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Onorio Ruotolo papers, 1917-1958

Creator:
Ruotolo, Onorio, 1888-1966  Search this
Ruotolo, Onorio, 1888-1966  Search this
Subject:
Winwar, Frances  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9222
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211417
AAA_collcode_ruotonor
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211417

Oral history interview with Isamu Noguchi

Interviewee:
Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Names:
Artists' Union (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Bollingen Foundation  Search this
Brummer Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Japanese American Citizens' League  Search this
Japanese American Citizens' League  Search this
Leonardo da Vinci Art School  Search this
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill  Search this
UNESCO  Search this
Barnard, George Grey, 1863-1938  Search this
Becker, John Bruere, 1915-  Search this
Borglum, Gutzon, 1867-1941  Search this
Brancusi, Constantin, 1876-1957  Search this
Breton, André, 1896-1966  Search this
Brummer, Joseph  Search this
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960  Search this
Calder, Alexander Stirling, 1870-1945  Search this
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976  Search this
Collier, John, Jr., 1913-1992  Search this
Covarrubias, Miguel, 1904-1957  Search this
Davis, Stuart, 1892-1964  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968  Search this
Egan, Charles, 1911-  Search this
Fraser, James Earle, 1876-1953  Search this
Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster), 1895-1983  Search this
Gorky, Arshile, 1904-1948  Search this
Graham, John, 1887-1961  Search this
Graham, Martha  Search this
Gregory, Peter Ronald, 1947-  Search this
Guston, Philip, 1913-1980  Search this
Hare, David, 1917-1992  Search this
Hasegawa, Saburō, 1906-1957  Search this
Hopkins, Harry Lloyd, 1890-1946  Search this
Itō, Michio, 1893-1961  Search this
Kahn, Louis I., 1901-1974  Search this
Kantor, Morris, 1896-1974  Search this
Kline, Franz, 1910-1962  Search this
Knoll, Hans  Search this
Levy, Julien  Search this
Léger, Fernand, 1881-1955  Search this
McMahon, Audrey, 1900?-1981  Search this
Moore, Henry, 1898-1986  Search this
Neumann, J. B. (Jsrael Ber)  Search this
Price, Edison A., d. 1997  Search this
Raymond, Antonin, 1888-  Search this
Reynal, Jeanne, 1903-  Search this
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957  Search this
Ruellan, Andrée, 1905-2006  Search this
Ruotolo, Onorio, 1888-1966  Search this
Schoen, Eugene, 1880-1957  Search this
Shoji, Sadao, 1937-  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946  Search this
Taniguchi, Yoshirō, 1904-  Search this
Ward, Eleanor, 1912-1984  Search this
Zorach, William, 1887-1966  Search this
Extent:
148 Pages (Transcript)
1 Item (Audio excerpt: 1 sound file (5 min. 29 sec.), digital)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
Japan -- Description and Travel
Italy -- description and travel
Egypt -- description and travel
India -- description and travel
Date:
1973 Nov. 7-Dec. 26
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Isamu Noguchi conducted 1973 Nov. 7-Dec. 26, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
NOVEMBER 7, 1973 session: Noguchi discusses his family background; growing up in Japan; returning to the United States in 1917; his identity as an artist; Gutzon Borglum; Columbia University and studying pre-med; attending Leonardo da Vinci Art School; apprenticing to Onorio Ruotolo; quitting Columbia to become a sculptor; Guggenheim Fellowship in 1927; J.B. Neumann; Alfred Stieglitz; George Grey Barnard; James Earle Fraser; Brummer and the Brummer Gallery; studying at Chaumiere and Collarosi; working with Brancusi; meeting Sandy Calder in Paris; Stuart Davis; Morris Kantor; Andrée Ruellan; his work, "Sphere"; reacting against Brancusi; Eugene Schoen's; his Carnegie Hall studio; Michio Ito; Martha Graham; Buckminster Fuller; traveling in China and Japan; meeting Chi Pai Shi; John Becker; his works, "Play Mountain," "Monument to the Plow," "Monument to Ben Franklin," and "Orpheus" for Balanchine; designing for the stage; Audrey McMahon; Harry Hopkins; Holger Cahill; Mexico; Diego Rivera; Miguel Covarrubias; and the Artists Union.
DECEMBER 10, 1973 Session: His reaction to the Spanish Civil War- avoided direct involvement; Stuart Davis; Gorky; Andre Breton; David Hare; Marcel Duchamp; John Graham; Julien Levy; his artist friends dying at the peak of their success; Leger; Stirling Calder; associating himself with the laboring class; Buckminster Fuller; being American; expanding the possibilities of sculpture; his Associated Press Building project in Rockefeller Center, it being done in stainless steel instead of bronze; John Collier; Japanese-American Citizens League; organizing Nisei Artists and Writers Mobilization for Democracy; Jeanne Reynal; going to Poston, Ariz. to assist with American Indian Service camp under John Collier and becoming an internee there; returning to New York in 1942; Bollingen Foundation; trip around the world in 1949; and Philip Guston.
DECEMBER 18, 1973 session: Best work in studio; reaction against expressionism; artists protesting against the Establishment; his objection to the WPA, influenced by William Zorach; exhibiting in group show called, "Fourteen Americans at the Museum of Modern Art"; show at Egan Gallery in 1949; accepting art in its most aesthetically pure form without reference to social issues; movement in Japan since war to get away from refinement of Japan; Yoshiro Hiro responsible for Gutai and the happenings; his work, "Monument to Heroes," using bones; his work takes years to do; materials used in his work; his work, "Cronos"; doing theater stage sets for the Library of Congress including, "Appalachian Spring" and "Herodiade"; wants a given space which he can call his own and do something with it, has to be a work of art.
DECEMBER 26, 1973 Session: Show with Charles Egan in 1948 arranged by de Kooning; applying to the Bollingen Foundation to write a book on leisure, which was never written; traveling to Italy, Egypt, and India for two years; being removed from the New York scene with Franz Kline and de Kooning; his light objects; sculpture as environment; respect for material; Mondrian and his art deriving from nature; his time in Japan in 1931; visiting Japan in 1951; working in stone; projects in Japan; Taniguchi; Antonin Raymond; designing Japanese gardens; discovery of Zen; Hasegawa Saburo; Skidmore; Hans Knoll; Edison Price; Italy in the 1960s; Peter Gregory; Henry Moore; Louis Kahn; UNESCO; Noguchi Foundation and Plaza Company; Shoji; Eleanor Ward; and his autobiography, "A Sculptor's World."
Biographical / Historical:
Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) was a Japanese American sculptor based in Long Island City, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hrs., 25 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are 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.
Topic:
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Gardens, Japanese  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Asian American sculptors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.noguch73
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-noguch73

Onorio Ruotolo papers

Creator:
Ruotolo, Onorio, 1888-1966  Search this
Names:
Winwar, Frances, 1900-  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1917-1958
Scope and Contents:
Letters, writings, photographs and scrapbooks.
UNMICROFILMED: Letters, most are which are from Ruotolo's son Lucio who writes while serving in WWII and while attending Oxford University, and five letters from writer Frances Winwar; 1 poem and a book of poetry by Ruotolo; a biography of Augusto Bellanca and a book of Bellanca's poetry; a manuscript "Quando Canta Il Gallo" by A. Giovannitti; and 26 photographs, including photos of Ruotolo, Ruotolo's work, and of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America conventions.
REEL 2526: Two scrapbooks of clippings, 1917-1954.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor; New York, N.Y. Director of the Leonardo da Vinci Art School.
Provenance:
The donor, Marilyn Dorato, found the papers in the basement of 20 Bank St., N.Y., N.Y. when she purchased the home. The two scrapbooks were discarded after microfilming due to their poor condition.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.ruotonor
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ruotonor

Ruotolo, Onorio, 1888-1966

Collection Creator:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Extent:
17 Photographs
Container:
Box 43
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
Open to researchers by appointment. Contact Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum by email: sapa@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
The photographs are owned by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and requests for permission to reproduce photographs from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Photograph Archives. Certain works of art, as well as the photographs of those works of art, may be protected by copyright, trademark, privacy or publicity rights, or other interests not owned by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. It is the applicant's responsibility to ascertain whether any such rights exist, and to obtain any other permission necessary to reproduce and publish the image.
Collection Citation:
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs, Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum.
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Metropolitan Museum of Art study collection of American sculpture photographs
Metropolitan Museum of Art study collection of American sculpture photographs / Series 1: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Research and Scholars Center
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-saam-photo-met-ref472

Mechanical Power [sculpture] / (photographed by De Witt Ward)

Artist:
Ruotolo, Onorio 1888-1966  Search this
Photographer:
Ward, De Witt d. 1937  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Allegory  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0002166
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Photograph Archives
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_128883
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Red Cross [sculpture] / (photographed by De Witt Ward)

Artist:
Ruotolo, Onorio 1888-1966  Search this
Photographer:
Ward, De Witt d. 1937  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Medicine  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Occupation--Medicine  Search this
State of Being--Illness--Wound  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0002167
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Photograph Archives
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
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edanmdm:siris_jul_128884
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Lenin [sculpture] / (photographed by De Witt Ward)

Artist:
Ruotolo, Onorio 1888-1966  Search this
Photographer:
Ward, De Witt d. 1937  Search this
Subject:
Lenin, Vladimir I  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Occupation--Political  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0002168
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Photograph Archives
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_128885
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Caruso [sculpture] / (photographed by A. B. Bogart)

Artist:
Ruotolo, Onorio 1888-1966  Search this
Photographer:
Bogart, A. B.  Search this
Subject:
Caruso, Enrico  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Performing Arts--Music--Voice  Search this
Performing Arts--Opera  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0002169
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Photograph Archives
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_128886
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Caruso [sculpture] / (photographed by A. B. Bogart)

Artist:
Ruotolo, Onorio 1888-1966  Search this
Photographer:
Bogart, A. B.  Search this
Subject:
Caruso, Enrico  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Performing Arts--Music--Voice  Search this
Performing Arts--Opera  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0002170
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Photograph Archives
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_128887
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Caruso [sculpture] / (photographed by A. B. Bogart)

Artist:
Ruotolo, Onorio 1888-1966  Search this
Photographer:
Bogart, A. B.  Search this
Subject:
Caruso, Enrico  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Performing Arts--Music--Voice  Search this
Performing Arts--Opera  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0002171
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Photograph Archives
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_128888
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Caruso [sculpture] / (photographed by De Witt Ward)

Artist:
Ruotolo, Onorio 1888-1966  Search this
Photographer:
Ward, De Witt d. 1937  Search this
Subject:
Caruso, Enrico  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Performing Arts--Music--Voice  Search this
Performing Arts--Opera  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0002172
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Photograph Archives
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_128889
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Relief Plaque [sculpture] / (photographed by A. B. Bogart)

Artist:
Ruotolo, Onorio 1888-1966  Search this
Photographer:
Bogart, A. B.  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Figure female--Full length  Search this
Figure female--Nude  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0002173
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Photograph Archives
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_128890
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Mystic Panel [sculpture] / (photographed by De Witt Ward)

Artist:
Ruotolo, Onorio 1888-1966  Search this
Photographer:
Ward, De Witt d. 1937  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Landscape--Celestial--Sun  Search this
Animal--Bird  Search this
Object--Other--Candlestick  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0002174
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Photograph Archives
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_128891
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Doomed: A Protest Against Capital Punishment [sculpture] / (photographed by De Witt Ward)

Artist:
Ruotolo, Onorio 1888-1966  Search this
Photographer:
Ward, De Witt d. 1937  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Allegory--Civic--Law  Search this
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0002175
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Photograph Archives
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_128892
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Dante [sculpture] / (photographed by De Witt Ward)

Artist:
Ruotolo, Onorio 1888-1966  Search this
Photographer:
Ward, De Witt d. 1937  Search this
Subject:
Alighieri, Dante  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Writer--Poet  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0002176
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Photograph Archives
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
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edanmdm:siris_jul_128893
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Dante [sculpture] / (photographed by De Witt Ward)

Artist:
Ruotolo, Onorio 1888-1966  Search this
Photographer:
Ward, De Witt d. 1937  Search this
Subject:
Alighieri, Dante  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Writer--Poet  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0002177
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Photograph Archives
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_128894
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Dante [sculpture] / (photographed by A. B. Bogart)

Artist:
Ruotolo, Onorio 1888-1966  Search this
Photographer:
Bogart, A. B.  Search this
Subject:
Alighieri, Dante  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Writer--Poet  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0002178
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Photograph Archives
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_128895
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"And Jesus Wept" (relief panel) [sculpture] / (photographed by De Witt Ward)

Artist:
Ruotolo, Onorio 1888-1966  Search this
Photographer:
Ward, De Witt d. 1937  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Religion--New Testament--Christ  Search this
State of Being--Emotion--Sorrow  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0002179
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Photograph Archives
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_128896
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The Angel of Death [sculpture] / (photographed by De Witt Ward)

Artist:
Ruotolo, Onorio 1888-1966  Search this
Photographer:
Ward, De Witt d. 1937  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Religion--Angel  Search this
Allegory--Death  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0002180
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Photograph Archives
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_128897
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The Angel of Death [sculpture] / (photographed by De Witt Ward)

Artist:
Ruotolo, Onorio 1888-1966  Search this
Photographer:
Ward, De Witt d. 1937  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Religion--Angel  Search this
Allegory--Death  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0002181
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Photograph Archives
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_128898
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