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Oral history interview with Fred Martin

Interviewee:
Martin, Fred, 1927-  Search this
Interviewer:
St. John, Terry  Search this
Names:
San Francisco Art Institute  Search this
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970  Search this
Still, Clyfford, 1904-1980  Search this
Extent:
202 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1980 Aug. 27-Sept. 19
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Fred Martin conducted 1980 Aug. 27-Sept. 19, by Terry St. John, for the Archives of American Art.
Martin speaks of his childhood and early artistic influences; his education at the University of California, Berkeley; his rebellion as a student; studying under Mark Rothko and Clyfford Still; teaching art in elementary and high schools; going to work for the Oakland Art Museum; his lack of an identifiable style and its negative impact on his early career; teaching at and becoming director of the San Francisco Art Institute; leaving there and teaching at the University of California, Berkeley; the influence of abstract expressionism on his work; his work in collage; his travels; the influence of "dynamic symmetry"; the current art market.
Biographical / Historical:
Fred Martin (1927- ) is a painter, teacher, and collagist from Oakland, Calif.
General:
Originally recorded on 8 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 14 digital wav files. Duration is 7 hrs., 9 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are 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 others.
Restrictions:
Transcript: Use requires an appointment.
Topic:
Abstract expressionism -- California  Search this
Collagists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.martin80
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-martin80

Oral history interview with Louis Siegriest, 1975 April 5

Interviewee:
Siegriest, 1899-1989  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
Howard, Robert Boardman  Search this
Van Sloun, Frank J.  Search this
Armer, Ruth  Search this
Von Eichman, Bernard J.  Search this
Randolph, Lee F.  Search this
Macky, Constance L.  Search this
Nahl, Perham Wilhelm  Search this
Dixon, Maynard  Search this
Martinez, Xavier  Search this
Piazzoni, Gottardo  Search this
Scheyer, Galka E.  Search this
Clapp, William Henry  Search this
Gay, August Franc̜ois  Search this
Stackpole, Ralph  Search this
Wores, Theodore  Search this
Gile, Selden Connor  Search this
St. John, Terry  Search this
Gaw, William A.  Search this
Oldfield, Otis  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Logan, Maurice  Search this
Price, C. S. (Clayton S.)  Search this
Still, Clyfford  Search this
Hagemeyer, Johan  Search this
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard  Search this
Graves, Morris  Search this
Bischoff, Elmer  Search this
Lobdell, Frank  Search this
Park, David  Search this
Winkler, John William  Search this
del Mue, Maurice  Search this
Cox, Willard  Search this
Hughes, Louis  Search this
Stoddart, Edna  Search this
Society of Six  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13217
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213092
AAA_collcode_siegri75
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213092

Oral history interview with Louis Siegriest

Interviewee:
Siegriest, 1899-1989  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Oliveira, Nathan, 1928-2010  Search this
Names:
Society of Six  Search this
Armer, Ruth, 1896-1977  Search this
Bischoff, Elmer, 1916-1991  Search this
Clapp, William Henry, 1879-1954  Search this
Cox, Willard  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard, 1922-1993  Search this
Dixon, Maynard, 1875-1946  Search this
Gaw, William A., 1891-1973  Search this
Gay, August Franc̜ois, 1890-1948  Search this
Gile, Selden Connor, 1877-1947  Search this
Graves, Morris, 1910-  Search this
Hagemeyer, Johan, 1884-1962  Search this
Howard, Robert Boardman, 1896-1983  Search this
Hughes, Louis  Search this
Lobdell, Frank, 1921-  Search this
Logan, Maurice, 1886-1977  Search this
Macky, Constance L., b. 1883  Search this
Martinez, Xavier, 1869-1943  Search this
Nahl, Perham Wilhelm, 1869-1935  Search this
Oldfield, Otis, 1890-1969  Search this
Park, David, 1911-1960  Search this
Piazzoni, Gottardo, 1872-1945  Search this
Price, C. S. (Clayton S.), 1874-1950  Search this
Randolph, Lee F., b. 1880  Search this
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957  Search this
Scheyer, Galka E.  Search this
St. John, Terry  Search this
Stackpole, Ralph, 1885-1973  Search this
Still, Clyfford, 1904-1980  Search this
Stoddart, Edna, d. 1966  Search this
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Van Sloun, Frank J., 1879-1938  Search this
Von Eichman, Bernard J., 1899-1970  Search this
Winkler, John William, 1894-1979  Search this
Wores, Theodore, 1858-1939  Search this
del Mue, Maurice  Search this
Extent:
45 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1975 April 5
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Louis B. Siegriest, conducted 1975 April 5, by Paul Karlstrom and Nathan Oliveira, for the Archives of American Art, at Mr. Siegriest's home, in Oakland, California. Siegriest and Oliveira speak of his early career; the Society of Six; and the Bay Area figurative school. He recalls Perham Nahl, Bernard "Red" von Eichman, Bob Howard, Frank Van Sloun, Ruth Armer, Constance Macky, Lee Randolph, John Winkler, Maurice del Mue, Maynard Dixon, Willard Cox, Louis Hughes, Seldon Gile, August Gay, Xavier Martinez, Gottardo Piazzoni, Ralph Stackpole, Theodore Wores, Bill Gaw, William Henry Clapp, Terry St. John, Galka Scheyer, Maurice Logan, C.S. Price, Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, Richard Diebenkorn, David Park, Elmer Bischoff, Frank Lobdell, Clifford Still, Diego Rivera, Otis Oldfield, Edna Stoddart, Johan Hagemeyer, and many others.
Biographical / Historical:
Louis Siegriest (1899-1989) was a painter from Oakland, California. Full name is Louis Bassi Siegriest.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 13 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:
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.siegri75
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-siegri75

St. John, Terry

Collection Creator:
Smith, Hassel, 1915-2007  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1981
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
The Hassel Smith papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Hassel Smith papers, circa 1900-2004, bulk 1930-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Hassel Smith papers
Hassel Smith papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-smithass-ref125

Bruce Conner papers

Creator:
Conner, Bruce, 1933-2008  Search this
Names:
Albright, Thomas  Search this
DeFeo, Jay, 1929-1989  Search this
Humphrey, John  Search this
Janss, Ed  Search this
Neubert, George W.  Search this
Rockwell, Tony  Search this
St. John, Terry  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet ((on 3 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1956-1975
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; business records; teaching contracts; printed material, and material relating to Jay DeFeo.
REEL 1092: Correspondence with museums and galleries; papers related to museum and gallery business; income tax papers; teaching contracts; catalogs and announcements; and clippings.
REEL 911: Working files relating primarily to Jay DeFeo's painting "The Rose," as well as her recent works. The files contain correspondence with DeFeo, and with Thomas Albright, George Neubert, Terry St. John, John Humphrey, Tony Rockwell, and Ed Janss. Also included are photographs of "The Rose" and DeFeo's "telephone series"; business material; and clippings.
REEL 2802: A letter to Alfred Frankenstein, Oct. 2, 1976, asking "Has Christo taken the role of criminal perpetrator of a 'Crime Against Nature'..." Frankenstein replies "How idiotic can you get?" and Conner responds at length.
Biographical / Historical:
Printmaker and filmmaker; San Francisco, Calif.
Provenance:
Material on reel 911 lent for microfilming, 1975 and the remainder donated 1976 by Bruce Conner.
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.
Occupation:
Filmmakers -- California  Search this
Printmakers -- California  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.connbruc2
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-connbruc2

Oral history interview with Louis Siegriest

Interviewee:
Siegriest, 1899-1989  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
St. John, Terry  Search this
Names:
Society of Six  Search this
Clapp, William Henry, 1879-1954  Search this
D'Harnoncourt, Rene, 1901-1968  Search this
Gay, August Franc̜ois, 1890-1948  Search this
Gile, Selden Connor, 1877-1947  Search this
Logan, Maurice, 1886-1977  Search this
Van Sloun, Frank J., 1879-1938  Search this
Von Eichman, Bernard J., 1899-1970  Search this
Extent:
30 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1978 June 21
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Louis Siegriest conducted 1978 June 21, by Terry St. John and Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
Siegriest speaks of his background; studying with Frank Van Sloun at the Mark Hopkins School; the Society of Six and its members, Seldon Gile, Bernard Von Eichman, Maurice Logan, William Clapp, and August Gay; living in Milwaukee and working in commercial art; returning to San Francisco and pursuing landscape painting; working for the WPA under Rene D'Harnoncourt; doing camouflage work with the U.S. Army in World War II; a controversy about and cancellation of an exhibit of his work at the De Young Museum; collage in the 1950s; his travels; the Bay area art scene; his associations with younger artists; his recent work.
Biographical / Historical:
Louis Siegriest (1899-1989) was a painter from Oakland, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 15 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:
Painters -- California -- Oakland -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.siegri78
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-siegri78

Oral history interview with John Saccaro and Terry St. John

Interviewee:
Saccaro, John M., 1913-1981  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Creator:
St. John, Terry  Search this
Extent:
113 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1974 April 30-November 18
Scope and Contents:
An interview of John Saccaro and Terry St. John conducted 1974 April 30-1974 November 18, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, in San Francisco, Calif. The April interview is with Saccaro and the November interview is with both Saccaro and St. John.
Saccaro speaks of his background as an abstract expressionist; the California School of Fine Arts, 1951-1953; his experience as a student; abstract expressionism; and his work. Saccaro and St. John speak of the San Francisco art scene from the 1940s to the 1970s.
Biographical / Historical:
John Saccaro (1913-1981) and Terry St. John (1934- ) are painters from San Francisco, Calif. St. John is also assistant curator of art at the Oakland Museum.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 19 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:
1974 April 30 transcript: For more information on how to access this interview contact Reference Services.
Occupation:
Museum directors -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area  Search this
Topic:
Abstract expressionism -- California  Search this
Art -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.saccar74
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-saccar74

Oral history interview with Frank Lobdell

Interviewee:
Lobdell, Frank, 1921-  Search this
Interviewer:
St. John, Terry  Search this
Names:
Bischoff, Elmer, 1916-1991  Search this
Booth, Cameron, 1892-1980  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard, 1922-1993  Search this
Falkenstein, Claire, 1908-1997  Search this
Francis, Sam, 1923-1994  Search this
Hatofsky, Jerry, 1922-  Search this
Hultberg, John, 1922-  Search this
MacAgy, Douglas, 1913-  Search this
Smith, Hassel, 1915-2007  Search this
Spohn, Clay Edgar, 1898-1977  Search this
Still, Clyfford, 1904-1980  Search this
Valvo, Ninfa, 1900-1993  Search this
Zogbaum, Wilfrid, 1915-1965  Search this
Extent:
7 Sound cassettes (Sound recording)
77 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1980 Apr. 9-May 7
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Frank Lobdell conducted 1980 Apr. 9-1980 May 7, by Terry St. John, for the Archives of American Art.
Lobdell speaks of his youth and family background; his early interest in art; his education; studying with Cameron Booth; his service in the U.S. Army; artist friends and influences; political influences on his work; the community of artists in San Francisco in the 1950s, including Elmer Bischoff and Clyfford Still; his "dark years"; teaching at Stanford; reviews by critics; and the avant-garde art of the 1960s. He recalls Ninfa Valvo, Douglas MacAgy, Hassel Smith, Richard Diebenkorn, Wilfred Zogbaum, Sam Francis, Jerry (Julian) Hatofsky, Claire Falkenstein, Clay Spohn, and John Hultberg.
Biographical / Historical:
Frank Lobdell (1921- ) is a painter, printmaker, and teacher of Stanford, Calif.
Provenance:
These interviews are 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 others.
Topic:
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.lobdel80
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lobdel80

Bruce Conner papers, 1956-1975

Creator:
Conner, Bruce, 1933-2008  Search this
Subject:
DeFeo, Jay  Search this
Neubert, George W.  Search this
Rockwell, Tony  Search this
St. John, Terry  Search this
Albright, Thomas  Search this
Humphrey, John  Search this
Janss, Ed  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9385
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211582
AAA_collcode_connbruc2
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211582

Oral history interview with Fred Martin, 1980 Aug. 27-Sept. 19

Interviewee:
Martin, Fred, 1927-  Search this
Interviewer:
St. John, Terry  Search this
Subject:
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Still, Clyfford  Search this
San Francisco Art Institute  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Abstract expressionism -- California  Search this
Collagists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12046
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212016
AAA_collcode_martin80
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212016

Oral history interview with Frank Lobdell, 1980 Apr. 9-May 7

Interviewee:
Lobdell, Frank, 1921-  Search this
Interviewer:
St. John, Terry  Search this
Subject:
Bischoff, Elmer  Search this
Booth, Cameron  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard  Search this
Falkenstein, Claire  Search this
Francis, Sam  Search this
Hatofsky, Jerry  Search this
Hultberg, John  Search this
MacAgy, Douglas  Search this
Smith, Hassel  Search this
Spohn, Clay Edgar  Search this
Still, Clyfford  Search this
Valvo, Ninfa  Search this
Zogbaum, Wilfrid  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12325
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211971
AAA_collcode_lobdel80
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_211971

Terry St. John : figurative and landscape paintings : November 1-December 1, 2001

Author:
St. John, Terry  Search this
Strong, Charles 1938-  Search this
Hackett-Freedman Gallery  Search this
Subject:
St. John, Terry  Search this
Physical description:
[16] p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
California
Date:
2001
C2001
20th century
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Landscape painting  Search this
Figurative painting, American  Search this
Call number:
ND237.S74 A4 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_746693

Terry St. John : recent paintings : October 3-November 2, 1996

Author:
St. John, Terry  Search this
Hackett-Freedman Gallery  Search this
Subject:
St. John, Terry  Search this
Physical description:
[16] p. : col. ill. ; 22 x 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1996
C1996
Call number:
ND237.S74 A4 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_763711

Terry St. John : the pursuit of form

Title:
Pursuit of form
Author:
St. John, Terry  Search this
Hackett-Freedman Gallery  Search this
Subject:
St. John, Terry  Search this
Physical description:
48 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2006
C2006
Call number:
ND237.S74 A4 2006
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_788119

Terry St. John, recent paintings : [exhibition] March 4-27, 1999

Author:
St. John, Terry  Search this
Contemporary Realist Gallery  Search this
Subject:
St. John, Terry  Search this
Physical description:
16 p. : col. ill. ; 21 x 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_623898

Harry Bowden, artist out of the mainstream / by Therese Thau Heyman and Terry St. John

Author:
Heyman, Therese Thau  Search this
St. John, Terry  Search this
Oakland Museum  Search this
Subject:
Bowden, Harry 1907-1965 Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
24 p. : ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1979
Call number:
N40.1.B736 H7
N40.1.B736H7
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_438281

Louis Siegriest : retrospective / by Terry St. John ; in co- operation with Triangle Gallery/San Francisco and its concurrent Louis Siegriest exhibition October 10-November 12 , 1972, the Oakland Museum/Great Hall

Author:
St. John, Terry  Search this
Triangle Gallery  Search this
Oakland Museum  Search this
Subject:
Siegriest, Louis Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
36 p. : ill., (some col.), ports. ; 21 x 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1972
Call number:
N40.1.S5824 S14
N40.1.S5824S14
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_201440

Sam Tchakalian : paintings, 1958 - 1978 : [exhibition], The Oakland Museum, Great Hall, September 19 - November 12, 1978

Author:
Tchakalian, Sam 1929-  Search this
St. John, Terry  Search this
Oakland Museum  Search this
Physical description:
41 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 20 x 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1978
C1978
Call number:
N40.1.T247 O115
N40.1.T247O115
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_143252

Society of six : William Clapp, August Gay, Selden Gile, Maurice Logan, Louis Siegriest, Bernard von Eichman

Author:
Clapp, William  Search this
St. John, Terry  Search this
Oakland Museum  Search this
Physical description:
63 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
California
Date:
1972
20th century
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Call number:
ND230.C2 S67
ND230.C2S67
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_147659

Terry St. John [Folder]

Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_49489

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