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Oral history interview with Lester Johnson

Interviewee:
Johnson, Lester, 1919-2010  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Extent:
3 Sound tape reels (Sound recording, 5 in.)
147 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1976 Nov. 1-18
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Les Johnson conducted 1976 Nov. 1-18, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Lester Johnson (1919-2010) was a painter and educator from New Haven, Conn.
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:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Educators -- Connecticut -- New Haven -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Connecticut -- New Haven -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.johnso76
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e02492af-6be8-4dff-b364-47d4df0f4afa
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-johnso76
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Ilana Savdie, 2020 August 20

Interviewee:
Savdie, Ilana, 1986-  Search this
Interviewer:
Espinosa, Fernanda, 1985-  Search this
Subject:
Pandemic Oral History Project  Search this
NXTHVN  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Video recordings
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Pandemics  Search this
COVID-19 (Disease)  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)21971
AAA_collcode_savdie20
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_21971

Oral history interview with Vincent Valdez, 2020 August 13

Interviewee:
Valdez, Vincent, 1977-  Search this
Interviewer:
Espinosa, Fernanda, 1985-  Search this
Subject:
Pandemic Oral History Project  Search this
NXTHVN  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Video recordings
Topic:
Pandemics  Search this
COVID-19 (Disease)  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)21977
AAA_collcode_valdez20
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_21977

Oral history interview with Jeffrey Meris, 2020 September 2

Interviewee:
Meris, Jeffrey, 1991-  Search this
Interviewer:
Espinosa, Fernanda, 1985-  Search this
Subject:
Pandemic Oral History Project  Search this
NXTHVN  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Video recordings
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)22019
AAA_collcode_meris20
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_22019

Oral history interview with David Von Schlegell, 1967 June 5

Interviewee:
Von Schlegell, David, 1920-1992  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16048
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)310099
AAA_collcode_schleg67
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_310099
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Lester Johnson, 1976 Nov. 1-18

Interviewee:
Johnson, Lester Frederick, 1919-2010  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Educators -- Connecticut -- New Haven -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Connecticut -- New Haven -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12487
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212749
AAA_collcode_johnso76
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212749

Oral history interview with Charles Duback, 2004 December 15-2005 May 18

Interviewee:
DuBack, Charles S. (Charles Steven), 1926-  Search this
Interviewer:
Larsen, Susan C., 1946-  Search this
Subject:
Pinette, Dennis  Search this
Grooms, Red  Search this
Ortman, George  Search this
Stout, Myron  Search this
Katz, Alex  Search this
Poor, Henry Varnum  Search this
Langlais, Bernard  Search this
Grillo, John  Search this
Dugmore, Edward  Search this
McNeil, George  Search this
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
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Art -- Economic aspects  Search this
Collage  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11927
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)254273
AAA_collcode_duback04
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_254273
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Josef Albers, 1968 June 22-July 5

Interviewee:
Albers, Josef, 1888-1976  Search this
Interviewer:
Fesci, Sevim  Search this
Subject:
Heckel, Erich  Search this
Itten, Johannes  Search this
Kirchner, Ernst Ludwig  Search this
Schmidt-Rottluff, Karl  Search this
Stuck, Franz, Ritter von  Search this
Bauhaus  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Die Brücke (Dresden)  Search this
Painters -- Connecticut -- New Haven -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11847
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214202
AAA_collcode_albersj68
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_214202
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Bernard Chaet, 1997 June 18-August 15

Interviewee:
Chaet, Bernard, 1924-2012  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Albers, Josef  Search this
Zerbe, Karl  Search this
Boris Mirski Gallery (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Yale University. School of Art  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13280
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216431
AAA_collcode_chaet97
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216431
Online Media:

Oral history interview with William T. Brown, 2010 August 23-24

Interviewee:
Brown, William Theo, 1919-2012  Search this
Interviewer:
Weinberg, Jonathan, 1957-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Artists (LGBTQ)  Search this
Gay artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15900
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)296255
AAA_collcode_brown10
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_296255
Online Media:

Oral history interview with William H. Bailey, 2012 October 10-December 5

Interviewee:
Bailey, William H., 1930-2020  Search this
Interviewer:
McElhinney, James, 1952-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16120
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)362666
AAA_collcode_bailey12
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_362666
Online Media:

Josef Albers papers, 1929-1970

Creator:
Albers, Josef, 1888-1976  Search this
Subject:
Leake, Eugene  Search this
Tyler, Kenneth E.  Search this
Arp, Jean  Search this
Albers, Anni  Search this
Baltimore Museum of Art  Search this
Maryland Institute, College of Art  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Sound recordings
Transcripts
Poems
Interviews
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art -- Philosophy  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools  Search this
American Art and Artists in a Global Context  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5803
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208643
AAA_collcode_albejose
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208643
Online Media:

Josef Albers letters to J. B. Neumann, 1934-1947

Creator:
Albers, Josef, 1888-1976  Search this
Subject:
Neumann, J. B. (Jsrael Ber)  Search this
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools  Search this
American Art and Artists in a Global Context  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5952
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208795
AAA_collcode_albejose2
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208795

Josef Albers papers

Creator:
Albers, Josef  Search this
Names:
Baltimore Museum of Art  Search this
Maryland Institute, College of Art  Search this
Albers, Anni  Search this
Arp, Jean, 1887-1966  Search this
Leake, Eugene, 1911-  Search this
Tyler, Kenneth E.  Search this
Extent:
1.5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Sound recordings
Transcripts
Poems
Interviews
Date:
1929-1970
Summary:
The papers of painter, printmaker, and art teacher Josef Albers date from 1929 to 1970 and measure 1.5 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical materials, writings, a recorded lecture, and photographs. The bulk of the collection consists of printed materials.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter, printmaker, and art teacher Josef Albers date from 1929 to 1970 and measure 1.5 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical materials, writings, a recorded lecture, and photographs. The bulk of the collection consists of printed materials.

Biographical material consists of a curriculum vitae, bibliographic lists, a transcript of a "Yale Reports" radio interview in which Albers discusses art as a port of general education, and a photocopy of a letter from Eugene W. Leake of the Maryland Institute discussing a work by Albers in the Baltimore Museum.

Writings and Lectures are primarily photocopies of poems and typescripts by Albers concerning his theories on art, as well as an sound tape reel recording of Albers delivering a lecture at Yale University. There are also photocopied typescripts about Albers written by others including a typescript "Josef Albers" by Hans Jean Arp.

Printed material primarily consists of clippings and exhibition announcements and catalogs, some of which are annotated by Albers. There are also two exhibition catalogs for Anni Albers, press releases, a copy of poetry publication Origin 8, 2 books by Albers, Embossed Linear Compositions and Josef Albers: Poems and Drawings, the book American Abstract Artists, 1936-1966, and miscellaneous brochures.

Photographs consist of two copies of the same image of Josef Albers pin registering one of his prints with Tamarind artisan Ken Tyler.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 4 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1957-1970 (3 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Writings and Lecture, 1936-1967 (5 folders; Box 1)

Series 3: Printed Material, 1929-1969 (1.3 linear feet; Boxes 1-3)

Series 4: Photographs, circa 1968 (1 folder; Box 2)
Biographical / Historical:
Josef Albers (1888-1976) of Dessau, Germany, Black Mountain, North Carolina, and New Haven, Connecticut, was a painter, printmaker, and art teacher advocating a disciplined approach to composition, form, and color.

Josef Albers was born on March 19, 1888 in Bottrop, Westphalia, Germany, the only child of Lorenz Albers, a housepainter, and Magdelena (Schumacher) Albers. He attended the Präparanden-Schule in Langenhorst from 1902 to 1905 and then the teachers college in Büren, graduating in 1908. He became an instructor in several Westphalian primary schools.

Albers studied at the Royal Art School in Berlin, the Arts and Crafts School (Folkwang School) in Essen, and at the Art Academy in Munich under Franz Stuck before enrolling at the Bauhaus in Weimar in 1920. In 1923, he became an instructor and in 1925, when the school was transplanted to Dessau, he became a Bauhausmeister, teaching his fundamental design course. He remained in that position in Dessau and Berlin until 1933, when under pressure from National Socialism, the school was shut down. In that year, Albers emigrated to the United States, becoming a professor of painting at Black Mountain College in North Carolina.

In 1949, Albers moved to Yale University where he taught in the Department of Design and served as Chairman of the Art Department. Following his retirement in 1960, Albers continued to live in New Haven with his wife, textile artist Anni Albers.

Albers served as a guest teacher in Ulm, Germany, and in many colleges and art schools in the United States, Mexico, and South America. He was also an author of poems and books concerning art theory.

Josef Albers died on March 25, 1976 in New Haven, Connecticut.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives is an oral history interview with Albers conducted by Sevim Fesci in 1968, and a collection of letters from Albers to J. B. Naumann that was loaned to the Archives by the Brooklyn Museum for microfilming and is available on microfilm reel 911.
Provenance:
The Josef Albers papers were donated by the artist in 1969 and 1970. A small collection of additional Albers papers and an audio recording of a lecture with an unknown provenance were integrated.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference 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.
Occupation:
Art teachers  Search this
Painters  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art -- Philosophy  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sound recordings
Transcripts
Poems
Interviews
Citation:
Josef Albers papers, 1929-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.albejose
See more items in:
Josef Albers papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ab065186-b199-4ce3-8502-db4febf6c189
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-albejose
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Ilana Savdie

Interviewee:
Savdie, Ilana, 1986-  Search this
Interviewer:
Espinosa, Fernanda  Search this
Names:
NXTHVN  Search this
Pandemic Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
1 Item ((24 min.), digital, mp4)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Video recordings
Date:
2020 August 20
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Ilana Savdie conducted 2020 August 20, by Fernanda Espinosa, for the Archives of American Art's Pandemic Oral History Project at Savdie's studio in New Haven, Connecticut.
Biographical / Historical:
Ilana Savdie (1986- ) is an abstract painter in New Haven, Connecticut and New York, New York. Savdie is a 2020 NXTHVN Studio Fellow.
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:
This interview is open for research.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its Oral History Program interviews available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. Quotation, reproduction and publication of the audio is governed by restrictions. If an interview has been transcribed, researchers must quote from the transcript. If an interview has not been transcribed, researchers must quote from the audio recording. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Painters -- Connecticut -- New Haven  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Pandemics  Search this
COVID-19 (Disease)  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Video recordings
Identifier:
AAA.savdie20
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9aaaaba59-961e-4946-9723-3a11cab53569
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-savdie20
Online Media:

Oral history interview with William T. Brown

Creator:
Brown, William Theo, 1919-2012  Search this
Interviewer:
Weinberg, Jonathan, 1957-  Search this
Extent:
7 Items (Sound recording: 7 sound files (5 hr., 39 min.), digital, wav)
135 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2010 August 23-24
Scope and Contents:
An interview of William T. Brown conducted 2010 August 23 and 24, by Jonathan Weinberg, for the Archives of American Art at Brown's home, in San Francisco, California.
Biographical / Historical:
William T. Brown (1919-2012) was a painter in San Francisco, California. Jonathan Weinberg (1957-) is an artist and art historian in New Haven, Connecticut.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 memory cards. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hr., 39 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 -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Artists (LGBTQ)  Search this
Gay artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.brown10
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw966181bf2-4cb5-452e-8971-6dccbc6aaa92
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-brown10
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Josef Albers

Interviewee:
Albers, Josef  Search this
Interviewer:
Fesci, Sevim  Search this
Names:
Bauhaus  Search this
Heckel, Erich, 1883-1970  Search this
Itten, Johannes, 1888-1967  Search this
Kirchner, Ernst Ludwig, 1880-1938  Search this
Schmidt-Rottluff, Karl, 1884-1976  Search this
Stuck, Franz, Ritter von, 1863-1928  Search this
Extent:
24 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1968 June 22-July 5
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Josef Albers conducted 1968 June 22-July 5, by Sevim Fesci, for the Archives of American Art.
This interview was conducted in New Haven, Connecticut. Albers speaks of his childhood in the industrial area of Westphalia, Germany; his father's influence as a house painter and set designer; his young interest in technical toys; his educational history, beginning at the Royal Art School, an art teacher prep school; his education in art history in conjunction with fine arts; his brief experience teaching in public schools; his time studying at the Applied Art School in Essen while living and teaching in Berlin; and the beginning of professional career after having passed his exam in Berlin in 1915.
He discusses the influence of the European movements/artists, Die Brucke; Schmidt-Rottluff, Heckel, and Kirchner; his move to Munich and time spent working with Stuck (the teacher of Kandinsky and Klee); his eventual shift to the Bauhaus working in collage and stained glass under Itten; his refusal to do the traditional apprenticeship at the Bauhaus and surprising success with stained glass while striking out on his own; his initial experiments while working in the new studio for stained glass at the Bauhaus with frosting (a.k.a. thermometer style); his move from collage to montage; his disbelief in the use of past art as a source for current art; his distaste for the concept of art as self-expression; his use of repetitive forms in his painting as a method of "solving the problem;" his belief that the spectator makes the vision of the artist more lively; his belief that he teaches philosophy (how to see) not technique (how to paint); the fine line between influencing students and creating disciples; color as the most relative medium in art and a study of ourselves; his use of squares (the most man-made form), beginning in 1949; the role of art in society to reveal visually the attitude of our mentality; and his belief as to the future of art as being a further consideration of order.
Biographical / Historical:
Josef Albers (1888-1976) was a painter and educator in New Haven, Connecticut.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 11 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:
Art teachers -- Connecticut -- New Haven -- Interviews  Search this
Collagists  Search this
Stained glass artists  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Die Brücke (Dresden)  Search this
Painters -- Connecticut -- New Haven -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.albersj68
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9df07b806-7f25-4144-b4d2-8d490d11428b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-albersj68
Online Media:

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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93a105f39-ad66-4770-887a-db5bf7bb4849
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-duback04
Online Media:

Josef Albers letters to J. B. Neumann

Creator:
Albers, Josef  Search this
Names:
Neumann, J. B. (Jsrael Ber)  Search this
Extent:
1 Microfilm reel (41 items on partial microfilm reel)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1934-1947
Scope and Contents:
The microfilm collection of the Josef Albers letters to J. B. Neumann contains 40 letters, primarily in German, written to J. B. Neumann by Josef Albers. Also included is an article on Albers written by Alexander Dorner.
Biographical / Historical:
Josef Albers (1888-1976) was a German-born painter, printmaker, and educator who advocated a disciplined approach to composition, form, and color. He immigrated to the United States in 1933 and taught at Black Mountain College in North Carolina. In 1949 he moved to New Haven, Connecticut to teach at Yale University and serve as Chairman of the art department.

J. B. (Jsrael Ber) Neumann (1887-1961) was an Austrian-born gallery director, art dealer, and publisher. Neumann had art galleries in Berlin, Munich, Dusseldorf, and Bremen, Germany. In 1923 he immigrated to the United States and founded the New Art Circle Gallery in New York.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds the Josef Albers papers, 1929-1970; the oral history interview with Josef Albers, 1968 June 22-July 5; and the J. B. Neumann papers, 1905-1967. Yale University Library Manuscripts and Archives holds the Josef Albers Papers (MS 32). The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library holds the Josef Albers Papers, 1933-1961.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1966 by the Brooklyn Museum, Department of Prints.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- Connecticut -- New Haven  Search this
Painters -- Germany  Search this
Painters -- North Carolina  Search this
Educators -- North Carolina  Search this
Educators -- Connecticut  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.albejose2
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9849ed0e2-3656-4f4e-a427-6fb7c8c99a28
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-albejose2

Oral history interview with Jeffrey Meris

Interviewee:
Meris, Jeffrey, 1991-  Search this
Interviewer:
Espinosa, Fernanda  Search this
Names:
NXTHVN  Search this
Pandemic Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
1 Item ((21 min.), digital, mp4)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Video recordings
Date:
2020 September 2
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Jeffrey Meris conducted 2020 September 2, by Fernanda Espinosa, for the for the Archives of American Art's Pandemic Oral History Project, at Meris' studio in New Haven, Connecticut.­
Biographical / Historical:
Jeffrey Meris (1991 - ) is a sculptor, painter, and installation artist in New Haven, Connecticut. Meris was born in Haiti and grew up in the Bahamas; his work explores immigrant identity, displacement, and racialization. Meris is a 2020 NXTHVN Studio Fellow.
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:
This interview is open for research.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its Oral History Program interviews available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. Quotation, reproduction and publication of the audio is governed by restrictions. If an interview has been transcribed, researchers must quote from the transcript. If an interview has not been transcribed, researchers must quote from the audio recording. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Painters -- Connecticut -- New Haven  Search this
Sculptors -- Connecticut -- New Haven  Search this
Installation artists -- Connecticut -- New Haven  Search this
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Video recordings
Identifier:
AAA.meris20
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94ec6d143-973d-4047-ab99-672a1c6e9128
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-meris20
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