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Oral history interview with John Cederquist, 2009 April 14-15

Interviewee:
Cederquist, John, 1946-  Search this
Cederquist, John, 1946-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Bennett, Garry Knox  Search this
Clark, Garth  Search this
Cooke, Edward S.  Search this
Danto, Arthur Coleman  Search this
Gaines, Tom  Search this
Hughes, Robert  Search this
Makepeace, John  Search this
Maruyama, Wendy  Search this
Parrasch, Franklin  Search this
Smith, Roberta  Search this
Snidecor, John  Search this
Straight, Bob  Search this
Straight, Chris  Search this
Turnbull, George  Search this
Zuecher, Gary  Search this
California State University  Search this
Franklin Parrasch Gallery  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Oakland Museum  Search this
Saddleback College  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Furniture designers -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Woodworkers -- California -- Interviews.  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Architecture & Design  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15662
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)282437
AAA_collcode_cederq09
Theme:
Craft
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_282437
Online Media:

Shutter Interface

Artist:
Paul Sharits, American, b. Denver, Colorado, 1943–1993  Search this
Medium:
16mm color film with sound
Dimensions:
image size: 64 x 264 in.; indefinite duration
Type:
Film
Date:
1975
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 2009
Accession Number:
09.22
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py28670c08a-101f-49d6-8f4e-6cccd76443c6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_09.22

Pagosa Springs

Artist:
Frank Stella, American, b. Malden, Massachusetts, 1936  Search this
Medium:
Copper paint and pencil on canvas
Dimensions:
99 3/8 x 99 1/4 in. (252.3 x 252.1 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
(1960)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1972
Accession Number:
72.277
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Formalist Abstraction
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2484bd1bc-0364-4e61-88b2-4e25864fc314
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_72.277

Untitled

Artist:
Robert Rauschenberg, American, b. Port Arthur, Texas, 1925–2008  Search this
Medium:
Enamel on fiberboard
Dimensions:
26 3/8 × 35 7/8 in. (64.5 × 91.1 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1950
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.4188
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Pop Precursors
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2fccf8827-e5ed-45f1-b63e-410a80375570
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.4188

Soft Engine for Airflow, Scale 5

Artist:
Claes Oldenburg, American, b. Stockholm, Sweden, 1929  Search this
Medium:
Canvas, kapok, enamel, wood, and rope
Dimensions:
44 1/4 x 72 3/4 x 14 1/8 in. (112.4 x 184.7 x 35.9 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1966
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Regents Collections Acquisition Program, 1985
Accession Number:
85.28
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Pop Art (American)
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2ee01cd94-184b-4856-9a7c-357ce3495b3e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_85.28

First Row Orchestra

Artist:
Edward Hopper, American, b. Nyack, New York, 1882–1967  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
31 1/8 x 40 1/8 in. (79 x 101.9 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
(1951)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966
Accession Number:
66.2506
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Social Realism
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2c310ddbc-794b-40fa-9387-22b3c2ca24eb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.2506

Basque Beach

Artist:
Helen Frankenthaler, American, b. New York City, 1928–2011  Search this
Medium:
Oil and charcoal on canvas
Dimensions:
58 5/8 × 69 5/8 in. (148.8 × 176.8 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1958
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.1935
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Abstract Expressionism (Second Generation)/Formalist Abstraction
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py20baf781e-1166-444f-98b7-4a2b763d9e10
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.1935

Painted on 21st Street

Artist:
Helen Frankenthaler, American, b. New York City, 1928–2011  Search this
Medium:
Oil, sand, plaster of paris, and coffee grounds on sized and primed canvas
Dimensions:
69 1/8 x 97 in. (175.6 x 246.4 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
(1950-1951)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Museum Purchase, 1980
Accession Number:
80.153
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Abstract Expressionism (Second Generation)/Formalist Abstraction
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2b1c2e1bb-7852-4793-9692-eac8b3d63281
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_80.153

Rapt at Rappaport's

Artist:
Stuart Davis, American, b. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1892–1964  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
52 x 40 in. (132.8 x 101.4 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1952
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966
Accession Number:
66.1165
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
American Abstraction (Mid-Century)
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2250a1435-9d26-4445-a63f-af94692812da
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.1165

Woman

Artist:
Willem de Kooning, American, b. Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 1904–1997  Search this
Medium:
Oil and pencil on paperboard
Dimensions:
25 3/4 x 19 3/4 in. (65.4 x 50.2 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
(1951-1952)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.1183
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Abstract Expressionism (First Generation)
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py202d5e3ac-d78c-4e8e-bbfe-11ee8bf981d4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.1183

Woman

Artist:
Willem de Kooning, American, b. Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 1904–1997  Search this
Medium:
Oil and charcoal on paper mounted on canvas
Dimensions:
25 5/8 x 19 5/8 in. (64.9 x 49.8 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1953
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.1199
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Abstract Expressionism (First Generation)
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py216a6b37f-8d63-43a4-b632-fd5999892ecf
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.1199

Two Women in the Country

Artist:
Willem de Kooning, American, b. Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 1904–1997  Search this
Medium:
Oil, enamel, and charcoal on canvas
Dimensions:
46 1/8 x 40 3/4 in. (117.1 x 103.5 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
(1954)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.1200
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Abstract Expressionism (First Generation)
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2ea52a7e2-c855-4564-9de7-91f7f51aa93c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.1200

Woman, Sag Harbor

Artist:
Willem de Kooning, American, b. Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 1904–1997  Search this
Medium:
Oil and charcoal on wood
Dimensions:
80 x 36 in. (203.1 x 91.2 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1964
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.1209
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Abstract Expressionism (First Generation)
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py253587c96-4222-4a61-8726-b6c69252f982
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.1209

Two Figures

Artist:
Willem de Kooning, American, b. Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 1904–1997  Search this
Medium:
Oil on paper mounted on fiberboard
Dimensions:
29 x 23 in. (73.6 x 58.4 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1964
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.1211
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Abstract Expressionism (First Generation)
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2e9c257b0-e54b-4a31-b5f6-3730cb222edd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.1211

Queen of Hearts

Artist:
Willem de Kooning, American, b. Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 1904–1997  Search this
Medium:
Oil and charcoal on fiberboard
Dimensions:
46 1/8 x 27 5/8 in. (117 x 70 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1943-1946
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966
Accession Number:
66.1223
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Abstract Expressionism (First Generation)
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2b2fe00b0-515f-401c-b0c4-e7c2e0a08a91
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.1223

Seated Man

Artist:
Willem de Kooning, American, b. Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 1904–1997  Search this
Medium:
Oil and charcoal on canvas
Dimensions:
38 1/4 x 34 1/4 in. (97.1 x 86.9 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
(c. 1939)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the artist through the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1972
Accession Number:
72.89
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Abstract Expressionism (First Generation)
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2395c4434-70b4-4b23-ab24-6e0d5c3a3434
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_72.89

Zurich

Artist:
Willem de Kooning, American, b. Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 1904–1997  Search this
Medium:
Oil and enamel on paper mounted on fiberboard
Dimensions:
36 x 24 1/8 in. (91.4 x 61.3 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1947
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
Accession Number:
86.1355
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Abstract Expressionism (First Generation)
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py27311daf7-e3c0-4a75-a195-dbb9a722907a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_86.1355

Festival Recordings: Smithsonian Inside Out Commons Stage: Education at the Smithsonian: A Public Exchange (Tim Grove, Julia Garcia, Megan Smith, Roberta Gasbarne, Deborah Stokes); Tools for the 21st Century: Art and Technology (Diana Ndiaye, Jason Wee...

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (compact audio cassette)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Date:
2010 June 24
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2010 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.2010, Item FP-2010-CT-0251
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2010 Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2010 Smithsonian Folklife Festival / Series 4: Smithsonian Inside Out / 4.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-2010-ref825

Oral history interview with John Cederquist

Interviewee:
Cederquist, John  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
California State University -- Students  Search this
Franklin Parrasch Gallery  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Oakland Museum  Search this
Saddleback College -- Faculty  Search this
Bennett, Garry Knox, 1934-  Search this
Clark, Garth, 1947-  Search this
Cooke, Edward S., 1954-  Search this
Danto, Arthur Coleman, 1924-  Search this
Gaines, Tom  Search this
Hughes, Robert  Search this
Makepeace, John  Search this
Maruyama, Wendy, 1952-  Search this
Parrasch, Franklin  Search this
Smith, Roberta  Search this
Snidecor, John  Search this
Straight, Bob  Search this
Straight, Chris  Search this
Turnbull, George  Search this
Zuecher, Gary  Search this
Extent:
11 Items (Sound recording: 11 sound files (4 hr., 54 min.), digital, wav file)
111 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2009 April 14-15
Scope and Contents:
An interview of John Cederquist conducted 2009 April 14-15, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Cederquist's studio, in San Clemente, California.
John Cederquist speaks of his recent series Dollar Bill; his long-standing interest in perspective and use of tool imagery in his work; his childhood in Southern California; his early interest in art through custom car art; high school art instruction and focusing on craft; earning undergraduate and graduate degrees at California State University, Long Beach in the late 1960s and early 1970s; teaching at Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, California, starting in the early 1970s; work in wood and leather; other brief teaching jobs in Southern California universities; early exhibitions; exhibition and demonstrations at Parnham House, Beaminster, England, 1978; starting to teach perspective at Saddleback; Number One; the Egg and the Eye gallery/cafe, Los Angeles, California; Game Table [1982]; Auntie Macassar Goes West, 1987-88; philosophical and aesthetic differences between wood artists on the East and West coasts; exhibition: "Material Evidence: Master Craftsmen Explore ColorCore," Workbench: the Gallery, New York, New York, 1984; "California Woodworking," the Oakland Museum [of California, 1980; Thonet catalog as source material]; influence of animation in film and television; the perceptual and conceptual issues in translating two dimensions into three, and vice versa; the nature of illusion and perception; inclusion of work in an exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1989; the influence of How to Wrap Five Eggs: Traditional Japanese Packaging, Hideyuki Oka, Trumbull, Connecticut: Weatherhill, 1967; use of the Thomas Chippendale book (1754) as source material; subtle influence of cubism on Ghost Boy [1992] piece; his choice of furniture as the vehicle for his aesthetic exploration; series Furniture That Builds Itself (1991-2007), and continued influence of cartoons and animation; his choice of different kinds of wood; series How to Wrap Five Crates; series Kimonos and the influence of Japanese aesthetics; When Machines Dream of Hokusai [1995]: Road to Dreamland; series Wave (early to mid-1990s), and Tubular [1990], the first in the series; series Kosode; series This Is Not Lunch; historical Japanese tattoos as a source of inspiration; "Furniture That Builds Itself," Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, New York, 2003; sense of humor and "goofiness" in his work; Flat Foot Floogie Builds a Bench. [2003]; influence of photography on his work; his pieces as functional furniture and the artistic potential therein; social commentary in his recent Kosode pieces; Heavenly Victory; how his pieces get named; "The Art of John Cederquist: Reality of Illusion," Oakland Museum of California, 1999-2000; Breakthrough series: Steamer, early 1990s; Top Drawer (1985); Space Age Wave Machine (1999); use of thick wood instead of veneer; strengths and weaknesses of a university setting for art studies; the importance of being part of the craft movement; the role of Garth Clark's gallery in the movement; the importance of working with the Franklin Parrasch gallery; his admiration for art critic Robert Hughes; the role of online media in art journalism and criticism and journalism. He also recalls Gary Zuercher, Franklin Parrasch, John Snidecor, George Turnbull, John Makepeace, Edward S. Cooke, Garry Knox Bennett, Wendy Maruyama, Tom Gaines, Bob and Chris Straight, Arthur Danto, and Roberta Smith.
Biographical / Historical:
John Cederquist (1946- ) creates fine art furniture and wood sculpture. Cederquist is known for using trompe l'oeil in his work. He was educated at Long Beach State University and teaches at Saddleback College.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 11 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 54 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:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Cabinetmakers -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Furniture designers -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Woodworkers -- California -- Interviews.  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.cederq09
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cederq09

Microdistribution of foraminifera in a single bed of the Monterey formation, Monterey, California

Author:
Buzas, Martin A.  Search this
Smith, Roberta K.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1986
Topic:
Paleobiology  Search this
Natural History  Search this
See others in:
Paleobiology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_92788

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