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Interview with Gabriel Kohn

Creator:
Kohn, Gabriel, 1910-1975  Search this
Citron, Casper, 1919-2002  Search this
Kohn, Gabriel, 1910-1975  Search this
Subject:
Castelli, Nina  Search this
Kohn, Gabriel  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1959 March 9
Topic:
Sculpting  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)16076
See more items in:
Leo Castelli Gallery records, circa 1880-2000, bulk 1957-1999
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_16076

Oral history interview with Peter Agostini

Interviewee:
Agostini, Peter  Search this
Interviewer:
Roberts, Colette, 1910-  Search this
Names:
Columbia University -- Faculty  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Bontecou, Lee, 1931-  Search this
Chamberlain, John, 1927-2011  Search this
Chryssa, 1933-2013  Search this
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Cézanne, Paul, 1839-1906  Search this
De Chirico, Giorgio, 1888-  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997  Search this
Demuth, Charles, 1883-1935  Search this
Di Suvero, Mark, 1933-  Search this
Dove, Arthur Garfield, 1880-1946  Search this
Dubuffet, Jean, 1901-1985  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968  Search this
Ferber, Herbert, 1906-1991  Search this
Flannagan, John Bernard, 1895?-1942  Search this
Giacometti, Alberto, 1901-1966  Search this
Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994  Search this
Hague, Raoul, 1905-1993  Search this
Hare, David, 1917-1992  Search this
Hartley, Marsden, 1877-1943  Search this
Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967  Search this
Judd, Donald, 1928-1994  Search this
Kaprow, Allan  Search this
Kienholz, Edward, 1927-  Search this
Kline, Franz, 1910-1962  Search this
Kohn, Gabriel, 1910-1975  Search this
Kolbe, Georg, 1877-1947  Search this
La Tour, Onya, 1896-1976  Search this
Lachaise, Gaston, 1882-1935  Search this
Lassaw, Ibram, 1913-2003  Search this
Lippold, Richard, 1915-2002  Search this
Lipton, Seymour, 1903-1986  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, 1890-1973  Search this
Maillol, Aristide, 1861-1944  Search this
Manship, Paul, 1885-1966  Search this
Marca-Relli, Conrad, 1913-2000  Search this
Marin, John, 1870-1953  Search this
Marisol, 1930-2016  Search this
Matisse, Henri, 1869-1954  Search this
Melville, Herman, 1819-1891  Search this
Mondrian, Piet, 1872-1944  Search this
Morris, Robert, 1931-2018  Search this
Nakian, Reuben, 1897-1986  Search this
Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia , 1887-1986  Search this
Oldenburg, Claes, 1929-  Search this
Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849  Search this
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Pompon, François, 1855-1933  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967  Search this
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957  Search this
Roszak, Theodore, 1907-1981  Search this
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970  Search this
Samaras, Lucas, 1936-  Search this
Scarpitta, Salvatore, 1919-2007  Search this
Segal, George, 1924-2000  Search this
Sheeler, Charles, 1883-1965  Search this
Smith, David, 1906-1965  Search this
Smith, Tony, 1912-1980  Search this
Spaventa, George, 1918-  Search this
Stankiewicz, Richard, 1922-1983  Search this
Sugarman, George, 1912-1999  Search this
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892  Search this
Zorach, William, 1887-1966  Search this
Extent:
99 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1968
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Peter Agostini conducted in 1968, by Colette Roberts, for the Archives of American Art at 151 Avenue B, New York, New York.
Mr. Agostini speaks of his childhood spent living throughout the five boroughs of New York; his interactions with clients of his father's acting employment agency; his early education in Catholic school and the creative freedom allotted by the nuns; his first feelings of isolation as an artist at the age of seven; the development of a sense of communication as the result of the loss of his mother at the age of three and time spent at a school for orphans; his early realization and vision of artistic destiny; his religious interests which lead to mysticism in his earlier work; his time spent working freely in the DaVinci Studio with Spaventa; the discovery by Hess of his works in Gallerie Grimaud; his attainment of the Longview Grant; his working experience throughout the Depression as part of the WPA casting plaster mannequins while working indirectly with Pollack as well as Marca Relli; his subsequent move to designing department store windows (use of Mondrian-like forms and lines); his feelings of his position as an observer; the importance of communication through art (communication without words); his rejection of the Abstract Expressionist group and choice of independence; the influence of the sculpture of Kolbe and Bache in the thirties; Clement Greenberg's distaste for his work; his feelings about the relative failure to sell his work due its unusual edginess and mystery; his role in the introduction of the work of contemporary European artists (Chausserian, Gauthier, Modrian) to the American group; his description of his own work as "traditionless"; his feelings of self-importance as one of the most original sculptors in the art world; his influence on the younger generation, particularly Marisol; the enslavement to originality that the younger generation faces; his attitudes towards American Art forms and their lack of rebellious spirit; the virtues of the American writers, such as Poe, Whitman, and Melville as American "knapsack" writers; his personal technique which places an emphasis on the "skin" or volume of something; his attempt to create quiet art, or art that merely indicates features; his frustration with teaching and the problems of regurgitated knowledge; the role of Meyer Shapiro in his teaching career at Columbia; the formation of the Club and its similarity to the Cubist's café scene; his opinions on the relationship of sex and sensuality in American art; his personal struggles, including the loss of his second wife and two of his brothers, in addition to the estrangement of his only daughter by his first wife; his feelings on the role of psycho analysis and personal history in a work of art; his present works which feature the "swell." For the majority of the second half of the interview Ms. Roberts asks Mr. Agostini to express his opinions on the work of: Kline; DeKooning; Duchamp; Oldenburg; La Tour; DeChirico; Maillol; Pompon; Rothko; Chardin; Cezanne; Giacometti; Reinhardt; Chryssa; Tony Smith; Segal; Lachaise; Zorach; Manship; Flannagan; Kelly; Lassaw; David Smith; Hare; Lipton; Ferber; Lippold; Roszak; Nakian; Noguchi; Hague; Kohn; di Suvero; Chamberlain; Kaprow; Sugarman; Stankiewicz; Bontecou; Scarpitta; Cornell; Keinholz; Rivera; Judd; Robert Morris; O'Keeffe; Samaras; Mark Tobey; Marin; Pollock; Hartley; Dove; Macdonald-Wright; Demuth; Sheeler; Hopper; Mirot; Matisse; DuBuffet.
Biographical / Historical:
Peter Agostini (1913-1993) was a sculptor from New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 28 digital wav files. Duration is 10 hrs., 37 min.
Transferred from 4 3" reels.
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:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.agosti68
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-agosti68

Photographs of Southern California artists / Arnold Chanin, photographer

Photographer:
Chanin, Arnold  Search this
Names:
Arnold, Chuck -- Photographs  Search this
Arnold, Florence M. (Florence Millner), 1900-1994 -- Photographs  Search this
Bassler, Robert Covey, 1935- -- Photographs  Search this
Bell, Larry, 1939- -- Photographs  Search this
Bengston, Billy Al -- Photographs  Search this
Benjamin, Karl -- Photographs  Search this
Berlant, Anthony -- Photographs  Search this
Bieser, Natalie, 1948- -- Photographs  Search this
Block, Irving -- Photographs  Search this
Brigante, Nicholas P., 1895-1989  Search this
Burkhardt, Hans Gustav, 1904-1994 -- Photographs  Search this
Casanova, Aldo John, 1929- -- Photographs  Search this
Chann, George, 1915- -- Photographs  Search this
Crutchfield, William, 1932- -- Photographs  Search this
Csengeri, George -- Photographs  Search this
Cytron, Dan -- Photographs  Search this
Danieli, Edie -- Photographs  Search this
Danieli, Fidel -- Photographs  Search this
De Miranda, Yvonne -- Photographs  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard, 1922-1993 -- Photographs  Search this
Dimitrov, Lucienne Bloch -- Photographs  Search this
Dimitrov, Steve -- Photographs  Search this
Eversley, Frederick -- Photographs  Search this
Faiss, Fritz -- Photographs  Search this
Falkenstein, Claire, 1908-1997 -- Photographs  Search this
Finch, Keith -- Photographs  Search this
Finkelstein, Max, 1915- -- Photographs  Search this
Fricano, Tom S., 1930- -- Photographs  Search this
Gebhardt, Harold, 1907- -- Photographs  Search this
Gebhardt, Peter Martin, 1943- -- Photographs  Search this
Gibson, George, 1904- -- Photographs  Search this
Gino, Robert -- Photographs  Search this
Hanzakos, Claire -- Photographs  Search this
Hanzakos, Mike -- Photographs  Search this
Hartman, Donald -- Photographs  Search this
Jackman, Sandra -- Photographs  Search this
Johnston, Ynez, 1920- -- Photographs  Search this
Kohn, Edmond -- Photographs  Search this
Kohn, Gabriel, 1910-1975 -- Photographs  Search this
Krasnow, Peter, 1886-1979 -- Photographs  Search this
Lagerberg, Don -- Photographs  Search this
Levi, Linda -- Photographs  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, 1890-1973 -- Photographs  Search this
Mains, Brian -- Photographs  Search this
Mason, LaNelle -- Photographs  Search this
McLaughlin, John, 1898- -- Photographs  Search this
Mesches, Arnold, 1923- -- Photographs  Search this
Miller, Judith, 1939- -- Photographs  Search this
Mullican, Lee, 1919-1998 -- Photographs  Search this
Murrill, Gwynn, 1942- -- Photographs  Search this
Plagens, Peter -- Photographs  Search this
Richards, Bruce, 1948- -- Photographs  Search this
Saar, Betye -- Photographs  Search this
Schifrin, Arnold, 1926-1994 -- Photographs  Search this
Schwarts, Jilda -- Photographs  Search this
Steinberg, Harry -- Photographs  Search this
Strombotne, James -- Photographs  Search this
Stussy, Jan, 1921-1990 -- Photographs  Search this
Stussy, Maxine Kim, 1923- -- Photographs  Search this
Thompson, J. B. -- Photographs  Search this
Treiman, Joyce -- Photographs  Search this
Tunberg, William -- Photographs  Search this
Valerio, James -- Photographs  Search this
Vasa -- Photographs  Search this
Vilumsons, Alex -- Photographs  Search this
Wagner, Gordon, 1915- -- Photographs  Search this
Woelffer, Emerson, 1914- -- Photographs  Search this
Wullner-Faiss, Janet -- Photographs  Search this
Extent:
121 Photographic prints (b&w ; color, 8 x 10 in. 11 x 14 in.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Date:
1969-2007
Scope and Contents:
Photographs of Southern California artists, taken by Arnold Chanin.
Artists include Chuck Arnold, Florence Arnold, Robert Bassler, Larry Bell, Billy Al Bengston, Karl Benjamin, Anthony Berlant, Natalie Bieser, Irving Block, Nicholas Brigante, Hans Burkhardt, Aldo Casanova, George Chann, William Crutchfield, George Csengeri, Dan Cytron, Yvonne De Miranda, Edie Danieli, Fidel Danieli, Richard Diebenkorn, Lucienne Bloch Dimitrov and Steve Dimitrov, David Elder, Linda Elder, Fred Eversley, Fritz Faiss, Claire Falkenstein, Keith Finch, Max Finkelstein, Tom Fricano, Hal Gebhardt, Peter Gebhardt, George Gibson, Robert Gino, Claire Hanzakos, Mike Hanzakos, Donald Hartman, Sandra Jackman, Ynez Johnston, Kaija Keel, Peter Krasnow, Edmond Kohn, Gabriel Kohn, Don Lagerberg, Linda Levi, Stanton Macdonald-Wright, Brian Mains, La Nelle Mason, John McLaughlin, Vasa Velizar Mihich, Arnold Mesches, Judith Miller, Lee Mullican, Gwynn Murrill, Peter Plagens, Bruce Richards, Betye Saar, Arnold Schifrin, Jilda Schwartz, Harry Steinberg, James Strombotne, Jan Stussy, Maxine Kim Stussy, J. B. Thompson, Joyce Trieman, William Tunberg, James Valerio, Alex Vilumsons, Gordon Wagner, Emerson Woelffer, and Janet Wullner-Faiss. Also included is one photograph of Kaija Keel, Claire Hanzakos and Jilda Schwartz and an exhibition brochure, undated, from the Arts Options Foundation "War & Peace & Clay", regarding sculpture by Keel, Hanzakos and Schwartz.
Photographs of Diebenkorn and Hans Burkhardt, one 11 x 14 in. collage print of Diebenkorn. Three of the photographs and the collage are duplicates of filmed photographs on reel 1818. Also included is one photograph of Chanin by Steve Cohen.
Biographical / Historical:
Arnold Chanin (1934-) is a photographer from Encino, Calif.
Provenance:
Donated 1975-2007 by Arnold Chanin. Additions are expected.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Photographers -- California  Search this
Topic:
Artists -- California -- Photographs  Search this
Photography  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.chanarno
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-chanarno

Gabriel Kohn: artist file, [photographs]

Artist:
Kohn, Gabriel 1910-1975  Search this
Physical description:
1 folder
Type:
Photograph
Artist files
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Image number:
VFM VF001694
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_140221

Final Study for Ventura X, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Kohn, Gabriel 1910-1975  Search this
Medium:
Koa wood
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
University of North Carolina at Greensboro Weatherspoon Art Gallery Spring Garden & Tate Street Greensboro North Carolina 27412
Date:
1969
Topic:
Study  Search this
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 76009476
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_20444

Nantucket (Equatorial Trap), (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Kohn, Gabriel 1910-1975  Search this
Medium:
Wood
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian Institution Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Independence Avenue at 8th Street, S.W Washington District of Columbia 20560
Date:
1960
Topic:
Undetermined  Search this
Control number:
IAS 75003227
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_5576

Pitcairn, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Kohn, Gabriel 1910-1975  Search this
Medium:
Wood
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Albright-Knox Art Gallery 1285 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo New York 14222 Accession Number: K59:12
Date:
1958
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 33660074
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_466689

Cohen, Kohn, Schapiro : new talent in the Penthouse

Author:
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Cohen, George M  Search this
Kohn, Gabriel 1910-1975  Search this
Schapiro, Miriam 1923-  Search this
Physical description:
1 sheet folded into [8] p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1957
[1957]
Call number:
N6512 .C58124 1957
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_733889

Wood : the sculpture of Gabriel Kohn. Introd. by Thomas H. Garver

Author:
Newport Harbor Art Museum  Search this
Kohn, Gabriel 1910-1975  Search this
Garver, Thomas H  Search this
Utah Museum of Fine Arts  Search this
San Francisco Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Kohn, Gabriel 1910-1975  Search this
Physical description:
[32] p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 22 x 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1971
Call number:
NB.237.K596.A4.1971
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_640189

Wood : the sculpture of Gabriel Kohn : an exhibition / organized by the Newport Harbor Art Museum ; introd. by Thomas H. Garver

Author:
Kohn, Gabriel 1910-1975  Search this
Garver, Thomas H  Search this
Newport Harbor Art Museum  Search this
Utah Museum of Fine Arts  Search this
San Francisco Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Kohn, Gabriel 1910-1975  Search this
Physical description:
[16] leaves : ill. ; 22 x 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1971
C1971
Call number:
N40.1.K787 N5
N40.1.K787N5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_112411

Gabriel Kohn, 1910-1975 : The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., June 4-July 17, 1977

Author:
Kohn, Gabriel 1910-1975  Search this
Livingston, Jane  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Subject:
Kohn, Gabriel 1910-1975  Search this
Physical description:
36 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1977
[1977?]
Call number:
N40.1.K787L7
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_98741

Gabriel Kohn : recent wood sculpture : December 29 - January 26, 1963

Author:
Kohn, Gabriel 1910-1975  Search this
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Otto Gerson Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Kohn, Gabriel 1910-1975  Search this
Physical description:
[12] p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1962
[1962]
Call number:
NB237.K596 A4 1962
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_968337

Nantucket (Equatorial Trap), (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Kohn, Gabriel 1910-1975  Search this
Medium:
Wood constuction
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian Institution Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Independence Avenue at 8th Street, S.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 66.772
Date:
1980
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 61570458
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_415888

Coventry, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Kohn, Gabriel 1910-1975  Search this
Medium:
Laminated wood
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian Institution Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Independence Avenue at 8th Street, S.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 78.123
Date:
1962
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 61570459
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_415889

Heteroclitus, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Kohn, Gabriel 1910-1975  Search this
Medium:
Sugar pine and cedar wood
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Stanford University Anderson Collection at Stanford University Stanford California 94305 Accession Number: 1972.090
Date:
1964-1969
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 04920059
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_465807

Ventura II, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Kohn, Gabriel 1910-1975  Search this
Medium:
Laminated wood
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Mark Twain Bancshares, Inc 8820 Ladue Road St. Louis Missouri 63124
Date:
1965
Topic:
Undetermined  Search this
Control number:
IAS 65230006
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_291557

Untitled, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Kohn, Gabriel 1910-1975  Search this
Medium:
Wood
Type:
Sculptures-Model
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Portland Museum of Art Seven Congress Square Portland Maine 04101 Accession Number: 1979.32
Date:
Ca. 1968
Topic:
Study--Maquette  Search this
Control number:
IAS 18580035
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_294201

Chelsea Reach II, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Kohn, Gabriel 1910-1975  Search this
Medium:
Pine
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Milwaukee Art Museum 750 North Lincoln Memorial Drive Milwaukee Wisconsin 53202
Date:
1961
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 58100010
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_24726

Tilted Construction, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Kohn, Gabriel 1910-1975  Search this
Medium:
Laminated wood
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Museum of Modern Art 11 West 53rd Street New York New York 10019 Accession Number: 606.59
Date:
1959
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 36240250
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_28630

Untitled, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Kohn, Gabriel 1910-1975  Search this
Medium:
Laminated wood
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Museum of Modern Art 11 West 53rd Street New York New York 10019 Accession Number: 264.83
Date:
1959
Topic:
Undetermined  Search this
Control number:
IAS 36240251
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_28631

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