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Oral history interview with William Christenberry, 2010 March 3-31

Interviewee:
Christenberry, William, 1936-2016  Search this
Christenberry, William, 1936-2016  Search this
Interviewer:
Foresta, Merry A. (Merry Amanda)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Photographers -- Washington (D.C.) -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- Washington (D.C.) -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15884
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)295753
AAA_collcode_christ10
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_295753
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Tina Barney, 2009 December 10

Interviewee:
Barney, Tina, 1945-  Search this
Barney, Tina, 1945-  Search this
Interviewer:
Foresta, Merry A. (Merry Amanda)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women photographers  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15901
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)296449
AAA_collcode_barney09
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_296449
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Godfrey Frankel, 1993 Nov. 29

Interviewee:
Frankel, Godfrey, 1912-1995  Search this
Frankel, Godfrey, 1912-1995  Search this
Interviewer:
Foresta, Merry A. (Merry Amanda)  Search this
Subject:
Photo League  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Photographers -- Washington (D.C.) -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Photography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12004
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215675
AAA_collcode_franke93
Theme:
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215675
Online Media:

Introduction

Author:
Broun, Elizabeth  Search this
Foresta, Merry A.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2015
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_144237

The Culture of Landscape

Author:
Diamond, Debra  Search this
Foresta, Merry A.  Search this
Foley, Jeana K.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2003
Topic:
Art, Asian  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_110873

Command Performances: Photography from the United States Department of Agriculture

Author:
Daniel, Pete  Search this
Strange, Maren  Search this
Foresta, Merry A.  Search this
Stein, Sally  Search this
Daniel, Pete  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1987
Topic:
American History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_107624

Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty

Author:
Foresta, Merry A.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2015
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_138474

A Life in Art: Alma Thomas, 1891–1978

Author:
Foresta, Merry A.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1981
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_109599

Secrets of the Dark Chamber: The Art of the American Daguerreotype

Author:
Foresta, Merry A.  Search this
Wood, Joh  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1995
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_103202

Oral history interview with Godfrey Frankel

Interviewee:
Frankel, Godfrey  Search this
Interviewer:
Foresta, Merry A.  Search this
Names:
Photo League  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette (Sound recording (90 min.), analog)
22 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1993 Nov. 29
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Godfrey Frankel conducted 1993 Nov. 29, by Merry Foresta, for the Archives of American Art.
Frankel recalls his early "sensitivity to art" and childhood visits to the Cleveland Museum; his first job in advertising on a daily newspaper in Ohio; his first camera; being suspected as a spy for photographing outdoors in Ohio in the 1940s; his move to Washington, D.C., in the 1940s; working as the nightclub editor for a Washington newspaper; photographing alley dwellings in D.C.; photographing in 1945 the resettlement of people who were in internment camps in the U.S.; and his move to New York City and his participation in the Photo League from 1946 to 1950.
Frankel describes meetings, lectures, classes, and camaraderie among members of the Photo League; common concerns between the Photo League and the photography department at the Museum of Modern Art; Photo League projects; and photographing New York's Lower East Side. He recalls his move to Cleveland in 1950 and photographing children and industrial sites there; his job as a social worker; his move back to D.C. in 1962; his work for various government agencies; being interviewed by government agents in 1962 for suspected communist activities; the accessibility of FSA photographs at the Library of Congress; teaching managerial skills at the University of Maryland; and exhibiting his photographs in the 1980s through George Hemphill at Middendorf Gallery and at the Kathleen Ewing Gallery, both in Washington, D.C. Frankel also comments on future plans to publish a book with the Smithsonian Press.
At the end of side one Frankel mentions Jacob Reiss, but called after reviewing the tape to say he meant Lewis Hine.
Biographical / Historical:
Godfrey Frankel (1912-1995) was a photographer from Washington, D.C., and New York, N.Y.
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. Funding for this interview was provided by the Jacob Kainen Oral History Fund.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Photographers -- Washington (D.C.) -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.franke93
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c124732a-6833-4458-9d1f-e20a42c5f15c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-franke93
Online Media:

Oral history interview with William Christenberry

Interviewee:
Christenberry, William, 1936-2016  Search this
Interviewer:
Foresta, Merry A.  Search this
Extent:
82 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2010 March 3-31
Scope and Contents:
An interview of William Christenberry conducted 2010 March 3 and 31, by Merry Foresta, for the Archives of American Art, at Christenberry's studio, in Washington, D.C.
Biographical / Historical:
William Christenberry (1936-2016) was a photographer, painter, sculptor and teacher in Washington, D.C. Merry Foresta is a curator in Washington, D.C.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 memory cards. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 43 min.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art are the William Christenberry papers, 1960-2018 and an oral history interview with William Christenberry conducted by Buck Pennington, January 17, 1983.
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.
Occupation:
Painters -- Washington (D.C.) -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Photographers -- Washington (D.C.) -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- Washington (D.C.) -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.christ10
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9bc152051-6031-4b31-b487-17db27e6f514
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-christ10
Online Media:

Pink of Cherry Blossoms, (painting)

Painter:
Thomas, Alma 1891-1978  Search this
Medium:
Acrylic on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Barnett-Aden Gallery Washington District of Columbia
Date:
1970
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Landscape--Tree--Cherry Tree  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8G170010
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_478964

Untitled Study for a Painting, (painting)

Painter:
Thomas, Alma 1891-1978  Search this
Medium:
acrylic, watercolor, and pencil on paper
Type:
Paintings
Date:
Ca. 1970
Topic:
Study  Search this
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8G170019
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_478973

Blue Asteroid, (painting)

Painter:
Thomas, Alma 1891-1978  Search this
Medium:
Acrylic on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian Institution Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Independence Avenue at 8th Street, S.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 80.48
Date:
1976
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAP 61571461
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_416699

Celestial Fantasy, (painting)

Painter:
Thomas, Alma 1891-1978  Search this
Medium:
Acrylic on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th & G Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 1980.36.11
Date:
1973
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Landscape--Celestial  Search this
Control number:
IAP 08583368
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_394770

Etude in Color, (painting)

Painter:
Thomas, Alma 1891-1978  Search this
Medium:
Acrylic on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Barnett-Aden Gallery Washington District of Columbia
Date:
1966
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAP 62050018
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_390458

Still Life, (painting)

Painter:
Thomas, Alma 1891-1978  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
Ca. 1956
Topic:
Still Life  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8G170003
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_478957

Snoopy Sees the Earth Wrapped in Sunset, (painting)

Painter:
Thomas, Alma 1891-1978  Search this
Medium:
Acrylic on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th & G Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 1978.40.4
Date:
1970
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Landscape--Time--Sunset  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8G170011
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_478965

Untitled (Music Series), (painting)

Painter:
Thomas, Alma 1891-1978  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th & G Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 1978.40.5
Date:
1978
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAP 08583282
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_394659

Untitled (Study for a Painting), (painting)

Painter:
Thomas, Alma 1891-1978  Search this
Medium:
acrylic and watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1973
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Study  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8G170029
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_478983

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