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Oral history interview with Nathan Oliveira

Interviewee:
Oliveira, Nathan, 1928-2010  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
Albright, Ivan, 1897-1983  Search this
Beckmann, Max, 1884-1950  Search this
Bengston, Billy Al  Search this
Boyle, Keith  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard, 1922-1993  Search this
Jackson, Martha Kellogg  Search this
Oldfield, Otis, 1890-1969  Search this
Extent:
92 Pages (Transcript, 1978-1980 sessions)
28 Pages (Transcript 1981 session)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1978 Aug. 9-1981 Dec. 29
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Nathan Oliveira conducted 1978 Aug. 9-1981 Dec. 29, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
Oliveira speaks of his family background and ancestry; his childhood; his education; the development of his interest in art; working as a bookbinder; his inspirations from the old masters; studying with Max Beckmann and Otis Oldfield; his U.S. Army service; working with Richard Diebenkorn; getting established in galleries as a printmaker; teaching printmaking; his European travels; living in Illinois and its effect on his career; moving to California; and meeting and working with Martha Jackson. He recalls Billy Al Bengston, Ivan Albright, and Willem de Kooning, and discusses de Kooning's influence on him.
Oliveira also speaks of subject matter in his paintings, and his departure from and his later return to the human figure; the relationship between artist and model; the importance and persistence of the figurative tradition in American art; artists he admires. He recalls Keith Boyle and Frank Lobdell.
Biographical / Historical:
Nathan Oliveira (1928-2010) was a painter, printmaker, and sculptor from Stanford, Calif.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound tape reels and 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hrs., 39 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are 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.
Restrictions:
1978-1980 session; transcript: Transcript available on microfilm.
Occupation:
Artists' models  Search this
Topic:
Figurative art  Search this
Printmakers -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Artists' models -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.olivei78
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw973f41c6a-7f70-45ec-a356-536ec0195244
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-olivei78
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Oral history interview with Ruth Armer

Interviewee:
Armer, Ruth, 1896-1977  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Bellows, George, 1882-1925  Search this
Henri, Robert, 1865-1929  Search this
Sloan, John, 1871-1951  Search this
Stein, Leo, 1872-1947  Search this
Weber, Max, 1881-1961  Search this
Extent:
39 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1974 August 14
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Ruth Armer conducted 1974 August 14, by Paul J. Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art. Armer speaks of her early interest in art; her education; moving to New York City in 1918; studying at the Art Students League under John Sloan, Robert Henri and George Bellows and the influences of Leo Stein and Max Weber. She discusses her early work in portrait painting; returning to San Francisco and working as a commercial artist; problems facing women artists in the 1930s; becoming a teacher; and her opinions of San Francisco art.
Biographical / Historical:
Ruth Armer (1896-1977) was a painter and art collector from San Francisco, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 39 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are 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.
Restrictions:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Collectors  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.armer74
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw998ed8042-a28d-4d3a-9418-5742d7ef5c02
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-armer74
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Oral history interview with John Held, Jr

Interviewee:
Held, John, 1947-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Extent:
9 Items (Sound recording: 9 sound files (5 hr., 4 min.), digital, wav)
131 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2017 September 28-October 3
Scope and Contents:
An interview with John Held, Jr. conducted 2017 September 28 and October 3, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, at Karlstrom's home in San Francisco, California.
Biographical / Historical:
John Held (1947-) is a rubberstamp artist, participant in the international mail art network, activist, performance artist, collector of mail art, and a fine arts librarian in San Francisco, California. Interviewer Paul Karlstrom (1941-) is a writer and art historian in San Francisco, California.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds the papers of John Held.
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:
Librarians -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Mail art  Search this
Political activists -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Performance artists -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Rubber stamps  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.held17
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9343bff02-f7f7-46a6-9fdc-38a3e7c575ca
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-held17
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Leo Holub papers

Creator:
Holub, Leo, 1916-2010  Search this
Names:
Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984  Search this
Held, John, 1947- -- Photographs  Search this
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Ruscha, Edward -- Photographs  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Linear feet
1 Linear foot (Addition)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1936-2001
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material, letters, postcards, notebooks, photographs, and printed material, document Holub's career as a photographer and his association with Ansel Adams.
125 study/work prints related to the book "Leo Holub: Photographer," 1981 and printed material, including a review of the book, and biographical information on Holub; two Chouinard Art Institute Catalogs (c. 1936-1939), four black and white photographs, one color photograph of Ed Ruscha, Paul Karlstrom, and John Held, Jr. (b. 1947) in Tom Marioni's studio (2001).
ADDITION: Seven notebooks of letters, postcards, and photographs (1960s-1980) from Ansel Adams and others and those concerning Adams' exhibition Elequent Light at the M.H. de Young Museum, San Francisco (1963) and book, "An Introduction to Hawaii," by Adams and Edward Joesting (1964). Found are photographs taken by Holub, including b&w (8"x10") photographs of the Adams' opening of the de Young exhibition, and ten packets of photographs of Adams at various sites and venues from the 1960s to 1982, and one packet of photos and cards from his wife, Virginia Best Adams (1904-2000).
Biographical / Historical:
Photographer, educator; San Francisco, Calif. Leo Holub (b. 1916) began his studies at the Art Institute of Chicago (1936-1937) and at the California School of Fine Arts (now San Francisco Art Institute) (1938-1940). From 1946-1956, he worked with the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, the Planning Department, and the Housing Authority, and with the regional study for the Bay Area Rapid Transit. He returned to the CSFA to teach objective drawing (1956-1958). By 1960 he joined the Stanford University Planning Office as a senior planner and in 1969 created the studio photography courses for the Art Department. His work as a professional photographer began that year, over twenty years after his first encounter with Ansel Adams (1902-1984) at his Yosemite workshop in 1948. He attended another of Adams' Yosemite workshop in 1955 and also studied with photographer Imogen Cunningham (1883-1976), a personal advisor and friend for over forty years.
Provenance:
Donated 2001-2003 by Leo Holub. Additions are expected.
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.
Occupation:
Photographers -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.holuleo
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a72ba805-89a3-4397-a1f1-3cc463ccb4c7
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-holuleo

Oral history interview with Beatrice Wood, 1976 August 26

Interviewee:
Wood, Beatrice, 1893-1998  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Beatrice Wood, 1976 August 26. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Women ceramicists  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12423
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213209
AAA_collcode_wood76
Theme:
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213209

Oral history interview with Viola Frey, 1995 Feb. 27-June 19

Interviewee:
Frey, Viola, 1933-2004  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
Women in the Arts in Southern California Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Viola Frey, 1995 Feb. 27-June 19. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Women ceramicists  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12554
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215850
AAA_collcode_frey95
Theme:
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215850
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Oral history interview with Richard Shaw [videorecording], 1998 April 3 and 6

Interviewee:
Shaw, Richard Blake, 1941 Sept. 12-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
Braunstein, Ruth  Search this
Chanco, Pauletta  Search this
Hudson, Robert  Search this
Melchert, Jim  Search this
Braunstein/Quay Gallery  Search this
San Francisco Art Institute  Search this
Archives of American Art  Search this
Type:
Video recordings
Interviews
Place:
San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Richard Shaw [videorecording], 1998 April 3 and 6. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Ceramics  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13046
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216429
AAA_collcode_shaw98
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216429

Oral history interview with Michael and Magdalena Suarez Frimkess, 2001 March 8-April 17

Interviewee:
Frimkess, Michael, 1937-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
Frimkess, Magdalena Suarez  Search this
Rosen, Clara  Search this
Voulkos, Peter  Search this
Clay Art Center  Search this
University of California, Berkeley. Department of Art  Search this
Otis Art Institute  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Michael and Magdalena Suarez Frimkess, 2001 March 8-April 17. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching -- Chile  Search this
Potters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Ceramicists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13128
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)226187
AAA_collcode_frimke01
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_226187
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Viola Frey

Interviewee:
Frey, Viola, 1933-2004  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Creator:
Women in the Arts in Southern California Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Women in the Arts in Southern California Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
5 Sound cassettes (Sound recording (5 hrs.), analog)
126 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1995 Feb. 27-June 19
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Viola Frey conducted 1995 Feb. 27-1995 June 19, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, Women in the Arts in Southern California Oral History Project, at the artist's studio, in Oakland, Calif.
FEB. 27, 1995 SESSION: Family background in the Midwest; Huguenot ancestry; importance of grandmother in her life; living in Central Valley, Calif.; father's collecting junk; early plans to become a writer; declining her acceptance to UC Berkeley and attending community college to study art; attending California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, majoring in ceramics; winning a first prize at City of Paris contest; attending Tulane University; moving to New York; working at the Museum of Modern Art; returning to San Francisco in 1960 and community there. She recalls Richard Diebenkorn, Mark Rothko, Peter Voulkos, and Robert Arneson.
MAY 15, 1995 SESSION: Influence of Robert Arneson; comparison of her work to Voulkos, Arneson and Manuel Neri; effect of gender on art subjects; Frey's theme of man in suit as power to do good or bad; interest in archeology; influence of National Geographic magazine on her work, especially as a source for images of grandmothers; production of her large-scale ceramic sculpture; her preference for electric kiln; modular production; studio spaces in Oakland and San Francisco and effect of varying light; working on a piece over a long period of time, which is unusual for sculpture; and the importance of space in the creation of work.
JUNE 19, 1995 SESSION: Influence of television and radio; attitude toward Japanese-influenced ceramics; use of color; overglaze painting; china painting in France; relationships between her figure drawing and sculpture; New York period; funk; plate art; autobiographical and personal qualities in her work; move from house to studio; personal relationship with Charles Fiske; her private art library; interest in artist's monographs; social life; image of man in suit; influence of AIDS in her work; art-brute; and response to critics Donald Kuspit and Susan Larsen.
Biographical / Historical:
Viola Frey (1933-2004) was a ceramist and sculptor of Oakland, Calif.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History, 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 Margery and Harry Kahn Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Communal Fund of New York.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- California -- Oakland  Search this
Ceramicists -- California -- Oakland  Search this
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Women ceramicists  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.frey95
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9db9c412d-25d6-496d-a6a5-de26a0eb82d9
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-frey95
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Oral history interview with Michael and Magdalena Suarez Frimkess

Interviewee:
Frimkess, Michael, 1937-  Search this
Frimkess, Magdalena Suarez  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
Clay Art Center -- Students  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Otis Art Institute -- Faculty  Search this
Otis Art Institute -- Students  Search this
University of California, Berkeley. Department of Art -- Students.  Search this
Rosen, Clara  Search this
Voulkos, Peter, 1924-2002  Search this
Extent:
83 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2001 March 8-April 17
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Michael Frimkess and his wife, Magdalena Suarez Frimkess, conducted 2001 March 3-April 17, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in the Frimkesses' studio/home, Venice, California.
Frimkess speaks of his early life in East Los Angeles, growing up in a multi-ethnic neighborhood, and later moving with his family to Hollywood; his interest in modeling figures beginning at age 3; studying with Peter Voulkos at Otis Art Institute beginning in 1955; his animation for United Productions of America, where he worked on Mr. Magoo as an "in-betweener"; his drug use; playing the saxophone and his goal to "blow" like Charlie Parker; Voulkos's "pot shop" at Otis; following Voulkos to the University of California at Berkeley to learn bronze casting; and Vouklos's teaching methods. Frimkess also discusses his interest in classical Greek and Chinese proportions and simplicity of design in his ceramics; how playing music has helped him to be more ambidextrous and develop dry throwing; Clara Rosen as a mentor; his spiritual connection to other dimensions when throwing; his isolation from the craft community because of his multiple sclerosis and the controversy over his technique; the article he wrote "The Importance of Being Classical" (Craft Horizons, March/April 1966) and its impact on his career; Super Mud and other conferences; using his ceramics to express his political ideas about America as a melting pot; his imagery; plans for his upcoming exhibition in Korea; and his lack of production over the past 20 years. Michael Frimkess recalls Paul Soldner, Michael Cardew, Ken Price, Garth Clark, James Melchert, Ron Nagel, Richard Shaw, and others. There is also a discussion with his wife Magdalena including such topics as her childhood in an orphanage in Caracas, Venezuela, where she began painting; her studies in Chile with artists Sewell Semen, Norman Calber, and Paul Harris; her scholarship to the Clay Art Center in Port Chester, N.Y., in 1963; meeting Michael at the Clay Art Center and their relationship; their financial difficulties; setting up joint studio in which he threw pots and she glazed them; Michael's lack of participation in the craft community; and the state of his health.
Magdalena Frimkess also provided another informed perspective on the events described by her husband.
Biographical / Historical:
Michael Frimkess (1937- ) is a ceramist from Venice, California. Magdalena Frimkess is a ceramist from Venice, California. Paul J. Karlstrom is the director of the West Coast Resource Center, Archives of American Art, San Marino, California. Michael Frimkess was a leading innovator of the California fine art clay movement that grew up around Peter Voulkos and his "pot shop" at the Otis Art Institute. An element that distinguished the vessels that made Michael Frimkess's reputation was the surface decoration based on popular culture and a Pop Art sensibility. This signature style, consisting of small figures mimicking classical or pre-Columbian friezes, was further developed by Frimkess's wife Magdalena (Suarez Frimkess) who eventually, as Michael's multiple sclerosis progressed, did most of the painting of the vessels.
Magdalena was born in Venezuela and was sent to an orphanage at age 7, when her mother died and her father was unable to support her. Later she moved to Chile where her two children were born. When she was offered a fellowship to the Clay Art Center in New York her companion told her she would have to choose between that and him and the children. She reluctantly chose art, but kept up with her offspring who eventually moved to California. Her sculpture career was to a large extent subsumed after she met and married Michael Frimkess.
General:
Originally recorded on 6 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 12 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hr., 2 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:
Art -- Study and teaching -- Chile  Search this
Potters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Ceramicists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.frimke01
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90b4f4424-8f3e-433d-a868-3150ad81b171
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-frimke01
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Oral history interview with Beatrice Wood

Interviewee:
Wood, Beatrice  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Extent:
53 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1976 August 26
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Beatrice Wood conducted 1976 August 26, by Paul Karlstrom for the Archives of American Art. Wood speaks of her early friendship with Marcel Duchamp, H. P. Roche, the Arensbergs, and others in New York; of her publication of the "Blind Man" in 1917; her subsequent move to Hollywood; and her career as a ceramicist in Southern California.
Biographical / Historical:
Beatrice Wood (1893-1998) was a ceramist from Ojai, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 10 min.
Provenance:
This interview is 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.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Ceramicists -- California  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Women ceramicists  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.wood76
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f53ba7fe-8b09-4832-a8fd-369dc9018bdd
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wood76
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Richard Shaw [videorecording]

Interviewee:
Shaw, Richard, 1941 Sept. 12-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
Braunstein/Quay Gallery  Search this
San Francisco Art Institute -- Students.  Search this
Braunstein, Ruth, 1923-  Search this
Chanco, Pauletta, 1959-  Search this
Hudson, Robert, 1938-  Search this
Melchert, Jim, 1930-  Search this
Extent:
12 Items (Master: 12 videocassettes (Beta) (30 min. each), sd., col., 1/2 in.)
12 Items (Duplicate: 12 videocassettes (30 min. each) (VHS), sd., col., 1/2 in.)
1 Item (Edited version: "Richard Shaw : Love of the Common Object": 1 videocassette (60 min.) (Beta), sd., col., 1/2 in.)
1 Videocassettes (VHS) (Edited version: "Richard Shaw: Love of the Common Object" (10 min.), sd., col., 1/2 in.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Videocassettes (vhs)
Video recordings
Interviews
Place:
San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)
Date:
1998 April 3 and 6
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Richard Shaw conducted 1998 April 3 and6, by Paul J. Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, at Shaw's home and studio, Fairfax, California, and at the Quay Gallery, San Francisco, California.
The interview covers the development of Shaw's career, life, and art. The first session took place in Shaw's studio and introduces his living and working environment. Shown is a step-by-step technical demonstration of Shaw creating his trompe l'oeil ceramic pieces. Shaw discusses his family background, values, his choice of a semi-rural environment of Marin County in which to live; bohemianism; connections with the counter-culture of northern California; relationships with other artists and friends and their importance to the development of his ideas and creativity; the differences in art communities of northern and southern California and the East and West coasts; experiences at the San Francisco Art Institute and instructors there which influenced him, as well as the influences of San Francisco in general. He described his illusionism, alchemy of technique, and his artistic philosophy and goals in his art. The second session took place at the Braunstein/Quay Gallery where a Shaw exhibit was then on display. The interview focused on his work, their meaning, and the evolution of ideas and expressions; his collaboration with Robert Hudson; the idea of a broader collaboration in the Bay Area over the years, especially in the 1960s, and the changes since then; and Shaw's reflections on the importance of ceramics in Bay Area art, his role, and direction for the future. The video was directed by David Bolt, the cameraman was Robert Boudreaux, and sound technician was William Steffanacci. In addition to Shaw, other participants include Shaw's wife, Martha; Ruth Braunstein, owner of the Braunstein/Quay Gallery; Pauletta Chanco, painter and former student; and James Melchert, sculptor and art administrator.
Biographical / Historical:
Richard Shaw (1941- ) is a ceramicist and sculptor from the San Francisco Bay Area, California.
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:
For information on how to access this interview contact Reference Services.
Occupation:
Ceramicists -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area  Search this
Topic:
Ceramics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.shaw98
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw982e72bf5-f6e7-469b-ab87-547ca0d4e70b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-shaw98

Oral history interview with Bruce Conner, 1974 August 12

Interviewee:
Conner, Bruce, 1933-2008  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Bruce Conner, 1974 August 12. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Filmmakers -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12989
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212116
AAA_collcode_conner74
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212116

Oral history interview with Bruce Conner, 1974 March 29

Interviewee:
Conner, Bruce, 1933-2008  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
Guilbaut, Serge  Search this
Berman, Wallace  Search this
DeFeo, Jay  Search this
Ginsberg, Allen  Search this
Hedrick, Wally  Search this
Kienholz, Edward  Search this
McClure, Michael  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Bruce Conner, 1974 March 29. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Beat generation  Search this
Bohemianism -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Experimental films  Search this
Filmmakers -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13116
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212117
AAA_collcode_conner74mar
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212117
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Oral history interview with Edward Ruscha, 1980 October 29-1981 October 2

Interviewee:
Ruscha, Edward, 1937-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Edward Ruscha, 1980 October 29-1981 October 2. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Pop art  Search this
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12887
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212272
AAA_collcode_ruscha80
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212272
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Oral history interview with Jay DeFeo, 1975 June 3-1976 January 23

Interviewee:
DeFeo, Jay, 1929-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
Conner, Bruce  Search this
Francis, Sam  Search this
Gechtoff, Sonia  Search this
Hopps, Walter  Search this
Martin, Fred  Search this
University of California, Berkeley  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Jay DeFeo, 1975 June 3-1976 January 23. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women photographers  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13246
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212276
AAA_collcode_defeo75
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212276
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Oral history interview with Fletcher Benton, 1989 May 2-4

Interviewee:
Benton, Fletcher Chapman, 1931-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
McLaughlin, John  Search this
Brown, Joan  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Fletcher Benton, 1989 May 2-4. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Kinetic sculpture, American. -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12535
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212473
AAA_collcode_benton89
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212473
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Oral history interview with Wally Hedrick, 1974 June 10-24

Interviewee:
Hedrick, Wally, 1928-2003  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Wally Hedrick, 1974 June 10-24. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12869
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212719
AAA_collcode_hedric74
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212719

Oral history interview with Robert Emory Johnson, 1975 Mar. 14

Interviewee:
Johnson, Robert E. (Robert Emory), 1932-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Robert Emory Johnson, 1975 Mar. 14. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Arts administrators -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12713
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212751
AAA_collcode_johnso75
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212751
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Oral history interview with Louis Siegriest, 1975 April 5

Interviewee:
Siegriest, 1899-1989  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
Oliveira, Nathan, 1928-2010  Search this
Howard, Robert Boardman  Search this
Van Sloun, Frank J.  Search this
Armer, Ruth  Search this
Von Eichman, Bernard J.  Search this
Randolph, Lee F.  Search this
Macky, Constance L.  Search this
Nahl, Perham Wilhelm  Search this
Dixon, Maynard  Search this
Martinez, Xavier  Search this
Piazzoni, Gottardo  Search this
Scheyer, Galka E.  Search this
Clapp, William Henry  Search this
Gay, August Franc̜ois  Search this
Stackpole, Ralph  Search this
Wores, Theodore  Search this
Gile, Selden Connor  Search this
St. John, Terry  Search this
Gaw, William A.  Search this
Oldfield, Otis  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Logan, Maurice  Search this
Price, C. S. (Clayton S.)  Search this
Still, Clyfford  Search this
Hagemeyer, Johan  Search this
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard  Search this
Graves, Morris  Search this
Bischoff, Elmer  Search this
Lobdell, Frank  Search this
Park, David  Search this
Winkler, John William  Search this
del Mue, Maurice  Search this
Cox, Willard  Search this
Hughes, Louis  Search this
Stoddart, Edna  Search this
Society of Six  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Louis Siegriest, 1975 April 5. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13217
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213092
AAA_collcode_siegri75
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213092
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