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A lecture delivered on 1968 Jan 10. by Vardea Chryssa at New York University, 1968 Jan. 10

Creator:
Chryssa, 1933-2013  Search this
Citation:
A lecture delivered on 1968 Jan 10. by Vardea Chryssa at New York University, 1968 Jan. 10. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10714
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214316
AAA_collcode_chryssa
Theme:
Women
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214316

Oral history interview with Peter Agostini

Interviewee:
Agostini, Peter  Search this
Interviewer:
Roberts, Colette, 1910-  Search this
Names:
Columbia University -- Faculty  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Bontecou, Lee, 1931-  Search this
Chamberlain, John, 1927-2011  Search this
Chryssa, 1933-2013  Search this
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Cézanne, Paul, 1839-1906  Search this
De Chirico, Giorgio, 1888-  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997  Search this
Demuth, Charles, 1883-1935  Search this
Di Suvero, Mark, 1933-  Search this
Dove, Arthur Garfield, 1880-1946  Search this
Dubuffet, Jean, 1901-1985  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968  Search this
Ferber, Herbert, 1906-1991  Search this
Flannagan, John Bernard, 1895?-1942  Search this
Giacometti, Alberto, 1901-1966  Search this
Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994  Search this
Hague, Raoul, 1905-1993  Search this
Hare, David, 1917-1992  Search this
Hartley, Marsden, 1877-1943  Search this
Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967  Search this
Judd, Donald, 1928-1994  Search this
Kaprow, Allan  Search this
Kienholz, Edward, 1927-  Search this
Kline, Franz, 1910-1962  Search this
Kohn, Gabriel, 1910-1975  Search this
Kolbe, Georg, 1877-1947  Search this
La Tour, Onya, 1896-1976  Search this
Lachaise, Gaston, 1882-1935  Search this
Lassaw, Ibram, 1913-2003  Search this
Lippold, Richard, 1915-2002  Search this
Lipton, Seymour, 1903-1986  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, 1890-1973  Search this
Maillol, Aristide, 1861-1944  Search this
Manship, Paul, 1885-1966  Search this
Marca-Relli, Conrad, 1913-2000  Search this
Marin, John, 1870-1953  Search this
Marisol, 1930-2016  Search this
Matisse, Henri, 1869-1954  Search this
Melville, Herman, 1819-1891  Search this
Mondrian, Piet, 1872-1944  Search this
Morris, Robert, 1931-2018  Search this
Nakian, Reuben, 1897-1986  Search this
Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986  Search this
Oldenburg, Claes, 1929-  Search this
Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849  Search this
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Pompon, François, 1855-1933  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967  Search this
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957  Search this
Roszak, Theodore, 1907-1981  Search this
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970  Search this
Samaras, Lucas, 1936-  Search this
Scarpitta, Salvatore, 1919-2007  Search this
Segal, George, 1924-2000  Search this
Sheeler, Charles, 1883-1965  Search this
Smith, David, 1906-1965  Search this
Smith, Tony, 1912-1980  Search this
Spaventa, George, 1918-  Search this
Stankiewicz, Richard, 1922-1983  Search this
Sugarman, George, 1912-1999  Search this
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892  Search this
Zorach, William, 1887-1966  Search this
Extent:
99 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1968
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Peter Agostini conducted in 1968, by Colette Roberts, for the Archives of American Art at 151 Avenue B, New York, New York.
Mr. Agostini speaks of his childhood spent living throughout the five boroughs of New York; his interactions with clients of his father's acting employment agency; his early education in Catholic school and the creative freedom allotted by the nuns; his first feelings of isolation as an artist at the age of seven; the development of a sense of communication as the result of the loss of his mother at the age of three and time spent at a school for orphans; his early realization and vision of artistic destiny; his religious interests which lead to mysticism in his earlier work; his time spent working freely in the DaVinci Studio with Spaventa; the discovery by Hess of his works in Gallerie Grimaud; his attainment of the Longview Grant; his working experience throughout the Depression as part of the WPA casting plaster mannequins while working indirectly with Pollack as well as Marca Relli; his subsequent move to designing department store windows (use of Mondrian-like forms and lines); his feelings of his position as an observer; the importance of communication through art (communication without words); his rejection of the Abstract Expressionist group and choice of independence; the influence of the sculpture of Kolbe and Bache in the thirties; Clement Greenberg's distaste for his work; his feelings about the relative failure to sell his work due its unusual edginess and mystery; his role in the introduction of the work of contemporary European artists (Chausserian, Gauthier, Modrian) to the American group; his description of his own work as "traditionless"; his feelings of self-importance as one of the most original sculptors in the art world; his influence on the younger generation, particularly Marisol; the enslavement to originality that the younger generation faces; his attitudes towards American Art forms and their lack of rebellious spirit; the virtues of the American writers, such as Poe, Whitman, and Melville as American "knapsack" writers; his personal technique which places an emphasis on the "skin" or volume of something; his attempt to create quiet art, or art that merely indicates features; his frustration with teaching and the problems of regurgitated knowledge; the role of Meyer Shapiro in his teaching career at Columbia; the formation of the Club and its similarity to the Cubist's café scene; his opinions on the relationship of sex and sensuality in American art; his personal struggles, including the loss of his second wife and two of his brothers, in addition to the estrangement of his only daughter by his first wife; his feelings on the role of psycho analysis and personal history in a work of art; his present works which feature the "swell." For the majority of the second half of the interview Ms. Roberts asks Mr. Agostini to express his opinions on the work of: Kline; DeKooning; Duchamp; Oldenburg; La Tour; DeChirico; Maillol; Pompon; Rothko; Chardin; Cezanne; Giacometti; Reinhardt; Chryssa; Tony Smith; Segal; Lachaise; Zorach; Manship; Flannagan; Kelly; Lassaw; David Smith; Hare; Lipton; Ferber; Lippold; Roszak; Nakian; Noguchi; Hague; Kohn; di Suvero; Chamberlain; Kaprow; Sugarman; Stankiewicz; Bontecou; Scarpitta; Cornell; Keinholz; Rivera; Judd; Robert Morris; O'Keeffe; Samaras; Mark Tobey; Marin; Pollock; Hartley; Dove; Macdonald-Wright; Demuth; Sheeler; Hopper; Mirot; Matisse; DuBuffet.
Biographical / Historical:
Peter Agostini (1913-1993) was a sculptor from New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 28 digital wav files. Duration is 10 hrs., 37 min.
Transferred from 4 3" reels.
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.
Topic:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.agosti68
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94f33a1ab-e475-4a6f-8b0b-f9822b288239
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-agosti68
Online Media:

Chryssa: artist file, [photographs]

Artist:
Chryssa 1933-2013  Search this
Physical description:
1 folder
Type:
Photograph
Artist files
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Image number:
VFM VF000611
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_137790

Chryssa, 1933-2013 [Folder]

Additional name:
Chryssa, Varda  Search this
Mauromichalē, Chryssa Vardea  Search this
Vardea Mauromichalē, Chryssa  Search this
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
Art & Artist files at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_28355

Interview with Chryssa

Creator:
Chryssa, 1933-2013  Search this
Roberts, Colette Jacqueline, 1910-1971  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1970
Citation:
Chryssa and Colette Jacqueline Roberts. Interview with Chryssa, 1970. Colette Roberts Papers and Interviews with Artists, 1918-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Neon sculpture  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10761
See more items in:
Colette Roberts Papers and Interviews with Artists, 1918-1971
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_10761

Interview with Chryssa

Creator:
Chryssa, 1933-2013  Search this
Roberts, Colette Jacqueline, 1910-1971  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1966 March
Citation:
Chryssa and Colette Jacqueline Roberts. Interview with Chryssa, 1966 March. Colette Roberts Papers and Interviews with Artists, 1918-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10763
See more items in:
Colette Roberts Papers and Interviews with Artists, 1918-1971
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_10763

Chryssa letter to Dorothy Miller

Creator:
Chryssa, 1933-2013  Search this
Miller, Dorothy Canning, 1904-2003  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1965 May 9
Citation:
Chryssa. Chryssa letter to Dorothy Miller, 1965 May 9. Dorothy C. Miller papers, 1853-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12926
See more items in:
Dorothy C. Miller papers, 1853-2013, bulk 1920-1996
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12926
Online Media:

Interview with Chryssa, 1967 June 26

Interviewee:
Chryssa, 1933-2013  Search this
Interviewer:
Wehn, F. Teri  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Interview with Chryssa, 1967 June 26. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11744
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212587
AAA_collcode_chryss67
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212587

A lecture delivered on 1968 Jan 10. by Vardea Chryssa at New York University

Creator:
Chryssa, 1933-2013  Search this
Extent:
26 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1968 Jan. 10
Scope and Contents:
A lecture delivered by Vardea Chryssa on 1968 Jan. 10 at New York University.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor; New York, N.Y. Full name Vardea Chryssa.
Provenance:
Donor is unspecified.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.chryssa
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ec7473ed-2be2-4a1e-94b0-a0ab2de47146
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-chryssa

Interview with Chryssa

Creator:
Chryssa, 1933-2013  Search this
Interviewer:
Wehn, F. Teri  Search this
Extent:
20 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Date:
1967 June 26
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Vardea Chryssa conducted 1967 June 26 by F. Teri Wehn, as part of the Archives Oral History program.
Biographical / Historical:
Chryssa (1933-2013) was a sculptor in New York, New York. Full name Vardea Chryssa.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Restrictions:
This transcript is open for research. No audio exists. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.chryss67
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93f6bf8fd-16b3-4578-bc48-d54553a21677
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-chryss67

Delicatessen, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Chryssa 1933-2013  Search this
Medium:
Welded steel and plexiglas
Type:
Sculptures
Date:
1965-1966
Topic:
Architecture--Commercial--Restaurant  Search this
Control number:
IAS 76005720
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_16591

Tablet #4, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Chryssa 1933-2013  Search this
Medium:
Aluminum
Type:
Sculptures
Date:
1956
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 76005709
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_16580

Bach, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Chryssa 1933-2013  Search this
Subject:
Bach, Johann Sebastian  Search this
Medium:
Plaster
Type:
Sculptures
Date:
1956
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Control number:
IAS 76005710
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_16581

Study for The Gates to Times Square, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Chryssa 1933-2013  Search this
Medium:
Neon and plexiglas
Type:
Sculptures
Date:
1966
Topic:
Study  Search this
Control number:
IAS 76005717
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_16588

Ampersand V, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Chryssa 1933-2013  Search this
Medium:
Blue continuous line neon
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
State University of New York at Purchase Neuberger Museum 735 Anderson Hill Road Purchase New York 10577
Date:
1965
Topic:
Undetermined  Search this
Control number:
IAS 76004200
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_8150

Americanoom, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Chryssa 1933-2013  Search this
Medium:
Aluminum, welded steel, stainless steel, and neon
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
University of Miami Lowe Art Museum 1301 Stanford Drive Coral Gables Florida 33146 Accession Number: 82.0226
Date:
1963
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 09090019
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_407960

Study of Light, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Chryssa 1933-2013  Search this
Medium:
Aluminum, painted
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Amherst College Mead Art Museum Amherst Massachusetts 01002 Accession Number: 2007.18
Date:
1957-1958
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 20090104
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_460690

Letter T, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Chryssa 1933-2013  Search this
Medium:
Painted cast aluminum
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Albright-Knox Art Gallery 1285 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo New York 14222 Accession Number: K61:13
Date:
1959
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Object--Letter  Search this
Control number:
IAS 33660057
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_466670

The Gates to Times Square, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Chryssa 1933-2013  Search this
Medium:
Welded steel, neon, plexiglas
Type:
Sculptures
Date:
1964-1966
Topic:
Undetermined  Search this
Control number:
IAS 76005715
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_16586

Analysis of the Letter "A", (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Chryssa 1933-2013  Search this
Medium:
Neon and plexiglas
Type:
Sculptures
Date:
1965
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 76005718
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_16589

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