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Interview with Victor D'Amico

Creator:
D'Amico, Victor, 1904-1987  Search this
Lynes, Russell, 1910-1991  Search this
D'Amico, Victor, 1904-1987  Search this
Subject:
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1970 November 17
Topic:
Art educators  Search this
Art--Study and teaching  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)16048
See more items in:
Russell Lynes papers, 1930-1986
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_16048

Oral history interview with Sue Fuller

Interviewee:
Fuller, Sue, 1914-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Names:
Carnegie Institute of Technology -- Students  Search this
Columbia University. Teachers College -- Students  Search this
Society of American Etchers  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Arms, John Taylor, 1887-1953  Search this
D'Amico, Victor, 1904-1987  Search this
Dewey, John, 1859-1952  Search this
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966  Search this
Lejwa, Madeleine Chalette, 1913-1996  Search this
Matta, 1912-2002  Search this
Rattner, Abraham  Search this
Schaefer, Bertha, 1895-1971  Search this
Schanker, Louis, 1903-1981  Search this
Thurn, Ernest  Search this
Extent:
6 Items (Sound recording: 6 sound files, digital, wav file)
94 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Europe -- description and travel
Japan -- Description and Travel
Date:
1975 April 24-May 8
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Sue Fuller, conducted on April 24, 1975, April 30, 1975, and May 8, 1975, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, at the home of Sue Fuller, in Southampton, New York.
Fuller speaks of her family and childhood in Pittsburgh, including art teachers and friends; her childhood painting lessons; her education in prep school, at Carnegie Tech, and at Columbia Teachers' College; her travels to Europe and Japan; her use of plastics; her work as a teacher, commercial artist, and assistant in Bill Hayter's studio; the influence of John Dewey's philosophy on her teaching style; training with Ernest Thurn, Hans Hofmann, Josef Albers; learning printmaking and calligraphy; the Society of American Etchers; the influence of science and mathematics on her work; and her thoughts on contemporary computer art. Fuller also recalls Bertha Schaefer, Victor D'Amico, Madeleine Lejwa, John Taylor Arms, Abraham Rattner, Louis Schanker, Roberto Matta, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Sue Fuller (1914-2006) was a sculptor and printmaker from Southampton, New York.
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.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Calligraphy -- Study and teaching  Search this
Computer Art  Search this
Painting -- Study and teaching  Search this
Printmakers -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Prints -- Technique -- Study and teaching  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.fuller75
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-fuller75

Beatrice Whitney Van Ness papers

Creator:
Van Ness, Beatrice Whitney, 1888-1981  Search this
Progressive Education Association (U.S.)  Search this
Names:
D'Amico, Victor, 1904-1987  Search this
Hale, Philip Leslie, 1865-1931  Search this
Rebay, Hilla, 1890-1967  Search this
Tarbell, Edmund Charles, 1862-1938  Search this
Extent:
1.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1883-1985
Scope and Contents:
Letters, writings and notes, art works, printed material and photographs.
Brief resumes, a genealogy of Van Ness' family and a citation from Beaver Country Day School for "Meritorious Service"; correspondence from family members, colleagues and friends includes 5 letters from Victor D'Amico and the Progressive Education Association regarding her participation in upcoming events; extensive notes and writings by Van Ness and others regarding art education theory and practice and a brief history of Beaver Country Day School written by Van Ness in 1981; teaching files, undated and 1932-1944, containing course outlines, exams and class assignments for courses taught at BCDS;
a notebook describing the dimensions, locations and types of various picture frames; a card file describing paintings by Van Ness; figure drawings, still lifes, contour drawings and charcoal studies done when she was a student; studies of people done in preparation for paintings, portrait sketches and 2 sketches of Van Ness done by her students; photographs of Van Ness, her family, models (for paintings), colleagues and teachers (includes a photo of Philip Hale and Edmund Tarbell, ca. 1905-1980), numerous photos of paintings by Van Ness, ca. 1910-1980, and photos of drawings by her students.
Printed materials include 2 articles by Van Ness on art education published in ART EDUCATION TODAY (1939) and HIGH SCHOOL JOURNAL (1940); exhibition catalogs, announcements, clippings and an essay by Hilla Rebay entitled "The Beauty of Non-Objectivity."
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, educator; Chesnut Hill, Mass. Founder and head of the Art Department at Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill (1921-1949). She studied child and adolescent behavior as applied to art education practice. Through articles, essays and presentations she advocated a more vital and integral role for art education in overall curriculum strategy.
Provenance:
Donated 1983 by Van Ness's daughters Mary Crocker and Silvia Martin.
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.
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching -- United States  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.vanness
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-vanness

Material culture and the Cold War : international trade fairs and the American pavilion at the 1958 Brussels World's Fair / by Robert Hamilton Haddow

Author:
Haddow, Robert H  Search this
Subject:
D'Amico, Victor 1904-1987  Search this
American pavilion (Exposition universelle et internationale, 1958, Brussels, Belgium)  Search this
Expo (International Exhibitions Bureau) (1958 : Brussels, Belgium)  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Place:
United States
Belgium
Brussels
Date:
1994
20th century
1945-1989
Topic:
Political culture--History  Search this
Popular culture--History  Search this
Material culture--History  Search this
Cold War  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Arts, American  Search this
Civilization  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Call number:
E169.1 .H12 1994a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_474486

How to make pottery and ceramic sculpture, 20 graded projects, by Julia Hamlin Duncan and Victor D'Amico

Author:
Duncan, Julia Hamlin  Search this
D'Amico, Victor 1904-1987  Search this
Physical description:
95 p. illus. 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1947
[c1947]
Topic:
Pottery, American  Search this
Call number:
NB1270.C5 D85X 1947
NB1270.C5D85X 1947
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_395293

Art for the family [by] Victor D'Amico, Frances Wilson [and] Moreen Maser

Author:
D'Amico, Victor 1904-1987  Search this
Physical description:
110 p. illus. 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1954
[1954]
Topic:
Art--Study and teaching  Search this
Call number:
N85 .D15
N85.D15
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_25393

Experiments in creative art teaching; a progress report on the Dept. of Education, 1937-1960 [by] Victor D'Amico [director

Author:
New York Museum of Modern Art Department of Education  Search this
D'Amico, Victor 1904-1987  Search this
Physical description:
64 p. illus. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1960
[1960]
Topic:
Art--Study and teaching  Search this
Child artists  Search this
Call number:
N330.N5 M98
N330.N5M98
N330.N5M85
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_32916

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