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Oral history interview with Chuzo Tamotzu

Interviewee:
Tamotsu, Chūzō, 1888-1975  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
An American Group (Organization)  Search this
Artists Equity Association  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Eddy, Stuart  Search this
Force, Juliana, 1876-1948  Search this
Knight, Frederic C., 1898-1979  Search this
Mandelman, Beatrice  Search this
Philipp, Robert, 1895-1981  Search this
Ribak, Louis, 1902-1979  Search this
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966  Search this
Extent:
11 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 September 3
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Chuzo Tamotzu (Tamotsu) conducted 1964 September 3 by Sylvia Loomis for the Archives of American Art.
Tamotzu discusses studying Occidental, Oriental art in Japan; traveling to Korea, Manchuria and China, South Sea Islands, Singapore, then Europe for a year; coming to New York in 1920; his involvement with An American Group; Juliana Force recruiting him for the Federal Art Project; being on the Easel Project and also on the Graphic Art Project; the Works Projects Administration; given "pink-slip" on the Project since he was not a U.S. citizen; stint in the U.S. Army, Office of Strategic Service doing propaganda paintings for psychological war material for the Japanese Army and soldiers; settling in Santa Fe, N.M.; Oriental painting; and Artist Equity Association. Tamotzu mentions Beatrice Mandelman, Louis Ribak, Robert Philip, Stuart Eddy, Frederick Knight, and Olive Rush.
Biographical / Historical:
Chuzo Tamotzu (1888-1975) was a Japanese American painter based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Tamotzu was born in Japan and came to the United States in 1920. He moved to Santa Fe in 1948.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 40 min.
Provenance:
Conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.
Occupation:
Painters -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Painting, Japanese  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Art, Oriental.  Search this
Arts, Japanese -- Western influences  Search this
Painting, Asian  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Asian American painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.tamots64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-tamots64

Oral history interview with Merle Armitage, 1964 February 6

Interviewee:
Armitage, Merle, 1893-1975  Search this
Armitage, Merle, 1893-1975  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Subject:
Bruce, Edward  Search this
Hatfield, Dalzell  Search this
Zornes, James Milford  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Public Works of Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
American Institute of Graphic Arts  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art and state  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- California  Search this
Art -- Censorship  Search this
Arts administrators -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Graphic artists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13189
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213231
AAA_collcode_armita64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213231

Oral history interview with Atlee B. Ayres, 1965 May 13

Interviewee:
Ayres, Atlee Bernard, 1873-1969  Search this
Ayres, Atlee Bernard, 1873-1969  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Subject:
Public Works of Art Project (Tex.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Architects -- Texas -- San Antonio -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Architecture & Design  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12104
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213237
AAA_collcode_ayres65
Theme:
Architecture & Design
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213237

Oral history interview with Patrocino Barela, 1964 July 2

Interviewee:
Barela, Patrociño, 1902-1964  Search this
Barela, Patrociño, 1902-1964  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (N.M.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5438
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213263
AAA_collcode_barela64
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213263
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Charles Barrows, 1965 March 11

Interviewee:
Barrows, Charles, 1903-1988  Search this
Barrows, Charles, 1903-1988  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Subject:
Baumann, Gustave  Search this
Hunter, Russell Vernon  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Federal Art Project (N.M.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Printmakers -- New Mexico -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13320
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213264
AAA_collcode_barrow65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213264

Oral history interview with Frederic Stewart Bartlett, 1964 November 11

Interviewee:
Bartlett, Fred S. (Frederic Stewart), 1905-1988  Search this
Bartlett, Fred S. (Frederic Stewart), 1905-1988  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Subject:
Bear, Donald  Search this
Cahill, Holger  Search this
Caldwell, Gladys  Search this
Mechau, Frank  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Museum directors -- Colorado -- Colorado Springs -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13164
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213265
AAA_collcode_bartle64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213265

Oral history interview with Charles Bunnell, 1964 November 10

Interviewee:
Bunnell, Charles Ragland, 1897-1968  Search this
Bunnell, Charles Ragland, 1897-1968  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Subject:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Educators -- Missouri -- Kansas City -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Missouri -- Kansas City -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12647
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213332
AAA_collcode_bunnel64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213332

Oral history interview with Kenneth M. Adams, 1964 April 23

Interviewee:
Adams, Kenneth M., 1897-1966  Search this
Adams, Kenneth M., 1897-1966  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Subject:
Baumann, Gustave  Search this
Biddle, George  Search this
Bisttram, Emil  Search this
Jonson, Raymond  Search this
Nash, Willard Ayer  Search this
Treasury Relief Art Project  Search this
Federal Art Project (N.M.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- New Mexico  Search this
Public art -- New Mexico  Search this
Muralists -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11704
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213341
AAA_collcode_adams64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213341
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Jerry Bywaters, 1965 June 9

Interviewee:
Bywaters, Jerry, 1906-1989  Search this
Bywaters, Jerry, 1906-1989  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Subject:
Index of American Design  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- Texas -- Dallas  Search this
Painters -- Texas -- Dallas -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12552
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213347
AAA_collcode_bywate65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213347

Oral history interview with Ina Sizer Cassidy, 1964 February 13

Interviewee:
Cassidy, Ina Sizer, 1869-1965  Search this
Cassidy, Ina Sizer, 1869-1965  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Subject:
Cassidy, Gerald  Search this
Federal Art Project (N.M.)  Search this
Federal Writers' Project (N.M.)  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Painters -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13229
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213357
AAA_collcode_cassid64
Theme:
Women
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213357

Oral history interview with Kenneth M. Chapman, 1963 December 5

Interviewee:
Chapman, Kenneth M. (Kenneth Milton), 1975-1968  Search this
Chapman, Kenneth M. (Kenneth Milton), 1975-1968  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (N.M.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Indian art -- North America  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13328
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213358
AAA_collcode_chapma63
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213358

Oral history interview with Victor Alessandro, 1965 May 12

Interviewee:
Alessandro, Victor, 1915-1976  Search this
Alessandro, Victor, 1915-1976  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Subject:
United States  Search this
Federal Music Project (Okla.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the performing arts  Search this
Music -- Oklahoma  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Conductors (Music) -- Oklahoma -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13107
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213360
AAA_collcode_alessa65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213360

Oral history interview with Elizabeth Boyd, 1964 October 8

Interviewee:
Boyd, E. (Elizabeth), 1903-1974  Search this
Boyd, E. (Elizabeth), 1903-1974  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (N.M.)  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Painters -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Women  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12597
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213364
AAA_collcode_boyd64
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Women
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213364
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Nina Perera Collier, 1964 October 23

Interviewee:
Collier, Nina Perera  Search this
Collier, Nina Perera  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Subject:
Roosevelt, Eleanor  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
Columbia University  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Handicraft  Search this
Indians of North America -- Industries  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Arts administrators -- Washington (D.C.) -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12358
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213366
AAA_collcode_collie64
Theme:
Craft
New Deal
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213366

Oral history interview with Phyllis Crawford, 1964 August 27

Interviewee:
Crawford, Phyllis  Search this
Crawford, Phyllis  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Subject:
Index of American Design  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Arts administrators -- Washington (D.C.) -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11616
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213386
AAA_collcode_crawfo64
Theme:
New Deal
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213386

Oral history interview with Philip C. Curtis, 1965 March 31

Interviewee:
Curtis, Philip C. (Philip Campbell), 1907-2000  Search this
Curtis, Philip C. (Philip Campbell), 1907-2000  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (Ariz.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Arts administrators -- Arizona -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Arizona -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12563
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213394
AAA_collcode_curtis65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213394

Oral history interview with Andrew M. Dasburg, 1964 July 2

Interviewee:
Dasburg, Andrew Michael, 1887-1979  Search this
Dasburg, Andrew Michael, 1887-1979  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Subject:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Taos School of Art  Search this
Painters -- New Mexico -- Taos -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11737
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213418
AAA_collcode_dasbur64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213418

Oral history interview with Roland F. Dickey, 1964 January 16

Interviewee:
Dickey, Roland F., 1914-2000  Search this
Dickey, Roland F., 1914-2000  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (N.M.)  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12840
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213425
AAA_collcode_dickey64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213425

Oral history interview with Otis Dozier, 1965 June 10

Interviewee:
Dozier, Otis, 1904-1987  Search this
Dozier, Otis, 1904-1987  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Subject:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Painters -- Texas -- Dallas -- Interviews  Search this
Printmakers -- Texas -- Dallas -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13261
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213437
AAA_collcode_dozier65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213437

Oral history interview with Ted Egri, 1965 March 22

Interviewee:
Egri, Ted, 1913-2010  Search this
Egri, Ted, 1913-2010  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Subject:
Artists Equity Association  Search this
Federal Art Project (N.M.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Painters -- New Mexico -- Taos -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- New Mexico -- Taos -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12590
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213439
AAA_collcode_egri65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213439

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