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Page 17 of album belonging to Lewis C. Smith

Compiled by:
Lewis Curtis Smith, American, 1921 - 1997  Search this
Subject of:
Tuskegee Airmen, 1941 - 1946  Search this
Medium:
paper, adhesive, silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (2015.272.17a image): 2 1/8 × 3 7/16 in. (5.4 × 8.7 cm)
H x W (2015.272.17a sheet): 2 5/16 × 3 1/2 in. (5.8 × 8.9 cm)
H x W (2015.272.17b image): 2 3/16 × 3 1/2 in. (5.6 × 8.9 cm)
H x W (2015.272.17b sheet): 2 5/16 × 3 9/16 in. (5.8 × 9 cm)
H x W (2015.272.17c image): 2 1/8 × 3 3/8 in. (5.4 × 8.5 cm)
H x W (2015.272.17c sheet): 2 5/16 × 3 1/2 in. (5.8 × 8.9 cm)
H x W (2015.272.17d image): 2 1/16 × 3 3/8 in. (5.3 × 8.5 cm)
H x W (2015.272.17d sheet): 2 5/16 × 3 7/16 in. (5.8 × 8.7 cm)
H x W (2015.272.17e image): 2 3/16 × 3 3/8 in. (5.5 × 8.5 cm)
H x W (2015.272.17e sheet): 2 5/16 × 3 9/16 in. (5.8 × 9 cm)
H x W (2015.272.17f image): 2 1/8 × 3 3/8 in. (5.4 × 8.5 cm)
H x W (2015.272.17f sheet): 2 5/16 × 3 9/16 in. (5.8 × 9 cm)
H x W (2015.272.17g image): 2 1/16 × 3 3/8 in. (5.3 × 8.5 cm)
H x W (2015.272.17g sheet): 2 5/16 × 3 1/2 in. (5.9 × 8.9 cm)
H x W (page): 8 7/16 × 10 13/16 in. (21.5 × 27.5 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
photograph albums
Place captured:
Pompeii, Campania, Napoli, Italy, Europe
Date:
1943-1944
Topic:
African American  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Military  Search this
Travel  Search this
Tuskegee Airmen  Search this
World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Victoria L.Thornton and Family
Object number:
2015.272.17a-g
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd51fa75213-3168-4a9f-98f5-d0592aa4cf92
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.272.17a-g

Myron Bement Smith Collection

Creator:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970  Search this
Names:
Aga-Oglu, Mehmet, 1896-1949  Search this
Ettinghausen, Richard  Search this
Field, Henry  Search this
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Kuban, Dogan  Search this
Moe, Henry Allen  Search this
Pope, Arthur Upham, 1881-1969  Search this
Former owner:
Blake, Marion Elizabeth  Search this
Extent:
192 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1910-1970
Summary:
The Myron Bement Smith collection consists of two parts, the papers of Myron Bement Smith and his wife Katharine and the Islamic Archives. It contains substantial material about his field research in Italy in the 1920s and his years working on Islamic architecture in Iran in the 1930s. Letters describe the milieu in which he operated in Rochester NY and New York City in the 1920s and early 1930s; the Smiths' life in Iran from 1933 to 1937; and the extensive network of academic and social contacts that Myron and Katharine developed and maintained over his lifetime. The Islamic Archives was a project to which Smith devoted most of his professional life. It includes both original materials, such as his photographs and notes, and items acquired by him from other scholars or experts on Islamic art and architecture. Smith intended the Archives to serve as a resource for scholars interested in the architecture and art of the entire Islamic world although he also included some materials about non-Islamic architecture.
Scope and Contents:
The Myron Bement Smith Collection consists of two parts, the papers of Myron Bement Smith and his wife Katharine and the Islamic Archives. The papers include some biographic material about Myron but little about his wife. Information on his academic and professional experience is sketchy and his diaries and appointment books often contain only sporadic entries. The papers contain substantial material about his field research in Italy in the 1920s and his years working on Islamic architecture in Iran in the 1930s. Correspondence comprises the largest and most potentially useful part of the papers. Letters describe the milieu in which he operated in Rochester, NY and New York City in the 1920s and early 1930s; the Smiths' life in Iran from 1933 to 1937; and the extensive network of academic and social contacts that Myron and Katharine developed and maintained over his lifetime.

The Islamic Archives, formally entitled The Archive for Islamic Culture and Art, was a project to which Smith devoted most of his professional life. It includes both original materials, such as his photographs and notes, and items acquired by him from other scholars or experts on Islamic art and architecture. Most of the latter consists of photographs and slides. Smith intended the Archives to serve as a resource for scholars interested in the architecture and art of the entire Islamic world although he also included some materials about non-Islamic architecture. The core collection of the Archives consists of Smith's original photographs and architectural sketches of Iranian Islamic monuments made during his field research in the 1930s. He meticulously photographed the interior and exterior of monuments, including their decorative detail. Some of the photographic materials subsequently loaned, purchased, or donated to the Archives may enable scholars to document sites over time but in many cases the materials are poorly preserved or reproduced. A notable exception to this is the glassplate negatives and prints of 19th century Iranian photographer Antoin Sevruguin.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 2 major series with further subseries. A third series inventories the outsized and miscellaneous materials.

Series 1: Papers

Subseries 1.1: Biographic Materials

Subseries 1.2: Professional Experience

Subseries 1.3: Notebooks, Journals and Appointment Books

Subseries 1.4: Correspondence

Subseries 1.5: Published and Unpublished Materials

Subseries 1.6: Italy Research 1925, 1927-1928

Subseries 1.7: Iran Research 1933-1937

Subseries 1.8: Katharine Dennis Smith Papers and Correspondence

Series 2: The Islamic Archives

Subseries 2.1: Islamic Archives History, Collection Information

Subseries 2.2: Resource Materials Iran

Subseries 2.3: Resource Materials Other Islamic World and General

Subseries 2.4: Myron Bement Smith Architectural Sketches, Plans and Notes, Iran, 1933-1937

Subseries 2.5: Myron Bement Smith Iran Photographs, Notebooks and Negative Registers

Subseries 2.6: Country Photograph File

Subseries 2.7: Lantern Slide Collection

Subseries 2.8: Myron Bement Smith 35 mm Color Slides

Subseries 2.9: Country 35 mm Color Slide File

Subseries 2.10: Myron Bement Smith Negatives

Subseries 2.11: Country Photograph Negatives

Subseries 2.12: Antoin Sevruguin Photographs

Series 3: Outsize and Miscellaneous Items

Subseries 3.1: Map Case Drawers

Subseries 3.2: Rolled Items

Subseries 3.3 Items in Freezer

Subseries 3.4 Smithsonian Copy Negatives
Biographical Note:
Myron Bement Smith was born in Newark Valley, New York in 1897 and grew up in Rochester, New York. He died in Washington D.C. in 1970. He showed an early interest in drawing, and after graduation from high school, he worked as a draftsman for a Rochester architect. He served in the US Army Medical Corps in France during World War I and on return again worked as an architectural draftsman. He studied at Yale University from 1922 to 1926, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. During summer vacations, he worked as draftsman or designer for architectural firms in New York City. After graduation, he received a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation grant and spent two years in Italy doing research on northern Italian brick and stone work. He used photography as an tool for his research and published several well-illustrated articles. On return he joined an architectural firm in Philadelphia and in 1931 became a registered architect in New York. He enrolled in Harvard University graduate school in 1929 pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree.

In April 1930, Smith was appointed Secretary of the newly created American Institute for Persian Art and Archaeology founded by Arthur Upham Pope and located in New York City. He had no prior academic or work experience in Islamic art or architecture, and his job entailed designing publications, arranging lectures, organizing exhibitions and fund raising. That summer he arranged an independent study course at Harvard University on Persian art and subsequently studied Persian language at Columbia University and attended graduate courses at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. His work and academic credentials enabled him to compete successfully for a research fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies in 1933 to study Iranian Islamic architecture.

Accompanied by his new bride Katharine Dennis, Smith left for Iran in 1933. They suffered a horrendous motor vehicle accident in Iraq en route and required a lengthy recuperation in Lebanon and Cyprus. The Smiths eventually arrived in Isfahan, Iran, where they established their "Expedition House," as Smith called it, in a rented faculty house at Stuart College. Smith's research consisted of meticulous photographic documentation of Islamic monuments and architectural sketches and drawings of many of them. He concentrated on the Isfahan area but also documented monuments elsewhere in Iran. Smith outfitted his station wagon as a combination camper and research vehicle in which he and his staff traveled widely. Katharine sometimes traveled with him but generally she remained in Isfahan managing the household and logistics for the "expedition." The Smiths left Iran in 1937.

Smith published several articles about Iran's Islamic monuments based on his field research and in 1947 completed his PhD thesis for The Johns Hopkins University on the vault in Persian architecture. His professional career from 1938 until his death in 1970 consisted of a series of temporary academic positions, contract work and government or academic sponsored lecture tours and photographic exhibits. He had a long lasting relationship with the Library of Congress where he served as an Honorary Consultant from 1938 to 1940 and again from 1948 to 1970; from 1943 to 1944 he was Chief of the Iranian Section at the Library. Despite his lack of published material, Smith was well-known among academic, government and private citizens who worked, traveled or were otherwise interested Iran and the Islamic world.

Smith developed an extensive network of professional and social contacts that dated from his early student days and increased markedly during his time at the Persian Institute and later in Iran. He kept in touch with them and they touted him to others who were interested in Iran or Islamic art and architecture. This network served him well in realizing his ambition of creating a resource for scholars that relied on photographs to document Islamic architecture. The Islamic Archives began with his own collection of photographs from his Iran research and grew to include all manner of photographic and other materials not only on the Islamic world but also other areas. Creating and managing the Archives became the main focus of Smith's professional life and career. In 1967 he received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to revise his PhD thesis as a publishable manuscript but died before he could complete it.
Related Materials:
The Antoin Sevruguin Photgraphs

Ernst Herzfeld Papers

Lionel B. Bier Drawings

Lionel D. Bier and Carol Bier Photographs
Provenance:
Gift of Katherine Dennis Smith, transfered from National Anthropological Archives.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Islamic architecture  Search this
Islamic Architecture-Turkey  Search this
Iran-description and travel  Search this
Iran-History 20th Century  Search this
Islamic Architecture-Middle East  Search this
Iran-social life and customs  Search this
United States-Social life and customs  Search this
Mosques  Search this
Architecture -- Iran  Search this
Citation:
The Myron Bement Smith Collection. FSA.A.04. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Gift of Katherine Dennis Smith.
Identifier:
FSA.A.04
See more items in:
Myron Bement Smith Collection
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3c8c950fe-250b-40df-b8c7-bcf788073968
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a-04
Online Media:

Michael Holman Family Home Movie #18

Created by:
Pauline Thompson Wood, American, born 1901  Search this
Owned by:
Michael Holman, American, born 1955  Search this
Medium:
acetate film and plastic
Dimensions:
Duration: 3 Minutes
Length (Film): 50 Feet
Type:
silent films
home movies
color films (visual works)
Super 8
Place depicted:
Italy, Europe
Date:
ca. 1968
Topic:
African American  Search this
Families  Search this
Film  Search this
Religion  Search this
Travel  Search this
Worship services  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2016.31.3.18.1abc
Restrictions & Rights:
© Michael Holman
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Michael Holman Family Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Film and Video
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd59e8f4643-8308-4a03-9abc-68027c8b5963
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.31.3.18.1abc

Michael Holman Family Home Movie #27

Created by:
Pauline Thompson Wood, American, born 1901  Search this
Subject of:
Michael Holman, American, born 1955  Search this
Linda Holman, American, born 1953  Search this
Alice Holman, American, 1927 - 2009  Search this
Pauline Thompson Wood, American, born 1901  Search this
Josephine Baker, American, 1906 - 1975  Search this
Owned by:
Michael Holman, American, born 1955  Search this
Medium:
acetate film and plastic
Dimensions:
Duration: 27 Minutes
Length (Film): 369 Feet
Type:
silent films
home movies
color films (visual works)
8mm (photographic film size)
Place depicted:
Madrid, Spain, Europe
Paris, Île-de-France, France, Europe
Rome, Italy, Europe
Pompeii, Napoli, Italy, Europe
Costiera Amalfitana, Salerno, Italy, Europe
Lisbon, Portugal, Europe
Tanger, Tanger-Tetouan, Morocco, North Africa, Africa
Date:
ca. 1953
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Catholicism  Search this
Families  Search this
Film  Search this
Marching bands (Music)  Search this
Military  Search this
Religion  Search this
Travel  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2016.31.3.27.1abc
Restrictions & Rights:
© Michael Holman
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Michael Holman Family Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Film and Video
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd55519d6bb-c749-48d8-b2ab-3f71bf0700ff
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.31.3.27.1abc

Eugene Berman papers, 1926-1975

Creator:
Berman, Eugene, 1899-  Search this
Subject:
Gloeden, Wilhelm von, Baron  Search this
Galdi, Vincenzo  Search this
Berman, Leonid  Search this
Lynes, Russell  Search this
Ray, Man  Search this
Type:
Sketches
Postcards
Notes
Place:
Italy -- Description and travel, Photographs
Mexico -- Description and travel, Photographs
Citation:
Eugene Berman papers, 1926-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Painters -- Italy -- Rome  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Set Designers  Search this
Graphic artists  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5927
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208768
AAA_collcode_bermeuge
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208768
Online Media:

Henry Kirke Brown papers, 1836-1893

Creator:
Brown, Henry Kirke, 1814-1886  Search this
Subject:
Bush-Brown, Henry Kirke  Search this
Catlin, George  Search this
Fuller, George  Search this
Gifford, Sanford Robinson  Search this
Lambdin, James Reid  Search this
Lang, Louis  Search this
Palmer, Erastus Dow  Search this
Powers, Hiram  Search this
Stone, Horatio  Search this
Udall, Lydia Louise  Search this
United States.. Art Commission  Search this
Place:
Italy -- description and travel
Citation:
Henry Kirke Brown papers, 1836-1893. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern--19th century  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6842
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208969
AAA_collcode_browhenr
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208969

Frances Beall Knight diaries, 1855-1856

Creator:
Knight, Frances Beall  Search this
Place:
Rome (Italy) -- Description and travel
Citation:
Frances Beall Knight diaries, 1855-1856. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7763
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209928
AAA_collcode_knigfran
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209928

A trip to Venice / [Walter Lansil], 1914 Feb

Creator:
Lansil, Walter F. (Walter Franklin), 1846-1925  Search this
Place:
Venice (Italy) -- Description and travel -- 1914-
Citation:
A trip to Venice / [Walter Lansil], 1914 Feb. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7859
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210026
AAA_collcode_lanswalt
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210026

Adam Mortimer Lightner letters, 1840 Jan.18-19

Creator:
Lightner, Adam Mortimer, fl. 1838-1840  Search this
Place:
Rome (Italy) -- Description and travel
Citation:
Adam Mortimer Lightner letters, 1840 Jan.18-19. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Painting  Search this
Portrait painting  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7892
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210059
AAA_collcode_lighadam
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210059

Karl Theodore Francis Bitter papers, 1887-circa 1977

Creator:
Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis, 1867-1915  Search this
Subject:
French, Daniel Chester  Search this
Bitter, Marie  Search this
Bitter, Francis  Search this
Bitter, Marietta  Search this
Stollson, Blanche  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Medals
Diaries
Prints
Photographs
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Place:
Austria -- description and travel
Italy -- description and travel
France -- description and travel
Citation:
Karl Theodore Francis Bitter papers, 1887-circa 1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Sculptors -- Austria -- Vienna  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Sculptors -- United States  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Architecture & Design  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8889
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211074
AAA_collcode_bittkarl
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Architecture & Design
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211074
Online Media:

Rudy Pozzatti papers, 1951-1982

Creator:
Pozzatti, Rudy O., 1925-  Search this
Subject:
Eichenberg, Fritz  Search this
Ernst, Jimmy  Search this
Harak, Rudolph de  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Sound recordings
Place:
Soviet Union -- description and travel
Citation:
Rudy Pozzatti papers, 1951-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8947
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211134
AAA_collcode_pozzrudy
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211134

Charles C. Perkins papers, 1844-1868

Creator:
Perkins, Charles C. (Charles Callahan), 1823-1886  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Place:
Spain -- History -- 19th century
Italy -- description and travel
Citation:
Charles C. Perkins papers, 1844-1868. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10942
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214720
AAA_collcode_perkchar
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214720

Pete Stanley diary, 1961-1962

Creator:
Stanley, Pete, 1940-  Search this
Subject:
Grooms, Mimi Gross  Search this
Grooms, Red  Search this
Kean, Katharine  Search this
Place:
Germany -- description and travel
Italy -- description and travel
Citation:
Pete Stanley diary, 1961-1962. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16188
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)367264
AAA_collcode_stanpete
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_367264

James Turnure photographs and writings, circa 1944-1951

Creator:
Turnure, James, 1924-  Search this
Subject:
Santayana, George  Search this
Place:
France -- description and travel
Italy -- description and travel
Citation:
James Turnure photographs and writings, circa 1944-1951. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- History -- Study and teaching  Search this
Theme:
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17391
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)383019
AAA_collcode_turnjame
Theme:
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_383019

Oral history interview with Cindy Kolodziejski, 2007 May 5-16

Interviewee:
Kolodziejski, Cindy, 1962-  Search this
Interviewer:
Lloyd, Frank, 1951-  Search this
Subject:
Albuquerque, Lita  Search this
Bacerra, Ralph  Search this
Caroompas, Carole  Search this
Clark, Garth  Search this
Delisle, Roseline  Search this
Dowell, Roy  Search this
Giegerich, Jill  Search this
Lauria, Jo  Search this
Lodato, Peter  Search this
Marsh, Tony  Search this
Mason, John  Search this
Nagle, Ron  Search this
Pagel, David  Search this
Saxe, Adrian Anthony  Search this
Sturman, Eugene  Search this
Thomason, Barbara A.  Search this
California State University, Long Beach  Search this
Frank Lloyd Gallery  Search this
Garth Clark Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
J. Paul Getty Museum  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Otis College of Art and Design  Search this
University of California, Los Angeles. Library  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
New York (N.Y.) -- Description and views
Arizona -- Description and travel
California -- description and travel
China -- description and travel
Greece -- description and travel
Italy -- description and travel
Nepal -- description and travel
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Cindy Kolodziejski, 2007 May 5-16. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Ceramics  Search this
Self-taught artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13604
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)270853
AAA_collcode_kolodz07
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_270853
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Cindy Kolodziejski

Interviewee:
Kolodziejski, Cindy, 1962-  Search this
Interviewer:
Lloyd, Frank, 1951-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
California State University, Long Beach -- Faculty  Search this
Frank Lloyd Gallery  Search this
Garth Clark Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
J. Paul Getty Museum  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Otis College of Art and Design -- Students  Search this
University of California, Los Angeles. Library  Search this
Albuquerque, Lita  Search this
Bacerra, Ralph, 1938-2008  Search this
Caroompas, Carole  Search this
Clark, Garth, 1947-  Search this
Delisle, Roseline  Search this
Dowell, Roy  Search this
Giegerich, Jill, 1952-  Search this
Lauria, Jo  Search this
Lodato, Peter  Search this
Marsh, Tony, 1954-  Search this
Mason, John, 1927-2019  Search this
Nagle, Ron  Search this
Pagel, David  Search this
Saxe, Adrian Anthony, 1943-  Search this
Sturman, Eugene  Search this
Thomason, Barbara A.  Search this
Extent:
7 Items (Sound recording: 7 wav files (4 hr., 10 min.), digital)
36 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
New York (N.Y.) -- Description and views
Arizona -- Description and Travel
California -- description and travel
China -- Description and Travel
Greece -- description and travel
Italy -- description and travel
Nepal -- Description and Travel
Date:
2007 May 5-16
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Cindy Kolodziejski conducted 2007 May 5-16, by Frank Lloyd, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at the Frank Lloyd Gallery, in Santa Monica, California.
Kolodziejski speaks of moving in her early childhood from Germany to Arizona and finally to California; the divorce of her parents at a young age and her feelings of abandonment; her desire as a young child to be an artist; the early influence of her grandmother, an art teacher; teaching herself how to draw by copying images and creating still-lifes; an influential art teacher in high school who encouraged her to pursue college-level art classes and attend art school after graduation; her decision to enroll at Otis College of Art and Design; her foundation art classes at Otis and increasing interest in ceramics; choosing ceramics as a medium because of its flexibility and of form and potential for imagery; the value of her art education to her career; earning a Master of Fine Arts degree while teaching at California State University, Long Beach; the union of form, function, and imagery in her work, especially seen in a recent exhibition at the Frank Lloyd Gallery titled "Reversal of Fountain"; using the University of California, Los Angeles, libraries to find images at first, and later searching the internet for inspiration; creating pieces which play with and explore gender issues and sexuality; being reviewed and featured in articles which are especially concerned with issues of the body and femininity; the documentation of her art in various periodicals and texts, including a piece she wrote for Ceramics Monthly concerning her own work; gaining exposure through these articles, which helped to advance her career; the painstaking and technical process required to fashion her works of art; showing at the Garth Clark Gallery very quickly after graduation; traveling to Greece, China, Nepal, New York, and Italy, and being influenced by the exposure to the different art and cultures; recent travels with her daughter to Italy and feeling excited and humbled by the beauty of certain works; giving a talk at the Getty Museum about a show entitled "The Royal Menagerie" featuring the Meissen large-scale porcelain animals; participating in group shows in museums, particularly the "Color and Fire" exhibit which showcased important ceramicists from 1950 to 2000; being awarded various grants and feeling that applying for those awards is a very worthwhile experience for many artists; teaching first at the high school level and then in college; her teaching methods; forming friendships with fellow artists and art teachers; integrating the use of technology into her art-making process by finding and manipulating images on the computer; feeling motivated to produce in a positive way for exhibition deadlines; the support and friendships that developed through exhibiting with the Clark Garth and Frank Lloyd galleries; the encouragement and support she has been shown by her family throughout her career; and categorizing herself first and foremost as an artist rather than a craft artist or ceramicist. Kolodziejski recalls, Lita Albuquerque, Jill Giegerich, Peter Lodato, Barbara Thomason, Roy Dowell, Eugene Sturman, Carol Caroompas, Tony Marsh, Ralph Baccera, Adrian Saxe, Ron Nagle, Roseline Delisle, John Mason, Jo Lauria, David Pagel, Garth Clark, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Cindy Kolodziejski (1962- ) is a sculptor and painter from Venice, California. Frank Lloyd (1951- ) is a gallery owner from Santa Monica, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 10 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.
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Painters -- California -- Venice  Search this
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Identifier:
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