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Oral history interview with Louis Siegriest

Interviewee:
Siegriest, 1899-1989  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Oliveira, Nathan, 1928-2010  Search this
Names:
Society of Six  Search this
Armer, Ruth, 1896-1977  Search this
Bischoff, Elmer, 1916-1991  Search this
Clapp, William Henry, 1879-1954  Search this
Cox, Willard  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard, 1922-1993  Search this
Dixon, Maynard, 1875-1946  Search this
Gaw, William A., 1891-1973  Search this
Gay, August Franc̜ois, 1890-1948  Search this
Gile, Selden Connor, 1877-1947  Search this
Graves, Morris, 1910-  Search this
Hagemeyer, Johan, 1884-1962  Search this
Howard, Robert Boardman, 1896-1983  Search this
Hughes, Louis  Search this
Lobdell, Frank, 1921-  Search this
Logan, Maurice, 1886-1977  Search this
Macky, Constance L., b. 1883  Search this
Martinez, Xavier, 1869-1943  Search this
Nahl, Perham Wilhelm, 1869-1935  Search this
Oldfield, Otis, 1890-1969  Search this
Park, David, 1911-1960  Search this
Piazzoni, Gottardo, 1872-1945  Search this
Price, C. S. (Clayton S.), 1874-1950  Search this
Randolph, Lee F., b. 1880  Search this
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957  Search this
Scheyer, Galka E.  Search this
St. John, Terry  Search this
Stackpole, Ralph, 1885-1973  Search this
Still, Clyfford, 1904-1980  Search this
Stoddart, Edna, d. 1966  Search this
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Van Sloun, Frank J., 1879-1938  Search this
Von Eichman, Bernard J., 1899-1970  Search this
Winkler, John William, 1894-1979  Search this
Wores, Theodore, 1858-1939  Search this
del Mue, Maurice  Search this
Extent:
45 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1975 April 5
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Louis B. Siegriest, conducted 1975 April 5, by Paul Karlstrom and Nathan Oliveira, for the Archives of American Art, at Mr. Siegriest's home, in Oakland, California. Siegriest and Oliveira speak of his early career; the Society of Six; and the Bay Area figurative school. He recalls Perham Nahl, Bernard "Red" von Eichman, Bob Howard, Frank Van Sloun, Ruth Armer, Constance Macky, Lee Randolph, John Winkler, Maurice del Mue, Maynard Dixon, Willard Cox, Louis Hughes, Seldon Gile, August Gay, Xavier Martinez, Gottardo Piazzoni, Ralph Stackpole, Theodore Wores, Bill Gaw, William Henry Clapp, Terry St. John, Galka Scheyer, Maurice Logan, C.S. Price, Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, Richard Diebenkorn, David Park, Elmer Bischoff, Frank Lobdell, Clifford Still, Diego Rivera, Otis Oldfield, Edna Stoddart, Johan Hagemeyer, and many others.
Biographical / Historical:
Louis Siegriest (1899-1989) was a painter from Oakland, California. Full name is Louis Bassi Siegriest.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 13 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.
Restrictions:
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.siegri75
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-siegri75

California art research / Gene Hailey, editor

Creator:
California Art Research Project  Search this
Names:
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Abdy, Rowena Meeks, b. 1887  Search this
Aitken, Robert, 1878-1949  Search this
Albright, Gertrude P., 1883-1959  Search this
Albright, Hermann Oliver, 1876-1944  Search this
Albro, Maxine, 1903-1966  Search this
Arnautoff, Victor Mikhail, 1896-1979  Search this
Atkins, Arthur, 1873-1899  Search this
Barnes, Matthew Rackham, 1880-1951  Search this
Bergman, Frank  Search this
Berlandina, Jane, 1898-1962  Search this
Bethers, Ray, 1902-  Search this
Bierstadt, Albert, 1830-1902  Search this
Boynton, Ray Scepter, 1883-1951  Search this
Bremer, Anne, 1872-1923  Search this
Breuer, Henry Joseph, 1860-1932  Search this
Bruton, Margaret, 1894-  Search this
Bufano, Beniamino, 1898-1970  Search this
Cadenasso, Giuseppe, 1858-1918  Search this
Carlsen, Emil, 1853-1932  Search this
Chin, Chee, b. 1896  Search this
Cravath, Ruth, 1902-1986  Search this
Cummings, M. Earl, b. 1876  Search this
Cuneo, Rinaldo, 1877-1939  Search this
Dickman, Charles John, 1863-1943  Search this
Dixon, Maynard, 1875-1946  Search this
Forbes, Helen, 1891-1945  Search this
Fortune, Ephemia Charlton, 1885-1969  Search this
Gaw, William A., 1891-1973  Search this
Grant, Charles Henry, 1866-1939  Search this
Hailey, Gene  Search this
Hamlin, Edith  Search this
Hansen, Armin C. (Armin-Carl), 1886-1957  Search this
Hansen, Herman W., 1854-1924  Search this
Hesthal, William, 1908-  Search this
Hill, Thomas, 1829-1908  Search this
Hobart, Clark, b. 1880?  Search this
Howard, Charles, 1899-1978  Search this
Howard, John Galen, 1864-1931  Search this
Howard, John Langley  Search this
Howard, Robert Boardman, 1896-1983  Search this
Jorgensen, Christian, 1860-1935  Search this
Joullin, Amedee, 1862-1917  Search this
Keith, William, 1838-1911  Search this
Kent, Adaline Dutton, 1900-1957  Search this
Kingman, Dong, 1911-  Search this
Labaudt, Lucien, 1880-1943  Search this
Mackey, Spencer, 1880-1958  Search this
Macky, Constance L., b. 1883  Search this
Martinez, Xavier, 1869-1943  Search this
Mathews, Arthur Frank, 1860-1945  Search this
McComas, Francis John, 1874-1938  Search this
Mora, Joseph Jacinto, 1876-1947  Search this
Moya del Pino, Jose, 1891-1969  Search this
Nahl, Arthur Charles, b. 1878  Search this
Nahl, Charles Christian, 1818-1878  Search this
Nahl, Hugo Wilhelm Arthur, 1833-1889  Search this
Nahl, Perham Wilhelm, 1869-1935  Search this
Nahl, Virgil Theodore, 1876-1930  Search this
Obata, Chiura  Search this
Oldfield, Otis, 1890-1969  Search this
Peixotto, Ernest, b. 1869  Search this
Peters, Charles Rollo, 1862-1928  Search this
Piazzoni, Gottardo, 1872-1945  Search this
Pommer, Julius, 1895?-1945  Search this
Poole, Horatio Nelson, b. 1883  Search this
Post, George, 1906-1997  Search this
Puccinelli, Dorothy Wagner, 1901-  Search this
Puccinelli, Raimondo, 1904-  Search this
Putnam, Arthur, 1873-1930  Search this
Randolph, Lee F., b. 1880  Search this
Raphael, Joseph, 1869-1950  Search this
Rexroth, André, Mrs., 1902-  Search this
Richardson, Mary Curtis, 1848-1931  Search this
Rix, Julian  Search this
Robinson, Charles Dorman, 1847-1933  Search this
Rosenthal, Toby Edward, ca. 1848-1917  Search this
Sandona, Matteo, b. 1883  Search this
Sargeant, Geneve Rixford, 1868-1957  Search this
Scherbakoff, Sergey John, b. 1894  Search this
Schnier, Jacques, 1898-1988  Search this
Sekido, Yoshida, b. 1894  Search this
Sheridan, Joseph Marsh, b. 1897  Search this
Sparks, Will, 1862-1937  Search this
Stackpole, Ralph, 1885-1973  Search this
Tavernier, Jules, 1844-1889  Search this
Tilden, Douglas, 1860-1935  Search this
Tojetti, Domenico, 1807-1892  Search this
Van Sloun, Frank J., 1879-1938  Search this
Welch, Thaddeus, 1844-1919  Search this
Williams, Virgil Macey, 1830-1886  Search this
Withrow, Evelyn Almond, 1858-1928  Search this
Wores, Theodore, 1858-1939  Search this
Zakheim, Bernard Baruch, 1898-1985  Search this
Extent:
20 Volumes ((on 2 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 -- California -- San Francisco
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- California -- San Francisco
Date:
1936-1937
Scope and Contents:
Twenty volumes of the publication, CALIFORNIA ART RESEARCH, containing monographs on artists whose principal residence was San Francisco.
REEL NDA/Cal 1: Artists include Robert Aitken, Arthur Atkins, Albert Bierstadt, Ray Boynton, Anne Bremer, Henry J. Breuer, Giuseppe Cadenasso, Emil Carlsen, M. Earl Cummings, Rinaldo Cuneo, Charles Dickman, Maynard Dixon, Charles Grant, Armin Hansen, H. W. Hansen, Thomas Hill, Christian Jorgensen, Amedee Joullin, William Keith, Constance Macky, Xavier Martinez, Arthur Mathews, Francis McComas, Arthur C. Nahl, Charles C. Nahl, Hugo W. A. Nahl, Perham W. Nahl, Virgil T. Nahl, Ernest Peixotto, Charles R. Peters, Gottardo Piazzoni, Horatio Nelson Poole, Arthur Putnam, Joseph Raphael, Mary C. Richardson, Julian Rix, Charles D. Robinson, Toby Rosenthal, Will Sparks,Jules Tavernier, Douglas Tilden, Domenico Tojetti, Frank Van Sloun, Thaddeus Welch, Virgil Williams, Evelyn A. Withrow, and Theodore Wores.
REEL NDA/Cal 2: Artists include Rowena M. Abdy, Gertrude Albright, Hermann O. Albright, Maxine Albro, Victor Arnautoff, Matthew R. Barne s, Frank Bergman, Jane Berlandina, Ray Bethers, Beniamino Bufano, Margaret Bruton, Chee Chin, Ruth Cravath, Helen Forbes, Euphemia C. Fortune, William Gaw, Edith Hamlin, William Hesthal, Clark Hobart, Charles Howard, John G. Howard, John L. Howard, Robert Boardman Howard, Adaline Kent, Dong Kingman, Lucien Labaudt, Spencer Mackey, Jo Mora, Jose Moya del Pino, Chiura Obata, Otis Oldfield, Julius Pommer, George B. Post, Dorothy W. Puccinelli, Raimondo Puccinelli, Lee F. Randolph, Andree Rexroth, Matteo Sandona, Geneve R. Sargeant, Sergey J. Scherbakoff,Jacques Schnier, Yoshida Sekido, Joseph M. Sheridan,Ralph Stackpole, and Bernard Zakheim.
Biographical / Historical:
Publication of the Works Progress Administration; San Francisco, Calif. Sponsored by Dr. Walter Heil of the M.H. de Young Museum. Was originally a joint project of the WPA-Statistical projects division and the WPA-Federal Art Project in order to disseminate information about artists and art in the San Francisco region.
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
San Francisco, WPA Project 2874, 1936-1937.
Provenance:
Provenance unknown.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Artists -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Art and state -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.caliarp
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-caliarp

Morpheus, (painting)

Painter:
Nahl, Perham Wilhelm 1869-1935  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1907
Topic:
Fantasy  Search this
Control number:
IAP 71062820
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_139363

Silhouette, (painting)

Painter:
Nahl, Perham Wilhelm 1869-1935  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Topic:
Figure female  Search this
Control number:
IAP 93750046
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_241751

Goodnight, (painting)

Painter:
Nahl, Perham Wilhelm 1869-1935  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Oakland Museum 1000 Oak Street Oakland California 94607 Accession Number: X53.331
Date:
Before 1918
Topic:
Landscape--Time--Night  Search this
Control number:
IAP 71060814
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_137377

Thirteenth Labor Of Hercules, (painting)

Painter:
Nahl, Perham Wilhelm 1869-1935  Search this
Medium:
Mixed
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1913
Topic:
Mythology--Classical--Hercules  Search this
Control number:
IAP 71062693
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_139236

Charles West, (painting)

Painter:
Nahl, Perham Wilhelm 1869-1935 (possibly by)  Search this
Subject:
West, Charles  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
California Historical Society 2090 Jackson St San Francisco California 94115
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Control number:
IAP 71065426
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_141949

Biblical Scene, (painting)

Painter:
Nahl, Hugo Wilhelm Arthur 1820-1889  Search this
Nahl, Perham Wilhelm 1869-1935  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Oakland Museum 1000 Oak Street Oakland California 94607 Accession Number: 66.1.41
Topic:
Religion  Search this
Control number:
IAP 71068197
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_144703

Japanese House Girl, (painting)

Painter:
Nahl, Perham Wilhelm 1869-1935  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Culture:
Japanese  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Oakland Museum 1000 Oak Street Oakland California 94607 Accession Number: 66.1.32
Topic:
Figure female  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Occupation--Service--Servant  Search this
Control number:
IAP 71068198
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_144704

Coast Guard Station, Ocean Beach, San Francisco, (painting)

Painter:
Nahl, Perham Wilhelm 1869-1935  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Oakland Museum 1000 Oak Street Oakland California 94607 Accession Number: 66.1.31
Date:
1901
Topic:
Landscape--Beach  Search this
Architecture exterior--Civic  Search this
Cityscape--California--San Francisco  Search this
Control number:
IAP 71068201
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_144707

Landscape, (painting)

Painter:
Nahl, Perham Wilhelm 1869-1935 (possibly by)  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Oakland Museum 1000 Oak Street Oakland California 94607 Accession Number: 66.1.33
Topic:
Landscape--California  Search this
Landscape--Canyon  Search this
Control number:
IAP 71068202
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_144708

Landscape, (painting)

Painter:
Nahl, Perham Wilhelm 1869-1935  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Oakland Museum 1000 Oak Street Oakland California 94607 Accession Number: 66.1.34
Topic:
Landscape--California  Search this
Control number:
IAP 71068203
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_144709

California River Scene, (painting)

Painter:
Nahl, Perham Wilhelm 1869-1935  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Oakland Museum 1000 Oak Street Oakland California 94607 Accession Number: 66.1.33
Topic:
Landscape--River  Search this
Landscape--California  Search this
Control number:
IAP 71068204
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_144710

The Symphony, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Unknown  Search this
Nahl, Perham Wilhelm 1869-1935 (attributed to)  Search this
Medium:
Cast plaster
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
On loan to Oakland Museum 1000 Oak Street Oakland California 94607 Accession Number: EL57.37.279
Lent by Nahl, Maryles
Topic:
Performing Arts--Music--Symphony  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Control number:
IAS 75000799
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_1296

A Doorway in Mexico, (painting)

Painter:
Nahl, Perham Wilhelm 1869-1935  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Crocker Art Museum 216 O Street Sacramento California 95814 Accession Number: 1943.5
Topic:
Landscape--Mexico  Search this
Architecture exterior--Detail--Door  Search this
Control number:
IAP 03930103
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_33972

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