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William T. Wiley letter to Audrey Sabol

Creator:
Wiley, William T., 1937-2021  Search this
Sabol, Audrey, 1922-  Search this
Wiley, William T., 1937-2021  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1965 Dec
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1875
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Audrey Sabol papers, 1962-1967
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_1875

William T. Wiley letter to Audrey Sabol

Creator:
Wiley, William T., 1937-2021  Search this
Sabol, Audrey, 1922-  Search this
Wiley, William T., 1937-2021  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
19--
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1861
See more items in:
Audrey Sabol papers, 1962-1967
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_1861

William T. Wiley christmas card to Jimmy Jalapeeno

Creator:
Wiley, William T., 1937-2021  Search this
Jalapeeno, Jimmy, 1947-  Search this
Wiley, William T., 1937-2021  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1979
Topic:
Holidays  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11240
See more items in:
Jimmy Jalapeeno papers, 1972-1983
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_11240

William T. Wiley letter to James A. McGrath

Creator:
Wiley, William T., 1937-2021  Search this
McGrath, James A., 1928-  Search this
Wiley, William T., 1937-2021  Search this
Subject:
McGrath, James A.  Search this
Wiley, William T.  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
between 1970 and 2011
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15519
See more items in:
James A. McGrath papers, 1950-2011
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15519

Oral history interview with William T. Wiley, 1997 October 8-November 20

Interviewee:
Wiley, William T., 1937-2021  Search this
Wiley, William T., 1937-2021  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
Nauman, Bruce  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area  Search this
Funk  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12900
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216353
AAA_collcode_wiley97
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216353
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William T. Wiley illustrated journals, 1971-1974

Creator:
Wiley, William T., 1937-2021  Search this
Wiley, William T., 1937-2021  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Painting, Abstract -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13509
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211771
AAA_collcode_wilewill
Theme:
Diaries
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211771

Columbus Re-Routed #3, (painting)

Painter:
Wiley, William T. 1937-2021  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Crocker Art Museum 216 O Street Sacramento California 95814
Date:
1962
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8G220224
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_479394

American Rope Trick, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Wiley, William T. 1937-2021  Search this
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Hansen Fuller Gallery San Francisco California
Date:
1968
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 8G220225
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_479395

Oral history interview with Wayne Thiebaud

Interviewee:
Thiebaud, Wayne  Search this
Interviewer:
Larsen, Susan C.  Search this
Names:
De Forest, Roy, 1930-2007  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard, 1922-1993  Search this
Mallary, Robert, 1917-1997  Search this
Wiley, William T., 1937-2021  Search this
Extent:
71 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2001 May 17-18
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Wayne Thiebaud conducted 2001 May 17-18, by Susan Larsen, for the Archives of American Art, in New York.
Thiebaud discusses his childhood in Long Beach, California and his evolving interest in art; his long time friendship with sculptor Robert Mallary who encouraged Thiebaud to become a painter; his career as an artist and teacher; and the creations of his paintings of food, objects arranged in display counters and paintings of contemporary people in plain abstracted space. Thiebaud recalls Richard Diebenkorn, William Wiley, and Roy de Forest.
Biographical / Historical:
Wayne Thiebaud (1920-2021) was a painter and art teacher from Sacramento, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 53 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:
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.thieba01
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9face2797-3901-4ae3-b4b0-c75832d9492d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-thieba01
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Bruce Nauman

Interviewee:
Nauman, Bruce, 1941-  Search this
Interviewer:
De Angelus, Michele D.  Search this
Names:
Arneson, Robert, 1930-1992  Search this
French, Stephen  Search this
Lobdell, Frank, 1921-  Search this
Ray, Man, 1890-1976  Search this
Taylor, Wayne  Search this
Thiebaud, Wayne  Search this
Wiley, William T., 1937-2021  Search this
Zingale, Santos, 1908-  Search this
Extent:
60 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1980 May 27-30
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Bruce Nauman conducted 1980 May 27-30, by Michele D. De Angelus, for the Archives of American Art.
Nauman discusses his family, childhood interests, education and training as an artist, influences, his early work, teaching, filmmaking, video work, performances, exhibitions, dealers, his relationship with the art world, his current world, and his personal life. He recalls Santos Zingale, Stephen French, Wayne Taylor, Wayne Thiebaud, Bob Arneson, Bill Wiley, Man Ray, Frank Lobdell, and many others.
Biographical / Historical:
Bruce Nauman (1940- ) is sculptor of Pecos, N.M.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 32 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
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Sculptors -- New Mexico -- Pecos -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.nauman80
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99d5b7472-39be-45cb-a415-27b0a41c4123
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-nauman80
Online Media:

Oral history interview with William T. Wiley

Interviewee:
Wiley, William T., 1937-2021  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
Nauman, Bruce, 1941-  Search this
Extent:
221 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1997 October 8-November 20
Scope and Contents:
An interview of William T. Wiley conducted 1997 October 8-November 20, by Paul J. Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, in Woodacre, California.
Wiley discusses the importance of the rural setting of his Marin County studio/home and his corresponding lifestyle to his world view and its reflection in his art. He describes his itinerant youth and experience at the San Francisco Art Institute, and his teaching years at UC Davis, which had attracted a faculty that included Robert Arenson and Wayne Thiebaud. Among the graduate students was Bruce Nauman, who he discusses in length and credited with influencing some of his own ideas at the time. He also acknowledges the influence of the assemblage movement through relationships with George Herms and Bruce Conner.

The final session addressed the communal nature of the Bay Area art scene and the differences between East and West Coast art worlds. The interview ends with a discussion of Wiley's iconography and motifs frequently encountered in his works and how their changing meaning are intended to encourage thoughts on visual and verbal complexities as reflections of shifting perception and experience.
Biographical / Historical:
William T. Wiley (1937-2021) was a painter and helped found the funk art movement. He was also an educator at U.C. Davis. Wiley lived and worked in the San Francisco Bay area.
General:
Originally recorded on 8 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 15 digital wav files. Duration is 7 hrs., 32 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.
Topic:
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area  Search this
Funk  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.wiley97
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95d9bf940-efeb-4367-b665-6e08fa8be1ac
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wiley97
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Robert David Brady

Interviewee:
Brady, Robert, 1946-  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 College of Arts and Crafts (San Francisco, Calif.) -- Students  Search this
California State University, Sacramento -- Faculty  Search this
Mills College -- Students  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
University of California, Davis -- Students  Search this
Arneson, Robert, 1930-1992  Search this
Buck, John, 1946-  Search this
Butterfield, Deborah, 1949-  Search this
Chihuly, Dale, 1941-  Search this
Coykendall, Vernon  Search this
De Forest, Roy, 1930-2007  Search this
Neri, Manuel, 1930-  Search this
Notkin, Richard  Search this
Riegger, Hal, 1921-  Search this
Rubins, Nancy, 1952-  Search this
Wiley, William T., 1937-2021  Search this
Extent:
4 Sound discs (Sound recording (6 hr., 47 min.), digital, 2 5/8 in.)
107 Pages (Transcipt)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound discs
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Guatemala -- Description and Travel
Date:
2008 March 10-12
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Robert David Brady conducted 2008 March 10-12, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in Berkeley, California.
Brady speaks of growing up in Reno, Nevada and developing a fondness for the desert and mountain environment around him; his first discovery and fascination with clay during junior high; a deep interest in symbols and the abstraction of language and how he has incorporated that into his work; studying art at California College of Arts and Crafts; continuing on to Mills College for graduate school; being drafted into the war and having to postpone his attendance to Mills College; finishing a Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of California, Davis; wanting to become a college professor; teaching at California State University in Sacramento; wanting to depart from dependency on the vessel; exploring with figurative objects; abandoning the vessel and adapting an interest in object making and mixed media; the influence of Mexico, in particular, the imagery of the Day of the Dead, on his work; firing techniques he learned in Mexico; the influence from Hal Riegger toward his education and development; specific works and the inspiration and process behind them; his departure from clay and experimenting with wood; various shows and his experiences working with different galleries and curators; his trip to Guatemala and the emergence of angels and other religious motif in his work; other traveling experiences and the influence each had on his work; his desire to return to clay and continue making pots; the craft community; the influence of Japanese pots; his personal beliefs toward academically trained and non-academically trained artists; and his opinion toward various art and craft magazines. Brady also recalls Vernon Coykendall, Robert Arneson, William Wiley, Manuel Neri, Debbie Butterfield, John Buck, Dick Notkin, Nancy Rubins, Roy de Forest, Hal Riegger, Dale Chihuly, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Robert David Brady (1946- ) is a sculptor of wood and ceramics and a teacher from Berkeley, California. Mija Riedel (1958- ) is a curator and writer from San Francisco, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 14 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hr., 47 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:
Ceramics -- Technique  Search this
Sculptors -- California -- Berkeley -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.brady08
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90c526f05-fa96-48c2-8ff5-b6ec5d70182a
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-brady08
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Elmer Bischoff

Interviewee:
Bischoff, Elmer, 1916-1991  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
San Francisco Art Institute  Search this
University of California, San Francisco. School of Fine Arts  Search this
Brown, Joan, 1938-1990  Search this
Brown, William Theo, 1919-2012  Search this
Geis, Bill  Search this
Hudson, Robert, 1938-  Search this
MacAgy, Douglas, 1913-  Search this
Neri, Manuel, 1930-  Search this
Park, David, 1911-1960  Search this
Smith, Hassel, 1915-2007  Search this
Spohn, Clay Edgar, 1898-1977  Search this
Still, Clyfford, 1904-1980  Search this
Wiley, William T., 1937-2021  Search this
Extent:
82 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1977 August 10-September 1
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Elmer Bischoff conducted 1977 August 10-September 1, by Paul J. Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
Bischoff speaks of his family background; the influence of art teachers and attitudes at the University of California, Berkeley in the 1930s; his years of teaching at the California School of Fine Arts (San Francisco Art Institute), first under the directorship of Douglas MacAgy and then under Ernst Mundt and Gurdon Woods; his fellow faculty members Clyfford Still, David Park, Clay Spohn and Hassel Smith, and their work in abstract expressionism. He recalls some of his most successful students, including Joan Brown, Manuel Neri, and William T. Wiley.
Bischoff explains his turning away from abstract expressionism toward figurative painting, and cites the influence of David Park. He credits George Staempfli as the first New York art dealer to be interested in Bay Area figurative painting. He discusses the origins of the Bay Area funk movement. He speaks of teaching at the University of California, Berkeley, and reflects on the differences between teaching in a university environment and an art school. He discusses his move away from the figure to large scale abstraction.
Biographical / Historical:
Elmer Bischoff (1916-1991) was a painter and educator from San Francisco, California.
General:
Originally recorded 3 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hr., 24 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are 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:
Art, American  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Figurative art  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.bischo77
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95992df2f-6a60-4821-aa6c-649bcc282316
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bischo77
Online Media:

Oral History interview with Carlos Villa

Interviewee:
Villa, Carlos, 1936-2013  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
Park Place Gallery Art Research, Inc.  Search this
University of California, San Francisco. School of Fine Arts  Search this
Berman, Wallace, 1926-1976  Search this
Bischoff, Elmer, 1916-1991  Search this
Brown, Joan, 1938-1990  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard, 1922-1993  Search this
Garcia, Rupert, 1941-  Search this
Hudson, Robert, 1938-  Search this
Neri, Manuel, 1930-  Search this
Valledor, Leo, 1936-1989  Search this
Wiley, William T., 1937-2021  Search this
Extent:
134 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1995 June 20-July 10
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Carlos Villa conducted 1995 June 20-July 10, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
Villa discusses his "progress" from Filipino background to his art world identity; the phenomena and individuals who contributed to the new awareness in the mid-1970s: "El Movimiento," Chicano "Rasquache," Rupert Garcia, Amalia Mesa-Baines; the idea of "recuperation," and the sense of Asian-American identity and community as a basis for his art. Villa recalls growing up in San Francisco; his early life; living in the Tenderloin district and his exposure to racism; the influence of his cousin, artist Leo Valledor; growing up Filipino in California and the difficulties that accompanied it. Villa discusses popular (black) culture, jazz "guapo," zoot-suit style as role models and basis for aesthetic/art; his admiration for black self-esteem; his aesthetics; viewing art as a way out of the ghetto and an escape from racism.
Villa discusses his introduction to the California School of Fine Arts (soon thereafter the San Francisco Art Institute); his need to be part of the artist community; CSFA and other students and teachers; and his self-conception as a modernist. He discusses the technical aspects of his art; the influence of various Bay Area artists on his work; his investigation of Filipino art history and his role models; the role of the women at the CSFA and women as role models. Villa recalls his first show at Pointdexter in New York; his associations with minimalists and the Park Place Gallery group; his New York minimalist phase and his need to escape the New York environment after six years. He discusses his return to the Bay Area and his use of identity/politics as subjects for his art.
Villa recalls or mentions Rupert Garcia, Leo Valledor, Manuel Neri, Joan Brown, Bill Morehouse, David Stone Martin, Wallace Berman, William Wiley, Bob and Dona Hudson, Bill Allen, Elmer Bischoff, Richard Diebenkorn, Ralph DuCass, Walter Kuhlman, Wally Hedrick, Bruce Conner, Alvin Light, Claire Falkenstein, Bob McFarlane, Hayter, Tapies, Fred Martin, Nathan Oliveira, Jennifer Bartlett, Dick Maclean, Elizabeth Murray, Alfred Neumeyer, Mark Rothko, Kenneth Noland, Sol Lewitt, Mark di Suvero, Robert Grovesnor, Tom Seligman, Kurt Schwitters, Robert Rauschenberg, Angela Davis, and Moira Roth.
Biographical / Historical:
Carlos Villa (1936-2013) was a Filipino American painter, curator, and educator in San Francisco, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 8 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 15 digital wav files. Duration is 7 hr., 40 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:
Painters -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Sculptors -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Topic:
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Filipino American art  Search this
Filipino American artists  Search this
Asian American painters  Search this
Asian American curators  Search this
Asian American educators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.villa95
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9568c3d5e-69b0-469a-a02b-20a978a5ad1d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-villa95
Online Media:

Eye Talisman Strain, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Wiley, William T. 1937-2021  Search this
Medium:
Wood, Plexiglas, metal, rubber, and cloth
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Oberlin College Allen Memorial Art Museum Oberlin Ohio 44074 Accession Number: 72.55
Date:
1971
Topic:
Emblem  Search this
Control number:
IAS 42190030
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_301045

Ship's Log, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Wiley, William T. 1937-2021  Search this
Medium:
Cotton webbing, latex rubber, salt licks, leather, plastic, wood, canvas, lead wire, nautical and assorted hardware, and ink and watercolor on paper
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 151 Third Street San Francisco California 94103 Accession Number: 70.37 A-L
Date:
1969
Topic:
Allegory--Life--Creation  Search this
Allegory--Other--Physics  Search this
Abstract  Search this
Travel--Water--Boat  Search this
Control number:
IAS 04280333
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_303939

Diary For a Monday Morning, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Wiley, William T. 1937-2021  Search this
Medium:
Wood, lead, rope, chain, tin, and paint
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
University of Kansas Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art 1301 Mississippi Street Lawrence Kansas 66045 Accession Number: 72.40
Date:
1966 and 1971
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 75004966
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_9170

You Are As Close As You Will Be, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Wiley, William T. 1937-2021  Search this
Medium:
Wood, lead, hide, ceramic
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Dayton Art Institute 456 Belmonte Park North Dayton Ohio 45405 Accession Number: 1987.160
Date:
1972
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 41320007
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_374976

Zebra Tomb, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Wiley, William T. 1937-2021  Search this
Medium:
Mixed media
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Los Angeles County Museum of Art 5905 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles California 90036
Date:
1964
Topic:
Architecture--Monument--Tomb  Search this
Animal--Zebra  Search this
Control number:
IAS 75000626
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_1086

The Hound Harbor Series, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Wiley, William T. 1937-2021  Search this
Medium:
Mixed
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Denver Art Museum 100 West 14th Avenue Parkway Denver Colorado 80204 Accession Number: 1978.22.1047
Date:
1977
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 05520030
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_375112

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