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Oral history interview with Marvin Lipofsky

Interviewee:
Lipofsky, Marvin, 1938-2016  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  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
Extent:
103 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2003 July 30-August 5
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Marvin Lipofsky conducted 2003 July 30-August 5, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in Berkeley, California.
Lipofsky speaks of growing up in the retail clothing trade; relating immediately in his early career to artists Peter Voulkos and John Mason; studying industrial design at the University of Illinois and sculpture at the University of Madison, Wisconsin, where Harvey Littleton introduced him to glass blowing; traveling to Europe to learn about glass; his desire to share education experiences with others; setting up education programs at Berkeley and the California College of Arts and Crafts; establishing the Great California Glass Symposium and creating a sense of community of glass art; artists versus artisans and craftsmen; studio glass as an American phenomenon; functional versus non-functional glass art; spirituality in his work; glassblowing associated with the breath of life; the Bay Area art scene; symbolic forms and organic quality of works; influences from working in factories and other countries; his experience working at the Venini Factory in Murano, Italy; his involvement in the California College of Arts and Crafts, Glass Arts Society, and National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts; abstraction as his main subject of works; inspirations of colorful clothing and color in nature; and the "American Glass Now" exhibition at the Toledo Museum of Art, the first major glass exhibit in the United States. Lipfosky also recalls Dante Marioni, Paul Marioni, Beatrice Wood, Christopher Wilmarth, Ken Holston, Dale Chihuly, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Marvin Bentley Lipofsky (1938- ) is a glass artist and educator from Berkeley, California. Paul Karlstrom (1941- ) is an art historian from San Marino, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 6 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 11 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hrs., 31 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.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Glass art -- California  Search this
Glass artists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Glass blowing and working -- Technique  Search this
Glass blowing and working -- Study and teaching  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.lipofs03
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lipofs03

Oral history interview with Richard Marquis

Interviewee:
Marquis, Richard, 1945-  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
Tasmanian School of Art  Search this
University of California, Berkeley -- Students  Search this
University of California, Los Angeles -- Faculty  Search this
University of Washington -- Faculty  Search this
Bauer, Fred  Search this
Blakebrough, Les, 1930-  Search this
Concannon, Bill  Search this
Eubanks, John  Search this
Fine, Jody  Search this
Lipofsky, Marvin, 1938-2016  Search this
Littleton, Harvey K.  Search this
Marioni, Dante, 1964-  Search this
Melchert, Jim, 1930-  Search this
Mount, Nick  Search this
Naess, Bob  Search this
Nagle, Ron  Search this
Pearson, John, 1940-  Search this
Price, Kenneth, 1935-2012  Search this
Spagnoli, Jerry  Search this
Statom, Therman, 1953-  Search this
Tagliapietra, Lino  Search this
Voulkos, Peter, 1924-2002  Search this
Wax, Jack  Search this
de Santillana, Ludovico  Search this
Extent:
9 Items (Sound recording: 9 sound files (4 hr., 57 min.), digital, wav)
81 Pages (Transcripts)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
Australia -- Description and Travel
Date:
2006 September 16
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Richard Marquis conducted 2006 September 16, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at the artist's home and studio, in Freeland, Washington.
Marquis speaks of his childhood spent moving around Arizona, Colorado, and California; his lifelong affinity for collecting objects; attending University of California, Berkeley; the influence of seeing the shows "Abstract Expressionist Ceramics" at the University of California at Irvine in 1966 and "American Sculpture of the Sixties" at Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1967; receiving a Fulbright grant to study glassblowing in Murano, Italy; experiences at Venini Fabbrica Glass Factory in Murano; teaching experiences at University of Washington, Seattle and UCLA; traveling throughout Australia to set up glass workshops; working as artist-in-residence at Tasmanian School of Art in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia; establishing Marquis Deluxe Studios; large-scale installation collaborations with Therman Statom; the importance of teaching and sharing knowledge; the cyclical progression and diversity of his work; future plans to work less with glass and focus instead on daguerrotypes. Marquis also recalls Peter Voulkos, Ron Nagle, Marvin Lipofsky, James Melchert, Harvey K. Littleton, John Eubanks, John Pearson, Ludovico de Santillana, Lino Tagliapietra, Bob Naess, Fred Bauer, Nick Mount, Les Blakebrough, Jack Wax, Jody Fine, Therman Statom, Kenneth Price, Dante Marioni, Jerry Spagnoli, and Bill Concannon, among others.
Biographical / Historical:
Richard Marquis (1945- ) is glass artist and educator from Freeland, Washington. Mija Riedel (1958- ) is a curator and writer from San Francisco, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 9 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 57 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.
Occupation:
Educators -- Washington (State)  Search this
Glass artists -- Washington (State)  Search this
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Glass blowing and working -- Italy  Search this
Glass blowing and working -- Study and teaching  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.marqui06
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-marqui06

Oral history interview with Lino Tagliapietra

Interviewee:
Tagliapietra, Lino  Search this
Interviewer:
Milosch, Jane  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
Extent:
61 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2008 February 21-23
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Lino Tagliapietra conducted 2008 February 21-23, by Jane Milosch, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at at the Museum of Glass, in Tacoma, Washington, and at Tagliapietra's office, in Seattle, Washington.
Biographical / Historical:
Lino Tagliapietra (1934- ) is a master glassblower in Seattle, Washington and Murano, Italy. Jane Milosch (1964- ) is a curator in Washington, D.C.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 38 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.
Restrictions:
For information on how to access this interview contact Reference Services.
Occupation:
Glass artists -- Washington (State)  Search this
Topic:
Glass blowing and working  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.taglia08
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-taglia08

Oral history interview with Richard Marquis, 2006 September 16

Interviewee:
Marquis, Richard, 1945-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Bauer, Fred  Search this
Blakebrough, Les  Search this
Concannon, Bill  Search this
de Santillana, Ludovico  Search this
Eubanks, John  Search this
Fine, Jody  Search this
Lipofsky, Marvin  Search this
Littleton, Harvey K.  Search this
Marioni, Dante  Search this
Melchert, Jim  Search this
Mount, Nick  Search this
Naess, Bob  Search this
Nagle, Ron  Search this
Pearson, John  Search this
Price, Kenneth  Search this
Spagnoli, Jerry  Search this
Statom, Therman  Search this
Tagliapietra, Lino  Search this
Voulkos, Peter  Search this
Wax, Jack  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Tasmanian School of Art  Search this
University of California, Berkeley  Search this
University of California, Los Angeles  Search this
University of Washington  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
Australia -- description and travel
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Glass blowing and working -- Italy  Search this
Glass blowing and working -- Study and teaching  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13549
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)265219
AAA_collcode_marqui06
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_265219
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Marvin Lipofsky, 2003 July 30-August 5

Interviewee:
Lipofsky, Marvin B. (Marvin Bentley), 1938-2016  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Glass art -- California  Search this
Glass artists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Glass blowing and working -- Technique  Search this
Glass blowing and working -- Study and teaching  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12658
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)245773
AAA_collcode_lipofs03
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_245773
Online Media:

Employees at work at the Etruscan Glass Co.

Creator:
Foto Locchi  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Italy
Date:
ca. 1940
Topic:
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Glass blowing and working  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10589
See more items in:
Esther McCoy papers, circa 1876-1990, bulk 1938-1989
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_10589
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Lino Tagliapietra, 2008 February 21-23

Interviewee:
Tagliapietra, Lino, 1934-  Search this
Interviewer:
Milosch, Jane, 1964-  Search this
Subject:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Glass blowing and working  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15909
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)296871
AAA_collcode_taglia08
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_296871

Chihuly : river of glass / a film by Michael W. Barnard

Title:
River of glass
Author:
Barnard, Michael W  Search this
Portland Press  Search this
Subject:
Chihuly, Dale 1941-  Search this
Physical description:
1 videocassette : sound, color ; 1/2 in
Type:
Video recordings
Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Place:
Washington (State)
Seattle
Finland
Mexico
Ireland
Italy
Date:
1997
Topic:
Glass blowing and working  Search this
Installations (Art)  Search this
Call number:
video 000737
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_814033

Delights of Venice ca. 1972

Creator:
Linker, Hal 1916  Search this
Physical description:
archival original 1 video reel (23 minutes) sound color 2 inch
Type:
Television programs
Travelogs
Place:
Italy
Venice
Europe
Venice (Italy)
Date:
ca 1972
Topic:
Cities and towns  Search this
Architecture--Religious  Search this
Canals  Search this
Islands  Search this
Glass blowing and working  Search this
Lace and lace making  Search this
Tourism  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 2002.16.233
Restrictions & Rights:
OK:0 Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives
See more items in:
Hal Linker Film and Video Collection, ca. 1955-1985
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_305462

Venetian Holiday ca. 1928

Creator:
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation  Search this
Physical description:
reference 1 film reel (324 feet) sound b&w 16mm
archival original 1 film reel (324 feet) sound b&w 16mm
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Italy
Venice
Grand Canal (Venice, Italy)
Europe
Piazza San Marco (Venice, Italy)
Date:
ca 1928
Topic:
Canals  Search this
Gondolas  Search this
Glass blowing and working  Search this
Marketplaces  Search this
Pigeons  Search this
Bridges  Search this
Travelogues (Motion pictures)  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1993.1.134
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_288744

Murano, island of glass / Attilia Dorigato ; [translation, Jeremy Scott]

Author:
Dorigato, Attilia  Search this
Physical description:
396 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Italy
Murano
Date:
2003
Topic:
Glassware--History  Search this
Glass art--History  Search this
Glass blowing and working--History  Search this
Call number:
NK5152.M85 D6713 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_740550

Chihuly over Venice [videorecording] / producer/director, Gary Gibson

Title:
Chihuly over Venice : DVD experience
Author:
Gibson, Gary  Search this
Chihuly, Dale 1941-  Search this
KCTS (Television station : Seattle, Wash.)  Search this
Subject:
Chihuly, Dale 1941-  Search this
Physical description:
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Videorecordings
Exhibitions
Place:
Italy
Venice
Date:
1998
C1998
Topic:
Glass chandeliers  Search this
Glass blowing and working in art  Search this
Glass art  Search this
Installations (Art)  Search this
Call number:
video 000579
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_744333

Glassmaking in Renaissance Venice : the fragile craft / W. Patrick McCray

Author:
McCray, Patrick (W. Patrick)  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 240 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Italy
Venice
Date:
1999
C1999
16th century
Topic:
Glass blowing and working--History  Search this
Glassware--History  Search this
Glassware, Renaissance  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_677858

Chihuly : river of glass / a film by Michael W. Barnard

Title:
River of glass
Author:
Barnard, Michael W  Search this
Portland Press  Search this
Subject:
Chihuly, Dale 1941-  Search this
Physical description:
1 videocassette (30 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in
Type:
Video recordings
Documentary films
Place:
Washington (State)
Seattle
Finland
Mexico
Ireland
Italy
Date:
1999
Topic:
Glass blowing and working  Search this
Installations (Art)  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Call number:
video 000429 tape 3
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_687436

Chihuly working with Lino Tagliapietra [videorecording] / Produced by Portland Press

Title:
Chihuly : working with Lino Tagliapietra
Working with Lino Tagliapietra
Author:
Chihuly, Dale 1941-  Search this
Tagliapietra, Lino  Search this
AK Productions LLC  Search this
Portland Press  Search this
Subject:
Chihuly, Dale 1941-  Search this
Tagliapietra, Lino  Search this
Physical description:
1 videocassette (30 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in
Type:
Videorecordings
Place:
United States
Italy
Washington (State)
Seattle
Date:
1999
C1999
Topic:
Glass art  Search this
Glass artists  Search this
Glass blowing and working  Search this
Glass sculpture  Search this
Call number:
NK5198.C43 C4513 1999
video 000429 tape 4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_687439

Chihuly [videorecording] : working with Pino Signoretto / produced by Heron Cove & Portland Press

Title:
Working with Pino Signoretto
Chihuly working with Pino Signoretto
Author:
Chihuly, Dale 1941-  Search this
Signoretto, Pino 1944-  Search this
Heron Cove (Firm)  Search this
Portland Press  Search this
Subject:
Chihuly, Dale 1941-  Search this
Signoretto, Pino 1944-  Search this
Physical description:
1 videocassette (30 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in
Type:
Videorecordings
Place:
United States
Italy
Washington (State)
Seattle
Date:
1999
C1999
Topic:
Glass sculpture  Search this
Glass art  Search this
Glass artists  Search this
Glass blowing and working  Search this
Call number:
NK5198.C43 C4515 1999
video 000429 tape 6
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_687442

Chihuly over Venice

Author:
Chihuly, Dale 1941-  Search this
Warmus, William  Search this
Self, Dana  Search this
Subject:
Chihuly, Dale 1941-  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill., maps ; 32 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Place:
Italy
Venice
Date:
1996
C1996
Topic:
Glass art  Search this
Glass blowing and working  Search this
Chandeliers  Search this
Installations (Art)  Search this
Call number:
NK5198.C53 C45v 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_528741

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