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Oral history interview with Philip C. Curtis, 1965 March 31

Interviewee:
Curtis, Philip C. (Philip Campbell), 1907-2000  Search this
Curtis, Philip C. (Philip Campbell), 1907-2000  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (Ariz.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Arts administrators -- Arizona -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Arizona -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12563
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213394
AAA_collcode_curtis65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213394

Oral history interview with Fritz Scholder, 1995 March 3-30

Interviewee:
Scholder, Fritz W., 1937-2005  Search this
Scholder, Fritz W., 1937-2005  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
Green, Robert B.  Search this
Thiebaud, Wayne  Search this
Horowitch, Elaine  Search this
Baskin, Leonard  Search this
Martin, Agnes  Search this
Price, Vincent  Search this
Lauren, Ralph  Search this
Loloma, Charles  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia  Search this
Howe, Oscar  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters -- Arizona -- Scottsdale -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- Arizona -- Scottsdale -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Southwest, New -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- Southwest, New -- Interviews  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New -- Art  Search this
Theme:
Native American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11647
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215842
AAA_collcode_schold95
Theme:
Native American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215842
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Fritz Scholder, 2000 December 7

Interviewee:
Scholder, Fritz W., 1937-2005  Search this
Scholder, Fritz W., 1937-2005  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters -- Arizona -- Scottsdale -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Native American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13283
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)224633
AAA_collcode_schold00
Theme:
Native American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_224633
Online Media:

George Goodwin interviews relating to Frank Lloyd Wright, 1992

Creator:
Goodwin, George M.  Search this
Goodwin, George M.  Search this
Subject:
Wright, Frank Lloyd  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Architects -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10961
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214745
AAA_collcode_goodgeor
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214745

Interviews

Collection Interviewer:
Goodwin, George M.  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1992
Scope and Contents:
The George Goodwin interviews relating to Frank Lloyd Wright measure 0.2 linear feet and date to 1992. Interviews conducted by Goodwin for the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives at Taliesin West, Scottsdale, Arizona, with architects, students, and clients who knew Wright and others who offer opinions on his work. Interviewees include: architects Graham Gund (1 cassette), Philip Cortelyou Johnson (1 cassette), Kevin Roche (1 cassette), printmaker and mural painter Richard Haas (2 cassettes), a Taliesin apprentice with Wright in the 1950s, who has portrayed Wright and the Chicago School in his murals; and Loren Pope (1 cassette), a Wright client from the mid-1930s. Included are brief summaries of the Pope and Roche interviews.
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
George Goodwin interviews relating to Frank Lloyd Wright, 1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.goodgeor, Series 1
See more items in:
George Goodwin interviews relating to Frank Lloyd Wright
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-goodgeor-ref3

Oral history interview with Fritz Scholder

Interviewee:
Scholder, Fritz, 1937-2005  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
Baskin, Leonard, 1922-2000  Search this
Green, Robert B.  Search this
Horowitch, Elaine  Search this
Howe, Oscar, 1915-1983  Search this
Lauren, Ralph  Search this
Loloma, Charles, 1921-  Search this
Martin, Agnes, 1912-2004  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia , 1887-1986  Search this
Price, Vincent, 1911-1993  Search this
Thiebaud, Wayne  Search this
Extent:
100 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1995 March 3-30
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Fritz Scholder conducted 1995 March 3-30, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
Scholder discusses his family background and growing up in parallel worlds of Anglo and Indian cultures and the frustration of western versus tribal life; his education in Lawrence, Kan. and the University of Wisconsin; moving to California; his father's job as head of Indian relocation; studying at the Indian art program at the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, and the Indian Art Institute in Santa Fe, N.M.; his views on Indians in general and the difficulty of operating in the mainstream art world; his travels and search for adventure in Europe and Egypt; the importance of magic and the occult in his work; myths as a basis for human experience; art as an agent of social change; objections of Indian groups to his work; and his experience as an Indian role model while not part of the movement. He recalls Robert B. Green, Wayne Thiebaud, Ralph Lauren, Vincent Price, Georgia O'Keeffe, Charles Loloma, Agnes Martin, Elaine Horowitch, and Leonard Baskin.
Biographical / Historical:
Fritz Scholder (1937-2005) was a painter and sculptor from Scottsdale, Ariz.
General:
Originally recorded on 7 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 12 digital wav files. Duration is 6 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.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Painters -- Arizona -- Scottsdale -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- Arizona -- Scottsdale -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Southwest, New -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- Southwest, New -- Interviews  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New -- Art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.schold95
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-schold95

Oral history interview with Philip C. Curtis

Interviewee:
Curtis, Philip C.  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (Ariz.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
27 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 March 31
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Philip C. Curtis conducted 1965 March 31, by Sylvia Loomis, for the Archives of American Art. Curtis speaks of his background and education at Yale Fine Arts School; working for the Federal Art Project as supervisor of the mural project; starting an art center for the Federal Art Project in North Carolina, and another one in Phoenix; supervising a crafts program in Iowa; returning to Arizona; the response of the people of the region to the Federal Art Project; the project's effect on art in the area; and his feelings about current trends in painting.
Biographical / Historical:
Philip C. Curtis was a painter and an art administrator in Scottsdale, Arizona.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 1 min.
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.
Restrictions:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Arts administrators -- Arizona -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Arizona -- Interviews  Search this
Function:
Art centers
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.curtis65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-curtis65

Oral history interview with Fritz Scholder

Interviewee:
Scholder, Fritz, 1937-2005  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Extent:
21 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2000 December 7
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Fritz Scholder conducted 2000 December 7, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, in Karlstrom's home, San Francisco, Calif.
The interview focused on the theme of artists and models. Topics discussed include how the incorporation and transformation of the human figure (generally female) occur in Scholder's paintings, from first idea through studio interaction to finished work. He described his goal of breaking with the cliché of the female nude and make the subject his own in terms of expression. Among the artist's thematic series are one devoted to vampires, monsters, passion, shamans, and witches. He describes these themes as providing opportunities to work with nude female individuals as unpracticed amateur models. The model, if stimulated by the themes, contributes to their transformation into works of art. According to Scholder, a special rapport between artist and model (including in some cases intimacy) is often reflected in the final image. He views the studio as an arena for self-discovery, for the artist but especially for the models. The second half of the interview involved a discussion of specific works within key series, including Monster Love, Dreams, Passion, Mystery Women, and Lilith; Scholder idea of the artist-as-vampire. In his view this is a positive attribute, one that brings for the "victim" transformation, release, and self-knowledge and his stated goal to inscribe that experience into his art.
Biographical / Historical:
Fritz Scholder (1937-2005) was a painter from Scottsdale, Ariz.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 31 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 transcription of this interview provided by the Pasadena Art Alliance.
Occupation:
Artists' models  Search this
Topic:
Painters -- Arizona -- Scottsdale -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.schold00
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-schold00

George Goodwin interviews relating to Frank Lloyd Wright

Interviewer:
Goodwin, George M.  Search this
Names:
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1992
Summary:
The George Goodwin interviews relating to Frank Lloyd Wright measure 0.2 linear feet and date to 1992. Interviews conducted by Goodwin for the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives at Taliesin West, Scottsdale, Arizona, with architects, students, and clients who knew Wright and others who offer opinions on his work. Interviewees include: architects Graham Gund (1 cassette), Philip Cortelyou Johnson (1 cassette), Kevin Roche (1 cassette), printmaker and mural painter Richard Haas (2 cassettes), a Taliesin apprentice with Wright in the 1950s, who has portrayed Wright and the Chicago School in his murals; and Loren Pope (1 cassette), a Wright client from the mid-1930s. Included are brief summaries of the Pope and Roche interviews.
Scope and Contents:
The George Goodwin interviews relating to Frank Lloyd Wright measure 0.2 linear feet and date to 1992. Interviews conducted by Goodwin for the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives at Taliesin West, Scottsdale, Arizona, with architects, students, and clients who knew Wright and others who offer opinions on his work. Interviewees include: architects Graham Gund (1 cassette), Philip Cortelyou Johnson (1 cassette), Kevin Roche (1 cassette), printmaker and mural painter Richard Haas (2 cassettes), a Taliesin apprentice with Wright in the 1950s, who has portrayed Wright and the Chicago School in his murals; and Loren Pope (1 cassette), a Wright client from the mid-1930s. Included are brief summaries of the Pope and Roche interviews.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series

Series 1: Interviews, 1992 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)
Biographical / Historical:
George M. Goodwin has written and lectured on Frank Lloyd Wright, synagogue and museum architecture, Holocaust memorials, and other aspects of American Jewish history. A specialist in oral history research, he is also the archivist of Temple Beth-El in Providence, Rhode Island.

Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) was a notable American architect. He built the William H. Winslow House, Unity Temple in Oak Park, Midway Gardens inchicago, and the new Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, Japan. In the 1920s Wright established the Taliesin Fellowship as a means of teaching architecture.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is the Frank Lloyd Wright textile design studies, ca. 1955.
Provenance:
Donated 1992 by George Goodwin. He plans to conduct additional interviews for this project.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Topic:
Architects -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Citation:
George Goodwin interviews relating to Frank Lloyd Wright, 1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.goodgeor
See more items in:
George Goodwin interviews relating to Frank Lloyd Wright
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-goodgeor

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