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Oral history interview with Helen Pashgian, 2012 July 11

Interviewee:
Pashgian, Helen, 1934-  Search this
Interviewer:
Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Sculptors -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16073
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)338399
AAA_collcode_pashgi12
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_338399

Oral history interview with Helen Pashgian

Interviewee:
Pashgian, Helen, 1934-  Search this
Interviewer:
Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter  Search this
Extent:
83 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2012 July 11
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Helen Pashgian conducted 2012 July 11, by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp, for the Archives of American Art, at Pashgian's studio, in Pasadena, California.
Pashgian speaks of her parents and their backgrounds; her father's businesses; her grandparents; the influence of great grandmother; her brother; attending grade and high school; attending Pomona College; swimming and athletics; spending time at the beach; the influence of light on water; art classes; learning to look at art; attending Pomona; teaching; living in New York and Boston; working at an advertising firm as a secretary; attending graduate school; working for the Fogg Museum; quitting teaching and moving back to California; experimenting with glazes; California light; La Cienega; taking her work to galleries to try to get a show; Rex Evans; Felix Landau; being a woman artist; meeting Mia Farrow; experimenting with resin; hemispheres; support of parents; Caltech; Nicholas Tschoegl; Jet Propulsion Lab; Great Sphere; stolen art; Jack Brogan; working in resin; Jack Brogan; James Turrell and growing up in California; Balboa Island summer camp; meeting Judy Chicago; being a woman artist; Laguna Beach; Crystal Cove; 'finish fetish"; color field painters; California artists showing in New York; Jill Kornblee Gallery; spheres; Phenomenal exhibition; Baroque period; show at UC Irvine; corporate art collections; plastics technology; working with companies and engineers; epoxy company in Visalia; plastic work; Works Gallery; the early '90s in Southern California; hiatus; working with a fabricator; Pomona College board; L.A. Master Chorale; father's health and growing old; Ace Gallery; new work. Pashgian also recalls Seymour Slive, Vincent Scully, HelenGretchen Van de Kamp, Christopher Ward, Larry Gagosian, DeWain Valentine, Richard Diebenkorn, Roger Kuntz, Peter Alexander, Dave Elder, Bob Bassler, Richard Feynman, Larry Bell, Frank Gehry, Robert Irwin, Mary Corse, Archie Turrell, Miriam Schapiro, Elizabeth Elgin, Brooke Alexander, Wayne Thiebaud, Roger Kuntz, Helen Frankenthaler, Ellsworth Kelly, Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Donald Judd, Melinda Wortz, Robert Morris, Richard Serra, Dan Flavin, Leo Castelli, Jill Kornblee, Phyllis Plous, Melinda Terbell, Stella Polaris Gallery, Mark Moore, Lance Willis, Kettleman Hills, Michael Govan, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Helen Pashgian (1934- ) is a sculptor in Pasadena, California. Hunter Drohojowska-Philp is a writer and art historian in Los Angeles, California.
General:
Originally recorded as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 3 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:
ACCESS RESTRICTED; Use requires written permission.
For information on how to access this interview contact Reference Services.
Topic:
Sculptors -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.pashgi12
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-pashgi12

Merle Schipper interviews

Creator:
Schipper, Merle, 1922-2001  Search this
Names:
Anderson, John S., 1928-  Search this
Card, Greg S., 1945-  Search this
Cutler-Shaw, Joyce, 1932-  Search this
DeLap, Tony, 1927-2019  Search this
Graham, Robert, 1938-  Search this
Hammersley, Frederick, 1919-2009  Search this
Harden, Marvin, 1935-  Search this
Kauffman, Craig, 1932-2010  Search this
Kent, Claude, 1945-  Search this
Kessler, Charles, 1943-  Search this
Kipper, Harry  Search this
Onslow-Ford, Gordon  Search this
Pashgian, Helen, 1934-  Search this
Phillips, Jay, 1954-1987  Search this
Seliger, Charles, 1926-2009  Search this
Shelton, Peter, 1951-  Search this
Simonian, Judith, 1945-  Search this
Trowbridge, David, 1945-  Search this
Valentine, De Wain, 1936-  Search this
Van Hamersveld, John  Search this
Wight, Frederick Stallknecht, 1902-  Search this
Yokoi, Rita, 1938-  Search this
Extent:
21 Sound cassettes (Sound recording)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Date:
1978-1987
Scope and Contents:
A lecture and interviews of twenty-two Southern California painters and sculptors, conducted and recorded by Los Angeles art critic Merle Schipper.
Interview tapes and Schipper's fragmentary notes are available for Greg S. Card, Tony Delap, Robert Graham, Frederick Hammersley, Marvin Harden, Craig Kauffman, Claude Kent, Charles Kessler, Harry Kipper, Jay Phillips, Charles Seliger, Peter T. Shelton, Judith Simonian, David Trowbridge, and John Van Hamersveld.
Only tapes are available for John Anderson, Joyce Cutler-Shaw, Gordon Onslow-Ford, Helen Pashgian, Frederick Stallknecht Wight and Rita Yokoi. Only Schipper's fragmentary notes are available for the DeWain Valentine interview. A tape of Craig Kauffman's May 9, 1979 lecture at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is also included.
Arrangement:
John Anderson interview is on the Gordon Onslow-Ford tape.
John Van Hamersveld interview is on the Harry Kipper tape.
Frederick Stallknecht Wight interview is on the Joyce Cutler-Shaw tape.
Rita Yokoi interview is on the Helen Pashgian tape.
Biographical / Historical:
California art critic and curator of the Fine Arts Gallery, California State University; b. in 1922.
Provenance:
Donated 1988 by Merle Schipper.
Restrictions:
Untranscribed interviews; use requires an appointment and is limited to AAA's Washington, D.C. office.
Topic:
Art, Modern -- California  Search this
Conceptual artists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.schimerl2
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-schimerl2

Interview with Helen Pashgian

Creator:
Pashgian, Helen, 1934-  Search this
Schipper, Merle, 1922-2001  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1981
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14629
See more items in:
Merle Schipper interviews, 1978-1987
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14629

Helen Pashgian / Carol S. Eliel

Interviewer:
Eliel, Carol S. 1955-  Search this
Interviewee:
Pashgian, Helen 1934-  Search this
Author:
Los Angeles County Museum of Art  Search this
Frist Center for the Visual Arts (Nashville, Tenn.)  Search this
Subject:
Pashgian, Helen 1934-  Search this
Pashgian, Helen 1934-  Search this
Physical description:
63 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 36 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Interviews
Date:
2014
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1036956

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