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Oral history interview with Charles Duback

Interviewee:
DuBack, Charles S., 1926-  Search this
Interviewer:
Larsen, Susan C.  Search this
Names:
Landmark Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts  Search this
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Dugmore, Edward, 1915-  Search this
Grillo, John, 1917-  Search this
Grooms, Red  Search this
Katz, Alex, 1927-  Search this
Langlais, Bernard, 1921-1977  Search this
McNeil, George, 1908-1995  Search this
Ortman, George, 1926-  Search this
Pinette, Dennis, 1951-  Search this
Poor, Henry Varnum, 1887-1970  Search this
Stout, Myron, 1908-1987  Search this
Extent:
36 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2004 December 15-2005 May 18
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Charles Duback conducted 2004 December 15-2005 May 18, by Susan C. Larsen, for the Archives of American Art, in Tenants Harbor, Maine.
Mr. Duback discusses his childhood; his Czech lineage; working at his father's bakery and gaining artistic sensibilities there; the drive to become an artist, and the financial risks therein; joining the Navy during World War II; attending trade school in New Haven, Connecticut, and the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art in Newark, New Jersey; attending the Skowhegan School in Maine; his first wife Daphne Mumford; sustaining two homes, one in New York City and another in Maine, and the difficulties in maintaining them; the influence of collage on his paintings; his "strip" paintings; the opening and closing of the Landmark Gallery; making his "projections," wherein he adheres objects to a painting's canvas; and the friends he made during his time running Landmark. Duback also mentions moving from North Waldoboro, Maine to St. George, Maine; moving again to Germantown, New York; finding living in New York difficult; divorcing Mumford; his second wife Phyllis; rising tax and insurance costs and what they mean to artists; and painting as a career. Duback recalls Bernard Langlais, Helen Langlais, Edward Dugmore, Alex Katz, Wes LaFountain, Red Grooms, George Ortman, Myron Stout, George McNeil, Dennis Pinette, John Grillo, Henry Varnum Poor, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Charles S. DuBack (1926-) is a painter of Tenants Harbor, Maine. Susan C. Larsen, interviewer, is an art historian in Tenants Harbor, Maine.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 11 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:
Painters -- Maine -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Art -- Economic aspects  Search this
Collage  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.duback04
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-duback04

Oral history interview with George Earl Ortman

Interviewee:
Ortman, George, 1926-  Search this
Interviewer:
Baker, Richard Brown  Search this
Names:
Brodie, Gandy, 1925-1975  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997  Search this
Hayter, Stanley William, 1901-1988  Search this
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966  Search this
Mitchell, Joan, 1926-1992  Search this
Oliveira, Nathan, 1928-2010  Search this
Ward, Eleanor, 1912-1984  Search this
Wise, Howard  Search this
Extent:
211 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1963 Sept. 19-Nov. 5
Scope and Contents:
An interview of George Earl Ortman conducted 1963 Sept. 19-Nov. 5, by Richard Brown Baker, for the Archives of American Art.
Ortman speaks of critics' reviews of his work; his reactions to the early abstract expressionists; his family background and early experiences; his education; the California environment and its influence on him; his U.S. Navy service; the art scene in San Francisco in the 1940s; other artists he was acquainted with; coming to New York; influences on contemporary artists; pop art; establishing a reputation as a printmaker; studying under William Hayter; his time spent in France; development of his style; problems of making a living in art; his work in theatrical design; realism versus abstraction; his teaching career; exhibits he has had. He recalls Eleanor Ward, Howard Wise, Willem de Kooning, Nathan Oliveira, Gandy Brodie, Hans Hofmann, and Joan Mitchell.
Biographical / Historical:
George Earl Ortman (1926- ) is a painter, sculptor, and printmaker from Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 52 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: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- Michigan -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Printmakers -- Michigan -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- Michigan -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.ortman63
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ortman63

No Title Given: Abstract [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Ortman, George 1926-  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0039336
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_39337

No Title Given: Abstract [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Whidden, Constance 1902- (possibly by)  Search this
Ortman, George 1926- (possibly by)  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0039466
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_39467

Blue Diamond? [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Ortman, George 1926-  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1961
Topic:
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0039591
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_39592

No Title Given: Abstract [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Ortman, George 1926-  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0039594
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_39595

No Title Given: Abstract [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Whidden, Constance 1902- (possibly by)  Search this
Ortman, George 1926- (possibly by)  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0039602
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_39603

No Title Given: Abstract [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Ortman, George 1926-  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0039624
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_39625

No Title Given: Abstract [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Ortman, George 1926-  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0039674
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_39675

No Title Given: Abstract [construction] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Ortman, George 1926-  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0039684
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_39685

No Title Given: Abstract [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Ortman, George 1926-  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0039686
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_39687

No Title Given: Abstract [construction] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Ortman, George 1926-  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0039694
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_39695

No Title Given: Abstract [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Ortman, George 1926-  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0039695
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_39696

Aton, (painting)

Painter:
Ortman, George 1926-  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas mounted on masonite
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Albright-Knox Art Gallery 1285 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo New York 14222 Accession Number: K64:28
Date:
1964
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAP 33660233
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_466591

George Ortman: constructions, paintings, drawings. [Prepared by Suzanne Foley

Author:
Walker Art Center  Search this
Foley, Suzanne  Search this
Subject:
Ortman, George 1926-  Search this
Physical description:
32 p. illus. (part col.) port. 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1965
1965]
Call number:
N40.1.O77 W17
N40.1.O77W17
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_71966

Ortman--recent constructions [exhibition, April, 1971]

Author:
Ortman, George 1926-  Search this
Indianapolis Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Ortman, George 1926-  Search this
Physical description:
[13] p. : ill., 2 mounted col. on inside back cover, port. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1971
Call number:
N6537.O77 I39
N6537.O77I39
N40.1.O77I3
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_79128

Burgos, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Ortman, George 1926-  Search this
Medium:
Mixed media
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
New Britain Museum of American Art 56 Lexington Street New Britain Connecticut 06052 Accession Number: 1980.113
Date:
1970
Topic:
Undetermined  Search this
Control number:
IAS 07130058
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_296533

Crown of Life, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Ortman, George 1926-  Search this
Medium:
Wood
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park 51 Sandy Pond Road Lincoln Massachusetts 01773 Accession Number: 1964.6
Date:
1961
Topic:
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
Allegory--Life  Search this
Control number:
IAS 21760018
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_297997

Scorpio, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Ortman, George 1926-  Search this
Medium:
Acrylic, canvas, wood and Masonite
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Smith, Hinchman and Grylls Associates 455 West Fort Street Detroit Michigan 48226
Date:
1970
Topic:
Emblem--Zodiac  Search this
Control number:
IAS 66220006
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_299365

Directions, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Ortman, George 1926-  Search this
Medium:
Vinyl painted construction
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Smith, Hinchman and Grylls Associates 455 West Fort Street Detroit Michigan 48226
Date:
1974
Topic:
Allegory--Place  Search this
Control number:
IAS 66220007
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_299366

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