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Interview with Edith Carson

Creator:
Carson, Edith  Search this
Interviewer:
Hopps, Walter  Search this
Names:
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (sound cassettes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1976 Oct. 19
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Edith Carson conducted 1968 Jan. 10 by Walter Hopps regarding her husband Mark Rothko. Carson speaks of her family background; meeting Mark Rothko at Lake George, New York in 1932; their 13 year marriage; their early friends; his admiration for Milton Avery; Rothko's interest in tragedy and his "tremendous emotional capacity for despair"; his visits to New York museums and 57th Street galleries; and his family background, early work and love of music.
Biographical / Historical:
Edith Carson married the painter Mark Rothko in 1932. They were divorced in 1945.
Provenance:
Transferred from the National Museum of American Art, 1985.
Restrictions:
Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Jewelers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.carsedit
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw949e5b75e-54f1-4931-9eb9-4749b8a2fda1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-carsedit

Oral history interview with Albert Paley, 1982 Dec. 2

Interviewee:
Paley, Albert, 1944-  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Lechtzin, Stanley  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Jewelry making  Search this
Ironwork  Search this
Jewelers -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Metal-workers -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Metal-work  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12256
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212348
AAA_collcode_paley82
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212348
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Ted Muehling, 2007 November 17-18

Interviewee:
Muehling, Ted, 1953-  Search this
Interviewer:
Milosch, Jane, 1964-  Search this
Subject:
Buxbaum, Gerda  Search this
Celmins, Vija  Search this
Czeresko, Deborah  Search this
Drutt, Helen Williams  Search this
Grcic, Konstantin  Search this
Gulotta, Gerry  Search this
Harding, Ingrid  Search this
Hobson, Jade  Search this
Kiss, Gabriella  Search this
Mauer, Ingo  Search this
Morris, Robert Lee  Search this
Smith, Kiki  Search this
Sullivan, Louis H.  Search this
Zeisel, Eva  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Pratt Institute  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
New York (N.Y.) -- Description and travel
Topic:
Industrial design  Search this
Jewelers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Jewelry -- Design  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16122
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)362671
AAA_collcode_muehli07
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_362671

Oral history interview with Albert Paley

Interviewee:
Paley, Albert  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Lechtzin, Stanley, 1936-  Search this
Extent:
36 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1982 Dec. 2
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Albert Paley conducted 1982 Dec. 2, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Paley speaks of his training at the Tyler School of Art under Stanley Lechtzin; his early and continuing compulsion to explore difficult techniques; his rapid rise to prominence through his ornamental ironwork; and his important commissions.
Biographical / Historical:
Albert Paley (1944- ) is an art metal worker and jewelry designer from Rochester, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 44 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 others.
Topic:
Jewelry making  Search this
Ironwork  Search this
Jewelers -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Metal-workers -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Metal-work  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.paley82
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99883e431-511b-4634-aedf-1958dde25d40
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-paley82
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Ted Muehling

Interviewee:
Muehling, Ted  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
Pratt Institute -- Students  Search this
Buxbaum, Gerda, 1949-  Search this
Celmins, Vija, 1938-  Search this
Czeresko, Deborah  Search this
Drutt, Helen Williams  Search this
Grcic, Konstantin, 1965-  Search this
Gulotta, Gerry  Search this
Harding, Ingrid  Search this
Hobson, Jade  Search this
Kiss, Gabriella  Search this
Mauer, Ingo  Search this
Morris, Robert Lee, 1947-  Search this
Smith, Kiki, 1954-  Search this
Sullivan, Louis H., 1856-1924  Search this
Zeisel, Eva, 1906-2011  Search this
Extent:
109 Pages (Transcript)
5 Items (Sound recording: 5 sound files (4 hr., 38 min.), digital, wav)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
New York (N.Y.) -- Description and Travel
Date:
2007 November 17-18
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Ted Muehling conducted 2007 November 17-18, by Jane Milosch, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Muehling's studio, in New York, New York.
Muehling speaks of visiting New York City as a child; attending Pratt for industrial design; working with molds; working in Germany; winning the Coty fashion award for his jewelry; learning to blow glass; working at Corning; visiting museums as a child and projects in his father's basement workshop; drawing inspiration out of his materials; the rich art history of Europe; working with plastic and wood; working with assistants; the impact of travel on his work; various gallery exhibitions; working with well-known designers; creating functional and inspiring pieces; the American craft market; drawing inspiration from dreams; the humor in his art; the strengths and limitations of various mediums. Muehling also recalls Gerry Gulotta, Eva Zeisel, Ingrid Harding, Kiki Smith, Deborah Czeresko, Gabriella Kiss, Gerda Buxbaum, Jade Hobson, Ingo Mauer, Vija Celmins, Louis Sullivan, Konstantin Grcic, Robert Lee Morris, Helen Drutt, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Ted Muehling (1953- ) is a designer of jewelry and decorative objects in New York, New York. Jane Milosch (1964- ) is a curator from Silver Spring, Maryland.
General:
Originally recorded as 5 digital sound files. Duration is 4 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:
ACCESS RESTRICTED: Use requires written permission.
Topic:
Industrial design  Search this
Jewelers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Jewelry -- Design  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.muehli07
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b3c2fde7-2431-444e-a97d-9bc4c37d658c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-muehli07

Newspaper Clippings: Interviews about Jim Thorpe with Gail and Grace

Collection Creator:
Thorpe, Grace F.  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1967-1968
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited users to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not changed, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Grace F. Thorpe Collection, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Grace F. Thorpe Collection
Grace F. Thorpe Collection / Series 5: Jim Thorpe and His Legacy
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv44a7ace0b-9416-471d-94b0-37825f39d93f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-085-ref138
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Oral history interview with Art Smith

Creator:
Smith, Art, 1917-1982  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Names:
LaBelles, Paul  Search this
Extent:
27 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1971 August 24-31
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Art Smith conducted 1971 August 24-31, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Smith speaks of his background and education; teaching crafts to children; starting his own jewelry shop; his designs; materials and techniques; his use of stones; exhibitions of his work. He recalls Paul LaBelles.
Biographical / Historical:
Art Smith (1917-1982) was a jewelry designer from New York, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 16 min.
Provenance:
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 others.
Topic:
Jewelry making -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Jewelers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Designers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.smith71
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95a8cca9a-190f-4e40-be04-e6366cf2c933
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-smith71
Online Media:

BLK Vol. 4 No. 1

Published by:
Alan Bell, American  Search this
Edited by:
Alan Bell, American  Search this
Interview of:
Steven Corbin, American, 1953 - 1995  Search this
Subject of:
Michelle Tellison, American, born 1965  Search this
Jecquin Stitt, American, born 1958  Search this
Joe Pressley, American, born 1964  Search this
Gay Men of African Descent, American, founded 1986  Search this
Gay and Lesbian Organization of Witwatersrand, South African, 1988 - 1997  Search this
African National Congress, South African, founded 1912  Search this
Audre Lorde, American, 1934 - 1992  Search this
National Task Force on AIDS Prevention, American, 1985 - 1998  Search this
National Association of Black and White Men Together, American, founded 1980  Search this
Reggie Williams, American, 1951 - 1999  Search this
Minority AIDS Project, American, founded 1985  Search this
Phill Wilson, American, born 1956  Search this
Sabrina Sojourner, American, born 1952  Search this
Rev. James Cleveland, American, 1931 - 1991  Search this
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, American, founded 1973  Search this
University of San Francisco, American, founded 1855  Search this
Village Gate, American, 1958 - 1994  Search this
Black Men's Xchange, American, founded 1989  Search this
Magic Johnson, American, born 1959  Search this
David N. Dinkins, American, born 1927  Search this
Black Gay and Lesbian Leadership Forum, American, 1988 - 2003  Search this
Dr. Marjorie Hill, American  Search this
Cleo Manago, American, born 1963  Search this
James Baldwin, American, 1924 - 1987  Search this
Oprah Winfrey, American, born 1954  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 10 13/16 × 8 1/4 × 1/8 in. (27.4 × 20.9 × 0.3 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place made:
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Flint, Genesee County, Michigan, United States, North and Central America
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, Africa
Albany, Albany County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
San Francisco, San Francisco county, California, United States, North and Central America
Cook County, Illinois, United States
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, United States, North and Central America
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Tupelo, Lee County, Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
Rochester, Monroe County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, United States, North and Central America
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Oakland, Alameda County, California, United States, North and Central America
Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
January 1992
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Communities  Search this
Education  Search this
Gender  Search this
Hate crimes  Search this
Health  Search this
Identity  Search this
International affairs  Search this
LGBTQ  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Police brutality  Search this
Sexuality  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Transportation  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Alan Bell
Object number:
2018.108.35ab
Restrictions & Rights:
© BLK Publishing Company, Inc.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Movement:
HIV/AIDS Activist Movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd573464893-6198-4252-848a-1c695de37145
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.108.35ab

Oral history interview with Art Smith, 1971 August 24-31

Interviewee:
Smith, Art, 1917-1982  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Subject:
LaBelles, Paul  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Jewelry making -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Jewelers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Designers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Craft  Search this
Architecture & Design  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11454
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212422
AAA_collcode_smith71
Theme:
African American
Craft
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212422

Oral history interview with William Harper, 2004 January 12-13

Interviewee:
Harper, William Claude, 1944-  Search this
Interviewer:
Nelson, Harold B.  Search this
Subject:
Schwarcz, June  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Cloisonné  Search this
Enamel and enameling  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12112
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)247142
AAA_collcode_harper04
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_247142
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Jack Lenor Larsen, 2004 February 6-8

Interviewee:
Larsen, Jack Lenor, 1927-2020  Search this
Interviewer:
Fisch, Arline M.  Search this
Subject:
Rossbach, Ed  Search this
Adamson, Glenn  Search this
University of Washington  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Textile crafts  Search this
Textile industry -- Japan  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13092
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)247149
AAA_collcode_larsen04
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_247149
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Thomas Gentille, 2009 August 2-5

Interviewee:
Gentille, Thomas, 1936-  Search this
Interviewer:
Ilse-Neuman, Ursula, 1941-  Search this
Subject:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Jewelers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15707
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)283566
AAA_collcode_gentil09
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_283566
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Kenneth Jay Lane, 2011 June 9-10

Interviewee:
Lane, Kenneth Jay, 1932-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Jewelers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15957
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)302159
AAA_collcode_lane11
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_302159
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Irena Brynner, 2001 April 26-27

Interviewee:
Brynner, Irena F., 1917-2003  Search this
Interviewer:
Fisch, Arline M.  Search this
Subject:
Bergman, Franz  Search this
Campbell, David Robert  Search this
Daniels, Grete  Search this
Faber, Aaron  Search this
Jensen, Georg Arthur  Search this
Jeremias, Trudy  Search this
Rosene, Caroline Gleick  Search this
Resnikoff, Florence Lisa Herman  Search this
Stackpole, Ralph  Search this
Winston, Robert  Search this
Renk, Merry  Search this
De Patta, Margaret  Search this
Craft Students League  Search this
Metal Arts Guild  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Society of North American Goldsmiths  Search this
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women printmakers  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12026
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)226926
AAA_collcode_brynne01
Theme:
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_226926
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Glenda Arentzen, 2012 November 12-13

Interviewee:
Arentzen, Glenda, 1941-  Search this
Interviewer:
Falino, Jeannine  Search this
Subject:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16110
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)362288
AAA_collcode_arentz12
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_362288
Online Media:

Umberto Romano papers, [ca. 1935-1979]

Creator:
Romano, Umberto Roberto, 1905-1982  Search this
Subject:
Roosevelt, Sara Delano  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- Massachusetts -- Springfield -- Photographs  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York -- Photographs  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9210
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211405
AAA_collcode_romaumbe
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211405

Oral history interview with Jack Lenor Larsen

Interviewee:
Larsen, Jack Lenor  Search this
Interviewer:
Fisch, Arline M.  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
University of Washington -- Students  Search this
Adamson, Glenn  Search this
Rossbach, Ed  Search this
Extent:
78 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2004 February 6-8
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Jack Lenor Larsen conducted 2004 February 6-8, by Arline M. Fisch, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in Longhouse, East Hampton, N.Y.
Larsen speaks of his childhood in Seattle, Washington; his parents and other adults who had a positive impact on his development; building things with his friends; attending the University of Washington to study architecture and deciding to study textiles instead; visiting Dorothy Liebes's textile studio; leaving school and moving to Los Angeles; attending the University of Southern California and eventually returning to the University of Washington; becoming a teaching assistant to Ed Rossbach; getting a Masters degree at Cranbrook Academy of Art; meeting many influential people in San Francisco and New York; moving to New York and setting up a studio; working on commission for several companies including Thaibok; expanding his offices to include larger looms and a showroom; setting up a branch of production in Haiti; working in the fashion industry and designing home decor; and working in Southeast Asia developing handcrafted woven exports. He also speaks of his involvement with the American Craft Council and the World Crafts Council, re-organizing and building the new campus at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts; traveling to Central Asia, Africa, Europe, and his desire to travel more; working and exhibiting in Japan; experiencing the Japanese textile industry; writing numerous books on fiber arts including, "The Dyer's Art," often collaborating with other fiber artists; developing a classification system for interlacing; collecting art; gardening and its relation to art and design; building Round House and the inspiration behind it; building LongHouse using the Japanese Ise Shrine as a model and plans for further expansion; retiring and difficulties writing, "A Weaver's Memoir." Larsen also recalls Dorothy Liebes, Marianne Strengell, Florence Knoll, Edgar Kaufman, Ed Rossbach, Toshiko Takaezu, Francis Merritt, Mary Bishop, Garth Clark, Issey Miyake, Mildred Constantine, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Jack Lenor Larsen (1927-2020) was a weaver and textile designer from East Hampton, N.Y. Arline M. Fisch (1931- ) is a jeweler from San Diego, Cailfornia.
General:
Originally recorded on 7 sound discs and 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 19 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hrs., 23 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.
Occupation:
Textile designers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Textile crafts  Search this
Textile industry -- Japan  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.larsen04
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw98c0a4574-4f94-4ed0-87e7-4413a53ec3c1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-larsen04
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Thomas Gentille

Interviewee:
Gentille, Thomas  Search this
Interviewer:
Ilse-Neuman, Ursula  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:
75 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2009 August 2-5
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Thomas Gentille conducted 2009 August 2 and 5, by Ursula Ilse-Neuman, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Ilse-Neuman's home, in New York, N.Y.
Biographical / Historical:
Thomas Gentille (1936- ) is a jeweler and educator and lives and works in New York, N.Y. Gentille taught at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and Penland School of Crafts.
General:
Originally recorded 4 memory cards as 6 sound files. Duration is 3 hr.
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.
Topic:
Jewelers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.gentil09
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90fe2599e-b854-45f0-9a4e-d3382c6bca70
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gentil09
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Oral history interview with William Harper

Interviewee:
Harper, William, 1944-  Search this
Interviewer:
Nelson, Harold B.  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
Schwarcz, June, 1918-2015  Search this
Extent:
50 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2004 January 12-13
Scope and Contents:
An interview of William Harper conducted 2004 January 12-13, by Harold B. Nelson, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in New York City, N.Y.
Harper speaks of growing up in the small town of Bucyrus, Ohio; taking art lessons as a child; attending Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Art and completing an M.S. in Art Education; exhibiting at the May Show at Cleveland Museum of Art; choosing to work in enamels, especially cloisonné, and its relationship to painting; visiting New York for the first time and seeing an exhibit of June Schwarcz's work; participating in both national juried exhibitions and solo exhibitions, including a one-man exhibition at the Renwick Gallery; and receiving the National Endowment for the Arts Craft Research Fellowship. Harper also speaks of teaching experiences at several schools; being hired at Florida State University; teaching workshops at the Penland School of Crafts; publishing his book, "Step by Step Enameling;" his affiliation with various craft and fine art galleries; moving to New York City; using precious and commonplace materials; his technique in creating pieces and the tendency to work in series, such as Pagan Babies and Pentimenti; exploring jewelry forms; and the influence of African sculpture, art history, religion, mythology, and artist Jasper Johns on his artwork. Harper also recalls Kenneth Bates, John Paul Miller, Margaret Craver, Robert Ebendorf, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
William Claude Harper (1944- ) is a jeweler and enamelist from New York, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 15 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 29 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.
Occupation:
Jewelers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Enamel artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Cloisonné  Search this
Enamel and enameling  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.harper04
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96c9a2b77-af6f-4382-9a94-80dd61cc97c9
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-harper04
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Oral history interview with Kenneth Jay Lane

Interviewee:
Lane, Kenneth Jay, 1932-  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
Extent:
99 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2011 June 9-10
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Kenneth Jay Lane conducted 2011 June 9-10, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Lane's office, The Factory, in New York, N.Y.
Biographical / Historical:
Kenneth Jay Lane (1932- ) is a jewelry designer in New York, N.Y. Mija Riedel (1958- ) is an independent scholar in San Francisco, California.
General:
Originally recorded as 7 sound files. Duration is 3 hrs., 45 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.
Topic:
Jewelers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.lane11
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94e724851-3209-46a5-8f15-a711961fc518
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lane11
Online Media:

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