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Oral history interview with Maurice Sievan

Creator:
Sievan, Maurice  Search this
Interviewer:
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Extent:
33 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 April 22
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Maurice Sievan conducted by Dorothy Seckler for the Archives of American Art. Sievan speaks of his early life in the Ukraine; his move to Brooklyn as a young boy; Pratt Institute; his early work in commercial silk screen process; studying at National Academy; trips to France; experiences in WPA; his work; an officer of the American Federation of Painters & Sculptors; murals; and painting techniques and concepts.
Biographical / Historical:
Maurice Sievan (1898-1981) was a painter and landscape painter from New York, New York.
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:
Patrons must use transcript.
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Landscape painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.sievan65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sievan65
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Oral history interview with Kate Schaeffer

Interviewee:
Schaeffer, Kate Born, 1898?-2000  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Names:
Schaeffer Galleries (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Schaeffer, Hanns S., 1892?-1967  Search this
Extent:
40 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1975 June 18
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Kate (Mrs. Hanns) Schaeffer conducted 1975 June 18, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Kate Schaeffer (1898?-2000) was an art dealer and gallery owner from New York, New York. Born in Germany. Died Dec. 20, 2000, at age 102. Co-founder with husband Hanns Schaeffer, of Schaeffer Galleries, New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 57 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:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.schaef75
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-schaef75
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Oral history interview with Faith Ringgold

Creator:
Ringgold, Faith  Search this
Interviewer:
Holmes, Doloris  Search this
Names:
Biennale di Venezia (34th : 1968 : Venice, Italy)  Search this
Women Students and Artists for Black Liberation  Search this
Browne, Vivian E., 1929-1993  Search this
Crump, Iris  Search this
Savage, Augusta, 1892-1962  Search this
Extent:
11 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Date:
1972
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Faith Ringgold conducted in 1972, by Doloris Holmes, for the Archives of American Art's "Art World in Turmoil" oral history project.
Ringgold speaks of her involvement and the origins of WSABAL (Women, Students, and Artists for Black Artist Liberation); her attempts to raise awareness of the under-representation of women in art (writing to the Times/ performing surveys); her hopes for the upcoming WSABAL show on June 22 (the first Black female show in New York); her feelings towards the NYUNBAYAASANAA (the male neo-African Harlem group); her reaction to the '68 Venice Biennale which excluded women and Black artists; her subsequent show named the Liberated Venice Biennale which consisted of 50% women; the She Show and the Flag Show which instigated three arrests; the He Show and upcoming Where Are We At? Show; the importance of conducting open shows; her feelings towards historical African art and its conceptual confronting nature; the influence of Augusta Savage; the influence of African art upon Minimalism and Surrealism.
Biographical / Historical:
Faith Ringgold (1930- ) is a painter and sculptor in New York, New York.
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:
This transcript is open for research. No recording exists. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Surrealism  Search this
Minimal art  Search this
Art, African  Search this
Art, American  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.ringgo72
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ringgo72
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Oral history interview with Rebecca Reis

Interviewee:
Reis, Rebecca G., 1896-1988  Search this
Interviewer:
McNaught, William  Search this
Creator:
Mark Rothko and His Times Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Mark Rothko and His Times Oral History Project  Search this
Baziotes, William, 1912-1963  Search this
Chagall, Marc, 1887-1985  Search this
Ernst, Max, 1891-1976  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen, 1928-2011  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph, 1903-1974  Search this
Grosz, George, 1893-1959  Search this
Guggenheim, Peggy, 1898-  Search this
Guston, Philip, 1913-1980  Search this
Kline, Franz, 1910-1962  Search this
Lipchitz, Jacques, 1891-1973  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Reinhardt, Rita  Search this
Reis, Bernard J.  Search this
Rivers, Larry, 1925-2002  Search this
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970  Search this
Extent:
123 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1980
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Rebecca Reis conducted in 1980, by William McNaught, for the Archives of American Art's Mark Rothko and His Times oral history project.
Reis speaks of her life in New York City. At their home in the city they entertained artists, art dealers, and other art lovers and had a great desire to provide a haven for people who loved art. Reis recalls many stories of the people they met and supported including Jacques Lipchitz, George Grosz, Jackson Pollock, Peggy Guggenheim, Max Ernst, Marc Chagall, Larry Rivers, Philip Guston, Robert Motherwell, Helen Frankenthaler, William Baziotes, Franz Kline, Adolph Gottlieb, and Mark Rothko, the legal case involving Rothko's estate, and Rothko's relationship with Rita Reinhardt. They were particular friends of Peggy Guggenheim. Bernard Reis gave financial advice to many people in the art world. The latter portion of the interviews concentrates on their great friend, Mark Rothko, his suicide, and subsequent court case brought by the family.
Biographical / Historical:
Rebecca Reis (1896-1988) was a collector, from New York, New York. She was married to Bernard Reis, one of the executors of Mark Rothko's will.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 7 hr., 20 min.
Provenance:
This interview was conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's Mark Rothko and his Times oral history project, with funding provided by the Mark Rothko Foundation.
Others interviewed on the project (by various interviewers) include: Sonia Allen, Sally Avery, Ben-Zion, Bernard Braddon, Ernest Briggs, Rhys Caparn, Elaine de Kooning, Herbert Ferber, Esther Gottlieb, Juliette Hays, Sidney Janis, Buffie Johnson, Jacob Kainen, Louis Kaufman, Jack Kufeld, Katharine Kuh, Stanley Kunitz, Joseph Liss, Dorothy Miller, Betty Parsons, Wallace Putnam, Maurice Roth, Sidney Schectman, Aaron Siskind, Joseph Solman, Hedda Sterne, Jack Tworkov, Esteban Vicente and Ed Weinstein. Each has been cataloged separately.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.reis80
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-reis80
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Oral history interview with Anais Nin

Creator:
Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977  Search this
Interviewer:
Holmes, Doloris  Search this
Extent:
20 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Date:
1972
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Anais Nin conducted in 1972, by Doloris Holmes, in New York, New York, for the Archives of American Art "Art World in Turmoil" oral history project.
Biographical / Historical:
Anais Nin (1903-1977) was a writer in New York, New York.
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 available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.nin72
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-nin72
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Oral history interview with Roy Moyer

Interviewee:
Moyer, Roy, 1921-2007  Search this
Interviewer:
Barrie, Dennis  Search this
Names:
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Columbia University -- Students  Search this
UNICEF  Search this
United States. Army  Search this
University of Oslo -- Students  Search this
University of Toronto -- Faculty  Search this
Weyhe Gallery  Search this
Dickinson, Martha  Search this
Neuberger, Roy R.  Search this
Schapiro, Meyer, 1904-  Search this
Trilling, Lionel, 1905-1975  Search this
Weyhe, Erhard  Search this
Extent:
4 Items (Sound recording: 4 sound files (4 hr., 16 min.), digital, wav file)
82 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Greece -- description and travel
Date:
1975 September 17-23
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Roy Moyer, conducted September 17-23, 1975, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution at Moyer's New York City apartment.
Moyer speaks of his childhood, parents, and early music and art training in Allentown, Pennsylvania; his education at Columbia University and the University of Oslo; joining the Army during World War II; teaching English in Greece during its civil war; teaching at the University of Toronto; consulting on educational TV programs; working in the Weyhe Gallery; his management practices and overseeing exhibitions, the film program, and various other initiatives as director of the American Federation of Arts; his painting practice; the growth in the number of art organizations in the 1960s and '70s; and his transition to working for UNICEF. Moyer also recalls Lionel Trilling, Meyer Schapiro, Martha Dickinson, Erhard Weyhe, Roy Neuberger, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Roy Moyer (1921-2007) was a painter and art administrator from New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 16 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:
Use requires an appointment.
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Music -- Instruction and study  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.moyer75
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-moyer75
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Oral history interview with Jacob Lawrence

Creator:
Lawrence, Jacob, 1917-2000  Search this
Interviewer:
Greene, Carroll  Search this
Extent:
92 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Date:
1968 October 26
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Jacob Lawrence conducted 1968 October 26, by Carroll Greene, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) was a painter and educator in Seattle, Washington and New York, New York.
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:
This interview transcript is open for research. No audio exists. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Painters -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.lawren68
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lawren68
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Donald Judd

Creator:
Judd, Donald, 1928-1994  Search this
Interviewer:
Hooton, Bruce Duff, 1928-  Search this
Extent:
11 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 February 3
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Donald Judd conducted 1965 February 3, by Bruce Hooton, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Donald Judd (1928-1994) was a sculptor of New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 41 min.
Sound quality is poor.
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 available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.judd65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-judd65
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Cliff Joseph

Creator:
Joseph, Cliff, 1922-  Search this
Interviewer:
Holmes, Doloris  Search this
Names:
Black Emergency Cultural Coalition  Search this
Extent:
9 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Date:
1972
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Cliff Joseph conducted in 1972, by Doloris Holmes, for the Archives of American Art "Art World in Turmoil" oral history project. Joseph discusses the formation of the Black Emergency Cultural Coalition, which he co-chaired, in response to a show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art called "Harlem on My Mind." He talks about the impact of the black experience in art, his own art, and his affiliation with social protest artists. He describes the Coalition's attempts to persuade the Whitney to produce a show of black artists with a black curator.
Biographical / Historical:
Cliff Joseph (1922-) was a painter and educator in New York, New York.
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. Funding for the interview was provided by the New York State Council on the Arts, as part of AAA's "Art World in Turmoil" project.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
African American artists  Search this
African American painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.joseph72
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-joseph72
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Ivan C. Karp

Interviewee:
Karp, Ivan C., 1926-2012  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Names:
Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Hansa Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
O.K. Harris Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Richard Green Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Artschwager, Richard, 1923-2013  Search this
Bellamy, Richard  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Johns, Jasper, 1930-  Search this
Lichtenstein, Roy, 1923-1997  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008  Search this
Rosenquist, James, 1933-  Search this
Scull, Robert C.  Search this
Sonnabend, Ileana  Search this
Twombly, Cy, 1928-  Search this
Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recordings: (2 hours 30 min.), 7 in.)
78 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1969 March 12
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Ivan C. Karp conducted 1969 March 12, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art at the Leo Castelli Gallery.
Karp discusses the invention of the names "OK Harris" and "Green Gallery"; his work for Leo Castelli including gallery exhibitions, expenses, collectors, critics and staff; the work of Richard Artschwager, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Cy Twombly, Gerry Vanderweil, Andy Warhol, and others; The Club; "soft art"; and the art market. He recalls Richard Bellamy, Ileana Sonnabend, Robert C. Scull, and others. Karp speaks of growing up in the boroughs of New York City, his reading and writing interests, commercial film making, his work for the Hansa Gallery and Martha Jackson, summers in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and the art scene in New York City in the late 1950s.
Biographical / Historical:
Ivan C. Karp (1926- ) is an art dealer and director of the OK Harris Gallery in New York, New York.
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 available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Gallery directors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Optical art  Search this
Pop art  Search this
Soft sculpture -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.karp69
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-karp69
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Jon Hendricks and Jean Toche

Interviewee:
Hendricks, Jon  Search this
Creator:
Toche, Jean  Search this
Interviewer:
Schwartz, Allen  Search this
Names:
Guerilla Art Action Group  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Extent:
12 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Date:
1972 December 13
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Jon Hendricks and Jean Toche conducted 1972 December 13, by Allen Schwartz, for the Archives of American Art.
Hendricks and Toche speak about what or who their "actions" are meant for, including the issues that their "actions" may represent. They touch upon sexism and racism, but focus on museums during the Vietnam War, especially their "actions" related to, and in, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, New York.
Biographical / Historical:
Jon Hendricks and Jean Toche are artists who were active in the Guerilla Art Action Group in New York, New York.
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 available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.hendri72
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hendri72
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Raoul Hague

Creator:
Hague, Raoul, 1905-1993  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Interviewer:
Trovato, Joseph S., 1912-1983  Search this
Names:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
2 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Date:
1964 November 4
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Raoul Hague conducted 4 November 1964, by Joseph Trovato, for the Archives of American Art.
Hague speaks of his background and education; starting out on the Federal Art Project, and working on it up until World War II; his development as a sculptor.
Biographical / Historical:
Raoul Hague (1904-1993) was a sculptor from Woodstock, New York and New York, New York. Social Security death index lists birthdate as 1904.
Provenance:
This interview conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- Woodstock -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.hague64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hague64
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Marshall B. Davidson

Interviewee:
Davidson, Marshall B.  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Extent:
4 Items (sound files, digital, wav file)
69 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1977 November 27-1978 January 10
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Marshall B.Davidson conducted 1977 November 27-1978 January 10, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Marshall B. Davidson (1907-1989) was an art critic from New York, New York. Full name: Marshall Bowman Davidson
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 others.
Occupation:
Art critics -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.davids77
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-davids77
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Enrico Donati

Interviewee:
Donati, Enrico, 1909-2008  Search this
Interviewer:
Selvig, Forrest  Search this
Extent:
61 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1968 September 9
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Enrico Donati conducted 1968 September 9, by Forrest Selvig, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Enrico Donati (1909-2008) was a painter and sculptor from New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav file. Duration is 3 hr., 25 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 others.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.donati68
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-donati68
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Claudia DeMonte

Interviewee:
DeMonte, Claudia, 1947-  Search this
Interviewer:
Kirwin, Liza  Search this
Names:
Gracie Mansion Gallery  Search this
McGowin, Ed, 1938-  Search this
Extent:
54 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1991 February 13- April 24
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Claudia DeMonte conducted 1991 February 13-1991 April 24, by Liza Kirwin, for the Archives of American Art.
DeMonte recalls her childhood and growing up in Astoria, New York; her Italian heritage and Catholic education; her early work including the "trade pieces"; the calendar she produced for the Corcoran Gallery show "Five Plus One" in 1976; her marriage to artist Ed McGowin; moving from Washington, D.C. to New York; the making and meaning of her "Claudia dolls"; exhibiting at the Gracie Mansion Gallery; the art community in the East Village in the early 1980's; the dealer Gracie Mansion; gallery representation outside of New York; critical acceptance of her art; collecting the work of Southern self-taught artists and the influence of Sister Gertrude Morgan and James Son Ford Thomas; work methods and techniques; autobiographical and feminist themes; teaching at the university of Maryland from 1972 to the present; and new directions in her art.
Biographical / Historical:
Claudia DeMonte (1947- ) is a painter, mixed-media artist, and instructor of College Park, Maryland and New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 22 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:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Women painters -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- East Village (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Educators -- Maryland -- College Park -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.demont91
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-demont91
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Willard Cummings

Interviewee:
Cummings, Willard Warren, 1915-1975  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Names:
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Hale, Philip Leslie, 1865-1931  Search this
Halpert, Edith Gregor, 1900-1970  Search this
Peirce, Waldo, 1884-1970  Search this
Extent:
82 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1973 March 20
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Willard Cummings conducted 1973 March 20, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Cummings speaks of his family and its interests in art and theater; moving to Boston and his early education there; studying with Anna Ladd and at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts; his two years in Paris; going to Skowhegan during the Depression; the Art Students League and the Grand Central School; his interests in portrait painting and sculpture; his Yale art school experience; some early portrait subjects; exhibitions of his work; commercial art jobs he was involved in; his New York studio and friends in the mid-1930s; collecting American primitives; his U.S. Army service; the start of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1946; the organization of the school; his own painting technique and some portrait subjects. He recalls Philip Hale, Waldo Peirce and Edith Halpert.
Biographical / Historical:
Willard Cummings (1915-1975) was a painter from New York, New York and Maine.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 19 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 available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Painters -- Maine -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.cummin73
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cummin73
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Oral history interview with John Clancy

Interviewee:
Clancy, John C., 1897-1981  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Names:
Frank K. M. Rehn Galleries  Search this
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim, 1893-1967  Search this
Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967  Search this
Rehn, Frank Knox Morton, 1848-1914  Search this
Watkins, Franklin Chenault, 1894-1972  Search this
Extent:
26 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1970 July 10
Scope and Contents:
Interview of John Clancy conducted 1970 July 10, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Clancy speaks of Frank K. M. Rehn and his background; the beginnings of the Rehn Gallery; his own background; joining the gallery and working for Frank Rehn; artists associated with the gallery; the effect of the Depression on the gallery; how artists and works of art were selected; reasons for the success of the Rehn Gallery; the gallery's future. He recalls Edward Hopper, Charles Burchfield, and Franklin Watkins.
Biographical / Historical:
John C. Clancy (1897-1981) was the director of the Rehn Gallery in New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 16 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 others.
Occupation:
Gallery directors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Depressions -- 1929  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.clancy70
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-clancy70
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Oral history interview with Sylvan Cole

Interviewee:
Cole, Sylvan  Search this
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis  Search this
Names:
Associated American Artists  Search this
Barnet, Will, 1911-2012  Search this
Drewes, Werner, 1899-1985  Search this
Florsheim, Richard A., 1916-1979  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen, 1928-2011  Search this
Hockney, David  Search this
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966  Search this
Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967  Search this
Johnson, Una E.  Search this
Kainen, Jacob  Search this
Levine, Jack, 1915-2010  Search this
Lewenthal, Reeves, 1909-1987  Search this
Lieberman, William Slattery, 1924-  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987  Search this
Extent:
83 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2000 June-October
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Sylvan Cole conducted 2000 June-October, by Avis Berman, for the Archives of American Art.
The interviews took place over five sessions in New York, New York. Cole discusses the history of Associated American Artists, the gallery for whom he began working in 1946, and its marketing techniques, customer base, and personalities, such as its founder, Reeves Lewenthal. He also traces his own development as a dealer in prints after he left AAA and recalls many artists and other figures in the art world, including Will Barnet, Werner Drewes, Richard Florsheim, Helen Frankenthaler, David Hockney, Hans Hofmann, Edward Hopper, Una Johnson, Jacob Kainen, Jack Levine, William S. Lieberman, Robert Motherwell, and Raphael Soyer.
Biographical / Historical:
Sylvan Cole (1918-2005) was an art dealer and writer of New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 5 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 10 digital wav files. Duration is 7 hr., 6 min.
Sound quality is fair; beginning and endings of tapes tend to be garbled and low.
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 available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Prints -- Marketing  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.cole00
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cole00
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Leo Castelli

Interviewee:
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Interviewer:
Decker, Andrew  Search this
Names:
Leo Castelli Gallery  Search this
Extent:
2 Sound cassettes (Sound recording (ca. 3 hr.))
45 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1997 May 22
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Leo Castelli conducted 1997 May 22, by Andrew Decker, for the Archives of American Art.
This interview took place at Castelli's home in New York and covers the most recent years of the dealer's work.
Biographical / Historical:
Leo Castelli (1907-1999) was an art dealer from New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 49 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.
Occupation:
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.castel97
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-castel97
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Giorgio Cavallon

Interviewee:
Cavallon, Giorgio, 1904-1989  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Names:
National Academy of Design (U.S.) -- Students  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Gorky, Arshile, 1904-1948  Search this
Hawthorne, Charles Webster, 1872-1930  Search this
Extent:
52 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1974 February 28
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Giorgio Cavallon, conducted 1974 February 28, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art, at the artist's residence in New York, New York.
Cavallon speaks of growing up in Italy and his move to America. He recalls attending the National Academy of Design in New York and working for the Works Progress Administration. He mentions various artists, including Charles Hawthorne and Arshile Gorky.
Biographical / Historical:
Giorgio Cavallon (1904-1989) was a painter from New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr.
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.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.cavall74
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cavall74
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