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Oral history interview with Fritz Scholder

Interviewee:
Scholder, Fritz, 1937-2005  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
Baskin, Leonard, 1922-2000  Search this
Green, Robert B.  Search this
Horowitch, Elaine  Search this
Howe, Oscar, 1915-1983  Search this
Lauren, Ralph  Search this
Loloma, Charles, 1921-  Search this
Martin, Agnes, 1912-2004  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia , 1887-1986  Search this
Price, Vincent, 1911-1993  Search this
Thiebaud, Wayne  Search this
Extent:
100 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1995 March 3-30
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Fritz Scholder conducted 1995 March 3-30, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
Scholder discusses his family background and growing up in parallel worlds of Anglo and Indian cultures and the frustration of western versus tribal life; his education in Lawrence, Kan. and the University of Wisconsin; moving to California; his father's job as head of Indian relocation; studying at the Indian art program at the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, and the Indian Art Institute in Santa Fe, N.M.; his views on Indians in general and the difficulty of operating in the mainstream art world; his travels and search for adventure in Europe and Egypt; the importance of magic and the occult in his work; myths as a basis for human experience; art as an agent of social change; objections of Indian groups to his work; and his experience as an Indian role model while not part of the movement. He recalls Robert B. Green, Wayne Thiebaud, Ralph Lauren, Vincent Price, Georgia O'Keeffe, Charles Loloma, Agnes Martin, Elaine Horowitch, and Leonard Baskin.
Biographical / Historical:
Fritz Scholder (1937-2005) was a painter and sculptor from Scottsdale, Ariz.
General:
Originally recorded on 7 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 12 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hr., 11 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.
Topic:
Painters -- Arizona -- Scottsdale -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- Arizona -- Scottsdale -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Southwest, New -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- Southwest, New -- Interviews  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New -- Art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.schold95
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-schold95

Oral history interview with Gary L. Noffke

Interviewee:
Noffke, Gary  Search this
Interviewer:
Douglas, Mary F., 1956-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Cranbrook Academy of Art  Search this
Eastern Illinois University -- Students  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
National Ring Show  Search this
Southern Illinois University (System) -- Students  Search this
Stetson University -- Faculty  Search this
University of Iowa -- Students  Search this
Brown, William J. (William Joseph), 1923-1992  Search this
Coulter, Lane, 1944-  Search this
DeRuiter, Garret  Search this
Dreisbach, Fritz  Search this
Ebendorf, Robert, 1938-  Search this
Erbe, Gary T., 1944-  Search this
Fike, Phillip G., 1927-1997  Search this
Gingras, Toms  Search this
Hu, Mary Lee, 1943-  Search this
Kington, L. Brent (Louis Brent), 1934-2013  Search this
Loloma, Charles, 1921-  Search this
Merrit, Barry  Search this
Messersmith, Fred  Search this
Nettles, Dickie  Search this
Norell, Lydia  Search this
Pujol, Elliot  Search this
Streetman, Evon  Search this
Wilde, Sue  Search this
Zelmanoff, Marci  Search this
Extent:
106 Pages (Transcript)
4 Items (Sound recording: 4 sound files (4 hr., 49 min.), digital, wav)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2010 December 4-5
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Gary L. Noffke conducted 2010 December 4 and 5, by Mary Douglas, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Noffke's home, in Farmington, Georgia.
Noffke speaks of growing up in Sullivan, Illinois; disliking school; the absence of formal art education before college and doing art on his own; his grandfather's farm; attending Eastern Illinois University to study painting, receiving a BS and MS in education with a major in art; what classes he took and his professors; his opinion about art programs in universities; the influence of the Vietnam draft; attending the University of Iowa and his introduction to metals; transferring to Southern Illinois University and his peers; learning techniques with metals; early metal work; working at Stetson University in Deland, Florida; working with colleagues and students and its influence on work; experimenting with different techniques; transition from graduate school to professional life; developing different methods for metal work, and motivations; how the notion of form and function has changed in design, especially regarding metal work and artists; the dynamics of working with students throughout the years; discusses in detail individual works and his approaches and anecdotes; his attraction to rings, simple hardware, and traditional, ancient forms; other teaching jobs before landing at the University of Georgia; building his house and studio; working in the Italy program at Cortona; his experiences at Cranbrook, Michigan and Summervale, Colorado; current and past exhibitions including the National Ring Shows; entering competitions; how the hand-made motif is important in his work; the connotation of labels of craft artist; his casual approach to the art market and formalities in the art world. Noffke also recalls Garret DeRuiter, Brent Kington, Elliot Pujol, May Lee Hu, Marci Zelmanoff, Dickie Nettles, Robert Ebendorf, Gary Erbe, Phil Fike, Bill Brown, Evon Streetman, Lane Coulter, Sue Wilde, Lydia Norell, Fred Messersmith, Tom Gingras, Charles Loloma, Fritz Dreisbach, Barry Merrit, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Gary L. Noffke (1943- ) is a goldsmith in Farmington, Georgia. Mary Douglas (1956- ) is a curator and artist in Statesville, North Carolina.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 SD memory cards. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 49 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:
Metal-work -- Study and teaching  Search this
Metal-work -- Technique  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.noffke10
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-noffke10

Loloma : beauty is his name / Martha Hopkins Struever ; with the assistance of Jonathan Batkin and Cheri Falkenstien-Doyle

Author:
Struever, Martha Hopkins  Search this
Batkin, Jonathan  Search this
Falkenstien-Doyle, Cheri  Search this
Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian  Search this
Subject:
Loloma, Charles 1921-  Search this
Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 209 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
2005
C2005
20th century
Topic:
Hopi art  Search this
Jewelry  Search this
Jewelry--History  Search this
Call number:
NK7398.L64 A4 2005
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_802348

Little Hopi / Edward A. Kennard. Illustrations [by] Charles Loloma

Author:
Kennard, Edward A (Edward Allan) 1907-  Search this
Loloma, Charles 1921-1991  Search this
Physical description:
115 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Juvenile literature
Date:
1962
1962]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_566182

Loloma, a retrospective view : prepared in coordination with an exhibition by the Heard Museum, November 11, 1978-January 12, 1979 / text by Erin Younger ; foreword by Edward Jacobson

Author:
Younger, Erin  Search this
Loloma, Charles 1921-1991  Search this
Heard Museum of Anthropology and Primitive Art  Search this
Subject:
Loloma, Charles 1921- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
48 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Arizona
Date:
1978
C1978
20th century
Topic:
Jewelry--History--Exhibitions  Search this
Hopi art--Exhibitions  Search this
Jewelry--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
NK7398.L64A4 1978X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_444438

Visions of Sonwai : Verma Nequatewa / written & developed by Annie Osburn ; designed by Justin Boll ; foreward [i.e. foreword] and original poetry by James McGrath

Title:
Verma Nequatewa
Author:
Osburn, Annie  Search this
Nequatewa, Verma 1949-  Search this
McGrath, James 1928-  Search this
Subject:
Nequatewa, Verma 1949-  Search this
Loloma, Charles 1921-1991  Search this
Physical description:
121 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits (some color) ; 30 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Arizona
Hotevilla
Date:
2007
Topic:
Hopi Indians--Jewelry  Search this
Indian women jewelers  Search this
Indian jewelers  Search this
Hopi women  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1059513

Little Hopi / author, Edward A. Kennard ; illustrations, Charles Loloma

Author:
Kennard, Edward A (Edward Allan) 1907-1989  Search this
Loloma, Charles 1921-1991  Search this
Physical description:
115 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Juvenile literature
Date:
1996
1948
Call number:
E99.H7 K47 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_953948

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