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Oral history interview with Frank Romero, 1997 January 17-March 2

Interviewee:
Romero, Frank, 1941-  Search this
Romero, Frank, 1941-  Search this
Interviewer:
Rangel, Jeffrey J.  Search this
Subject:
Almaraz, Carlos  Search this
Mugnaini, Joseph A.  Search this
Rocha, Roberto de la  Search this
Sanchez Luján, Gilbert  Search this
Sheets, Millard  Search this
Voulkos, Peter  Search this
Four (Art group)  Search this
Otis Art Institute  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Mexican American artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Mexican American art  Search this
Street art  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Chicano art movement  Search this
Chicano artists  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13587
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216102
AAA_collcode_romero97
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216102
Online Media:

Val Laigo papers, 1954-1998

Creator:
Laigo, Val M., 1930-1992  Search this
Laigo, Val M., 1930-1992  Search this
Type:
Video recordings
Topic:
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Filipino American art  Search this
Filipino American artists  Search this
Asian American painters  Search this
Asian American muralists  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Theme:
Asian American  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10455
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213863
AAA_collcode_laigval
Theme:
Asian American
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213863

Oral history interview with Frank Romero

Interviewee:
Romero, Frank  Search this
Interviewer:
Rangel, Jeffrey J.  Search this
Names:
Los Four (Art group)  Search this
Otis Art Institute -- Students  Search this
Almaraz, Carlos  Search this
Mugnaini, Joseph A.  Search this
Rocha, Roberto de la  Search this
Sanchez Luján, Gilbert  Search this
Sheets, Millard, 1907-1989  Search this
Voulkos, Peter, 1924-2002  Search this
Extent:
99 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1997 January 17-March 2
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Frank Romero conducted 1997 January 17-March 2, by Jeffrey Rangel, for the Archives of American Art, in Romero's studio, in Los Angeles, Calif.
Romero discusses his growing up in East Los Angeles and his large extended family; his earliest art studies in the public schools; attending the Otis Art Institute where he studied with Joe Mugnaini and had contact with Millard Sheets and Peter Voulkos; the "very polyglut culture" of East Los Angeles; the influences of television, western movies, rock-and-roll, and rhythm and blues on his early musical/artistic taste; time spent in New York; returning to Los Angeles in 1969; and his marriage and family.
He describes his move into Carlos Almaraz's house which became the informal meeting place of the artist group Los Four (Almaraz, Romero, Gilbert Sanchez Lujan, and Roberto "Beto" de la Rocha); the Los Four show at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1974; and the stylistic aesthetics of Los Four.
Romero describes the "boys club" nature of Chicano art centers; his contributions to the Chicano art movement; his relationship to the Chicano/Mexican culture and mainstream U.S. culture; murals done by members of Los Four for the Inner City Mural Program; his work for the Metropolitan Transit Authority; the Murals of Aztlan exhibit in 1981 at the Craft and Folk Art Museum; and his shows at the ARCO Center for the Visual Arts. He concludes with his assessment of the Chicano arts movement, the relationship between economic and art cycles, and the role of the more established artists to those of a younger generation.
Biographical / Historical:
Frank Romero (1941- ) is a painter from Los Angeles, Calif.
General:
Originally recorded on 5 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 9 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 27 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. Funding for the interview provided by the Smithsonian Institution Latino Pool Fund.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Muralists -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Mexican American artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Mexican American art  Search this
Street art  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Chicano art movement  Search this
Chicano artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.romero97
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-romero97

Val Laigo papers

Creator:
Laigo, Val M., 1930-1992  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet
0.4 Linear feet (Addition)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Video recordings
Date:
1954-1998
Scope and Contents:
A resume; correspondence, 1954-1991, mainly regarding teaching positions at Seattle University and commissions; 7 sketches for mural projects; art inventories, 1970 and 1987; writings, including biographical notes, and a portion of his M.F.A. thesis "Hard Edge Variations," 1964; exhibition announcements; clippings; photographs of Laigo in his studio, Laigo with his paintings, and his family; 2 video tapes, 1990, taken by Marvin Herard of Laigo discussing his murals at the Seattle University Library.
ADDITION : A chronology; awards; clippings; magazine articles; writings; obituary; correspondence; and two video tapes, including Wing Luke Art Museum's January 29, 1994 Auction Honoring Val Laigo, and Seattle University Laigo Retrospective Show at the Kinsey Gallery, October 6 to November 19, 1992.
Biographical / Historical:
Val Laigo (1930-1992) was a Filipino American painter based in Seattle, Washington. Val Laigo was born in Naguilian, La Union, in the Phillipines. His family moved to the United States in 1931 and to Seattle in 1941. Laigo's full name Valeriano Emerenciano Montante Laigo.
Provenance:
Donated 1990 by Val Laigo and in 1994 and 1998 by his widow Austreberta Laigo.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Artists -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Painters -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Topic:
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Filipino American art  Search this
Filipino American artists  Search this
Asian American painters  Search this
Asian American muralists  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Identifier:
AAA.laigval
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-laigval

Lee Woodward Zeigler papers, 1911-1968

Creator:
Zeigler, Lee Woodward, 1868-1952  Search this
Zeigler, Lee Woodward, 1868-1952  Search this
Subject:
Grainger, Percy  Search this
Leiber, Fritz  Search this
Bruce, Edward  Search this
Cram, Ralph Adams, 1863-1942  Search this
Force, Juliana  Search this
Murray, Oscar H.  Search this
Osgood, Charles Grosvenor  Search this
Wheeler, Joseph Lewis  Search this
Enoch Pratt Free Library  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Federal Art Project (U.S.)  Search this
United States  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Church decoration and ornament -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6927
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209056
AAA_collcode_zeiglee
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209056

Stuyvesant Van Veen papers, circa 1926-1988

Creator:
Van Veen, Stuyvesant, 1910-1988  Search this
Van Veen, Stuyvesant, 1910-1988  Search this
Subject:
Avery, Frances  Search this
United States Information Agency  Search this
New York World's Fair  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Caricatures and cartoons -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Graphic arts -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9250
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211445
AAA_collcode_vanveen
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211445

Ezra Winter papers, [ca. 1922-1946]

Creator:
Winter, Ezra, 1886-1949  Search this
Winter, Ezra, 1886-1949  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9355
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211551
AAA_collcode_wintezra
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211551

Mitchell Siporin papers, 1913-1990

Creator:
Siporin, Mitchell, 1910-1976  Search this
Siporin, Mitchell, 1910-1976  Search this
Subject:
Cheney, Sheldon  Search this
Cahill, Holger  Search this
Halpert, Edith Gregor  Search this
Rowan, Edward Beatty  Search this
Millman, Edward  Search this
Nordness, Lee  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Type:
Video recordings
Topic:
Documentary photography  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- United States  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
War in art  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Photography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9408
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211606
AAA_collcode_sipomitc
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211606

Murals of Aztlán Film Production Records, 1981

Creator:
Tartan, James, 1931-  Search this
Tartan, James, 1931-  Search this
Subject:
Craft and Folk Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Transcripts
Sound recordings
Motion pictures (visual works)
Topic:
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Street art  Search this
Mexican American art  Search this
Mexican American artists  Search this
Chicano artists  Search this
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13501
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211809
AAA_collcode_tartjame
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211809

Will Shuster papers, [undated] and 1914-1970

Creator:
Shuster, Will, 1893-1969  Search this
Shuster, Will, 1893-1969  Search this
Subject:
Henri, Robert  Search this
La Farge, Oliver  Search this
Scott, Winfield Townley  Search this
Sheridan, John E.  Search this
Wheelock, Warren  Search this
Nash, Willard Ayer  Search this
Karig, Walter  Search this
Sloan, John  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Place:
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- New Mexico
Topic:
Art, American -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Art festivals  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New Mexico  Search this
Art and state -- New Mexico  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- New Mexico  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- New Mexico  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Diaries  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13458
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211861
AAA_collcode_shuswill
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Diaries
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211861

Section of Fine Arts selected records, 1934-1943

Creator:
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Subject:
Ealand, Maria  Search this
United States  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century  Search this
Public sculpture  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9788
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212220
AAA_collcode_unstdept
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212220

Antonio Sotomayor papers, circa 1920-1988

Creator:
Sotomayor, Antonio, 1904-1985  Search this
Sotomayor, Antonio, 1904-1985  Search this
Subject:
Little, Philip  Search this
Labaudt, Lucien  Search this
Morley, Grace  Search this
Long, Emilie  Search this
Franco, Johan  Search this
Farr, Fred  Search this
Gerstle, William Lewis  Search this
Fried, Alexander  Search this
Reed, Alma M.  Search this
Pflueger, Timothy Ludwig  Search this
Robinson, Elmer E. (Elmer Edwin)  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Oldfield, Otis  Search this
Moya del Pino, Jose  Search this
Orozco, José Clemente  Search this
Sotomayor, Grace  Search this
Von Hagen, Victor Wolfgang  Search this
Salinger, Jehanne Bietry  Search this
Salinger, Pierre  Search this
Sauer, Carl Ortwin  Search this
Entenza, John  Search this
Pan American Union  Search this
Delphic Studios  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Photographs
Topic:
Muralists -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century  Search this
Illustration of books  Search this
Illustrators -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
American Art and Artists in a Global Context  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5549
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212812
AAA_collcode_sotoanto
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Sketches & Sketchbooks
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212812
Online Media:

Murals without walls [videorecording] / WNET/Thirteen; director, Alfred Broderick; producer, Elizabeth Davis; artistic consultant, Ruth Bowman, 1979

Creator:
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Gorky, Arshile  Search this
Bowman, Ruth  Search this
Broderick, Alfred  Search this
Davis, Elizabeth  Search this
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Place:
Newark Airport
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- New Jersey -- Newark  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)21876
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214566
AAA_collcode_wnettelv
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214566

John Spencer papers, 1930-1994, bulk 1933-1944

Creator:
Spencer, John, 1911-1996  Search this
Spencer, John, 1911-1996  Search this
Subject:
Cornwell, Dean  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6523
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215784
AAA_collcode_spenjohn
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215784

[Artists working on Coit Tower mural] [graphic] / Peter Stackpole, 1934

Creator:
Stackpole, Peter, 1913-1997  Search this
Stackpole, Peter, 1913-1997  Search this
Subject:
Harris, George A.  Search this
Howard, John Langley  Search this
Labaudt, Lucien  Search this
Olmsted, Fred  Search this
Stackpole, Ralph  Search this
Zakheim, Bernard Baruch  Search this
Triest, Shirley  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Topic:
Coit Memorial Tower (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Art and state -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Artists -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Audio - Visual  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6050
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216024
AAA_collcode_stacpete
Theme:
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216024

Myer Shaffer scrapbook, [ca. 1930-1941]

Creator:
Shaffer, Myer, 1911-1983  Search this
Shaffer, Myer, 1911-1983  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- California -- Los Angeles -- Themes, motives  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6133
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216349
AAA_collcode_shafmyer
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216349

Oral history interview with José and Malaquias Montoya, 1988 Feb. 28-June 2

Interviewee:
Montoya, José, 1932-2013  Search this
Montoya, José, 1932-2013  Search this
Interviewer:
Hernandez, Eduardo  Search this
Subject:
Montoya, Malaquias  Search this
Royal Chicano Air Force  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Mexican American artists  Search this
Mexican American art  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13570
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211798
AAA_collcode_montoy88
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_211798

Oral history interview with Ruth Cobb, 1971 October 26

Interviewee:
Cobb, Ruth, 1914-2008  Search this
Cobb, Ruth, 1914-2008  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Kupferman, Lawrence Edward  Search this
Levine, Jack  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Painting, American -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Women painters -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- Philosophy  Search this
Watercolor painting  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13274
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211994
AAA_collcode_cobb71
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_211994

Oral history interview with Thomas Hart Benton, 1973 July 23-24

Interviewee:
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Subject:
Craven, Thomas  Search this
Ingram, Rex  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Reed, Alma M.  Search this
Robinson, Boardman  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred  Search this
Weichsel, John  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century  Search this
Regionalism  Search this
Synchromism (Art)  Search this
Muralists -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12796
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212013
AAA_collcode_benton73
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212013

Oral history interview with Walter Murch, 1967 June 6

Interviewee:
Murch, Walter Tandy, 1907-1967  Search this
Murch, Walter Tandy, 1907-1967  Search this
Interviewer:
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Subject:
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Gorky, Arshile  Search this
Parsons, Betty  Search this
Betty Parsons Gallery  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12276
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212674
AAA_collcode_murch67
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212674

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