; encouragement from his family to pursue art training; the murder of his father in 1936; his mother's success as a new painter; and his work, "Dilemma of the Atom" featured on the cover of an RCA Victor record album. Laigo also recalls Perry Acker, Foster White Gallery, David Mendoza, Fred Mendoza, Tom Tooley, Ray Sadirius, Quincy Jones, Oscar Holden's Orchestra, Fred Cordova, Mits Katayama, Rudy Bundis, Kal Chin, Paul Horiuchi, James Washington, Dick Kirsten, Frank Okada, John Matsudaira, Walter Froelich, Bill Ritchie, John Counts, Don Fenton, Kenneth Callahan, Fred Run, Barry Ferrell, Ken Harms, Andrew Chin, Ben Dar, Ruth Mora, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Val Laigo (1930-1992) was a Filipino American painter based in Seattle, Washington. Val Laigo was born in Naguilian, La Union, in the Phillipines. His family moved to the United States in 1931 and to Seattle in 1941. Laigo's full name Valeriano Emerenciano Montante Laigo.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 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:
Painters -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Topic:
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Computer Art  Search this
Filipino American art  Search this
Filipino American artists  Search this
Asian American painters  Search this
Asian American muralists  Search this
Muralists -- Mexico  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.laigo89
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90a8fb211-d3b2-4e6d-9727-b2bc260466e6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-laigo89
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Andrew Chinn

Interviewee:
Chinn, Andrew, 1915-1996  Search this
Names:
Chinese Art Club (Seattle, Wash.)  Search this
Northwest Asian American Project  Search this
Chong, Fay  Search this
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Interviewer:
Kangas, Matthew  Search this
Extent:
56 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1991 August 9
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Andrew Chinn conducted 1991 August 9, by Matthew Kangas, for the Archives of American Art Northwest Asian American Project.
Chinn speaks of his childhood; the formation of the Chinese Art Club in Seattle in the 1930s; exhibitions of his work in the 1940s; the Chinese and Western styles of his paintings; his teaching career; his friendship with Fay Chong; and his opinion of the Asian influence in Mark Tobey's work.
Biographical / Historical:
Andrew Chinn (1915-1995) was a Chinese American painter based in Seattle, Washington.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 46 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 administrators.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Painters -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Topic:
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Asian American painters  Search this
Chinese American art  Search this
Chinese American artists  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.chinn91
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw910a8e7cf-a1d4-4ccc-a382-0758dc65280c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-chinn91
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Andrew Chinn, 1965 May 24

Interviewee:
Chinn, Andrew, 1915-1996  Search this
Chinn, Andrew, 1915-1996  Search this
Interviewer:
Bestor, Dorothy K., 1913-  Search this
Subject:
Graves, Morris  Search this
Elshin, Jacob Alexander  Search this
Cumming, William  Search this
Chong, Fay  Search this
Federal Art Project (Wash.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art and state -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Chinese American art  Search this
Chinese American artists  Search this
Asian American painters  Search this
Theme:
Asian American  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12153
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213368
AAA_collcode_chinn65
Theme:
Asian American
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213368
Online Media:

Fay Chong [Folder]

Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_63097

Oral history interview with Andrew Chinn

Interviewee:
Chinn, Andrew, 1915-1996  Search this
Interviewer:
Bestor, Dorothy K., 1913-  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (Wash.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Chong, Fay  Search this
Cumming, William  Search this
Elshin, Jacob Alexander, 1891-1976  Search this
Graves, Morris, 1910-  Search this
Extent:
47 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 May 24
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Andrew Chinn conducted 1965 May 24, by Dorothy Bestor, for the Archives of American Art. Chinn speaks of his memories of the Federal Art Project in Washington state; how the program affected Seattle as an art center; and he recalls other artists involved in the project: Fay Chong, William Cumming, Jacob Elshin, and Morris Graves.
Biographical / Historical:
Andrew Chinn (1915-1996) was a Chinese American painter based in Seattle, Washington.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 2 min.
Provenance:
This interview conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.
Restrictions:
This interview is open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Art and state -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Chinese American art  Search this
Chinese American artists  Search this
Asian American painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.chinn65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9769c1f32-ba11-4013-8a5f-6bfb201c031a
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-chinn65
Online Media:

A Tree, a Telephone Pole and Some Houses

Artist:
Fay Chong, born Canton, China 1912-died Washington 1973  Search this
Medium:
linoleum cut
Dimensions:
8 x 10 1/2 in. (20.3 x 26.7 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1939
Topic:
Architecture Exterior\domestic\house  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from D.C. Public Library
Object number:
1967.72.51
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7f7e1c8c9-2543-4e84-98cf-dd143ad829a5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1967.72.51

March Landscape

Artist:
Fay Chong, born Canton, China 1912-died Washington 1973  Search this
Medium:
stencil cut
Dimensions:
6 1/4 x 8 in. (15.9 x 20.3 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
n.d.
Topic:
Landscape\mountain  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from D.C. Public Library
Object number:
1967.72.52
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7af9d21fd-cd51-4723-904b-3a5d8b71755c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1967.72.52

Scrubbing the Side

Graphic artist:
Chong, Fay  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 28.4 cm x 40.2 cm; 11 3/16 in x 15 13/16 in
Object Name:
Print
Object Type:
Line Cut
Other Terms:
Print; Relief; Linoleum Cut
Place made:
United States: Washington, Seattle
Associated Place:
United States: New York, New York
Date made:
1939
Subject:
Sailing Ships  Search this
Ships  Search this
ID Number:
GA.17547
Catalog number:
17547
Accession number:
159,237
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Communications
Art
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-d7bb-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_783458

Encyclopedia of Asian American artists / Kara Kelley Hallmark

Author:
Hallmark, Kara Kelley  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 281 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 27 cm
Type:
Biography
Encyclopedias
Date:
2007
20th century
21st century
Topic:
Asian American artists  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1001845

Northwest, (painting)

Painter:
Chong, Fay 1912-1973  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Tacoma Art Museum Tacoma Washington Accession Number: 1996.26.1
Date:
1959
Topic:
Landscape--Mountain  Search this
Landscape--Town  Search this
Architecture exterior--Domestic--House  Search this
Architecture exterior--Science--Power Lines  Search this
Control number:
IAP 56650231
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_465438

South End Storage, (painting)

Painter:
Chong, Fay 1912-1973  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor and chinese ink on rice paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Tacoma Art Museum Tacoma Washington Accession Number: 2010.6.30
Date:
1940
Topic:
Landscape--Mountain  Search this
Architecture exterior--Industry--Factory  Search this
Control number:
IAP 56650232
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_465439

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