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Oral history interview with Michael St. Clair, 1994 March 14 and April 28

Interviewee:
St. Clair, Michael, 1912-1999  Search this
Interviewer:
Stavitsky, Gail, 1954-  Search this
Subject:
Driscoll, John Paul  Search this
Babcock Galleries  Search this
Kansas City Institute of Art  Search this
Oklahoma Art Center  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Michael St. Clair, 1994 March 14 and April 28. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art students -- Kansas -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12583
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215880
AAA_collcode_stclai94
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215880
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Michael St. Clair

Interviewee:
St. Clair, Michael, 1912-1999  Search this
Interviewer:
Stavitsky, Gail, 1954-  Search this
Driscoll, John Paul  Search this
Names:
Babcock Galleries  Search this
Kansas City Institute of Art  Search this
Oklahoma Art Center  Search this
Extent:
44 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1994 March 14 and April 28
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Michael St. Clair conducted 1994 March 14- 1994 April 28, by Gail Stavitsky and John Driscoll, for the Archives of American Art.
St. Clair briefly discusses his art training at the Kansas City Institute of Art and at the Art Students League and compares the teaching styles of Thomas Hart Benton and George Grosz. He talks about his work as the director of the Oklahoma (City) Art Center and designing window displays for Macy's and other department stores in New York City. Finally, he reviews his career at Babcock Galleries, focusing his discussion on his acquisition of the work of Marsden Hartley, Childe Hassam, John Kensett, and Thomas Eakins, among others.
Biographical / Historical:
Michael St. Clair (1912-1999) was an art dealer of New York, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 42 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. Funding for this interview was provided by the Art Dealers Association of America.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art students -- Kansas -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.stclai94
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw996891055-1855-45ef-b407-7ff20e4a8cf2
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-stclai94
Online Media:

Ken Ferguson papers, 1978-2004

Creator:
Ferguson, Ken, 1928-2004  Search this
Subject:
Takamori, Akio  Search this
Archie Bray Foundation  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Video recordings
Citation:
Ken Ferguson papers, 1978-2004. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
American studio craft movement  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)22090
AAA_collcode_ferguken
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_22090

Ken Ferguson papers

Creator:
Ferguson, Ken, 1928-2004  Search this
Names:
Archie Bray Foundation  Search this
Takamori, Akio, 1950-  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Video recordings
Date:
1978-2004
Scope and Contents:
The Ken Ferguson papers measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1978-2004. Included is correspondence primarily with peers and students in the field of ceramics, including prominent artists such as Akio Takamori; two sketchbooks that provide key insights into the development of Ferguson's hallmark forms and vessels; and a memorial video.
Biographical / Historical:
Ken Ferguson (1928-2004) was a ceramicist and teacher in Shawnee Mission, Kansas. He served in prominent positions in his field, including manager of the Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts and Head of the Ceramics Department at Kansas City Institute of Art.
Provenance:
Donated in 2021 by Gertrude Ferguson, Ken Ferguson's widow.
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:
Ceramicists -- Kansas  Search this
Topic:
American studio craft movement  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Video recordings
Identifier:
AAA.ferguken
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9586fc830-0265-4416-bc3b-8bbf2d18efba
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ferguken

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