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Oral history interview with David Ellsworth

Interviewee:
Ellsworth, David, 1944-  Search this
Interviewer:
Shea, Josephine, 1958-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Anderson Ranch Arts Center  Search this
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts -- Faculty  Search this
Bellas Artes (Santa Fe, N.M.)  Search this
Cooper-Lynn Gallery  Search this
Del Mano Gallery  Search this
Gargoyle Gallery  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y.) -- Students  Search this
Oberlin College  Search this
United States. Army  Search this
University of Colorado -- Students  Search this
Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.) -- Students  Search this
Woodstock School of Painting  Search this
Bressler, Charlie  Search this
Bressler, Fleur  Search this
Dodson, Virginia  Search this
Foster, Clay  Search this
Gibson, Giles  Search this
Hogbin, Stephen  Search this
Holzapfel, Michelle, 1951-  Search this
Klein, Bonnie  Search this
LeCoff, Albert B., 1950-  Search this
Lindquist, Mark, 1949-  Search this
Lindquist, Melvin  Search this
Lipton, Irving  Search this
Mason, Arthur K.  Search this
Mason, Jane S.  Search this
Mastelli, Rick, 1949-  Search this
Moran, Lois  Search this
Moulthrop, Ed, 1916-2003  Search this
Prestini, James, 1908-  Search this
Rapp, Joanne  Search this
Scarpino, Betty  Search this
Sfirri, Mark  Search this
Extent:
5 Items (Sound recording: 5 sound files (2 hr., 41 min.), digital, wav)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Colorado -- description and travel
Iowa -- Description and Travel
Date:
2007 July 16
Scope and Contents:
An interview of David Ellsworth conducted 2007 July 16, by Josephine Shea, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Ellsworth's home, in Quakertown, Pennsylvania.
Ellsworth speaks of living and growing up in Iowa for the first fourteen years of his life; moving to Boulder, Colorado when his father became the director of libraries; being the youngest of two boys; his parents meeting at Oberlin College; his early interest and skill in leatherwork and woodwork as a child; spending time with the family at their cabin up in the mountains in Colorado; his experiences with music, vocals, and woodshop in junior high; attending a preparatory high school that had a very strong art program; singing in the Army for the Army Air Defense Command; traveling around with the band; being sent to the headquarters of United States Army of Europe in Heidelberg as a speed typist; studying and learning German while abroad; getting admitted into the architecture department at Washington University in St. Louis; flunking out after three semesters; going to New York City to follow a love interest as well as to study art; attending The New School for Social Research; moving back to the Midwest due of the heavy toll of city life; enrolling in the sculpture department at the University of Colorado and receiving both a bachelor of fine arts and a master of fine arts; his first independent show at Metropolitan State College in Denver, Colorado; working as a designer for a stainless steel food services equipment company called Green Brothers; working at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, Colorado; opening up a private studio in Boulder; partaking in various craft shows; working with the Belles Artes Gallery in New York City and Santa Fe, the Del Mano Gallery in Los Angeles, The Hand and the Spirit Gallery in Scottsdale which became Materia Gallery, the Gargoyle Gallery in Aspen; and the Cooper-Lynn Gallery in New York City; working as a teacher at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg; his experiences working with resin; his past experiences working with various kinds of wood; his past divorce; the influence of Native American and Southwest architecture and landscape on his work; the lack of reviews on woodturners and woodturning exhibitions; the difficulty of writing about craft art because of the lack of language; turning down commission work because of the limitations it imposes on the artist or creator; the direction in which he believes the craft of woodturning is going; woodturning as predominantly a hobby for retirees seeking to satisfy a need for creative energy; woodturning as a male-dominated craft; the surprisingly large number of well-known men in the fiber field today; designing and making his own line of tools; creating tutorial videos; holding woodturning classes at his home studio; his working process and how it has changed over time; how he and his wife Wendy ended up in Quakertown, Pennsylvania; and how he came up with his various series and how each developed. Ellsworth also recalls Ed Moulthroup, Melvin and Mark Lindquist, JoAnn Rapp; Steven Hogbin, Lois Moran, James Prestini, Irving Lipton, Albert LeCoff, Rick Mastelli, Clay Foster, Michelle Holzapfel, Mark Sfirri, Virginia Dodson, Betty Scarpino, Bonnie Klein, Arthur and Jane Mason, Fleur and Charlie Bressler, Giles Gibson, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
David Ellsworth (1944- ) is a studio woodworker from Quakertown, Pennsylvania. Josephine Shea (1958- ) is a curator from Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan.
General:
Originally recorded 3 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 2 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.
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Woodwork -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Woodworkers -- Pennsylvania -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.ellswo07
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw988134bfb-2ba4-48a8-bbb6-42b23cb1a364
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ellswo07
Online Media:

H. C. (Horace Clifford) Westermann, Brookfield Center, Connecticut letter to Clayton Bailey, Whitewater, Wisconsin

Creator:
Westermann, H. C. (Horace Clifford), 1922-1981  Search this
Bailey, Clayton, 1939-2020  Search this
Subject:
Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1966 Jan. 14
Topic:
Art--Study and teaching  Search this
Illustrated letters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15031
See more items in:
Clayton Bailey papers, ca. 1960-2020
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15031
Online Media:

Oral history interview with William N. Eisendrath, 1975 December 3-December 10

Interviewee:
Eisendrath, William N., 1903-1983  Search this
Interviewer:
Gaugert, Richard  Search this
Subject:
City Art Museum of St. Louis  Search this
Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.).. Gallery of Art  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Museum directors -- Missouri -- St. Louis -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12695
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212655
AAA_collcode_eisend75
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212655

Oral history interview with David Ellsworth, 2007 July 16

Interviewee:
Ellsworth, David, 1944-  Search this
Interviewer:
Shea, Josephine, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Bressler, Charlie  Search this
Bressler, Fleur  Search this
Dodson, Virginia  Search this
Foster, Clay  Search this
Gibson, Giles  Search this
Hogbin, Stephen  Search this
Holzapfel, Michelle  Search this
Klein, Bonnie  Search this
LeCoff, Albert B.  Search this
Lindquist, Mark  Search this
Lindquist, Melvin  Search this
Lipton, Irving  Search this
Mason, Arthur K.  Search this
Mason, Jane S.  Search this
Mastelli, Rick  Search this
Moran, Lois  Search this
Moulthrop, Ed  Search this
Prestini, James  Search this
Rapp, Joanne  Search this
Scarpino, Betty  Search this
Sfirri, Mark  Search this
Anderson Ranch Arts Center  Search this
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts  Search this
Bellas Artes (Santa Fe, N.M.)  Search this
Cooper-Lynn Gallery  Search this
Del Mano Gallery  Search this
Gargoyle Gallery  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Oberlin College  Search this
United States. Army  Search this
University of Colorado  Search this
Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
Woodstock School of Painting  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Colorado -- description and travel
Iowa -- Description and travel
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Woodwork -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Woodworkers -- Pennsylvania -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13679
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)274890
AAA_collcode_ellswo07
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_274890
Online Media:

The total eclipse of the sun, January 1, 1889 a report of the observations made by the Washington University eclipse party at Norman, California : published by the Academy of Science of St. Louis

Title:
Total eclipse of the sun, January 1, 1889. Report of Washington University Eclipse Party
Author:
Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.) Eclipse Party  Search this
Pritchett, Henry S (Henry Smith),) 1857-1939  Search this
Academy of Science of St. Louis  Search this
Former owner:
United States Naval Observatory Library DSI  Search this
Physical description:
39 pages, [7] leaves of plates illustrations 31 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Sun
Date:
1891
1889
Eclipse of Jan. 1, 1889
Topic:
Solar eclipses  Search this
Call number:
QB543.89 .W37 1891
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_990691

The dual muse the writer as artist, the artist as writer introduction by Cornelia Homburg ; essays by Johanna Drucker and William H. Gass

Author:
Drucker, Johanna 1952-  Search this
Author:
Gass, William H. 1924-2017  Search this
Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.) Gallery of Art  Search this
International Writers Center  Search this
Subject:
Barron, Susan  Search this
Lawrence, D. H  Search this
Breytenbach, Breyten  Search this
Physical description:
143 pages illustrations (some color) 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
1997
20th century
Topic:
Arts, Modern  Search this
Ut pictura poesis (Aesthetics)  Search this
Authors as artists  Search this
Artists as authors  Search this
Call number:
NX175 .D78 1997X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_528917

Robert S. Duncanson : lifting the veil : the emergence of the African-American artist : [exhibition / organized by the Washington University Gallery of Art, St. Louis.]

Title:
Lifting the veil
Author:
Duncanson, Robert S. 1821-1872  Search this
Taft Museum  Search this
Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.) Gallery of Art  Search this
Subject:
Duncanson, Robert S.. 1821-1872  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1995
[1995]
Topic:
African American painters  Search this
Landscape painters  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.D897 W3 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_494351

Tales and traditions : storytelling in twentieth-century American craft / Lloyd E. Herman and Matthew Kangas ; introduction by John Perreault

Author:
Herman, Lloyd E  Search this
Kangas, Matthew  Search this
Craft Alliance Gallery  Search this
Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.) Gallery of Art  Search this
Physical description:
94 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1993
C1993
20th century
Topic:
Decorative arts--History  Search this
Handicraft--History  Search this
Narrative art  Search this
Call number:
NK808 .H43t 1993
NK808.H43t 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_450016

Mémoire sur la relation qui existe entre les distances respectives de cinq points quelconques pris dans l'espace suivi d'un Essai sur la théorie des transversales par L.N.M. Carnot

Author:
Carnot, Lazare 1753-1823  Search this
Donor:
Burndy Library DSI  Search this
Former owner:
Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
[4], 111, [1] pages, [3] folded leaves of plates illustrations 26 cm. (4to)
Type:
Problems, exercises, etc
Problems and exercises
Date:
1806
Topic:
Geometry  Search this
Trigonometry  Search this
Trigonometry--Problems, exercises, etc  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_276743

The spirit of Antiquity : Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Robert Adam, and Charles-Louis Clérisseau : October 7 to November 25, 1984, Washington University Gallery of Art, St. Louis, Missouri / curators, Joni Kinsey ... [et al.]

Author:
Piranesi, Giovanni Battista 1720-1778  Search this
Adam, Robert 1728-1792  Search this
Clérisseau, Charles-Louis 1721-1820  Search this
Kinsey, Joni  Search this
Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.) Gallery of Art  Search this
Subject:
Piranesi, Giovanni Battista 1720-1778  Search this
Clérisseau, Charles-Louis 1721-1820  Search this
Adam, Robert 1728-1792  Search this
Physical description:
32 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Italy
Date:
1984
Topic:
Classical antiquities in art  Search this
Art, Italian--Classical influences  Search this
Call number:
N6923.P66 S75 1984
N40.1.P66 S75 1984
N6923.P66S75 1984
N40.1.P66S75 1984
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_273181

Oral history interview with William N. Eisendrath

Creator:
Eisendrath, William N., 1903-1983  Search this
Interviewer:
Gaugert, Richard  Search this
Names:
City Art Museum of St. Louis  Search this
Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.).. Gallery of Art  Search this
Extent:
30 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1975 December 3-December 10
Scope and Contents:
Interview of William N. Eisendrath conducted 1975 December 3-December 10, by Richard (Rick) Gaugert, for the Archives of American Art. Eisendrath speaks of his directorship of the City Art Museum of St. Louis and the Washington University Gallery of Art.
Biographical / Historical:
William N. Eisendrath (1903-1983) was a museum director in St. Louis, Missouri.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel.
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:
Art, American  Search this
Museum directors -- Missouri -- St. Louis -- Interviews  Search this
Function:
Art museums -- Missouri -- Saint Louis
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.eisend75
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ec3e32de-e166-48d5-9551-9ee7edf91a38
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-eisend75
Online Media:

Stephen Walter Ranson (1880-1942)

Creator:
Scott, Julian P  Search this
Subject:
Ranson, Stephen Walter 1880-1942  Search this
Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
Physical description:
Photographic prints; 3 x 5.5
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Topic:
Neurology  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2009-2022]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_398274

Albert M. Obrecht

Creator:
Scott, Julian P  Search this
Subject:
Obrecht, Albert M  Search this
Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.) School of Medicine  Search this
Physical description:
Photographic prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Topic:
Medicine  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2009-0624]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_398336

Harry M. Miller, Jr.

Creator:
Scott, Julian P  Search this
Subject:
Miller, Harry M. Jr  Search this
Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
Physical description:
Photographic prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Topic:
Zoology  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-6117]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_398357

Joseph Clarence Hinsey (1901-1981)

Subject:
Hinsey, Joseph C (Joseph Clarence) 1901-1981  Search this
Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Topic:
Neuroanatomy  Search this
Medicine  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-3223]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_393213

Scott Johnson

Subject:
Johnson, Scott  Search this
Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.) Medical School  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Topic:
Pathology  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-4463]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_397614

Theodore Edward Friedemann (1896-1983)

Subject:
Friedemann, Theodore Edward d. 1983  Search this
Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.) Medical School  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Topic:
Biochemistry  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-1722]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_382926

Samuel Wood Geiser

Subject:
Geiser, Samuel Wood 1890-1983  Search this
Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Topic:
Biology  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-1870]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_383343

Arthur S. Gilson, Jr. (1896-1991)

Subject:
Gilson, Arthur S Jr. 1896-1991  Search this
Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.) School of Medicine  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Topic:
Physiology  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-1948]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_384222

Evarts Ambrose Graham (1883-1957)

Creator:
Murillo Studio  Search this
Subject:
Graham, Evarts A (Evarts Ambrose) 1883-1957  Search this
Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.) School of Medicine  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Topic:
Medicine  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-2024]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_384315

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