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Oral history interview with John Valadez, 1996 November 25-1997 May 12

Interviewee:
Valadez, John, 1951-  Search this
Interviewer:
Rangel, Jeffrey J.  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Hispanic American artists -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13565
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216424
AAA_collcode_valade96
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216424

Oral history interview with John Valadez

Interviewee:
Valadez, John, 1951-  Search this
Interviewer:
Rangel, Jeffrey J.  Search this
Extent:
159 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1996 November 25-1997 May 12
Scope and Contents:
An interview of John Valadez conducted 1996 November 25-1997 May 12, by Jeffrey Rangel, in Valadez's studio, Los Angeles, California, for the Archives of American Art.
John Valadez, muralist and painter, was born in Lincoln Heights, a suburb of Los Angeles. Growing up in Huntington Park, he assimilated into the multi-cultural community and throughout his school years did not have any strong ethnic ties. His strong, hard-working mother, instilled in her son values of truth and fair play, and kept him from getting involved in gangs. After graduating from Hunting Park High School and attending East Los Angeles College, where his artistic talents were encouraged by his instructors, he became a part of the developing Chicano Art community. He went on to California State University, Long Beach, continuing his art studies there. During the summers, he directed the summer mural program at the Long Beach Community Center, where he executed his first murals (which have since been painted over). Valadez is a photo-realist, who gets his imagery or "Image Bank" from Mexican tabloids. He is one of the leading Chicano painters.
Biographical / Historical:
John Valadez (1951-) is a muralist and painter from Los Angeles, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 7 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 14 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hr., 58 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. Funding for this interview was provided by the Smithsonian Institution Latino Fund.
Rights:
Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce must be obtained from John Valadez.
Topic:
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Hispanic American artists -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.valade96
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-valade96

Oral history interview with Barbara Carrasco

Interviewee:
Carrasco, Barbara, 1955-  Search this
Interviewer:
Rangel, Jeffrey J.  Search this
Names:
Asco (Group of artists)  Search this
University of California, Los Angeles -- Faculty  Search this
University of California, Los Angeles -- Students  Search this
University of California, San Francisco. School of Fine Arts -- Students  Search this
Almaraz, Carlos  Search this
Chavez, Cesar, 1927-  Search this
Gamboa, Harry  Search this
Lomas Garza, Carmen  Search this
Valadez, John, 1951-  Search this
Extent:
87 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1999 April 13-26
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Barbara Carrasco conducted 1999 April 13 and 26, by Jeffrey Rangel, in two sessions, for the Archives of American Art.
Carrasco speaks of the roles played by her parents in her career as an artist, her experiences as a light-skinned Chicana, and the marginalization of women artists within the Chicano art movement; her relationship and marriage to fellow artist, Harry Gamboa, Jr., who has supported women artists; and her perception of Asco ("nausea" in Spanish), a group of artists and performers who joined together during the Chicano civil rights movement. She also discusses the influence of the art professors at UCLA and the quality of the training she received there; working with Carlos Almaraz and John Valadez on the "Zoot Suit" mural in Hollywood; meeting César Chávez and how he in part shaped her identity as a cultural worker; attending California School of Fine Arts, Valencia, California, and receiving her MFA there; other Chicana artists such as Carmen Lomas Garza; and the changes in her most recent work.
Biographical / Historical:
Barbara Carrasco (1955-) is a painter and muralist from Los Angeles, California. Carrasco was born in El Paso, Texas, and a resident of the Los Angeles area since 1956. She is best known for her work inspired by the United Farm Workers Union, by her experiences as a Chicana, by historical events, and by personal issues.
General:
Originally recorded on 5 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 10 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 41 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. Funding for the interview and transcription provided by the Smithsonian Institution Latino Initiatives Fund.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Hispanic American artists -- Interviews  Search this
Mexican American artists -- Interviews  Search this
Hispanic American women artists -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.carras99
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-carras99

The Chicano Collection [art reproduction] : a school of American painting

Title:
Colección Chicana
Author:
Marin, Cheech  Search this
Marin, Patti  Search this
Duardo, Richard  Search this
Noriega, Chon A. 1961-  Search this
Rodríguez, Artemio 1972-  Search this
Benavidez, Max  Search this
Cortez, Constance 1958-  Search this
Romo, Terecita  Search this
Almaraz, Carlos  Search this
Borjórquez, Charles  Search this
Botello, David  Search this
Casas, Mel 1929-  Search this
Enriquez, Gaspar 1942-  Search this
García, Margaret 1951-  Search this
Garcia, Rupert 1941-  Search this
Garza, Carmen Lomas  Search this
Guerrero, Raul 1945-  Search this
Gutiérrez, Roberto 1943-  Search this
Healy, Wayne Alaniz  Search this
Hernández, Adán  Search this
Hernandez, Ester 1944-  Search this
Limón, Leo  Search this
Lozano, José 1959-  Search this
Sanchez Lujan, Gilbert  Search this
Martínez, César Augusto 1944-  Search this
Romero, Frank  Search this
Rubio, Alex  Search this
Sánchez, Marta  Search this
Torrez, Eloy  Search this
Treviño, Jesse  Search this
Valadez, John 1951-  Search this
Valdez, Patssi  Search this
Valdez, Vincent  Search this
Yepes, George  Search this
Id Films Production (Firm)  Search this
Modern Multiples (Firm)  Search this
Subject:
Marin, Cheech Art collections  Search this
Marin, Patti Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
[57] plates : ill. (some col.) ; 101 x 81 cm. + 1 catalog (160 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 27 cm.) + 1 videodisc (ca. 53 min. : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.)
Type:
Art reproductions
Place:
California
Date:
2006
2006]
20th century
Topic:
Mexican American painting  Search this
Mexican American artists  Search this
Painting--Private collections  Search this
Call number:
ND238.M4 C45 2006
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_833138

Sense of place : D.J. Hall, F. Scott Hess, John Valadez

Author:
Fisher Gallery (University of Southern California)  Search this
De Saisset Museum  Search this
Subject:
Hall, D. J (Debra Jane) 1951-  Search this
Hess, F. Scott 1955-  Search this
Valadez, John 1951-  Search this
Physical description:
24 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
California
Los Angeles
Date:
1987
[1987]
20th century
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Figurative painting  Search this
Call number:
ND.1311.9.L6.S4.1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_648308

Santa Ana condition : John Valadez / [exhibition organized by Kathryn Kanjo]

Title:
John Valadez
Author:
Valadez, John 1951-  Search this
Kanjo, Kathryn  Search this
Scorza, Cris  Search this
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego  Search this
National Museum of Mexican Art  Search this
Subject:
Valadez, John 1951-  Search this
Physical description:
110 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), ports. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
California
Date:
2012
©2012
20th century
21st century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Portrait photography  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1007321

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