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Oral history interview with Sarkis Sarkisian, 1973 February 23-March 23

Interviewee:
Sarkis, 1909-1977  Search this
Interviewer:
Barrie, Dennis, 1947-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painters -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12788
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213055
AAA_collcode_sarkis73
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213055

Sarkis Sarkisian papers, 1929-1973

Creator:
Sarkis, 1909-1977  Search this
Subject:
Society of Arts and Crafts (Detroit, Mich.)  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- History -- Michigan -- Detroit  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- Michigan -- Detroit  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8423
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210597
AAA_collcode_sarksark
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210597

[Faculty from the John Wicker School of Art in Detroit] [motion picture]

Creator:
Blower, David, 1901-1976  Search this
Names:
Sarkis, 1909-1977  Search this
Wicker, John Palmer, 1860-1931  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (film reel (ca. 2 min.), b&w, 16mm.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[1928]
Scope and Contents:
Footage taken by Blower, who was a student at the John Wicker School of Art, of faculty members including John P. Wicker himself and Sarkis Sarkisian.
General:
Date provided by Blower in donor file.
Blower's name handwritten on label on film canister.
Provenance:
Donated by David Blower in 1974.
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.
Identifier:
AAA.blowdavi
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-blowdavi

William E. Woolfenden papers

Creator:
Woolfenden, William E. (William Edward), 1918-1995  Search this
Names:
Detroit Institute of Arts  Search this
Exhibition for Michigan Artist-Craftsmen  Search this
Graves, Morris, 1910-  Search this
Miles, Cyril, 1918-1993  Search this
Sarkis, 1909-1977  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1938-1967
Scope and Contents:
Primarily photographs of works exhibited in Michigan Artist Craftsmen exhibits at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 1950-1956, and Designer Craftsmen U.S.A. 1953 for which Woolfenden was a juror. Many of the photographs have labels identifying the museum holding the work, the artists' name, and year exhibiting. Some printed material, notecards and other documentation relating to the 1953 Designer Craftsmen exhibit are also found, primarily relating to the Michigan artists represented and the Michigan regional exhibitions. Also found are miscellaneous photographs, including one of Woolfenden with fellow judge Sarkis Sarkesian holding winning covers for the 4th annual Yearbook of the Newspaper Guild of Detroit, one of Woolfenden at a typewriter labeled Yearbook Staff 1940, and one of Woolfenden holding a bowl with a group of women identified as Museum and Television Party, 1949; twenty-four clippings are of articles by and about Woolfenden, circa 1938-1956 and his obituary, 1995; three illustrated letters from Detroit artist Cyril Miles to Woolfenden (ca. 1967); and a letter from Morris Graves, 1964, reflecting on meeting Woolfenden with Una Johnson, and "those days in St. Paul... wouldn't it be great sport if the three of us were sometime asked to 'do it again'."
Biographical / Historical:
Art administrator, museum director, art historian. Died 1995.
Provenance:
Donated July 1980 by William E. Woolfenden.
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.
Occupation:
Arts administrators  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Handicraft -- Exhibitions  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.woolwill
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-woolwill

Oral history interview with Sarkis Sarkisian

Interviewee:
Sarkis, 1909-1977  Search this
Interviewer:
Barrie, Dennis  Search this
Extent:
41 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1973 February 23-March 23
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Sarkis Sarkisian conducted 1973 February 23-March 23, by Dennis Barrie, for the Archives of American Art. Sarkisian speaks of his background and early life in Turkey, Armenia, and Greece; his early interest in art; coming to Detroit; teaching and establishing his art career there.
Biographical / Historical:
Sarkis Sarkisian (1909-1977) was a painter from Detroit, Mich.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 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:
Art, American  Search this
Painters -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.sarkis73
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sarkis73

Sarkis Sarkisian papers

Creator:
Sarkis, 1909-1977  Search this
Names:
Society of Arts and Crafts (Detroit, Mich.)  Search this
Extent:
3 microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1929-1973
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence regarding Sarkisian's work as an instructor at the Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts School, the exhibition and sale of his paintings and the activities of his colleagues and friends; 3 scrapbooks; photographs of Sarkisian, of his work and the work of David Blower, of his family and his friends; exhibition catalogs; and printed materials.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, instructor; Detroit, Michigan. Also known as Sargis Doniki Sargisian.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1973 by Sarkis Sarkisian.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Educators -- Michigan -- Detroit  Search this
Painters -- Michigan -- Detroit  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- History -- Michigan -- Detroit  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- Michigan -- Detroit  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.sarksark
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sarksark

Oral history interview with Richard Kozlow

Interviewee:
Kozlow, Richard M., 1926-2008  Search this
Interviewer:
Barrie, Dennis  Search this
Names:
Fleischman, Lawrence A. (Lawrence Arthur), 1925-1997  Search this
Palazzola, Guy, 1919-1978  Search this
Sarkis, 1909-1977  Search this
Extent:
77 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1974 Apr. 5
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Richard Kozlow conducted 1974 Apr. 5, by Dennis Barrie, for the Archives of American Art. Topics discussed include his early determination to be an artist; his service in the Navy; work as a commercial designer in New York; the Detroit art scene in the 1950s; his travels in England, Mexico, and Mallorca; Sarkis Sarkisian, Lawrence Fleishman, and Guy Palozzola.
Biographical / Historical:
Richard Kozlow (1926-2008) was a painter and lecturer from Birmingham, Mich.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 7 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.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painters -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.kozlow74
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kozlow74

George A. and Abbie Kamperman papers

Creator:
Kamperman, George A. (George Abel), 1880-1961  Search this
Kamperman, Abbie, 1884-1972  Search this
Names:
Blanch, Arnold, 1896-1968  Search this
Culver, Charles B. (Charles Beach), 1908-1967  Search this
De Soto, Hugo  Search this
Fiene, Ernest, 1894-  Search this
Gaugler, William  Search this
Hofer, Carl, 1878-1955  Search this
Jungwirth, Leonard D., 1903-1964  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953  Search this
Mast, Gerald, 1908-1971  Search this
Milles, Carl, 1875-1955  Search this
Palazzola, Guy, 1919-1978  Search this
Papsdorf, Frederick, 1887-1978  Search this
Pittman, Hobson Lafayette, 1899 or 1900-1972  Search this
Richardson, Edgar Preston, 1902-1985  Search this
Sarkis, 1909-1977  Search this
Ulreich, Eduard Buk, 1889-  Search this
Ulreich, Nura Woodson  Search this
Watkins, Franklin Chenault, 1894-1972  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1930-1972
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence with artists, printed material including catalogs, obituaries and resolutions honoring George A. Kamperman, biographical sketches, and 3 photographs of George A. Kamperman. Artists include: William Gaugler, Carl Milles, Hugo de Soto, Arnold Blanch, Charles Culver, Ernest Fiene, Gerald Mast, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Frederick Papsdorf, Nura and Edward Buk Ulreich, Carl Hofer, Leonard Jungwirth, Hobson Pittman, Guy Palazzola, Franklin Watkins and Sarkis Sarkisian. Also included are letters from Pierre Matisse, Edgar P. Richardson, William Bostick, Gordon Washburn and Clyde Burroughs,
Biographical / Historical:
Art collectors; Detroit, Michigan.
Provenance:
Lent for filming March 1973, subsequently given March 1975, by Johanna Kanenen, foster daughter of the Kampermans.
Occupation:
Artists -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.kampgeor
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kampgeor

Oral history interview with Robert Broner

Interviewee:
Broner, Robert, 1922-  Search this
Interviewer:
Barrie, Dennis  Search this
Names:
Blackburn, Robert Hamilton, 1920-  Search this
Davis, Stuart, 1892-1964  Search this
Hayter, Stanley William, 1901-1988  Search this
Sarkis, 1909-1977  Search this
Weddige, Emil, 1907-  Search this
Extent:
48 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1974 May 3-8
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Robert Broner conducted 1974 May 3-8, by Dennis Barrie, for the Archives of American Art. Broner speaks of growing up in Detroit; his early interest in art due to his brother's influence; attending Cass Technical High School and Wayne University; his U.S. Army service during World War II; getting his Masters' at UCLA; teaching and life at Auburn University; going to New York and working in Stanley William Hayter's studio; taking a course from Stuart Davis at the New School; Hayter and Davis as teachers; printmaking; Robert Blackburn's printing shop; his preference for printmaking over painting; returning to Detroit; the establishment of a printing press and printmaking at the Society of Arts and Crafts; becoming the art critic on the DETROIT TIMES; the development of his work; and printmaking in Michigan. He recalls Sarkis Sarkisian, Robert Blackburn, and Emil Weddige.
Biographical / Historical:
Robert Broner (1922-) is a painter and printmaker from Detroit, Michigan.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 51 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:
Prints -- Technique  Search this
Art criticism -- Michigan -- Detroit  Search this
Painters -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Interviews  Search this
Printmakers -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.broner74
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-broner74

Oral history interview with Harry Bertoia

Interviewee:
Bertoia, Harry  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Names:
Carroll, John, 1892-1959  Search this
Eames, Charles  Search this
Milles, Carl, 1875-1955  Search this
Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961  Search this
Sarkis, 1909-1977  Search this
Extent:
33 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1972 June 20
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Harry Bertoia conducted 1972 June 20, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Bertoia speaks of his childhood in San Lorenzo, Italy; his family; his art education at Cass Technical School, the Society of Arts and Crafts in Detroit, and Cranbrook Academy; his early metal work and woodcuts; defense work with Charles Eames in Venice, California; development of Eames' prize-winning plywood chair; his chair designs for Knoll International; exhibitions of his sculpture; his experiments with sound and with "sonambient" sculpture; and techniques and materials. Bertoia also discusses his commissioned works for Manufacturer's Trust, General Motors, and Dulles Airport. He recalls John Carroll, Carl Milles, Eero Saarinen, Sarkis Sarkisian, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Harry Bertoia (1915-1978) was a sculptor and furniture designer.
General:
Originally recorded 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 1 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.
Topic:
Design  Search this
Designers -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.bertoi72
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bertoi72

Sarkis / Gordon and Elizabeth Orear ; with photographs by Robert Vigiletti ; foreword by Samuel Sachs II

Author:
Orear, Gordon 1923-  Search this
Sarkis 1909-1977  Search this
Orear, Elizabeth 1920-  Search this
Subject:
Sarkis 1909-1977  Search this
Sarkis 1909-1977 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
167 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1995
C1995
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.S244 O7 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_519011

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