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Oral history interview with V. V. Rankine, 1990 Mar. 2-22

Interviewee:
Rankine, V. V., 1920-2004  Search this
Rankine, V. V., 1920-2004  Search this
Interviewer:
Kirwin, Liza, 1957-  Search this
Subject:
Albers, Josef  Search this
Bader, Franz  Search this
Brooks, James  Search this
Callahan, Harry M.  Search this
Cunningham, Merce  Search this
Davis, Gene  Search this
De Kooning, Elaine  Search this
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Denney, Alice  Search this
Dorrance, Nesta  Search this
Duncan, Augustin  Search this
Downing, Thomas  Search this
Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster)  Search this
Gabo, Naum  Search this
Gilliam, Sam  Search this
Gorky, Arshile  Search this
Gorky, Agnes  Search this
Graham, John  Search this
Guston, Philip  Search this
Halle, Kay  Search this
Hare, David  Search this
Helburn, Theresa  Search this
Johnson, Ray  Search this
Kennedy, Kit  Search this
Kiesler, Frederick  Search this
Kinney, Gilbert H.  Search this
Krasner, Lee  Search this
Lassaw, Ibram  Search this
Leopold, Richard  Search this
Louis, Morris  Search this
Magruder, Esther  Search this
Merrill, Kevin  Search this
Nelson, Wretha  Search this
Nevelson, Louise  Search this
Newman, Bonnie  Search this
Noland, Kenneth  Search this
Ozenfant, Amédée  Search this
Pace, Stephen  Search this
Parsons, Betty  Search this
Penn, Arthur  Search this
Phillips, Duncan  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert  Search this
Renault, Jean  Search this
Richman, Robert  Search this
Russo, Alexander  Search this
Sheridan, Walt  Search this
Sherman, Saul  Search this
Snelson, Kenneth  Search this
Soyer, Moses  Search this
Soyer, Raphael  Search this
Sweeney, James Johnson  Search this
Thomas, Dylan  Search this
Truitt, Anne  Search this
Warhol, Andy  Search this
Yektai, Manoucher  Search this
Youngerman, Jack  Search this
Institute of Contemporary Arts  Search this
Jefferson Place Gallery  Search this
David Herbert Gallery  Search this
Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.)  Search this
Betty Parsons Gallery  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Sculptors -- Washington (D.C.) -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12937
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213467
AAA_collcode_rankin90
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213467
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Oral history interview with V. V. Rankine

Interviewee:
Rankine, V. V., 1920-2004  Search this
Interviewer:
Kirwin, Liza  Search this
Names:
Betty Parsons Gallery  Search this
Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.)  Search this
David Herbert Gallery  Search this
Institute of Contemporary Arts (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Jefferson Place Gallery  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Bader, Franz, 1903-1994  Search this
Brooks, James, 1906-1992  Search this
Callahan, Harry M.  Search this
Cunningham, Merce  Search this
Davis, Gene, 1920-1985  Search this
De Kooning, Elaine  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997  Search this
Denney, Alice  Search this
Dorrance, Nesta  Search this
Downing, Thomas, 1928-1985  Search this
Duncan, Augustin  Search this
Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster), 1895-1983  Search this
Gabo, Naum, 1890-1977  Search this
Gilliam, Sam, 1933-  Search this
Gorky, Agnes  Search this
Gorky, Arshile, 1904-1948  Search this
Graham, John, 1887-1961  Search this
Guston, Philip, 1913-1980  Search this
Halle, Kay  Search this
Hare, David, 1917-1992  Search this
Helburn, Theresa, 1887-1959  Search this
Johnson, Ray, 1927-1995  Search this
Kennedy, Kit  Search this
Kiesler, Frederick  Search this
Kinney, Gilbert H.  Search this
Krasner, Lee, 1908-1984  Search this
Lassaw, Ibram, 1913-2003  Search this
Leopold, Richard  Search this
Louis, Morris, 1912-1962  Search this
Magruder, Esther  Search this
Merrill, Kevin  Search this
Nelson, Wretha  Search this
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988  Search this
Newman, Bonnie  Search this
Noland, Kenneth, 1924-2010  Search this
Ozenfant, Amédée, 1886-1966  Search this
Pace, Stephen, 1918-2010  Search this
Parsons, Betty  Search this
Penn, Arthur, 1922-  Search this
Phillips, Duncan, 1886-1966  Search this
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008  Search this
Renault, Jean  Search this
Richman, Robert  Search this
Russo, Alexander  Search this
Sheridan, Walt  Search this
Sherman, Saul  Search this
Snelson, Kenneth, 1927-2016  Search this
Soyer, Moses, 1899-1974  Search this
Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987  Search this
Sweeney, James Johnson, 1900-  Search this
Thomas, Dylan, 1914-1953  Search this
Truitt, Anne, 1921-2004  Search this
Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987  Search this
Yektai, Manoucher, 1922-  Search this
Youngerman, Jack, 1926-2020  Search this
Extent:
34 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1990 Mar. 2-22
Scope and Contents:
An interview of V. V. Rankine conducted 1990 Mar. 2-22, by Liza Kirwin, for the Archives of American Art.
Rankine discusses the evolution of her nickname, V.V.; discovering her dyslexia; growing up in Boston; auditioning for a part in, "The Philadelphia Story"; her art studies with Amedee Ozenfant from 1944 to 1946; her studies at Black Mountain College with Josef Albers and Willem De Kooning in 1947; her friendship with Morris Louis and watching him work; living with her brother-in-law Arshile Gorky, in New York City; her first one-woman show at the David Herbert Gallery in New York in 1962; exhibiting at the Betty Parsons Gallery in New York and at the Jefferson Place Gallery in Washington, D.C.; Robert Richman and the Institute of Contemporary Arts; the relationship between her painting and her sculpture; favorite shapes and materials; and her summer home in East Hampton and artist friends there. Rankine also recalls Robert Rauschenberg, Jack Youngerman, Manoucher Yektai, Betty Parsons, Ibram Lassaw, Buckminster Fuller, Elaine De Kooning, Arthur Penn, Richard Leopold, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Ken Noland, Morris Louis, Ray Johnson, Kenneth Snelson, David Hare, Frederick Kiesler, Raphael Soyer, Moses Soyer, Jean Renault, Agnes Gorky, Esther Magruder, James Johnson Sweeney, Jim Brooks, John Graham, Phillip Guston, Duncan Phillips, Theresa Helburn, Augustine Duncan, Tom Downing, Gene Davis, Alice Denney, Nesta Dorrance, Kevin Merrill, Sam Gilliam, Dylan Thomas, Kay Halle, Kit Kennedy, Naum Gabo, President Lyndon B. Johnson, Anne Truitt, Wretha Nelson, Franz Bader, Louise Nevelson, Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, Bonnie Newman, Alexander Russo, Walt Sheridan, Gilbert Kinney, Saul Sherman, Steve Pace, Lee Krasner, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
V.V. Rankine (1920-2004) was a painter and sculptor from Washington, D.C. Variable forms of the artist's name are notably E. R. (Elvine Richard) Rankine, Vivian Scott Rankine, and her married name, Mrs. Paul Scott.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 53 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.
Occupation:
Painters -- Washington (D.C.) -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Sculptors -- Washington (D.C.) -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.rankin90
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rankin90

Now and Then (self-portrait) [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Title:
Richarde L. Seyffert [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)
Artist:
Seyffert, Richard L. 1915-  Search this
Subject:
Seyffert, Richard L  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1963
Topic:
Portrait male--Self Portrait  Search this
Occupation--Art--Painter  Search this
Object--Art Object--Sculpture  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0028628
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_28629

Now and Then (self-portrait) [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Title:
Richard L. Seyffert [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)
Artist:
Seyffert, Richard L. 1915-  Search this
Subject:
Seyffert, Richard L  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1963
Topic:
Portrait male--Self Portrait  Search this
Occupation--Art--Painter  Search this
Object--Art Object--Sculpture  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0028640
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_28641

Spanish Peasant, Segovia [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Title:
Juan [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)
Spaniard [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)
Artist:
Seyffert, Leopold 1887-1956  Search this
Subject:
Unidentified  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1914
Topic:
Portrait male--Juan  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0028818
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_28819

Leopold, Richard & Robert Seyffert : three generations of artistic vision, 1905-1999 / [text: Julie Nelson]

Author:
Seyffert, Leopold  Search this
Seyffert, Richard  Search this
Seyffert, Robert  Search this
Nelson, Julie  Search this
Evergreen House (Johns Hopkins University)  Search this
Artists' Museum (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Salmagundi Club  Search this
Subject:
Seyffert, Leopold  Search this
Seyffert, Richard  Search this
Seyffert, Robert  Search this
Physical description:
27 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1999
Call number:
N40.1.S507 E8 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_841321

The growth of American foreign policy; a history

Author:
Leopold, Richard William  Search this
Physical description:
xxii, 848, xxix p. maps. 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1962
Topic:
Foreign relations  Search this
Call number:
E183.7 .L47
E183.7.L47
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_13334

Problems in American history, edited by Richard W. Leopold and Arthur S. Link

Author:
Leopold, Richard William  Search this
Link, Arthur Stanley  Search this
Physical description:
706 p. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Sources
Place:
United States
Date:
1957
Topic:
History  Search this
Call number:
E178 .L5 1957X
E178.L5 1957X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_15653

Elihu Root and the conservative tradition

Author:
Leopold, Richard William  Search this
Subject:
Root, Elihu 1845-1937  Search this
Physical description:
222 p. 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1954
[1954]
Call number:
CT275.R78 L5
CT275.R78L5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_23626

Robert Dale Owen, A Biography

Author:
Leopold, Richard W  Search this
Subject:
Owen, Robert Dale 1801-1877  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Establishment of  Search this
Date:
1969
Topic:
SI, Early History  Search this
Congressional Debates  Search this
Publisher:
New York, NY Octagon Books
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_2604

Robert Dale Owen: A Biography

Author:
Leopold, Richard W  Search this
Subject:
Owen, Robert Dale 1801-1877  Search this
Board of Regents  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Date:
1940
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Biography  Search this
SI, Early History  Search this
Publisher:
Cambridge, Massachusetts Harvard University Press
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_3276

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