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Oral history interview with Frank S. Okada

Interviewee:
Okada, Frank S. (Frank Sumio), 1931-2000  Search this
Interviewer:
Johns, Barbara  Search this
Names:
Cornish School of Allied Arts (Seattle, Wash.)  Search this
Cranbrook Academy of Art -- Students  Search this
Northwest Asian American Project  Search this
University of Oregon -- Faculty  Search this
Bunce, Louis, 1907-1983  Search this
Charles, Ray, 1930-2004  Search this
Chin, Frank, 1940-  Search this
Davis, Sammy, 1925-  Search this
Derbyshire, Leon  Search this
Dusanne, Zoe, 1884-1977  Search this
Horiuchi, Paul, 1906-  Search this
Inada, Lawson Fusao  Search this
Ivey, William, 1919-1992  Search this
Jones, Quincy, 1933-  Search this
Kusama, Yayoi, 1929-  Search this
Martin, David Stone  Search this
Nomura, Kenjiro, 1896-1956  Search this
Okada, John  Search this
Peck, James Edward, 1907-  Search this
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969  Search this
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Tsutakawa, George  Search this
Extent:
87 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1990 Aug. 16-17
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Frank Okada conducted 1990 Aug. 16-17, in Seattle, Wash., by Barbara Johns, for the Archives of American Art Northwest Asian American Project. Okada discusses his parents' background; his family including his brothers, John, author of "No-No Boy," and Charlie, a graphic designer; traveling to Japan for the Pacific Northwest Artists and Japan exhibition; being in an internment camp; painting in Eugene, Ore. and Seattle, Wash.; his painting techniques; studying under Leon Derbyshire; his connection with the jazz scene in Seattle in the late 1940s and 1950s including musicians Sammy Davis, Ray Charles, and Quincy Jones; attending Cornish School of Art, Seattle; meeting Mark Tobey; comparision of his painting style to Tobey's; his stint in the Army; attending Cranbrook Academy of Art and studying with painter Fred Mitchell; his Whitney fellowship in New York; study of Japanese, Chinese, and Zen paintings; working for Boeings in the early 1960s; traveling to France on a Guggenheim; teaching at University of Oregon in Eugene; his minimalist work; influence of Japanese art in his painting. Okada mentions Lawson Inada (Asian American poet), Frank Chin (Asian American playwright), artists David Stone Martin, James Edward Peck, Yayoi Kusama, George Tsutakawa, Paul Horiuchi, Ben Shahn, Kenjiro Nomura, Louis Bunce, Bill Ivey, and art gallery owner Zoe Dusanne.
Biographical / Historical:
Frank S. Okada (1931-2000) was a Japanese American painter based in Seattle, Washington. He taught at University of Oregon from 1969-1999.
General:
Originally recorded on 5 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 9 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 38 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 administrators.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- United States  Search this
Painters -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Topic:
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Painting, Japanese  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Painting, Chinese  Search this
Asian American painters  Search this
Asian American sculptors  Search this
Japanese Americans -- Forced removal and internment, 1942-1945  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.okada90
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ff6868c7-38fd-4e50-9323-474b69e03b8e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-okada90
Online Media:

Chinkanjō Meguro Jūrō henshū

Title:
[新潟県]長岡 : 目黒十郎, 明治 11 [1878]
Editor:
Meguro, Jūrō  Search this
Physical description:
1 volumes ([22] unnumbered double-page openings) illustrations 31 cm
Type:
Books
Pictorial works
Place:
Japan
Niigata-ken
Niigata-ken (Japan)
Date:
1878
Meiji period, 1868-1912
Topic:
Painting, Japanese  Search this
Painters  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
N7356.N65 C55 1878
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1159064

Oral history interview with Chuzo Tamotzu

Interviewee:
Tamotsu, Chūzō, 1888-1975  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
An American Group (Organization)  Search this
Artists Equity Association  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Eddy, Stuart  Search this
Force, Juliana, 1876-1948  Search this
Knight, Frederic C., 1898-1979  Search this
Mandelman, Beatrice  Search this
Philipp, Robert, 1895-1981  Search this
Ribak, Louis, 1902-1979  Search this
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966  Search this
Extent:
11 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 September 3
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Chuzo Tamotzu (Tamotsu) conducted 1964 September 3 by Sylvia Loomis for the Archives of American Art.
Tamotzu discusses studying Occidental, Oriental art in Japan; traveling to Korea, Manchuria and China, South Sea Islands, Singapore, then Europe for a year; coming to New York in 1920; his involvement with An American Group; Juliana Force recruiting him for the Federal Art Project; being on the Easel Project and also on the Graphic Art Project; the Works Projects Administration; given "pink-slip" on the Project since he was not a U.S. citizen; stint in the U.S. Army, Office of Strategic Service doing propaganda paintings for psychological war material for the Japanese Army and soldiers; settling in Santa Fe, N.M.; Oriental painting; and Artist Equity Association. Tamotzu mentions Beatrice Mandelman, Louis Ribak, Robert Philip, Stuart Eddy, Frederick Knight, and Olive Rush.
Biographical / Historical:
Chuzo Tamotzu (1888-1975) was a Japanese American painter based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Tamotzu was born in Japan and came to the United States in 1920. He moved to Santa Fe in 1948.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 40 min.
Provenance:
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.
Occupation:
Painters -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Painting, Japanese  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Arts, Japanese -- Western influences  Search this
Painting, Asian  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Asian American painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.tamots64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9606ba830-2b86-4e11-b2ed-09c487270421
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-tamots64
Online Media:

Japanese paintings and modern wood prints made in Japan for J.B. Millet

Author:
American Art Association  Search this
Former owner:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919 DSI-F  Search this
Subject:
Millet, J. B Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
39 pages 19 centimeters
Type:
Exhibitions
Expositions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
Japan
Date:
1899
19th century
19e siècle
Topic:
Watercolor painting, Japanese  Search this
Wood-engraving  Search this
Aquarelle japonaise  Search this
Art--Private collections  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1159050

Bi o meguru shunposhion Tsukuba Daigaku āto korekushon, Ishii korekushon = Essays on the Ishii Collection, University of Tsukuba Art Collection kanshū Omuka Toshiharu ; sekinin henshū Terakado Rintarō

Title:
美をめぐる饗宴 : 筑波大学アート・コレクション : 石井コレクション = Essays on the Ishii Collection, University of Tsukuba Art Collection / 監修五十殿利治 ; 責任編集寺門臨太郎
Essays on the Ishii Collection, University of Tsukuba Art Collection
Bi o meguru kyōen
Editor:
Omuka, Toshiharu 1951-  Search this
Terakado, Rintarō  Search this
Author:
Tsukuba Daigaku  Search this
Subject:
Ishii, Akira 1933 August 7- Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 415 pages illustrations (some color) 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Japan
Tsukuba-shi
Date:
2021
20th century
Topic:
Painting, Japanese  Search this
Painting  Search this
Call number:
ND1055 .B5 2021
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1154199

Chōjū giga no sekai karā-ban Ueno Kenji kanshk

Title:
鳥獣戯画の世界 : カラー版 / 上野憲示監修
Author:
Ueno, Kenji 1948-  Search this
Physical description:
221 pages color Illustrations 18 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Japan
Date:
2021
Kamakura-Momoyama periods, 1185-1600
Topic:
Painting, Japanese  Search this
Caricatures and cartoons--History  Search this
Call number:
ND1059.6.C53 U36 2021
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1146586

Yōgaka no bijutsushi Nakamura Kunio

Title:
洋画家の美術史 / ナカムラクニオ
Author:
Nakamura, Kunio 1971-  Search this
Physical description:
240 pages illustrations (chiefly color) 18 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Japan
Date:
2021
Topic:
Painting, Japanese--Western style--History  Search this
Painters  Search this
Call number:
ND1055.5.W47 N35 2021
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1146591

Chōjū giga o yomu = Scrolls of frocking animals and humans Itō Daisuke cho

Title:
鳥獣戯画を読む = Scrolls of frocking animals and humans / 伊藤大輔著
Scrolls of frolicking animals and humans
Author:
Itō, Daisuke 1968-  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 330, 10 pages illustrations 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Japan
Date:
2021
Kamakura-Momoyama periods, 1185-1600
To 1500
Topic:
Scrolls, Japanese  Search this
Painting, Japanese  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Caricature--History  Search this
Call number:
ND1059.6.C53 I86 2021
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1146687

小林忠, 1941- author

Author:
Kobayashi, Tadashi 1941-  Search this
Physical description:
iv, 208, 2 pages, 15 unnumbered pages of plates illustrations (some color) 20 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2019
Edo period, 1600-1868
Topic:
Ukiyoe  Search this
Ukiyoe--History  Search this
Painting, Japanese  Search this
Color prints, Japanese  Search this
Call number:
N7353.6.U53 K62 2019
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1116701

Newspaper clippings

Collection Creator:
Ya-Ching, Lee  Search this
Container:
Box 12, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1942
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Lee Ya-Ching Papers, NASM.2008.0009, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Lee Ya-Ching Papers
Lee Ya-Ching Papers / Series 2: Professional
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg29e88526f-9151-49c1-b55b-04e5f0f91295
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2008-0009-ref117
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Manpukuji no kinsei kaiga tokubetsu chinretsu [henshū Kyōto Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan]

Title:
万福寺の近世絵画 : 特别陳列 / [編集京都国立博物館]
Author:
Manpukuji (Uji-shi, Japan)  Search this
Host institution:
Kyōto Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan  Search this
Subject:
Manpukuji (Uji-shi, Japan)  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet ([5] pages) chiefly illustrations 26 x 55 cm folded to 26 x 19 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Japan
Uji-shi
Date:
19uu
Edo period, 1600-1868
Topic:
Painting, Japanese  Search this
Buddhist painting  Search this
Call number:
ND1053.5 .M35 1900z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1158757

Nara Ehon, Emaki Kokusai Kaigi Washinton Taikai shiryōshū

Title:
奈良絵本・絵巻国際会議 : ワシントン大会資料集
Author:
Nara Ehon Emaki Kokusai Kaigi (Washington, D.C. : 2009)  Search this
Organizer:
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Physical description:
47 pages illustrations 30 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
Japan
Date:
2011
To 1868
Topic:
Scrolls, Japanese  Search this
Narrative painting, Japanese  Search this
Illustrated books  Search this
Japanese fiction  Search this
Call number:
ND1053 .N37 2009
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1158639

Kinsei shoki fūzokuga kanshū Tōkyō Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan

Title:
京都市 : 便利堂, 昭和 32 [1957]
Author:
Tōkyō Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan  Search this
Physical description:
95, 9 pages illustrations (some color) 35 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Pictorial works
Place:
Japan
Date:
1957
Edo period, 1600-1868
1600-1868
Topic:
Genre painting, Japanese  Search this
Painting, Japanese  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
ND1452.J3 K555 1957
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1158641

Sesshū = Sesshu kanshū Tōkyō Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan

Title:
雪舟, 1420-1506
Author:
Sesshū 1420-1506  Search this
Tōkyō Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan  Search this
Subject:
Sesshū 1420-1506  Search this
Physical description:
9 pages, 56 unnumbered leaves of plates illustrations 35 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1956
Kamakura-Momoyama periods, 1185-1600
Topic:
Ink painting, Japanese  Search this
Call number:
ND1059.S55 A4 1956c
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1158458

Paintings - Japanese

Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Container:
Box 62, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
"Japanese Paintings, Prints, Drawings, and Reproductions, Reserved"
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. FSA.A.01. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
See more items in:
Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 5: Art Inventories / 5.5: Paintings - Oriental
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc31e8fdca2-797a-491d-b865-fecf5b1ce00b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-01-ref1050

Paintings - Japanese, 1911 January 1

Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Container:
Box 62, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
"Miscellaneous List, January 1, 1911: Japanese Paintings, Prints, Drawings, and Reproductions"
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. FSA.A.01. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
See more items in:
Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 5: Art Inventories / 5.5: Paintings - Oriental
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc37cd29b20-692e-4da9-bee9-c9981303cc9a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-01-ref1052

Paintings - Japanese, 1917 May

Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Container:
Box 62, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
"Miscellaneous List, May 1917: Japanese Paintings, Prints, Drawings, and Reproductions" [for presents]
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. FSA.A.01. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
See more items in:
Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 5: Art Inventories / 5.5: Paintings - Oriental
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3dbb1981e-913e-43c2-81d8-762574110f8c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-01-ref1054

Paintings - Japanese

Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Container:
Box 62, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1917
Scope and Contents note:
"Miscellaneous List, May 1917: Japanese Paintings, Prints, Drawings, and Reproductions" [for study]
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. FSA.A.01. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
See more items in:
Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 5: Art Inventories / 5.5: Paintings - Oriental
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3d8946f0a-4970-4a29-bfbc-5ae49895bce5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-01-ref1056

Paintings - Japanese - Frederick William Gookin Typescripts

Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Container:
Box 66, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1916
Scope and Contents note:
Title page and preface

Note: Frederick William Gookin, then curator of the Buckingham collection of Japanese prints at the Art Institute of Chicago, created these unpublished, annotated typescripts [portions handwritten with illustrations] during 1915 to 1916 in preparation for a descriptive catalogue of Freer's Japanese paintings.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. FSA.A.01. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
See more items in:
Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 5: Art Inventories / 5.5: Paintings - Oriental
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3642a7e57-fc54-4b9f-8563-32a323cad1eb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-01-ref1218

Paintings - Japanese - Frederick William Gookin Typescripts

Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Container:
Box 66, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1916
Scope and Contents note:
"Buddhist paintings: Kose, Kasuga, Takuma, Tosa, and Sumiyoshi Schools"
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. FSA.A.01. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
See more items in:
Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 5: Art Inventories / 5.5: Paintings - Oriental
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc386caf0b5-521d-4e52-a747-5010e203df58
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-01-ref1220

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