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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
Art, Oriental.  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
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-tamots64

Edward Bruce, Washington, D.C. letter to Olive Rush, Santa Fe, N.M.

Creator:
Bruce, Edward, 1879-1943  Search this
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966  Search this
Bruce, Edward, 1879-1943  Search this
Subject:
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Great Depression  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1934 Jan. 11
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10978
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Olive Rush papers, 1879-1967
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_10978

Sketches for Santa Fe Public Library mural

Creator:
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966  Search this
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966  Search this
Subject:
Rush, Olive  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Great Depression  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Place:
Santa Fe, N.M.
Date:
1934
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Murals  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10979
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Olive Rush papers, 1879-1967
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_10979

Olive Rush diary fragments

Creator:
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966  Search this
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966  Search this
Subject:
Earlham College  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
between 1890 and 1907
Topic:
Art students  Search this
Art--Study and teaching  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13536
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Olive Rush papers, 1879-1967
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13536

Olive Rush, Phoenix, Ariz. postcard to Ethel Pennewill Brown, Wilmington, Del.

Creator:
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966  Search this
Brown, Ethel Pennewill, 1878-1960  Search this
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
ca. 1914-1917
Topic:
Correspondence  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17630
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Olive Rush papers, 1879-1967
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_17630
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Sketchbook

Creator:
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966  Search this
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
ca. 1912-1913
Topic:
Sketchbooks  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17631
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Olive Rush papers, 1879-1967
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_17631

Landscape sketch

Creator:
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966  Search this
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
circa 1923
Topic:
Landscapes  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17632
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Olive Rush papers, 1879-1967
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_17632

Sketch of Native American Ceremony

Creator:
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966  Search this
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
19--
Topic:
Native American  Search this
Sketches  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17633
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Olive Rush papers, 1879-1967
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_17633
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Olive Rush preliminary mural design

Creator:
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966  Search this
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
circa 1934
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17634
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Olive Rush papers, 1879-1967
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_17634

Dawn dance at San Juan

Creator:
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966  Search this
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
19--
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Sketches  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17635
See more items in:
Olive Rush papers, 1879-1967
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_17635

Sketchbook

Creator:
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966  Search this
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
ca. 1927-1929
Topic:
Sketchbooks  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17636
See more items in:
Olive Rush papers, 1879-1967
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_17636

Sketchbook

Creator:
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966  Search this
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
ca. 1930
Topic:
Sketchbooks  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17637
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Olive Rush papers, 1879-1967
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_17637

Hawthorne Fairy Tale / Panel in Nathaniel Hawthorne School

Photographer:
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966  Search this
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1919
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17641
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Olive Rush papers, 1879-1967
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_17641
Online Media:

Sketch for mural at Sandia School in Albuquerque

Creator:
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966  Search this
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Place:
Albuquerque, N.M.
Date:
193-?
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17646
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Olive Rush papers, 1879-1967
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_17646
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Watercolor study for mural at Sandia School in Albuquerque

Creator:
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966  Search this
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
193-?
Topic:
Sketches  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17647
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Olive Rush papers, 1879-1967
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_17647
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Watercolor sketch of a cat

Creator:
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966  Search this
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
19--
Topic:
Cats  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)19019
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Olive Rush papers, 1879-1967
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_19019

Sketch of sweet bergamot (oregano de la sierra)

Creator:
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966  Search this
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
19--?
Topic:
Flowers (plants)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)19191
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Olive Rush papers, 1879-1967
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_19191

Sketch of white flower

Creator:
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966  Search this
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
190-?
Topic:
Flowers (plants)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)19193
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Olive Rush papers, 1879-1967
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_19193

Watercolor sketch of a lily

Creator:
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966  Search this
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
19--?
Topic:
Flowers (plants)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)19194
See more items in:
Olive Rush papers, 1879-1967
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_19194

Sketch for Osage Treaty mural

Creator:
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966  Search this
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966  Search this
Subject:
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Place:
Pawhuska, Oklahoma
Date:
circa 1925
Topic:
New deal art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)19683
See more items in:
Olive Rush papers, 1879-1967
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_19683

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