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Knodel, Gerhardt

Collection Creator:
Sybaris Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 28
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1988-2000
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.
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:
Sybaris Gallery Records, 1966-2010. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Sybaris Gallery records
Sybaris Gallery records / Series 2: Artist Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw967b472d1-e739-4a1d-8905-f53c143d7ed5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-sybagall-ref164

Oral history interview with Walter Nottingham, 2002 July 14-18

Interviewee:
Nottingham, Walter, 1930-2012  Search this
Interviewer:
Owen, Carol, 1936-  Search this
Subject:
Constantine, Mildred  Search this
Crane, Jim  Search this
Drutt, Helen Williams  Search this
Johnson, Meda  Search this
Kaufman, Glen  Search this
Knodel, Gerhardt  Search this
Larsen, Jack Lenor  Search this
Moran, Lois  Search this
Merritt, Francis Sumner  Search this
Miller, Don  Search this
Nordness, Lee  Search this
Nottingham, Karron  Search this
Penning, Pauline  Search this
Ross, Shelley  Search this
Rossbach, Ed  Search this
Strengell, Marianne  Search this
Catholic Church  Search this
Cranbrook Academy of Art  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
St. Cloud State University  Search this
United States  Search this
University of Wisconsin--River Falls  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Mexico City (Mexico) -- Description and travel
Topic:
Art -- Technique  Search this
Crocheting  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Fiber artists -- Hawaii -- Interviews  Search this
Weavers -- Hawaii -- Interviews  Search this
Weaving  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12090
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)238990
AAA_collcode_nottin02
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_238990
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Walter Nottingham

Interviewee:
Nottingham, Walter, 1930-2012  Search this
Interviewer:
Owen, Carol, 1936-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Catholic Church  Search this
Cranbrook Academy of Art -- Students  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
St. Cloud State University -- Students  Search this
United States -- Montgomery G.I. Bill  Search this
University of Wisconsin--River Falls -- Faculty  Search this
Constantine, Mildred  Search this
Crane, Jim  Search this
Drutt, Helen Williams  Search this
Johnson, Meda  Search this
Kaufman, Glen  Search this
Knodel, Gerhardt  Search this
Larsen, Jack Lenor  Search this
Merritt, Francis Sumner, 1913-2000  Search this
Miller, Don  Search this
Moran, Lois  Search this
Nordness, Lee  Search this
Nottingham, Karron  Search this
Penning, Pauline  Search this
Ross, Shelley  Search this
Rossbach, Ed  Search this
Strengell, Marianne, 1909-1998  Search this
Extent:
29 Pages (Transcript)
4 Items (Sound recording: 4 sound files (1 hr., 41 min.), digital, wav)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Mexico City (Mexico) -- description and travel
Date:
2002 July 14-18
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Walter Nottingham conducted 2002 July 14-18, by Carol Owen, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at the studios of Idyllwild Arts, in Idyllwild, California. Nottingham speaks of his enthusiasm for basketball; being an altar boy and, as such, surrounded by beautiful fabrics at an early age; attending St. Cloud State University on the GI Bill; his teachers Jim Crane and Pauline Penning; serving as an art consultant for public schools in Jackson, Michigan; the lasting influence of an exhibition of battle flags at the Metropolitan Museum; articulating aging and decay through self-taught weaving; developing a fiber art program at University of Wisconsin, River Falls; attending Cranbrook Academy of Art and working with Glen Kaufman and Meda Johnson. He discusses specific works including his "Yahooties", that combine both his grandmother's and mother's crochet work; his trip to Mexico City on a National Endowment for the Arts grant in 1974; forming the company Off the Wall with his eldest daughter Karron and their decorative design commissions; the influence of his Catholic upbringing, oriental philosophy, and spirituality in his work; and techniques and materials. Nottingham recalls Shelly Ross, Helen Drutt, Francis Merritt, Don Miller, Lois Moran, Jack Lenor Larsen, Marianne Strengell, Mildred Constantine, Gerhardt Knodel, Lee Nordness, Ed Rossbach, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Walter Nottingham (1930-2012) is a fiber artist from Hilo, Hawaii. Carol Owen is a fiber artist from Pittsboro, North Carolina.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 41 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:
Weavers -- Wisconsin -- Interviews  Search this
Self-taught artists  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Technique  Search this
Crocheting  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Fiber artists -- Hawaii -- Interviews  Search this
Weavers -- Hawaii -- Interviews  Search this
Weaving  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.nottin02
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93e03a8ff-6563-405b-8f81-0532a2e21dfd
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-nottin02
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Lenore Tawney letter to Toshiko Takaezu

Creator:
Tawney, Lenore, 1907-2007  Search this
Takaezu, Toshiko, 1922-2011  Search this
Subject:
Knodel, Gerhardt  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
6 July 1983
Topic:
Asian American artists  Search this
Celebrations  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Openings (events)  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8578
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Toshiko Takaezu papers, circa 1925-circa 2010
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8578
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Gerhardt Knodel, 2004 August 3

Interviewee:
Knodel, Gerhardt, 1940-  Search this
Interviewer:
Adamson, Glenn, 1972-  Search this
Subject:
Abakanowicz, Magdalena  Search this
Albers, Anni  Search this
Al-Hilali, Neda  Search this
Andreson, Laura  Search this
Christo  Search this
Hicks, Sheila  Search this
Kester, Bernard  Search this
Larsen, Jack Lenor  Search this
Leland, Mary Jane  Search this
Smith, Kiki  Search this
Tawney, Lenore  Search this
Zeisler, Claire  Search this
Cranbrook Academy of Art  Search this
Los Angeles City College  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
University of California, Los Angeles  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
California -- Los Angeles -- Description and travel
Michigan -- Description and travel
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Textile crafts -- Study and teaching  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12740
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)249179
AAA_collcode_knodel04
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_249179
Online Media:

Gerhardt Knodel lecture, The Spirit of Collaboration, 1987

Creator:
Knodel, Gerhardt, 1940-  Search this
Subject:
Surface Design Association (U.S.)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)21659
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)398086
AAA_collcode_knodgerh
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_398086

Maquette for Sky Ribbons: an Oklahoma Tribute

Artist:
Gerhardt Knodel, born Milwaukee, WI 1940  Search this
Medium:
mixed media: painted and welded brass, plastic, cotton, tinsel, nylon and paperboard
Dimensions:
25 1/2 x 20 1/2 x 15 in. (64.8 x 52.2 x 38 cm)
Type:
Sculpture-Maquette
Date:
1978
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Study\sculpture model  Search this
General Services Administration\Art-in-Architecture Program  Search this
Architecture\monument  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the General Services Administration
Object number:
1980.49.7
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk74a190337-28a8-4c74-ab9b-8e3c56cad3b7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1980.49.7

Oral history interview with Gerhardt Knodel

Interviewee:
Knodel, Gerhardt  Search this
Interviewer:
Adamson, Glenn  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Cranbrook Academy of Art -- Faculty  Search this
Los Angeles City College -- Students  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
University of California, Los Angeles -- Students  Search this
Abakanowicz, Magdalena  Search this
Al-Hilali, Neda, 1938-  Search this
Albers, Anni  Search this
Andreson, Laura  Search this
Christo, 1935-  Search this
Hicks, Sheila, 1934-  Search this
Kester, Bernard  Search this
Larsen, Jack Lenor  Search this
Leland, Mary Jane  Search this
Smith, Kiki, 1954-  Search this
Tawney, Lenore  Search this
Zeisler, Claire, 1903-1991  Search this
Extent:
7 Items (Sound recording: 7 sound files (5 hr., 23 min.), digital, wav)
77 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
California -- Los Angeles -- Description and Travel
Michigan -- Description and Travel
Date:
2004 August 3
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Gerhardt Knodel conducted 2004 August 3, by Glenn Adamson, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
Knodel speaks of his German heritage; his parents each immigrating to Los Angeles; growing up in Los Angeles and being part of the German community; his father building houses; the influence of his childhood environment on his artwork; taking art classes in school; participating in theater and set design; studying art at Los Angeles City College; collecting textiles; transferring to UCLA; teaching high school art; the influence of Abstract Expressionism on his early work; quitting teaching and studying fiber arts at University of California, Long Beach; traveling to numerous countries, and their influence on his artwork; researching and lecturing on fabric as environment; how the fiber art movement has evolved and changed; early exhibitions and the need for more venues; the fiber art community in the 1960s and 70s; the importance of University art programs; moving to Michigan and teaching at Cranbrook; the importance of scale and context in his work; making large scale pieces to fit within an architectural space; working on commission for public projects; working with the community in Pontiac, Michigan on a commissioned piece; the influence of the history of textiles; being director of the Cranbrook Academy of Art; putting figures on to textiles; the decline of the fiber art movement; and the benefits of schools such as Cranbrook. Knodel also recalls Bernard Kester, Mary Jane Leland, Laura Andreson, Anni Albers, Sheila Hicks, Neda Al-Hilali, Lenore Tawney, Claire Zeisler, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Jack Lenor Larsen, Christo, Kiki Smith, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Gerhardt Knodel (1940-) is a fiber artist from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Glenn Adamson is a curator and, art historian from Wisconsin.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hr., 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.
Occupation:
Fiber artists -- California  Search this
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Textile crafts -- Study and teaching  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.knodel04
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw999d0091b-59dd-4fd8-88ba-b3b708f0d003
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-knodel04
Online Media:

Gerhardt Knodel lecture, The Spirit of Collaboration

Creator:
Knodel, Gerhardt  Search this
Names:
Surface Design Association (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1987
Scope and Contents:
A transcript, 23 pages, of Knodel's lecture, "The Spirit of Collaboration," delivered during the Surface Design Association Conference, Kansas City, Missouri, March 1987.
Biographical / Historical:
Gerhardt Knodel (1940-) is a fiber artist from Bloomfield, Mich. Knodel taught at the Cranbrook Academy of Art.
Related Materials:
Also in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview of Gerhardt Knodel conducted August 3, 2004, by Glenn Adamson.
Provenance:
Donated 2004 by Gerhardt Knodel.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Fiber artists -- Michigan -- Bloomfield Hills  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.knodgerh
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a438d0af-1900-48d4-82eb-1d478cc92ed6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-knodgerh

Fibers : national invitational exhibition

Author:
Davis, Lenore  Search this
Riis, Jon  Search this
Rossbach, Ed  Search this
Deveney, Wayne 1949-  Search this
Goo, Gwen-Lin  Search this
Goodman, Ron 1941-  Search this
Hicks, Sheila 1934-  Search this
Kaufman, Glen  Search this
Knodel, Gerhardt  Search this
Kovacs, Rudy 1950-  Search this
Belk Art Gallery  Search this
East Carolina University  Search this
Agnes Scott College  Search this
Subject:
Davis, Lenore  Search this
Riis, Jon  Search this
Rossbach, Ed  Search this
Deveney, Wayne 1949-  Search this
Goo, Gwen-Lin  Search this
Goodman, Ron 1941-  Search this
Hicks, Sheila 1934-  Search this
Kaufman, Glen  Search this
Knodel, Gerhardt  Search this
Kovacs, Rudy 1950-  Search this
Physical description:
21 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogues
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
United States
Date:
1977
[1977]
Topic:
Fiberwork  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1026991

Maquette for Sky Ribbons: an Oklahoma Tribute, (sculpture)

Title:
Sky Ribbons, (sculpture)
Maquette for an Oklahoma Tribute, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Knodel, Gerhardt 1940-  Search this
Medium:
Welded and painted brass, plastic, nylon and paperboard
Type:
Sculptures-Model
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th & G Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 1980.49.7
Date:
1978
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Study--Maquette  Search this
Allegory--Place--Oklahoma  Search this
Control number:
IAS 08580855
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_112811

California Fibers 25th anniversary exhibition / California Fibers

Title:
California Fibers twenty-fifth anniversary exhibition
25th anniversary exhibition
Twenty-fifth anniversary exhibition
Author:
Knodel, Gerhardt  Search this
California Fibers  Search this
Downey Museum of Art (Downey, Calif.)  Search this
Lyceum Theater Gallery (San Diego, Calif.)  Search this
Physical description:
[36] cards in box : ill. ; 13 x 16 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1995
1995]
20th century
Topic:
Fiberwork  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Call number:
N6494.F47 C35 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_630050

Three decades of contemporary art : the Dr. John & Rose M. Shuey collection / introduction, Gregory Wittkopp ; preface, Gerhardt Knodel

Title:
3 decades of contemporary art
Author:
Wittkopp, Gregory  Search this
Knodel, Gerhardt  Search this
Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Shuey, John Art collections  Search this
Shuey, Rose M Art collections  Search this
Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum  Search this
Physical description:
112 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), ports. ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2001
C2001
20th century
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Call number:
N518.B42 T47 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_682454

Haystack Institute 1993

Author:
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts  Search this
Knodel, Gerhardt  Search this
Dunas, Michael  Search this
Bodine, Sarah  Search this
Physical description:
19 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1993
[1993]
Topic:
Handicraft  Search this
Call number:
TT145 .H397 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_494976

Gerhardt Knodel makes places to be : June 1980 to November 1982

Author:
Knodel, Gerhardt  Search this
Subject:
Knodel, Gerhardt  Search this
Cranbrook Academy of Art  Search this
Physical description:
61 p.: ill. (some col.); 23 x 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1982
1982]
Topic:
Fiberwork  Search this
Textile crafts  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.K72 C8
N6494.F47 K72
N40.1.K72C8
N6494.F47K72
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_163642

What if textiles : the art of Gerhardt Knodel / contributions by Janet Koplos, Shelley Selim, Douglas Dawson, Rebecca A.T. Stevens, and Gerhardt Knodel

Author:
Koplos, Janet  Search this
Selim, Shelley  Search this
Dawson, Douglas  Search this
Stevens, Rebecca A. T  Search this
Knodel, Gerhardt  Search this
Subject:
Knodel, Gerhardt  Search this
Physical description:
213 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
United States
Date:
2015
Topic:
Fiberwork  Search this
Installations (Art)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1061662

Free Fall, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Knodel, Gerhardt 1940-  Search this
Medium:
Metallic fiber and stainless steel
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Detroit Plaza Hotel Atrium, Renaissance Center Detroit Michigan
Date:
1977
Topic:
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
Control number:
IAS 87840004
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_298865

Souvenir, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Knodel, Gerhardt 1940-  Search this
Medium:
Cotton, twill tape, paint, Mylar and metallic gimp
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Milwaukee Art Museum 750 North Lincoln Memorial Drive Milwaukee Wisconsin 53202 Accession Number: M1988.141
Date:
1982
Topic:
Allegory--Other--Memory  Search this
Control number:
IAS 58100178
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_29564

Gulf Stream, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Knodel, Gerhardt 1940-  Search this
Medium:
Wool, Mylar, fabric, aluminum rods & steel cable
Type:
Sculptures-Stabile
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
University of Houston Library Houston Texas 77204-4891
Date:
Installed spring, 1977
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 64980006
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_29653

Sky Court, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Knodel, Gerhardt 1940-  Search this
Medium:
Mylar plastic and wool fibers
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Xerox Foundation Stamford Connecticut 06904
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 75002118
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_4039

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