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8 artists in industry : a workshop and exhibition / organized by the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, with the aid of Kohler Co

Author:
John Michael Kohler Arts Center  Search this
Kohler Company  Search this
Physical description:
47 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1977
C1977
Topic:
Art and industry  Search this
Pottery, American  Search this
Ceramic sculpture  Search this
Call number:
N72.I53 J63 1977
N72.I53 J63 1977X
N72.I53J63 1977X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_126804

Ever green : Helen Altman

Author:
Altman, Helen  Search this
Inselmann, Andrea  Search this
John Michael Kohler Arts Center  Search this
Subject:
Altman, Helen  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded page, [2] p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Wisconsin
Date:
1999
C1999
Topic:
Mixed media painting  Search this
Call number:
N6537.A468 A4 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_621195

Willem Volkersz interviews

Creator:
Volkersz, Willem  Search this
Names:
Finster, Howard, 1916-2001  Search this
Howard, Jesse, 1885-1983  Search this
St. EOM, 1908-1986  Search this
Extent:
2.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1975-1985
Summary:
The Willem Voklersz interviews measure 2.6 linear feet and date from 1975-1985. The collection consists of twenty-nine sound cassettes containing thirty-one interviews of folk artists conducted by Volkersz for a personal research project, a monologue, and readings by Volkersz of notes on individual artists. Subjects include folk artists such as Howard Finster, Jesse Howard, and St. EOM (Eddie Owens Martin). Also found are thirty-seven transcripts of the recordings.
Scope and Contents:
The Willem Voklersz interviews measure 2.6 linear feet and date from 1975-1985. The collection consists of twenty-nine sound cassettes containing thirty-one interviews of folk artists conducted by Volkersz for a personal research project, a monologue, and readings by Volkersz of notes on individual artists. Subjects include folk artists such as Howard Finster, Jesse Howard, and St. EOM (Eddie Owens Martin). Also found are thirty-seven transcripts of the recordings.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Willem Volkersz is a teacher, collector, and sculptor of Bozeman, Montana, who was born in Holland and came to the United States following World War II. He completed his education at the University of Washington in 1965, and completed a Masters of Fine Art at Mills College in 1967.

Volkersz began researching and collecting work by visionary and naive artists while a professor at the Kansas City Art Institute. His collection is now at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and the Missoula Art Museum, in Missoula, Montana.
Provenance:
Sound recordings of the Willem Volkersz interviews were donated to the Archives of American Art in 1986 by Willem Volkersz, who made them primarily for his own use as a researcher, collector and teacher of folk art. They were transcribed in 1989 for the Archives of American Art by Toni Reineke.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Folk artists -- United States  Search this
Educators -- Montana -- Bozeman  Search this
Collectors -- Montana -- Bozeman  Search this
Sculptors -- Montana -- Bozeman  Search this
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Citation:
Willem Volkersz interviews, 1975-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institute.
Identifier:
AAA.volkwill
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Willem Volkersz interviews
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92cd85520-ddfd-461a-a903-0ce2e9ec11bc
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-volkwill

Hiding Places: Memory in the Arts

Editor:
Umberger, Leslie  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
2011
Citation:
Umberger, Leslie, editor. 2011. Hiding Places: Memory in the Arts [Exhibition catalog] Sheboygan, Wisconsin: John Michael Kohler Arts Center.
Identifier:
164892
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_164892

Oral history interview with Jack Earl, 2007 June 19-20

Interviewee:
Earl, Jack Eugene, 1934-  Search this
Interviewer:
Milosch, Jane, 1964-  Search this
Subject:
Arneson, Robert  Search this
Atherton, Carlton  Search this
Bacerra, Ralph  Search this
Bogatay, Paul  Search this
Fetzer, Margaret  Search this
Friley, Gene  Search this
Keland, Karen  Search this
Kerrigan, Tom  Search this
Kottler, Howard  Search this
LaDousa, Tom  Search this
Littlefield, Edgar  Search this
Lugenbuhl, Darvin  Search this
Schuman, Norm  Search this
Shaw, Richard  Search this
Smith, Paul J.  Search this
Voulkos, Peter  Search this
Bluffton College (Bluffton, Ohio)  Search this
John Michael Kohler Arts Center  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
The Ohio State University  Search this
Toledo School of Art and Design  Search this
Virginia Commonwealth University  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Ohio -- Description and travel
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Jack Earl, 2007 June 19-20. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Ceramicists -- Ohio -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13626
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)272042
AAA_collcode_earl07
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_272042
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Jack Earl

Interviewee:
Earl, Jack  Search this
Interviewer:
Milosch, Jane  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Bluffton College (Bluffton, Ohio) -- Students  Search this
John Michael Kohler Arts Center  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
The Ohio State University -- Students  Search this
Toledo School of Art and Design -- Faculty  Search this
Virginia Commonwealth University -- Faculty  Search this
Arneson, Robert, 1930-1992  Search this
Atherton, Carlton  Search this
Bacerra, Ralph, 1938-2008  Search this
Bogatay, Paul  Search this
Fetzer, Margaret  Search this
Friley, Gene  Search this
Keland, Karen  Search this
Kerrigan, Tom  Search this
Kottler, Howard, 1930-1989  Search this
LaDousa, Tom  Search this
Littlefield, Edgar  Search this
Lugenbuhl, Darvin  Search this
Schuman, Norm  Search this
Shaw, Richard, 1941 Sept. 12-  Search this
Smith, Paul J.  Search this
Voulkos, Peter, 1924-2002  Search this
Extent:
5 Items (Sound recording: 5 sound files (4 hr., 32 min.), digital, 2 5/8 in.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Ohio -- Description and Travel
Date:
2007 June 19-20
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Jack Earl conducted 2007 June 19-20, by Jane Milosch, 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 Lakeview, Ohio.
Earl speaks of his childhood in Uniopolis, Ohio; using his father's tools in the garage to make toys; developing a long-lasting friendship with his high school art teacher; studying art at Bluffton College and learning to make pottery; learning to read in college and getting a minor in English; getting married while in college; graduating from Bluffton College and getting a job teaching at a local high school; teaching high school art for ten years in New Breman, Ohio; attending a graduate program at Ohio State University and earning a Master's in Ceramic Art; being influenced by professor Paul Bogatay while in graduate school; working at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center over one winter break; teaching at Toledo School of Art and Design following graduation from Ohio State University; learning to make European porcelain; beginning to apply oil paint to his ceramic pieces; copying imagery from European masterpieces; feeling uninspired by Virginia culture after moving there to teach at Virginia Commonwealth University; moving back to Ohio and enjoying the proximity of his children and grandchildren there; his belief that his artwork reflects his life; the greater market for ceramic artwork now compared to when he began working; continuing ceramic tradition by incorporating humor into his work; the importance of his family and Ohio culture to his work; writing a book with Karen Keland to promote crafts, especially ceramics; being much more interested in making things than in his teaching; the versatility of clay as a material; and his work habits. Earl recalls Darvin Lugenbuhl, Paul Bogatay, Carlton Atherton, Edgar Littlefield, Gene Friley, Margaret Fetzer, Howard Kottler, Robert Arneson, Tom LaDousa, Norm Schuman, Peter Voulkos, Paul Smith, Karen Keland, Tom Kerrigan, Ralph Bacerra, Richard Shaw, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Jack Earl (1934- ) is a ceramic artist from Lakeview, Ohio. Jane Milosch is a curator from Silver Spring, Maryland.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 32 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:
Ceramicists -- Ohio -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.earl07
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw967300ee8-3349-484b-b052-b4e8bbd89566
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-earl07
Online Media:

Jacobs, David A. - Kurzner, Lisa

Collection Creator:
Wagstaff, Samuel J.  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 46
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1975-1984, undated
Scope and Contents note:
Jacobs, David A.

Jaeger, Stefan de

Jammes, André

Jargon Society, Inc.

Jeffers, Jack

Jeffersen, J. W.

Joan Perkal Books

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

John Michael Kohler Arts Center

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

John Weber Gallery

Jones, Edward Powis

Jones, Peter C.

Jones, Renee

Judson, Bill and Leo Castellli

Juracek, Jan

Jurka, Rob

Kaplan, Albert

Kaplan, Daile

Karnick, Irwin

Kathleen Ewing Gallery (see also: Quindacqua, Ltd.)

Katz, Leandro

Keyes, Donald D.

Kilian, Karl

Kimmel/Cohn Photography Arts

Kingston, Rodger R.

Koch, Lewis

Kolbert, Frank

Konetzni, Al

Koopman, Rick

Kopp, Joel

Korn, Pearl

Kouwenhoven, John

Kraft, Steven

Kunsthaus Zürich

Kurzner, Lisa
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Samuel J. Wagstaff papers, circa 1932-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Samuel J. Wagstaff papers
Samuel J. Wagstaff papers / Series 1: Correspondence / 1.2: Correspondence concerning Photography
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw91ef5881f-3f9a-48d6-b7f2-af07096103e8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-wagssamu-ref117

Periodicals, Galerie Die Brücke, Inter View - Künstmuseum Düsseldorf, Ausstellungsblätter der Moderne Abeilung

Collection Creator:
Wagstaff, Samuel J.  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1974-1983, undated
Scope and Contents note:
Galerie Die Brücke, -- Inter View -- (see Box 8)

Ground Glass

Harcus Krakow Gallery -- Newsletter

History of Photography, An International Quarterly

(see: Box 8)

John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Kathleen Ewing Gallery Newsletter

Kunstkritiek Op Komrij -- Museum Journal

Künstmuseum Düsseldorf, -- Ausstellungsblätter der Moderne Abeilung
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Samuel J. Wagstaff papers, circa 1932-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Samuel J. Wagstaff papers
Samuel J. Wagstaff papers / Series 4: Printed Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a60bcaf0-4228-4056-bde7-8c19fdde7758
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-wagssamu-ref206

John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Collection Creator:
Bennett, Garry Knox, 1934-  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 30
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1989
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Garry Knox Bennett papers, 1917-2017. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Garry Knox Bennett papers
Garry Knox Bennett papers / Series 4: Professional Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a04b8afd-9219-4ceb-8093-318f11270a6a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-benngarr-ref299

John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wis.

Collection Creator:
Fendrick Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 72, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1877-1981, 1983
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use of unmicrofilmed material requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Fendrick Gallery records, 1952-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Fendrick Gallery records
Fendrick Gallery records / Series 5: Museums and Galleries Files / 5.1: Domestic Museums and Galleries / Wisconsin
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw995b47bc2-fd6a-409d-8bf1-97898008e572
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-fendgall-ref1056

Lenore Tawney mirror of the universe

Title:
Mirror of the universe
Editor:
Patterson, Karen (Karen E.)  Search this
Artist:
Tawney, Lenore  Search this
Issuing body:
John Michael Kohler Arts Center  Search this
Physical description:
303 pages illustrations (chiefly color) 29 x 26 cm
Type:
Biography
Exhibitions
Biographies
Expositions
Exhibition catalogs
Catalogues d'exposition
Place:
United States
États-Unis
Date:
2019
20th century
20e siècle
Topic:
Textile artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Textile crafts  Search this
Collage  Search this
Artistes textiles  Search this
Femmes artistes  Search this
Art américain  Search this
Collage (Art)  Search this
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1117912

Clay from molds : multiples, altered castings, combinations : [exhibition] June 19-August 6, 1978, John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Author:
John Michael Kohler Arts Center  Search this
Physical description:
55 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1978
C1978
Topic:
Modeling  Search this
Plaster casts  Search this
Ceramic sculpture  Search this
Call number:
NK4235 .J63 1978X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_112333

John Michael Kohler Arts Center [Folder]

Additional name:
John Michael Kohler Arts Collection  Search this
Kohler Arts Center  Search this
Sheboygan Arts Foundation. John Michael Kohler Arts Center  Search this
Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Place:
Sheboygan (Wis.)
Topic:
Art Organizations  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_105870

Event, Judy Chicago

Collection Creator:
Woman's Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Container:
Box 8, Folder 54
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1981
Collection Citation:
Woman's Building records, 1970-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Woman's Building records
Woman's Building records / Series 1: Administrative Files / 1.5: Fundraising and Membership
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95a20d6ed-37bc-418b-b936-ac6d39957a0b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-womabuil-ref386
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Resume and Biography

Collection Creator:
De Forest, Roy, 1930-2007  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1972-2005
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Roy De Forest papers, 1916-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Roy De Forest papers
Roy De Forest papers / Series 1: Biographical Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a74705a6-cd3f-4e99-ba60-fbc9f0831626
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-deforoy-ref10
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Ray Yoshida papers

Creator:
Yoshida, Ray  Search this
Names:
Art Institute of Chicago. School -- Faculty  Search this
Phyllis Kind Gallery  Search this
Berdich, Vera, 1915-2003  Search this
Blackshear, Kathleen, 1897-1988  Search this
Brown, Roger, 1941-1997  Search this
Ito, Miyoko, 1918-1983  Search this
Kapsalis, Thomas Harry, 1925-  Search this
Kim, Jin Soo, 1950-  Search this
Nilsson, Gladys, 1940-  Search this
Nutt, Jim, 1938-  Search this
Ramberg, Christina  Search this
Rossi, Barbara, 1940-  Search this
Spears, Ethel, 1903-1974  Search this
Wirsum, Karl, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
10 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Scrapbooks
Collages
Drawings
Interviews
Prints
Sketches
Transcripts
Video recordings
Date:
circa 1895-2010
bulk 1950-2005
Summary:
The papers of Chicago artist and educator Ray Yoshida measure 10 linear feet and date from circa 1895 to 2010, with the bulk of the material dating from 1950 to 2005. Yoshida's career as a painter and collagist as well as his long tenure as a professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago are documented through biographical material, personal correspondence, notebooks and writings, teaching records, personal business records, printed material, source material, photographs, sketchbooks, artwork by Yoshida and others, and scrapbooks. Items within the collection also document Yoshida's personal interest in collecting folk art and artifacts.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Chicago artist and educator Ray Yoshida measure 10 linear feet and date from circa 1895 to 2010, with the bulk of the material dating from 1950 to 2005. Yoshida's career as a painter and collagist as well as his long tenure as a professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago are documented through biographical material, personal correspondence, notebooks and writings, teaching records, personal business records, printed material, source material, photographs, sketchbooks, artwork by Yoshida and others, and scrapbooks. Items within the collection also document Yoshida's personal interest in collecting folk art and artifacts.

Biographical material about Ray Yoshida includes award certificates, identification records, student records, and interview transcripts. Also found is one video recording of a documentary short about Yoshida's art and object collection at his Chicago home.

Correspondence includes letters, postcards, and greeting cards from friends, colleagues, and artists, including Roger Brown, Jim Nutt, Gladys Nilsson, Christina Ramberg, Karl Wirsum, Miyoko Ito, Jin Soo Kim, Barbara Rossi, Vera Berdich, and Tom Kapsalis.

Notebooks contain notes on art history, art technique, Japanese language, travel, and other subjects. Many of the notebooks include sketches and contain loose items.

Writings by Yoshida consist of college papers, fragments of writings on art and other subjects, and notes. Writings by others include essays by Yoshida's students, exhibition essay drafts, and poetry.

Teaching records primarily document Yoshida's tenure as a professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, though a few records of guest professorships at other schools are included. These records include course evaluations, employment records, teaching notes, and letters of recommendation for students. Miscellaneous teaching records include department memos, course summaries, correspondence, and notes.

Personal business records consists of documentation regarding the sale, exhibition, and loan of artwork by Ray Yoshida, including his business dealings with the Phyllis Kind Gallery. Additionally there are several files regarding the estate of artist Roger Brown.

Printed material includes exhibition catalogs, announcements, news clippings, newsletters and press releases documenting Yoshida's career and other subjects.

Source material consists of material that Yoshida gathered and intended to use for his art. Collected printed material includes postcards, comics and comic books, mail order catalogs, magazines, product labels, and advertisements. Also found are many small clippings from comics collected for collages.

Photographs depict Ray Yoshida, friends, students, travel, and artwork. Also found are a few photographs of Karl Wirsum's studio, as well as photographs of various subjects collected by Yoshida. Additionally, there is one photograph album from the early 1910s of an unidentified family.

Sketchbooks include pencil and ink sketches of various subjects.

Artwork by Ray Yoshida includes collages on paper, pencil sketches, and ink drawings. Artworks by others include numerous prints by Kathleen Blackshear, Ethel Spears, and Vivian Mayers, and collages, drawings, and prints given to Yoshida by students and friends. Some work by unidentified artists is included as well. Other artwork, such as handmade picture and alphabet books, appears to have been created by children and collected by Yoshida.

Scrapbooks include volumes that were created by Yoshida as well as books created by others. Three of the scrapbooks containing source images, clippings, and comics appear to have been created by Yoshida. Additional scrapbooks were created by others and collected by Yoshida.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 12 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1950-2005 (0.5 Linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1952-2009 (2 Linear feet; Boxes 1-3, 11, 15)

Series 3: Notebooks, circa 1956-circa 2000 (0.3 Linear feet; Box 3)

Series 4: Writings, circa 1950-2003 (0.3 Linear feet; Box 3)

Series 5: Teaching Records, circa 1960-2003 (0.6 Linear feet; Boxes 3-4)

Series 6: Personal Business Records, circa 1960-2010 (0.4 Linear feet; Box 4)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1906-2010 (1.8 Linear feet; Boxes 4-6, 11, OV 14)

Series 8: Source Material, circa 1940-circa 2005 (0.7 Linear Feet; Boxes 6-7, 11)

Series 9: Photographs, circa 1910-circa 2005 (0.5 Linear feet; Box 7)

Series 10: Sketchbooks, circa 1960-circa 2000 (1.1 Linear feet; Boxes 7-8, 11-13)

Series 11: Artwork, 1903-2009 (0.7 Linear feet; Boxes 8, 13)

Series 12: Scrapbooks, circa 1895-circa 2005 (1 Linear feet; Boxes 8-10, 13)
Biographical / Historical:
Ray Yoshida (1930-2009) was a Japanese American painter, collagist, and educator based in Chicago, Illinois.

Raymond Kakuo Yoshida was born in Kapaa, Hawaii, in 1930. He attended the University of Hawaii for two years and completed a B.A. in Arts Education at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1953. He also served in the U.S. Army for two years during the Korean War. In 1957 he recieved his M.F.A from Syracuse University and became a faculty member at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1959. He was named Frank Harold Sellers Professor in the Department of Painting and Drawing in 1971, retired as professor emeritus in 1998, and continued to teach until 2003.

Yoshida was a member of the Chicago Imagists, a loose and informal group of representational artists from the late 1960s to early 1970s who were influenced by Surrealism and connected to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Yoshida's friends and contemporaries among this group include but are not limited to Roger Brown, Ed Paschke, Christina Ramberg, and Barbara Rossi. Yoshida was an inspiring teacher and he mentored many of the later Chicago Imagists such as Gladys Nilsson, Jim Nutt, and Karl Wirsum.

Yoshida's paintings and collages were strongly influenced by comics as well as his own collection of folk and outsider art. He regularly exhibited at Phyllis Kind Gallery in Chicago from 1975 to 1996, and a major retrospective of his work was organized by the Contemporary Museum of Honolulu in 1998. He retired to Hawaii in 2005 where he lived until his death in 2009 due to cancer. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Sullivan Galleries held a posthumous retrospective exhibition of Yoshida's work from 2010-2011 and the John Michael Kohler Art Center had an exhibition of Yoshida's personal collection of art and artifacts in 2013.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 2012 by Ray Yoshida via Terri Yoho of the Kohler Foundation, representing Yoshida's estate, and in 2013 and 2015-2016 by Jennifer Sabas and Shayle Miller, estate executors.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copy requires advance notice. One box of letters from Jim Nutt are ACCESS RESTRICTED; use requires written permission.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Educators -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Painters -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Collagists -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Topic:
Folk art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art -- History  Search this
Art -- Technique  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
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Asian American educators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Scrapbooks
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Drawings
Interviews
Prints
Sketches
Transcripts
Video recordings
Citation:
Ray Yoshida papers, circa 1895-2010, bulk 1950-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.yoshray
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Ray Yoshida papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw993d0cce5-3340-4d85-adeb-cb1711fd67e8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-yoshray
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"Mechanized Art," John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Collection Creator:
Gracie Mansion Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1987
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Gracie Mansion Gallery records, 1972-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Gracie Mansion Gallery records
Gracie Mansion Gallery records / Series 2: Exhibition Loans / 2.1: Artist / Rodney Alan Greenblat
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9fb2b7473-bada-40fc-997e-acd1c95117e7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-gracmans-ref126

"The Road Show: The Automobile in Contemporary Art," John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Collection Creator:
Gracie Mansion Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 44
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1989
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Gracie Mansion Gallery records, 1972-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Gracie Mansion Gallery records
Gracie Mansion Gallery records / Series 2: Exhibition Loans / 2.3: Organization
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92d219b40-84ef-4f97-8598-8d57b201e0a8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-gracmans-ref272

Ray Yoshida: Omnivorous

Author:
Patterson, Karen  Search this
Umberger, Leslie  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2013
Citation:
Umberger, Leslie. 2013. Ray Yoshida: Omnivorous. In: Patterson, Karen, Ray Yoshida's Museum of Extraordinary Values. Sheboygan, Wisconsin: John Michael Kohler Arts Center,() pp.8-11.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_118015

Sublime Spaces & Visionary Worlds: Built Environments of Vernacular Artists

Author:
Doss, Erika  Search this
Umberger, Leslie  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
2007
Citation:
Doss, Erika and Umberger, Leslie. 2007. Sublime Spaces & Visionary Worlds: Built Environments of Vernacular Artists. New York; Sheboygan, Wisconsin: Princeton Architectural Press;John Michael Kohler Arts Center.
Identifier:
71434
ISBN:
9781568987286
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_71434

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