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Oral history interview with Gyöngy Laky

Interviewee:
Laky, Gyöngy, 1944-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Branford, Joanne Segal, 1933-1994  Search this
Christiansen, Brett  Search this
Dobras, Darryl  Search this
Dumas, Mary  Search this
Elliott, Lilian, 1930-1994  Search this
Foosaner, Judith, 1940-  Search this
Gablik, Suzi, 1934-  Search this
Hamilton, Ann, 1956-  Search this
Lahner, Émile, 1893-1980  Search this
Larsen, Jack Lenor, 1927-2020  Search this
Miller, Henry, 1891-1980  Search this
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988  Search this
Ocampo, Kim  Search this
Puryear, Martin, 1941-  Search this
Rossbach, Ed  Search this
Sontag, Susan, 1933-2004  Search this
Voulkos, Peter, 1924-2002  Search this
Extent:
11 Items (Sound recordings: 11 sound files (4 hr., 8 min.), digital, wav)
66 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
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Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2007 December 11-12
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Gyöngy Laky conducted 2007 December 11-12, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Laky's home and studio, in San Francisco, California.
Laky speaks of her recent exhibitions; leaving Hungary as a child; using words in art; learning languages; family influences in her art; the family art gallery and Chinese painting; changing majors in college; working with various materials; using recycled materials in her work; retirement; planning her works; working with assistants; working with a small community in Europe; construction of her works; using computers to create art; the craft "renaissance"; scale and outdoor projects; working with dealers and commissioned pieces; emphasis on negative space. Laky also recalls Emile Lahner, Mary Dumas, Ed Rossbach, Judy Foosaner, Peter Voulkos, Joanne Branford, Lillian Elliott, Henry Miller, Louise Nevelson, Darryl Dobras, Brett Christiansen, Kim Ocampo, Jack Lenor Larsen, Martin Puryear, Ann Hamilton, Suzi Gablik, Susan Sontag, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Gyöngy Laky (1944- ) is a textile artist from San Francisco, California. Mija Riedel (1958- ) is a curator and writer from San Francisco, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 11 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 8 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.
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Computer Art  Search this
Painting -- China  Search this
Textile artists -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Art and computers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.laky07
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-laky07

Lillian Elliott and Joanne Segal Brandford lectures, panel discussion and interview

Compiler:
Hickman, Pat (Patricia Lynette), 1941-  Search this
Names:
Branford, Joanne Segal, 1933-1994  Search this
Elliott, Lilian, 1930-1994  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1991-1993
Scope and Contents:
Three lectures, a panel discussion and an interview on six DVDs with fiber artists Lillian Elliott and Joanne Segal Brandford compiled by colleague and friend, Patricia Hickman. Included are three lectures conducted at the University of Hawaii, Honolulu, two by Lillian Elliott and one by Joann Segal Brandford, 1991-1993; a panel discussion including Lillian Elliott entitled, "The Walls Come Down: The Crafting of America," 1993, University of Hawaii, Honolulu; and a two part interview of Joanne Segal Brandford conducted by Lillian Elliott and recorded by Paul Brandford, 1993. Also included is documentation detailing the contents of each recording contained on a flash drive.
Biographical / Historical:
Patricia Hickman (1941- ) is a fiber artist and sculptor in Berkeley, California, Kailua, Hawaii, and Haverstraw, New York. Lillian Elliott (1930 -1994) and Joanne Segal Brandford (1933- 1994) were fiber artsts in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Provenance:
Donated 2015 by Patrica Hickman, a friend and colleague of Elliott and Branford. Hickman compiled the material in honor of the fiber artists.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Fiber artists  Search this
Handicraft -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.hickpat
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hickpat

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