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Oral history interview with Don Baum

Interviewee:
Baum, Don, 1922-  Search this
Interviewer:
Prince, Sue Ann  Search this
Names:
Illinois Arts Council  Search this
Roosevelt University  Search this
Abercrombie, Gertrude, 1909-1977  Search this
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Golub, Leon, 1922-2004  Search this
Ito, Miyoko, 1918-1983  Search this
Leaf, June, 1929-  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, László, 1895-1946  Search this
Spears, Ethel, 1903-1974  Search this
Extent:
2 Sound cassettes (Sound recording, analog)
108 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Interviews
Date:
1986 January 31-May 13
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Don Baum conducted 1986 January 31 and May 13, by Sue Ann Kendall, for the Archives of American Art, in Chicago, Illinois.
Baum speaks about his childhood in Michigan; interests during his college years at Michigan State; classes at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; friendship with artists such as Miyoko Ito and Ethel Spears; the Institute of Design and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy; faculty and classes at the University of Chicago; jam sessions at Gertrude Abercrombie's home; teaching at Roosevelt University; the influence of travel; June Leaf; Leon Golub; psychoanalysis and its influence on his work; collage; The Hyde Park Art Center; objects with a magical aura; writing and writers; dolls; the relationship of self to art; outsider art; transformation; Joseph Cornell; the Hairy Who artists; collectors; the Museum of Contemporary Art; the Illinois Arts Council; Chicago art and artists; and travel in Indonesia.
Biographical / Historical:
Don Baum (1922-2008) was a sculptor, assemblage artist, curator, and educator from Chicago, Illinois.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 12 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hr., 23 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.
Restrictions:
Patrons must use transcript.
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Psychoanalysis and art  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Sculptors -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Assemblage (Art)  Search this
Function:
Art Schools -- Illinois -- Chicago
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.baum86
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-baum86

Frans Wildenhain grant application, 1974

Creator:
Wildenhain, Frans, 1905-1980  Search this
Topic:
Pottery -- United States  Search this
Porcelain -- United States  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- History -- United States  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5914
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208754
AAA_collcode_wildfrga
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208754

George Tsutakawa papers, 1963-1991

Creator:
Tsutakawa, George, 1910-1997  Search this
Subject:
University of Washington  Search this
Topic:
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Asian American sculptors  Search this
Asian American painters  Search this
Asian American educators  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10464
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213875
AAA_collcode_tsutgeor2
Theme:
Asian American
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213875
Online Media:

John Wilson papers, circa 1939-1993

Creator:
Wilson, John Woodrow, 1922-  Search this
Subject:
Trachtenberg, Alan  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6395
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215365
AAA_collcode_wilsjohn
Theme:
African American
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215365

Oral history interview with Carl Andre, 1972 September

Interviewee:
Andre, Carl, 1935-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Subject:
Chapman, Michael  Search this
Frampton, Hollis  Search this
Martin, Agnes  Search this
Morgan, Maud  Search this
Morgan, Patrick  Search this
Rose, Barbara  Search this
Stella, Frank  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13302
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211931
AAA_collcode_andre72sep
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_211931

Oral history interview with Sol LeWitt, 1974 July 15

Interviewee:
LeWitt, Sol, 1928-2007  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Subject:
Candido, Anthony  Search this
Flavin, Dan  Search this
Kerkam, Earl  Search this
Muybridge, Eadweard  Search this
Syracuse University  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Minimal sculpture -- United States  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Graphic artists -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12701
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211968
AAA_collcode_lewitt74
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_211968
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Stephen Antonakos, 1975 May 9

Interviewee:
Antonakos, Stephen, 1926-2013  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Subject:
Droll, Donald E.  Search this
Fischbach, Marilyn Cole  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Neon sculpture -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12023
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212217
AAA_collcode_antona75
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212217
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Robert Smithson, 1972 July 14-19

Interviewee:
Smithson, Robert, 1938-1973  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Subject:
Dwan, Virginia  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Environmental artists -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- Philosophy  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12013
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212421
AAA_collcode_smiths72
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212421
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Fletcher Benton, 1989 May 2-4

Interviewee:
Benton, Fletcher Chapman, 1931-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
McLaughlin, John  Search this
Brown, Joan  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Kinetic sculpture, American. -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12535
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212473
AAA_collcode_benton89
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212473
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Larry Stuart Bell, 1980 May 25-June 30

Interviewee:
Bell, Larry, 1939-  Search this
Interviewer:
De Angelus, Michele D.  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- New Mexico  Search this
Sculptors -- New Mexico -- Taos -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11660
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212526
AAA_collcode_bell80
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212526

Oral history interview with Bruce Nauman, 1980 May 27-30

Interviewee:
Nauman, Bruce, 1941-  Search this
Interviewer:
De Angelus, Michele D.  Search this
Subject:
Arneson, Robert  Search this
Thiebaud, Wayne  Search this
Zingale, Santos  Search this
Ray, Man  Search this
Wiley, William T.  Search this
Lobdell, Frank  Search this
French, Stephen  Search this
Taylor, Wayne  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Sculptors -- New Mexico -- Pecos -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12538
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213041
AAA_collcode_nauman80
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213041
Online Media:

Oral history interview with John W. Rhoden, 1968 July 21

Interviewee:
Rhoden, John, 1918-  Search this
Interviewer:
Ghent, Henri, 1926-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- History -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11469
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213047
AAA_collcode_rhoden68
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213047

Oral history interview with George Rickey, 1968 June 11

Interviewee:
Rickey, George, 1907-2002  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Subject:
Lhote, André  Search this
Bauhaus  Search this
Institute of Design  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- History -- New York (State) -- East Chatham  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- East Chatham -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art -- Philosophy  Search this
Sculpture -- Technique  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13050
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213074
AAA_collcode_rickey68
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213074
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Tony Smith, 1978 August 22-30

Interviewee:
Smith, Tony, 1912-1980  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- History -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12890
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213103
AAA_collcode_smitht78
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213103

Oral history interview with Richard Stankiewicz, 1963 February-August 20

Interviewee:
Stankiewicz, Richard, 1922-1983  Search this
Interviewer:
Baker, Richard Brown, 1912-2002  Search this
Subject:
Hansa Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- History  Search this
Sculptors -- Massachusetts -- Huntington -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12082
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213129
AAA_collcode_stanki63feb
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213129

Oral history interview with Richard Stankiewicz, 1979 June 26

Interviewee:
Stankiewicz, Richard, 1922-1983  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Zabriskie, Virginia M., 1927-1991  Search this
Kootz, Samuel Melvin  Search this
Léger, Fernand  Search this
Smith, David  Search this
Porter, Fairfield  Search this
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
University of Albany  Search this
Zabriskie Gallery  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Sculptors -- Massachusetts -- Huntington -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- Political aspects  Search this
Politics in art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12284
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213131
AAA_collcode_stanki79
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213131
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Edgar Tolson, 1981 July 30

Interviewee:
Tolson, Edgar, 1904-1984  Search this
Interviewer:
Pennington, Estill Curtis  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- Kentucky  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Wood-carving -- Kentucky  Search this
Artisans -- Kentucky -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11802
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213156
AAA_collcode_tolson81
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213156

Oral history interview with Arcangelo Cascieri, 1972 November 21-1974 January 24

Interviewee:
Cascieri, Arcangelo, 1902-1997  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Gropius, Walter  Search this
Boston Architectural Center  Search this
Massachusetts College of Art  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art -- Philosophy  Search this
Church decoration and ornament  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Sculptors -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11850
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213369
AAA_collcode_cascie72
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213369
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Peter Grippe, 1968 Aug. 27

Interviewee:
Grippe, Peter J., 1912-2002  Search this
Interviewer:
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Subject:
Brandeis University  Search this
Willard Gallery  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Expressionism (Art)  Search this
Pottery -- Technique  Search this
Printmakers -- Massachusetts -- Newton -- Interviews  Search this
Prints -- Technique  Search this
Sculptors -- Massachusetts -- Newton -- Interviews  Search this
Sculpture -- Technique  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Surrealism  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11840
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214106
AAA_collcode_grippe68
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_214106

Oral history interview with Carl Andre, 1972

Interviewee:
Andre, Carl, 1935-  Search this
Interviewer:
Raikin, Laurin  Search this
Subject:
Art Workers Coalition  Search this
National Art Workers Community (U.S.)  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Topic:
Art -- Political aspects  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12059
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214150
AAA_collcode_andre72
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_214150

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