United States of America -- Minnesota -- Washington County -- Dellwood
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, site plan, narrative description, plant list, and articles.
Consisting of two acres, the owners designed the garden in 1966. A feature of the garden is the stand of seven 150 foot high eastern white pines that dominate the hillsdie north of the brick walkway that leads to the courtyard from the parking lot. Other native, mature trees include Norway sprice white cedars and white oak. In addition there are many introduced conifers such as Chinese and Japanese pines. Unusual for the region are the oriental varieties of maple. The garden inspring include varieties of allia, fritilaria, emerus robustus, an many other types of bulbs. There are four different areas of the garden. The first is the entryway from the parking lot to the west end of the house, which includes flower beds. The second area includes the garden borders within the couryard, the walled area encircling the swimming pool on three sides. The third and largest area is the upper yard, above the courtyard, with a terrace overlooking the courtyard, lawns, two garden islands, and gardens along the north and west fence line. The fourth is a woodland area with a wood chip path. Fountains and sculpture are important features in the garden.
Persons associated with the garden include: Paul Doty (former owner, 1915-1917); Paul and Leslie Kalman (former owners, 1917-1957); William and Dorothy Fobes (former owners, 1957-1966); Emanuel L. Masquerey (architect of main house, 1915); Frank J. Forster (architect of the poolhouse, 1926-1928); and Alonzo Hauser (sculpto of two pieces).
Wind's Eye related holdings consist of 1 folder (14 35 mm. slides)
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1 Item (1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav files. Duration is 32 min)
16 Pages (Transcript)
1965 Oct. 12
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An interview of Alonzo Hauser conducted 1965 Oct. 12, by Virginia Nagle, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.
Hauser speaks of his involvement with the Public Works of Art Project cleaning monuments in New York; making wood carvings for a post office in Minnesota under the Federal Art Project; designing sculptures for housing projects; and teaching sculpture.
Biographical / Historical:
Alonzo Hauser (1909-1988) was a painter and sculptor from Mesilla Park, N.M.
An interview of Dewey Albinson (10/27/65) conducted by B. Hoag is also on this tape.
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.
This interview is open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.
An interview of Duane Hanson conducted 1989 August 23-24, by Liza Kirwin, for the Archives of American Art.
Hanson speaks of his years growing up in rural Minnesota; his Swedish ancestry; the influence of his wives and family on his art; his teaching career spanning sixteen to twenty years; his experiences at Cranbook; discussions of his place in the art world as a Realist, Hyperrealist, or New Realist; influence of contemporary sculptors of the time on his work; the importance of American art being able to break into the Russian art scene; his process and the pitfalls and advantages of different types of materials, including bronze and polyester resin; the schedule he follows when working and how the pace of his schedule and deadlines affect his art; whether the materials he employs contributed to his cancer; the discussion of his disease, subsequent treatment, and how it impacted his art; the change in focus from his earlier pieces centered around war or social upheaval to his newer, satirical work such as "Jogger" or "Sunbather with Black Bikini," which featured more athletic or trendy characterizations of people; his thought process in choosing what to sculpt; discussions of his exhibition at the Whitney Museum and various galleries in the United States, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, and Australia, among others; and his ecological concerns. Duane Hanson also recalls Andy Warhol, John DeAndrea, Carl Milles, John Rood, Julius Schmidt, William McVey, Rodin, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Duane Hanson (1925-1996) was a sculptor from Davie, Florida. Hanson was best known for his life-size figures, often dressed in real clothes.
These interviews are 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 administrators. Funding for this interview provided by the Lannan Foundation.