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Oral history interview with Louis Siegriest

Interviewee:
Siegriest, 1899-1989  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Oliveira, Nathan, 1928-2010  Search this
Names:
Society of Six  Search this
Armer, Ruth, 1896-1977  Search this
Bischoff, Elmer, 1916-1991  Search this
Clapp, William Henry, 1879-1954  Search this
Cox, Willard  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard, 1922-1993  Search this
Dixon, Maynard, 1875-1946  Search this
Gaw, William A., 1891-1973  Search this
Gay, August Franc̜ois, 1890-1948  Search this
Gile, Selden Connor, 1877-1947  Search this
Graves, Morris, 1910-  Search this
Hagemeyer, Johan, 1884-1962  Search this
Howard, Robert Boardman, 1896-1983  Search this
Hughes, Louis  Search this
Lobdell, Frank, 1921-  Search this
Logan, Maurice, 1886-1977  Search this
Macky, Constance L., b. 1883  Search this
Martinez, Xavier, 1869-1943  Search this
Nahl, Perham Wilhelm, 1869-1935  Search this
Oldfield, Otis, 1890-1969  Search this
Park, David, 1911-1960  Search this
Piazzoni, Gottardo, 1872-1945  Search this
Price, C. S. (Clayton S.), 1874-1950  Search this
Randolph, Lee F., b. 1880  Search this
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957  Search this
Scheyer, Galka E.  Search this
St. John, Terry  Search this
Stackpole, Ralph, 1885-1973  Search this
Still, Clyfford, 1904-1980  Search this
Stoddart, Edna, d. 1966  Search this
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Van Sloun, Frank J., 1879-1938  Search this
Von Eichman, Bernard J., 1899-1970  Search this
Winkler, John William, 1894-1979  Search this
Wores, Theodore, 1858-1939  Search this
del Mue, Maurice  Search this
Extent:
45 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1975 April 5
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Louis B. Siegriest, conducted 1975 April 5, by Paul Karlstrom and Nathan Oliveira, for the Archives of American Art, at Mr. Siegriest's home, in Oakland, California. Siegriest and Oliveira speak of his early career; the Society of Six; and the Bay Area figurative school. He recalls Perham Nahl, Bernard "Red" von Eichman, Bob Howard, Frank Van Sloun, Ruth Armer, Constance Macky, Lee Randolph, John Winkler, Maurice del Mue, Maynard Dixon, Willard Cox, Louis Hughes, Seldon Gile, August Gay, Xavier Martinez, Gottardo Piazzoni, Ralph Stackpole, Theodore Wores, Bill Gaw, William Henry Clapp, Terry St. John, Galka Scheyer, Maurice Logan, C.S. Price, Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, Richard Diebenkorn, David Park, Elmer Bischoff, Frank Lobdell, Clifford Still, Diego Rivera, Otis Oldfield, Edna Stoddart, Johan Hagemeyer, and many others.
Biographical / Historical:
Louis Siegriest (1899-1989) was a painter from Oakland, California. Full name is Louis Bassi Siegriest.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 13 min.
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:
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.siegri75
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-siegri75

Oral history interview with Louis Siegriest

Interviewee:
Siegriest, 1899-1989  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
St. John, Terry  Search this
Names:
Society of Six  Search this
Clapp, William Henry, 1879-1954  Search this
D'Harnoncourt, Rene, 1901-1968  Search this
Gay, August Franc̜ois, 1890-1948  Search this
Gile, Selden Connor, 1877-1947  Search this
Logan, Maurice, 1886-1977  Search this
Van Sloun, Frank J., 1879-1938  Search this
Von Eichman, Bernard J., 1899-1970  Search this
Extent:
30 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1978 June 21
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Louis Siegriest conducted 1978 June 21, by Terry St. John and Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
Siegriest speaks of his background; studying with Frank Van Sloun at the Mark Hopkins School; the Society of Six and its members, Seldon Gile, Bernard Von Eichman, Maurice Logan, William Clapp, and August Gay; living in Milwaukee and working in commercial art; returning to San Francisco and pursuing landscape painting; working for the WPA under Rene D'Harnoncourt; doing camouflage work with the U.S. Army in World War II; a controversy about and cancellation of an exhibit of his work at the De Young Museum; collage in the 1950s; his travels; the Bay area art scene; his associations with younger artists; his recent work.
Biographical / Historical:
Louis Siegriest (1899-1989) was a painter from Oakland, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 15 min.
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.
Topic:
Painters -- California -- Oakland -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.siegri78
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-siegri78

Louis Siegriest papers

Creator:
Siegriest, 1899-1989  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (Calif.) -- Posters  Search this
Gile, Selden Connor, 1877-1947  Search this
Guggenheim, Hazel  Search this
Stoddart, Edna, d. 1966  Search this
Westaway, Mae  Search this
Extent:
0.9 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 2 reels))
4.3 Linear feet (Addition)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Date:
1927-1981
Scope and Contents:
Art works, biographical material, correspondence, an interview, exhibition material, writings, and printed materials.
REELS 3978-3979: Biographical material; letters from Selden Gile, 1927-1928, photocopies of letters from Siegriest to Mae Westaway, 1951-1956, and other letters; a typescript of an essay, "The Society of Six," by Edward Dora; a transcript of an interview with Siegriest conducted by Corinne Gilb, 1954; photographs of Siegriest, Edna Stoddart, Hazel Guggenheim, and others; financial and legal documents; and exhibition catalogs, announcements, clippings and other printed material.
UNMICROFILMED: Works of art by Siegriest, including 3 progressive proofs and 37 completed silkscreen posters for the Indian Court Federal Building, Golden Gate International Exposition, San Francisco, 1939; a signed silkscreen poster for the Frontiers of American Art National Exhibition, M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, 1939; and nine signed studies for posters. Many of the posters were done for the Federal Art Project.
ADDITION: Correspondence, clippings, catalogs, announcements, personal photographs, junior high school notebooks, and family papers.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter and graphic artist; Oakland, California.
Other Title:
Louis Siegriest and Edna Stoddart papers (microfilm title)
Provenance:
Donated 1980-1981 by Louis Siegriest, and in 1992 by the Siegriest estate via Suzanne Westaway, executor.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Addition: Unmicrofilmed; use requires an appointment and is limited to AAA's Washington, DC, office.
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Art and state -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Graphic arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.siegloui
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-siegloui

The Society of Six

Author:
Campbell-Thiebaud Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Clapp, William H  Search this
Gay, August Franc̜ois 1890-1948  Search this
Gile, Selden Connor 1877-1947  Search this
Logan, Maurice 1886-1977  Search this
Siegriest, Louis Bassi  Search this
Eichman, Bernard von  Search this
Society of Six  Search this
Physical description:
[32] p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
California, Northern
Date:
1999
20th century
Topic:
Landscape painting, American  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Call number:
ND1351.6 .S63 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_624591

The Garden, (painting)

Painter:
Gile, Selden Connor 1877-1947  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Crocker Art Museum 216 O Street Sacramento California 95814 Accession Number: 2010.2.6
Date:
1919
Topic:
Landscape--Garden  Search this
Architecture exterior--Detail--Patio  Search this
Object--Furniture--Chair  Search this
Control number:
IAP 03830329
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_444881

Joaquin Miller's Home, (painting)

Painter:
Gile, Selden Connor 1877-1947  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1915
Topic:
Landscape--California  Search this
Landscape--Road  Search this
Architecture exterior--Domestic--House  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8E740026
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_450634

Snow in Oakland Hills, (painting)

Painter:
Gile, Selden Connor 1877-1947  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1920
Topic:
Landscape--California--Oakland  Search this
Landscape--Weather--Snow  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8E740027
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_450635

Dinner, (painting)

Painter:
Gile, Selden Connor 1877-1947  Search this
Medium:
Oil on wood panel
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
On loan to Oakland Museum 1000 Oak Street Oakland California 94607 Accession Number: EL 54.10.2
Lent by Siegriest, Louis
Date:
1923
Topic:
Landscape--Farm  Search this
Architecture exterior--Domestic--Farmhouse  Search this
Animal--Cattle  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8E740028
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_450636

Untitled (Orchard in north Oakland), (painting)

Painter:
Gile, Selden Connor 1877-1947  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1926
Topic:
Landscape--California--Oakland  Search this
Landscape--Orchard  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8E740029
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_450637

Tiburon, (painting)

Painter:
Gile, Selden Connor 1877-1947  Search this
Medium:
Oil on paperboard
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1926
Topic:
Landscape--California--Tiburon  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8E740030
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_450638

Red Von Eichman, (painting)

Painter:
Gile, Selden Connor 1877-1947  Search this
Subject:
Von Eichman, Red  Search this
Medium:
Oil on paperboard
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1926
Topic:
Portrait male--Knee length  Search this
Architecture interior--Studio  Search this
Occupation--Art--Artist  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8E740031
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_450639

Untitled (North Oakland Orchard), (painting)

Painter:
Gile, Selden Connor 1877-1947  Search this
Medium:
Oil on paperboard
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1926
Topic:
Landscape--California--Oakland  Search this
Landscape--Orchard  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8E740032
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_450640

Untitled (Carmel), (painting)

Painter:
Gile, Selden Connor 1877-1947  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1926
Topic:
Landscape--California--Carmel  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8E740033
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_450641

Taos, New Mexico, (painting)

Painter:
Gile, Selden Connor 1877-1947  Search this
Medium:
Oil on paperboard
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1926
Topic:
Landscape--New Mexico--Taos  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8E740034
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_450642

Pueblo in Arizona, (painting)

Painter:
Gile, Selden Connor 1877-1947  Search this
Medium:
Oil on paperboard
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1926
Topic:
Landscape--Arizona  Search this
Architecture exterior--Domestic--Pueblo  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8E740035
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_450643

Sailboats in Corinthian Islands, (painting)

Painter:
Gile, Selden Connor 1877-1947  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1927
Topic:
Landscape--California--Tiburon  Search this
Landscape--Coast  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Sailboat  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8E740036
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_450644

Monterey Fishermen, (painting)

Painter:
Gile, Selden Connor 1877-1947  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1927
Topic:
Landscape--California--Monterey  Search this
Figure group--Male  Search this
Occupation--Industry--Fishing  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8E740037
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_450645

Untitled (Lucas Valley), (painting)

Painter:
Gile, Selden Connor 1877-1947  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1927
Topic:
Landscape--California--Lucas Valley  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8E740038
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_450646

Untitled (Belvedere), (painting)

Painter:
Gile, Selden Connor 1877-1947  Search this
Medium:
Oil on paperboard
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1928
Topic:
Landscape--California--Belvedere  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8E740039
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_450647

Monterey Bay, (painting)

Painter:
Gile, Selden Connor 1877-1947  Search this
Medium:
Oil on plywood
Type:
Paintings
Date:
Ca. 1929
Topic:
Landscape--California--Monterey  Search this
Landscape--Coast  Search this
Waterscape--Bay--Monterey Bay  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8E740040
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_450648

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