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Oral history interview with Carol Eckert

Interviewee:
Eckert, Carol  Search this
Interviewer:
Lauria, Jo  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts -- Faculty  Search this
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts -- Faculty  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Anderson, Dale, 1944-  Search this
Anderson, Doug, 1943-  Search this
Blaine, Sandy  Search this
Boyd, Karen Johnson  Search this
Branford, Joanne Segal, 1933-1994  Search this
Covey, Steven  Search this
Docter, Marcia  Search this
Eckert, Tom, 1942-  Search this
Elliot, Lillian  Search this
Garrett, John  Search this
Koplos, Janet  Search this
Lieberman, David  Search this
Lieberman, Sarah  Search this
Manhart, Marcia, 1943-  Search this
McQueen, John, 1943-  Search this
Minkowitz, Norma M., 1937-  Search this
Niehues, Leon  Search this
Okun, Barbara Rose  Search this
Rapp, Joanne  Search this
Sauer, Jane, 1937-  Search this
Turk, Rudy H.  Search this
Extent:
48 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2007 June 18-19
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Carol Eckert conducted June 18-19, 2007 by Jo Lauria, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in the artist's home and studio in Tempe, Arizona.
Eckert speaks of moving from North Carolina to New York during her childhood; her interest in making things as a child; her love of reading and a particular interest in mythology, legends, and fairy tales; choosing to pursue painting as an art major at Arizona State University; working as a substitute teacher after graduation; teaching herself the needle arts; and teaching painting and drawing classes at a local community arts center.
She also discusses experimenting with clay; the process that guides her work; the influence of her painting training on her color and composition choices; her marriage to furniture maker Tom Eckert; the development of the basketry field over the past decades; participating in exhibitions and shows; teaching workshops at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts; the cross-cultural animal symbolism present in her pieces; the working environment in her studio; the importance of craft publications; the development in her own work towards larger pieces; her commitment to the longevity and preservation of her work; and upcoming exhibitions.
Eckert recalls Steven Covey, Barbara Rose Okun, Jane Sauer, Sandy Blaine, Lillian Elliot, Joanne Segal Branford, John Garrett, John McQueen, Leon Niehues, Norma Minkowitz, Sarah and David Lieberman, Janet Koplos, Marcia Docter, Doug and Dale Anderson, Karen Johnson Boyd, Rudy Turk, Marcia Manhart, Joanne Rapp, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Carol Eckert (1945- ) is a fiber artist from Tempe, Arizona. Jo Lauria is a curator and arts wrtier from Los Angeles, California.
General:
Originally recorded 3 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 40 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 is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Occupation:
Fiber artists -- Arizona  Search this
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women textile artists  Search this
Function:
Artists' studios
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.eckert07
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c45a09a8-6375-4149-b2b1-78211976b4aa
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-eckert07
Online Media:

Natural inclination : Heather McGill, John McQueen, Margo Mensing, Lisa Norton : Krasl Art Center, May 4-June 18, 1995 / [essay by John Yau]

Author:
McGill, Heather  Search this
McQueen, John 1943-  Search this
Mensing, Margo 1941-  Search this
Norton, Lisa  Search this
Yau, John 1950-  Search this
Krasl Art Center  Search this
Subject:
McGill, Heather  Search this
McQueen, John 1943-  Search this
Mensing, Margo 1941-  Search this
Norton, Lisa  Search this
Physical description:
[22] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1995
C1995
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Nature (Aesthetics)  Search this
Call number:
N6512 .N323 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_740415

John McQueen : the language of containment / essays by Vicki Halper and Ed Rossbach

Author:
McQueen, John 1943-  Search this
Halper, Vicki  Search this
Rossbach, Ed  Search this
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Subject:
McQueen, John 1943-  Search this
Physical description:
55 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1991
C1991
20th century
Topic:
Basket making--History  Search this
Call number:
NK3649.55.U64 M372 1991X
NK3649.55.U64M372 1991X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_416747

Five in fiber

Author:
Anderson Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Al-Halili, Neda  Search this
DiMare, Dominic  Search this
Livingstone, Joan 1948-  Search this
McQueen, John 1943-  Search this
Yagi, Mariyo 1948-  Search this
Physical description:
6 cards in folder : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1979
Topic:
Fiberwork  Search this
Call number:
N6512.5.F48 F58 1979
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_928594

Just Past Dead Center, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
McQueen, John 1943-  Search this
Medium:
Painted elm bark
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Hechinger, John W., the late
Administered by Hechinger Corporation 3500 Pennsy Drive Landover Maryland 20785
Date:
1991
Topic:
Landscape--Tree  Search this
Control number:
IAS 9C410077
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_349316

Untitled, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
McQueen, John 1943-  Search this
Medium:
White pine bark with ash stitching
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th & G Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 1988.55
Date:
1985
Topic:
Undetermined  Search this
Control number:
IAS 08581264
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_290836

Basket, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
McQueen, John 1943-  Search this
Medium:
Black walnut, spruce, and white pine bark
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Cornell University Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art Ithaca New York 14853 Accession Number: 79.55.1
Date:
1979
Topic:
Object--Other--Basket  Search this
Control number:
IAS 35010009
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_298079

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