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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:

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

Terry Schoonhoven papers, circa 1969-1980

Creator:
Schoonhoven, Terry, 1945-2002  Search this
Schoonhoven, Terry, 1945-2002  Search this
Subject:
Los Angeles Fine Arts Squad  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Printmakers -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7205
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209342
AAA_collcode_schoterr
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209342
Online Media:

Jan Stussy papers, 1950-1985

Creator:
Stussy, Jan, 1921-1990  Search this
Stussy, Jan, 1921-1990  Search this
Subject:
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7338
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209491
AAA_collcode_stusjan
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209491

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

Marian Simpson clippings and photographs, 1934-1958

Creator:
Simpson, Marian, 1899-1978  Search this
Simpson, Marian, 1899-1978  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 -- California -- Oakland -- Photographs
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- California -- Oakland -- Photographs
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- California -- Oakland -- Photographs  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- California -- Oakland -- Photographs  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- California -- Oakland -- Photographs  Search this
Art and state -- California -- Oakland -- Photographs  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9822
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212282
AAA_collcode_simpmari
Theme:
Women
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212282

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

Oral history interview with Judith Baca, 1986 August 5-6

Interviewee:
Baca, Judith Francisca, 1946-  Search this
Baca, Judith Francisca, 1946-  Search this
Interviewer:
Mesa-Bains, Amalia, 1943-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Mexican American art  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Women painters -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Arts administrators -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Chicano art movement  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5436
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211937
AAA_collcode_baca86
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_211937
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Arthur and Jean Goodwin Ames, 1965 June 9

Interviewee:
Ames, Arthur Forbes, 1906-1975  Search this
Ames, Arthur Forbes, 1906-1975  Search this
Interviewer:
Ames, Jean Goodwin, 1903-1986  Search this
Subject:
Albro, Maxine  Search this
Bruton, Helen  Search this
Bruton, Margaret  Search this
Drerup, Karl  Search this
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mosaics -- California  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- California  Search this
Tapestry -- California  Search this
Mosaicists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12923
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213229
AAA_collcode_ames65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213229
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Edward Biberman, 1964 April 15

Interviewee:
Biberman, Edward, 1904-1986  Search this
Biberman, Edward, 1904-1986  Search this
Interviewer:
McGlynn, Betty Lochrie Hoag, 1914-2002  Search this
Subject:
Orozco, José Clemente  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  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  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Printmakers -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12807
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213268
AAA_collcode_biberm64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213268
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Dorr Bothwell, 1965 February 27

Interviewee:
Bothwell, Dorr Hodgson, 1902-2000  Search this
Bothwell, Dorr Hodgson, 1902-2000  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller, 1922-  Search this
Subject:
Clements, Grace  Search this
Feitelson, Lorser  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton  Search this
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Women artists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12484
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213363
AAA_collcode_bothwe65
Theme:
New Deal
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213363
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Ted Gilien, 1965 Mar. 3

Interviewee:
Gilien, Ted, 1914-1967  Search this
Gilien, Ted, 1914-1967  Search this
Interviewer:
McGlynn, Betty Lochrie Hoag, 1914-2002  Search this
Subject:
Bocour, Leonard  Search this
Levine, Jack  Search this
Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.)  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  Search this
Art and war  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Muralists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12806
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213487
AAA_collcode_gilien65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213487

Oral history interview with Boris Gorelick, 1964 May 20

Interviewee:
Gorelick, Boris, 1912-  Search this
Gorelick, Boris, 1912-  Search this
Interviewer:
McGlynn, Betty Lochrie Hoag, 1914-2002  Search this
Subject:
Gorky, Arshile  Search this
Shahn, Ben  Search this
Artists' Union (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
American Artists' Congress  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art front  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Designers -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Architecture & Design  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12336
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213492
AAA_collcode_goreli64
Theme:
Architecture & Design
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213492

Oral history interview with David Avalos, 1988 June 16-July 5

Interviewee:
Avalos, David, 1947-  Search this
Avalos, David, 1947-  Search this
Interviewer:
Nieto, Margarita  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters -- California -- San Diego -- Interviews  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Chicano artists  Search this
Mexican American art  Search this
Mexican American artists  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- California -- San Diego  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5428
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213765
AAA_collcode_avalos88
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213765
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Buckley Mac-Gurrin, 1964 June 20

Interviewee:
Mac-Gurrin, Buckley, 1896-1971  Search this
Mac-Gurrin, Buckley, 1896-1971  Search this
Interviewer:
McGlynn, Betty Lochrie Hoag, 1914-2002  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
Mural painting and decoration -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12334
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213788
AAA_collcode_macgur64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213788
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Donald Totten, 1964 May 28

Interviewee:
Totten, Donald Cecil, 1903-1967  Search this
Totten, Donald Cecil, 1903-1967  Search this
Interviewer:
McGlynn, Betty Lochrie Hoag, 1914-2002  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
Painting, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12977
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213951
AAA_collcode_totten64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213951

Oral history interview with John Spencer, 1994 September 1

Interviewee:
Spencer, John, 1911-1996  Search this
Spencer, John, 1911-1996  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
Cornwell, Dean  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Buildings, structures, etc
Topic:
Art, American -- California, Southern  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- California, Southern  Search this
Muralists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11771
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215798
AAA_collcode_spence94
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215798
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Gronk, 1997 Jan. 20-23

Interviewee:
Gronk, (Glugio Gronk Nicandro), 1957-  Search this
Gronk, (Glugio Gronk Nicandro), 1957-  Search this
Interviewer:
Rangel, Jeffrey J.  Search this
Subject:
Dreva, Jerry  Search this
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (Gallery)  Search this
Four (Art group)  Search this
Asco (Group of artists)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Chicano artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13586
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216258
AAA_collcode_gronk97
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216258
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Carlos Almaraz, 1986 February 6-1987 January 29

Interviewee:
Almaraz, Carlos, 1941-1989  Search this
Almaraz, Carlos, 1941-1989  Search this
Interviewer:
Nieto, Margarita  Search this
Subject:
Flores, Elsa  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Mexican American art  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Mexican American artists  Search this
Street art  Search this
Chicano movement  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5409
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216420
AAA_collcode_almara86
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216420
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Elsa Flores, 1997 Feb. 18-Apr. 30

Interviewee:
Flores, Elsa, 1955-  Search this
Flores, Elsa, 1955-  Search this
Interviewer:
Rangel, Jeffrey J.  Search this
Subject:
Almaraz, Carlos  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Women painters -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Chicano art movement  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13559
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216421
AAA_collcode_flores97
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216421
Online Media:

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