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Oral history interview with William McVey, 1978 Feb. 20

Interviewee:
McVey, William Mozart, 1905-1995  Search this
McVey, William Mozart, 1905-1995  Search this
Interviewer:
Barrie, Dennis, 1947-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Sculptors -- Ohio -- Interviews  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- Ohio -- Cleveland  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12172
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212882
AAA_collcode_mcvey78
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212882

William and Leza McVey papers, 1932-1974

Creator:
McVey, William Mozart, 1905-1995  Search this
McVey, Leza S. (Leza Sullivan), 1907-1984  Search this
McVey, William Mozart, 1905-1995  Search this
Subject:
Gross, Chaim  Search this
Sepeshy, Zoltan  Search this
Gonzales, Boyer  Search this
West, Clifford B.  Search this
Canaday, John  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, American  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7970
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210138
AAA_collcode_mcvewill
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210138

Richard Thomas papers

Creator:
Thomas, Richard C., 1917-1988  Search this
Names:
Cranbrook Academy of Art  Search this
Johnston, Randolph Wardell, 1904-  Search this
McVey, William Mozart, 1905-1995  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot ((partially microfilmed on 1 reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1948-1979
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material; correspondence; writings and lecture notes; sketches and drawings; photographs; slides; and printed material.
Biographical / Historical:
Metalsmith, instructor at Cranbrook Academy of Art; Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
Provenance:
Material on reel 926 lent for microfilming 1974; and unfilmed material donated 1975 by Richard Thomas.
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:
Metal-workers  Search this
Art teachers -- Michigan -- Bloomfield Hills  Search this
Topic:
Metal-work -- Study and teaching -- Michigan -- Bloomfield Hills  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.thomrich
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9393021cf-d8c6-4a39-967f-deb567224fdd
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-thomrich

Oral history interview with Fitzhugh Dinkins

Interviewee:
Dinkins, Fitzhugh D., 1919-1993  Search this
Interviewer:
Boykin, Randson  Search this
Tyler, Anna, 1933-  Search this
Names:
African American Artists in Chicago Oral History Project  Search this
South Side Community Art Center  Search this
McVey, William Mozart, 1905-1995  Search this
Extent:
192 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1989 February 10-July 12
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Fitzhugh Dinkins conducted 1989 February 20-July 12, by Randson Boykin and Anna Tyler, for the Archives of American Art African-American artists in Chicago oral history project (1988-1989).
Dinkins speaks of his family background and early education; his apprenticeship with William McVey; his studies at Howard University, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Chicago Institute of Design; his military service; his work as art director of the Johnson Publishing Company; his affiliation with the design firm of Winbush and Associates; being an independent artist and entrepreneur; and teaching at Southside Community Art Center.
Biographical / Historical:
Fitzhugh D. Dinkins (1919-1993) was a painter from Chicago, Illinois.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 8 digital wav file. Duration is 5 hr., 34 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.
Restrictions:
For information on how to access this interview contact Reference Services.
Occupation:
Painters -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
African American painters  Search this
African American military personnel  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.dinkin89
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw972b33e30-9912-4e0a-ae8c-9c9ec7d9a242
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-dinkin89

Oral history interview with Duane Hanson

Interviewee:
Hanson, Duane  Search this
Interviewer:
Kirwin, Liza  Search this
Names:
O.K. Harris Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Carter, Dudley  Search this
De Andrea, John, 1941-  Search this
Grygo, George  Search this
Hauser, Alonzo, 1909-1988  Search this
Karp, Ivan C., 1926-2012  Search this
Kienholz, Edward, 1927-  Search this
McVey, William Mozart, 1905-1995  Search this
Milles, Carl, 1875-1955  Search this
Rood, John, 1902-1974  Search this
Extent:
3 Items (Sound recording, sound cassettes)
39 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1989 August 23-24
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Duane Hanson conducted 1989 August 23-24, by Liza Kirwin, for the Archives of American Art.
Hanson speaks of his years growing up in rural Minnesota; his Swedish ancestry; the influence of his wives and family on his art; his teaching career spanning sixteen to twenty years; his experiences at Cranbook; discussions of his place in the art world as a Realist, Hyperrealist, or New Realist; influence of contemporary sculptors of the time on his work; the importance of American art being able to break into the Russian art scene; his process and the pitfalls and advantages of different types of materials, including bronze and polyester resin; the schedule he follows when working and how the pace of his schedule and deadlines affect his art; whether the materials he employs contributed to his cancer; the discussion of his disease, subsequent treatment, and how it impacted his art; the change in focus from his earlier pieces centered around war or social upheaval to his newer, satirical work such as "Jogger" or "Sunbather with Black Bikini," which featured more athletic or trendy characterizations of people; his thought process in choosing what to sculpt; discussions of his exhibition at the Whitney Museum and various galleries in the United States, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, and Australia, among others; and his ecological concerns. Duane Hanson also recalls Andy Warhol, John DeAndrea, Carl Milles, John Rood, Julius Schmidt, William McVey, Rodin, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Duane Hanson (1925-1996) was a sculptor from Davie, Florida. Hanson was best known for his life-size figures, often dressed in real clothes.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives' 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. Funding for this interview provided by the Lannan Foundation.
Occupation:
Artists' models  Search this
Artists' models  Search this
Topic:
Figure sculpture  Search this
Sculpture -- Technique  Search this
Pop art  Search this
Sculptors -- Florida -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.hanson89
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9642c706a-7f96-4d4e-8eda-6d2f37312e6e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hanson89
Online Media:

Oral history interview with William McVey

Interviewee:
McVey, William Mozart, 1905-1995  Search this
Interviewer:
Barrie, Dennis  Search this
Extent:
22 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1978 Feb. 20
Scope and Contents:
An interview of William McVey conducted 1978 Feb. 20, by Dennis Barrie, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
William McVey (1905-1995) was a sculptor and educator from Cleveland, Ohio.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 5 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' 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.
Topic:
Sculptors -- Ohio -- Interviews  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- Ohio -- Cleveland  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.mcvey78
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93585cfe0-8c23-4fda-a99a-1f313ee4731c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mcvey78
Online Media:

Pete Schiwetz papers

Creator:
Schiwetz, Pete, 1909-  Search this
Names:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Bearzi, Bruno  Search this
Christ-Janer, Albert, 1910-1973  Search this
Coe, Herring, 1907-  Search this
Hedmark, Anne  Search this
McVey, William Mozart, 1905-1995  Search this
Milles, Carl, 1875-1955  Search this
Milles, Olga Granner, 1874-1967  Search this
Rich, Frances  Search this
West, Clifford B.  Search this
Extent:
2 Linear feet ((on 3 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1939-1971
Scope and Contents:
Ca. 2,000 letters, including correspondence with family, bronze caster Bruno Bearzi, Carl and Olga Milles, curator Anne Hedmark (at Millesgarden in Stockholm), Clifford West, William McVey, Francis Rich, Herring Coe, Albert Christ-Janer, and others; business correspondence regarding his fountain at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, "Symbol of the Arts," and other projects; biographical sketch; catalogs; legal and financial papers; and miscellaneous printed materials.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor; Birmingham, Michigan. Was an assistant to Carl Milles. Nicknamed "Tex".
Other Title:
Microfilm title: Berthold Schiwetz papers
Provenance:
Donated 1973 by LeRoy Dahlberg, Schiwetz's attorney.
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.
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- History -- Michigan  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.schipete
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e05b1f36-081a-42e1-8166-6a12f3b5a1c4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-schipete

Walter Midener papers

Creator:
Midener, Walter, 1912-1998  Search this
Society of Arts and Crafts (Detroit, Mich.)  Search this
Names:
Ascoli, Max  Search this
McVey, William Mozart, 1905-1995  Search this
Warburg, Edward M. M.  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1938-1973
Scope and Contents:
Resume, correspondence, photographs, miscellany, and clippings.
REEL 880: Resume, ca. 104 letters, 2 photographs of Midener, 1945, (one with collector Edward M. M. Warburg), and miscellany. Correspondents include Nathan Cummings, Curt Valentin, Edward Warburg, and others.
REEL 103: Correspondence from the Buchholz Gallery, Barone Gallery and Little Gallery, arranging sales and exhibits of Midener's wood sculpture; from various Jewish organizations in New York and Cincinnati, commissioning Midener's work; collectors Edward Warburg and Jakob Goldschmidt, and personal friends, including sculptor William McVey and Max Ascoli, the last writing a letter of introduction. Clippings showing Midener's religious art, catalogs and occasional photographs are also included.
UNMICROFILMED: Correspondence, 1947-1978, relating to Midener's work at the Art School of the Society of Arts and Crafts; commissions; loans; and other mostly business matters.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor, art instructor and art administrator, Detroit, Michigan. Born in Leignitz, Germany. Attended Kunst Akademie in Berlin, 1932-1936. Came to U.S. in 1938. Taught at Henry Street Settlement in New York, N.Y., Cleveland Institute of Art, and Art School of the Society of Arts and Crafts becoming president of the board of trustees in 1976. Won the Tiffany Fellowship for Sculpture, 1940.
Provenance:
Donated 1965 and 1974 by Walter Midener and in 1978 by his estate.
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:
Arts administrators -- Michigan -- Detroit  Search this
Art teachers -- Michigan -- Detroit  Search this
Sculptors -- Michigan -- Detroit  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.midewalt
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b37eadd1-2258-4ce3-88d1-e5a2f5f6b5fe
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-midewalt

William and Leza McVey papers

Creator:
McVey, William Mozart, 1905-1995  Search this
McVey, Leza  Search this
Names:
Canaday, John, 1907-1985  Search this
Gonzales, Boyer  Search this
Gross, Chaim, 1904-1991  Search this
Sepeshy, Zoltan, 1898-1974  Search this
West, Clifford B.  Search this
Extent:
22.8 Linear feet ((microfilmed on 22 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1932-1974
Scope and Contents:
Papers regarding sculptor William McVey and to a lesser extent his wife, ceramist and weaver, Leza McVey.
REELS 869-870: Files on 26 commissions executed between 1938 and 1973; 2 scrapbooks; printed articles by McVey; sketches and drawings; clippings; and photographs. Correspondents include Chaim Gross, Zoltan Sepeshy, Boyer Gonzales, Clifford West, John Canaday, and others.
REELS 5439-5460: Correspondence, writings, art work by the McVey's and others, photographs, and printed material.
Biographical / Historical:
William McVey: Sculptor, educator; Cleveland, Ohio; Leza McVey: Ceramist, weaver, Cleveland, Ohio.
Provenance:
Material on reels 869-870 lent for microfilming by William McVey. He subsequently donated the originals to Rice University in Houston, Texas. Material on reels 5439-5460 was donated in 1998 by the McVey estate via executor Seth C. Taft.
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:
Sculptors  Search this
Ceramicists  Search this
Weavers  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, American  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.mcvewill
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96ff7a5a5-8c79-4869-854d-7a56a177ab1c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mcvewill

Karal Marling papers

Creator:
Marling, Karal Ann  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (Ohio)  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Treasury Relief Art Project  Search this
Eckhardt, Edris, 1905-1998  Search this
McVey, William Mozart, 1905-1995  Search this
Milliken, William Mathewson, 1889-1978  Search this
Extent:
5 Linear feet ((on 3 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1932-1973
Scope and Contents:
Research material and papers emanating from a seminar conducted by Dr. Marling at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1972-1973. The material concerns WPA-FAP, PWAP, and TRAP projects carried on in Ohio, 1932-1943. Included are correspondence and transcripts of interviews with William McVey, Edris Eckhardt, William Milliken, Clarence Carter and other federally employed artists and supervisors. In addition there are employment records, records of a PWAP exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Art in 1934, photographs, clippings, and other printed material.
Biographical / Historical:
Historian; Ohio.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1973 by Dr. Karal Marling.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Historians -- Ohio -- Cleveland  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
History  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.marlkara
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9be46ec6b-81c1-450f-bfbb-887c557bdb92
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-marlkara

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