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Oral history interview with Chuzo Tamotzu

Interviewee:
Tamotsu, Chūzō, 1888-1975  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
An American Group (Organization)  Search this
Artists Equity Association  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Eddy, Stuart  Search this
Force, Juliana, 1876-1948  Search this
Knight, Frederic C., 1898-1979  Search this
Mandelman, Beatrice  Search this
Philipp, Robert, 1895-1981  Search this
Ribak, Louis, 1902-1979  Search this
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966  Search this
Extent:
11 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 September 3
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Chuzo Tamotzu (Tamotsu) conducted 1964 September 3 by Sylvia Loomis for the Archives of American Art.
Tamotzu discusses studying Occidental, Oriental art in Japan; traveling to Korea, Manchuria and China, South Sea Islands, Singapore, then Europe for a year; coming to New York in 1920; his involvement with An American Group; Juliana Force recruiting him for the Federal Art Project; being on the Easel Project and also on the Graphic Art Project; the Works Projects Administration; given "pink-slip" on the Project since he was not a U.S. citizen; stint in the U.S. Army, Office of Strategic Service doing propaganda paintings for psychological war material for the Japanese Army and soldiers; settling in Santa Fe, N.M.; Oriental painting; and Artist Equity Association. Tamotzu mentions Beatrice Mandelman, Louis Ribak, Robert Philip, Stuart Eddy, Frederick Knight, and Olive Rush.
Biographical / Historical:
Chuzo Tamotzu (1888-1975) was a Japanese American painter based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Tamotzu was born in Japan and came to the United States in 1920. He moved to Santa Fe in 1948.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 40 min.
Provenance:
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.
Occupation:
Painters -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Painting, Japanese  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Arts, Japanese -- Western influences  Search this
Painting, Asian  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Asian American painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.tamots64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9606ba830-2b86-4e11-b2ed-09c487270421
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-tamots64
Online Media:

Kenneth Miller Adams papers, 1933-1938

Creator:
Adams, Kenneth M.  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Subject:
Rowan, Edward Beatty  Search this
Jones, Cecil H.  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Treasury Relief Art Project  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Place:
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945
Citation:
Kenneth Miller Adams papers, 1933-1938. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- Kansas  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- New Mexico  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- Kansas  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New Mexico  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Kansas  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- New Mexico  Search this
Art and state -- Kansas  Search this
Art and state -- New Mexico  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Patronage  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5613
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208447
AAA_collcode_adamkenn
Theme:
New Deal
Patronage
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208447

E. Boyd memoirs, 1963 November 6

Creator:
Boyd, E., 1903-1974  Search this
Subject:
Index of American Design  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Citation:
E. Boyd memoirs, 1963 November 6. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women arts administrators  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women authors  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Women  Search this
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5440
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208912
AAA_collcode_boydeliz
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Women
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208912

Russell Vernon Hunter papers, 1923-1979

Creator:
Hunter, Russell Vernon, 1900-1955  Search this
Subject:
Mozley, Loren  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia  Search this
Blumenschein, Ernest Leonard  Search this
Dehn, Adolf  Search this
Mozley, Loren  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia  Search this
Federal Art Project (N.M.)  Search this
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 -- New Mexico
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- New Mexico
Citation:
Russell Vernon Hunter papers, 1923-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New Mexico  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- New Mexico  Search this
Art and state -- New Mexico  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- New Mexico  Search this
Theme:
Architecture & Design  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7822
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209989
AAA_collcode_huntruss
Theme:
Architecture & Design
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209989

Peter Hurd papers relating to the Section of Fine Arts, 1936-1951

Creator:
Hurd, Peter, 1904-1984  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Subject:
Watson, Forbes  Search this
Rowan, Edward Beatty  Search this
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 -- New Mexico
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- New Mexico
Citation:
Peter Hurd papers relating to the Section of Fine Arts, 1936-1951. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New Mexico  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- Texas  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- New Mexico  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Texas  Search this
Art and state -- New Mexico  Search this
Art and state -- Texas  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7826
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209993
AAA_collcode_hurdpetp
Theme:
New Deal
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209993

Jesse L. Nusbaum Public Works of Art records, 1934-1935

Creator:
Nusbaum, Jesse L. (Jesse Logan), 1887-1975  Search this
United States.Department of the Treasury  Search this
Subject:
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Citation:
Jesse L. Nusbaum Public Works of Art records, 1934-1935. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New Mexico  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- New Mexico  Search this
Art and state -- New Mexico  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare -- New Mexico  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Patronage  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8149
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210320
AAA_collcode_nusbjess
Theme:
New Deal
Patronage
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210320

Dora Kaminsky memoir, [undated]

Creator:
Kaminsky, Dora Deborah, 1909-1977  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project  Search this
Citation:
Dora Kaminsky memoir, [undated]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women designers  Search this
Women printmakers  Search this
Women illustrators  Search this
Women authors  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8184
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210355
AAA_collcode_kamidora
Theme:
Women
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210355

Grace Thomas drawings, [undated]

Creator:
Thomas, Grace, 1884-1973  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
Citation:
Grace Thomas drawings, [undated]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Handicraft  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Women designers  Search this
Furniture design  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Craft  Search this
Architecture & Design  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8576
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210755
AAA_collcode_thomgrac
Theme:
Women
Craft
Architecture & Design
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210755

William Henry Spurlock papers, 1971-1973

Creator:
Spurlock, William  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (N.M.)  Search this
Citation:
William Henry Spurlock papers, 1971-1973. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts -- New Mexico  Search this
Theme:
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8593
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210772
AAA_collcode_spurwill
Theme:
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210772

Emil J. Bisttram papers, 1902-1982

Creator:
Bisttram, Emil, 1895-1976  Search this
Subject:
Berninghaus, Oscar E. (Oscar Edmund)  Search this
Dows, Olin  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton  Search this
Ufer, Walter, Mrs  Search this
Saarinen, Eero  Search this
Higgins, Victor  Search this
Phillips, Bert Geer  Search this
Jonson, Raymond  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Treasury Relief Art Project  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Citation:
Emil J. Bisttram papers, 1902-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts -- Arizona  Search this
Art and state -- Arizona  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- New Mexico  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Art and state -- New Mexico  Search this
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Taos School of Art  Search this
Design  Search this
Symmetry  Search this
Proportion (Art)  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9018
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211207
AAA_collcode_bistemil
Theme:
New Deal
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211207

Raymond Jonson papers, 1910-1964

Creator:
Jonson, Raymond, 1891-1982  Search this
Subject:
Albers, Josef  Search this
Bisttram, Emil  Search this
Bloch, Albert  Search this
Cheney, Sheldon  Search this
Dasburg, Andrew  Search this
De Kooning, Elaine  Search this
Hiler, Hilaire  Search this
Levy, Beatrice S. (Beatrice Sophia)  Search this
Nordfeldt, Bror Julius Olsson  Search this
O'Hara, Eliot  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia  Search this
Pelton, Agnes  Search this
Wells, Cady  Search this
Xceron, Jean  Search this
Federal Art Project (N.M.)  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Jonson Gallery  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Raymond Jonson papers, 1910-1964. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque  Search this
Art and state -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9289
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211484
AAA_collcode_jonsraym
Theme:
Diaries
New Deal
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211484

Will Shuster papers, [undated] and 1914-1970

Creator:
Shuster, Will, 1893-1969  Search this
Subject:
Henri, Robert  Search this
La Farge, Oliver  Search this
Scott, Winfield Townley  Search this
Sheridan, John E.  Search this
Wheelock, Warren  Search this
Nash, Willard Ayer  Search this
Karig, Walter  Search this
Sloan, John  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Place:
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- New Mexico
Citation:
Will Shuster papers, [undated] and 1914-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New Mexico  Search this
Art and state -- New Mexico  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- New Mexico  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- New Mexico  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13458
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211861
AAA_collcode_shuswill
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211861

PWAP reports by Gustave Baumann, 1934

Creator:
Public Works of Art Project (N.M.)  Search this
Subject:
Bisttram, Emil  Search this
Lea, Tom  Search this
Lockwood, Ward  Search this
Rush, Olive  Search this
Shuster, Will  Search this
Baumann, Gustave  Search this
Citation:
PWAP reports by Gustave Baumann, 1934. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Federal aid to public welfare  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art and state -- United States  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- New Mexico  Search this
Theme:
Patronage  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9784
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212211
AAA_collcode_publwonm
Theme:
Patronage
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212211

Federal Writers' Project records relating to art in New Mexico, 1936-1938

Creator:
Federal Writers' Project  Search this
Subject:
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Citation:
Federal Writers' Project records relating to art in New Mexico, 1936-1938. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New Mexico  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- New Mexico  Search this
Theme:
Patronage  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9791
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212226
AAA_collcode_fedewrit
Theme:
Patronage
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212226

Photographs of work by Federal Art Project artists in New Mexico, 1935-1943

Creator:
Federal Art Project (N.M.)  Search this
Subject:
Chapman, Manville  Search this
Morris, James Stovall  Search this
Kavin, Zena  Search this
Kloss, Gene  Search this
Museum of New Mexico. Art Gallery  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Citation:
Photographs of work by Federal Art Project artists in New Mexico, 1935-1943. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- New Mexico  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- New Mexico  Search this
Artists -- United States -- Photographs  Search this
Theme:
Patronage  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9812
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212256
AAA_collcode_fedeartp04
Theme:
Patronage
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212256

James Stovall Morris papers, 1935-1961

Creator:
Morris, James Stovall, 1898-1973  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (N.M.)  Search this
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 -- New Mexico
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- New Mexico
Citation:
James Stovall Morris papers, 1935-1961. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New Mexico  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- New Mexico  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- New Mexico  Search this
Art and state -- New Mexico  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9824
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212284
AAA_collcode_morrjame
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212284

John Gaw Meem correspondence, 1933-1934

Creator:
Meem, John Gaw, 1894-1983  Search this
Subject:
Nusbaum, Jesse L. (Jesse Logan)  Search this
Bisttram, Emil  Search this
Bruce, Edward  Search this
Watson, Forbes  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
Citation:
John Gaw Meem correspondence, 1933-1934. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New Mexico  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- New Mexico  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- New Mexico  Search this
Art and state -- Arizona  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Arizona  Search this
Art and state -- New Mexico  Search this
Theme:
Patronage  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9851
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212346
AAA_collcode_meemjohn
Theme:
Patronage
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212346

Oral history interview with Jesse L. Nusbaum

Interviewee:
Nusbaum, Jesse L. (Jesse Logan)  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Extent:
21 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1963 Dec. 12
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Jesse Nusbaum conducted by Sylvia Loomis on 1963 Dec. 12 for the Archives of American Art.
Nusbaum speaks of working in archaeology and architecture in New Mexico; and his involvement in the Public Works of Art Project (PWAP) as regional director for Arizona and New Mexico; selecting artists for the PWAP; problems with the PWAP; some of the work done on public buildings; and the project's impact on art and artists.
Biographical / Historical:
Jesse L. Nusbaum is an art administrator in Arizona and New Mexico.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 40 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: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Arts administrators -- New Mexico -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Arts administrators -- Arizona -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.nusbau63
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9802be385-37aa-4f5b-981b-e55f86ca016c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-nusbau63
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Beatrice Mandelman, 1964 July 20

Interviewee:
Mandelman, Beatrice, 1912-1998  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Subject:
Ribak, Louis, 1902-1979  Search this
Federal Art Project (N.M.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Beatrice Mandelman, 1964 July 20. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Taos School of Art  Search this
Painters -- New Mexico -- Taos -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12139
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213650
AAA_collcode_mandel64
Theme:
New Deal
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213650
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Beatrice Mandelman

Interviewee:
Mandelman, Beatrice  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Ribak, Louis, 1902-1979  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (N.M.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
24 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 July 20
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Beatrice Mandelman conducted by Sylvia Loomis on 1964 July 20, for the Archives of American Art.
Mandelman speaks of her background and education; getting started on the Federal Art Project mural project; later going on the graphic arts project; how the project worked; the effect of the project on the artists; her post-Federal Art Project career; government support for the arts; the current art scene; and Taos as an art center.
Biographical / Historical:
Beatrice Mandelman (1912-1998) was a painter in Taos, N.M.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav files. Duration is 51 min.
Provenance:
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.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Taos School of Art  Search this
Painters -- New Mexico -- Taos -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.mandel64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw963c3e819-552b-4d76-b912-cbb18806270e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mandel64
Online Media:

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