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Beatrice Whitney Van Ness papers

Creator:
Van Ness, Beatrice Whitney, 1888-1981  Search this
Progressive Education Association (U.S.)  Search this
Names:
D'Amico, Victor, 1904-1987  Search this
Hale, Philip Leslie, 1865-1931  Search this
Rebay, Hilla, 1890-1967  Search this
Tarbell, Edmund Charles, 1862-1938  Search this
Extent:
1.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1883-1985
Scope and Contents:
Letters, writings and notes, art works, printed material and photographs.
Brief resumes, a genealogy of Van Ness' family and a citation from Beaver Country Day School for "Meritorious Service"; correspondence from family members, colleagues and friends includes 5 letters from Victor D'Amico and the Progressive Education Association regarding her participation in upcoming events; extensive notes and writings by Van Ness and others regarding art education theory and practice and a brief history of Beaver Country Day School written by Van Ness in 1981; teaching files, undated and 1932-1944, containing course outlines, exams and class assignments for courses taught at BCDS;
a notebook describing the dimensions, locations and types of various picture frames; a card file describing paintings by Van Ness; figure drawings, still lifes, contour drawings and charcoal studies done when she was a student; studies of people done in preparation for paintings, portrait sketches and 2 sketches of Van Ness done by her students; photographs of Van Ness, her family, models (for paintings), colleagues and teachers (includes a photo of Philip Hale and Edmund Tarbell, ca. 1905-1980), numerous photos of paintings by Van Ness, ca. 1910-1980, and photos of drawings by her students.
Printed materials include 2 articles by Van Ness on art education published in ART EDUCATION TODAY (1939) and HIGH SCHOOL JOURNAL (1940); exhibition catalogs, announcements, clippings and an essay by Hilla Rebay entitled "The Beauty of Non-Objectivity."
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, educator; Chesnut Hill, Mass. Founder and head of the Art Department at Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill (1921-1949). She studied child and adolescent behavior as applied to art education practice. Through articles, essays and presentations she advocated a more vital and integral role for art education in overall curriculum strategy.
Provenance:
Donated 1983 by Van Ness's daughters Mary Crocker and Silvia Martin.
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.
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching -- United States  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women art teachers  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.vanness
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9fdacdd3e-983c-4a7c-b752-87b359f8035a
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-vanness

Esther G. Rolick papers

Creator:
Rolick, Esther G., 1922-  Search this
Names:
Cinque Gallery  Search this
Alston, Charles Henry, 1907-1977  Search this
Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988  Search this
Lawrence, Jacob, 1917-2000  Search this
Woodruff, Hale, 1900-1980  Search this
Extent:
3.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Date:
1940-1985
Summary:
The papers of painter and educator Esther Rolick measure 3.7 linear feet and date from 1940 to 1985. The papers document Rolick's career through correspondence with friends and colleagues; writings, including unpublished illustrated books for children; business records; printed material and scrapbooks of clippings and exhibition catalogs; artwork including a sketchbook; photographs of artwork, travels around the world, and personal photographs; and sound recordings of interviews with prominent African American artists.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter and educator Esther Rolick measure 3.7 linear feet and date from 1940 to 1985. The papers document Rolick's career through correspondence with friends and colleagues; writings, including unpublished illustrated books for children; business records; printed material and scrapbooks of clippings and exhibition catalogs; artwork including a sketchbook; photographs of artwork, travels around the world, and personal photographs; and sound recordings of interviews with prominent African American artists.

Correspondence includes personal letters from friends and letters related to Rolick's exhibitions. Some of the letters are in Spanish. Writings include poems by Rolick and two unpublished books for children, primarily of illustrations.

Personal business records and professional activity files include financial materials related to Rolick's travels around the world, statements, promissory notes, certificates, and exhibition guestbooks.

Printed material consists mainly of exhibition announcements and catalogs, with some newspaper clippings. Additional printed material can be found in Series 6: Scrapbooks.

Photographs consist primarily of personal photographs, photographs of travels to Bogota, Colombia and Palermo, Italy, and photographs of artwork. Artwork includes oversized sketches by classmates and one small sketchbook of drawings.

Of note are untranscribed interviews conducted by Rolick for her class "Black Music and Art," at Mercy College, circa 1970-1971. Interviewees include Charles Alston, Romare Bearden, Jean Hutson, Jacob Lawrence, Norman Lewis, Hale Woodruff, and artists affiliated with the Cinque Gallery, Weusi Gallery, and SPIRAL artist's group.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged chronologically into eight series.

Series 1: Correspondence, 1946-1985 (1.3 linear feet; Box 1-2)

Series 2: Writings, 1947-1971 (0.1 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 3: Personal Business Records and Professional Activity, 1968-1974 (0.2 linear feet: Box 2)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1944-1980 (0.3 linear feet: Box 2)

Series 5: Photographs, circa 1940-1985 (0.6 linear feet: Box 2-3, 5)

Series 6: Scrapbooks, circa 1944-1972 (0.7 linear feet; Box 3, 5)

Series 7: Artwork, circa 1944-1985 (0.1 linear feet; Box 3, 5, OV)

Series 8: Interviews 1970-1971 (0.4 linear feet; Box 3-4)
Biographical / Historical:
New York realist painter and educator Esther G. Rolick (1922-2008) taught art for two decades at Mercy College, where she helped to develop programs including a class, "Black Music and Art," for which she interviewed prominent Harlem artists and musicians.

Rolick studied at the Art Students League and had her first solo exhibition of drawings at Jacques Seligmann & Co. in 1947. She subsequently participated in exhibitions around the country and internationally in Haiti. In the 1960s she began teaching at Mercy College and helped to develop several innovative programs there. Rolick also traveled extensively and painted in places such as Bogota, Colombia and Palermo, Italy.
Provenance:
The Esther G. Rolick papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Esther Rolick in a series of installments between 1970 and 1985.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Educators -- New York (State)  Search this
Painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women art teachers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Citation:
Esther G. Rolick papers, 1940-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.roliesth
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Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90d83b0fb-7b48-4edf-b01f-969bfa325aed
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-roliesth
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Beatrice Whitney Van Ness papers, 1883-1985

Creator:
Van Ness, Beatrice Whitney, 1888-1981  Search this
Progressive Education Association (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Hale, Philip Leslie  Search this
Tarbell, Edmund Charles  Search this
Rebay, Hilla  Search this
D'Amico, Victor  Search this
Citation:
Beatrice Whitney Van Ness papers, 1883-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching -- United States  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women art teachers  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7185
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209322
AAA_collcode_vanness
Theme:
Women
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209322

Helen Ludwig papers, 1937-1999

Creator:
Ludwig, Helen, 1911-  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Helen Ludwig papers, 1937-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Painting -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Prints -- Technique  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women art teachers  Search this
Women illustrators  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7924
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210092
AAA_collcode_ludwhele
Theme:
Women
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210092

Blanche McVeigh papers, 1920-1970

Creator:
McVeigh, Blanche, 1895-1970  Search this
Subject:
Amler, W. King  Search this
Arms, John Taylor  Search this
Bywaters, Jerry  Search this
Reed, Doel  Search this
Walker, Maynard  Search this
Citation:
Blanche McVeigh papers, 1920-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women art teachers  Search this
Women printmakers  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7969
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210137
AAA_collcode_mcveblan
Theme:
Women
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210137

Esther G. Rolick papers, 1940-1985

Creator:
Rolick, Esther G., 1922-2008  Search this
Subject:
Bearden, Romare  Search this
Lawrence, Jacob  Search this
Woodruff, Hale  Search this
Alston, Charles Henry  Search this
Cinque Gallery  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Citation:
Esther G. Rolick papers, 1940-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women art teachers  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9209
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211404
AAA_collcode_roliesth
Theme:
African American
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211404
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Daisy Marguerite Hughes sketchbooks and papers, 1925-circa 1968

Creator:
Hughes, Daisy Marguerite, 1883-1968  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Daisy Marguerite Hughes sketchbooks and papers, 1925-circa 1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women printmakers  Search this
Women art teachers  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Women  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6580
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215879
AAA_collcode_hughdais
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Women
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215879

Otto and Vivika Heino papers, 1895-2000, bulk 1940s-2000

Creator:
Heino, Otto, 1915-2009  Search this
Heino, Vivika, 1910-1995  Search this
Subject:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Video recordings
Citation:
Otto and Vivika Heino papers, 1895-2000, bulk 1940s-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Pottery craft  Search this
Women potters  Search this
Women art teachers  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women ceramicists  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11163
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)249037
AAA_collcode_heinotto
Theme:
Craft
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_249037
Online Media:

Daisy Marguerite Hughes sketchbooks and papers

Creator:
Hughes, Daisy Marguerite, 1883-1968  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Date:
1925-circa 1968
Summary:
The scattered papers of painter, lithographer, and art teacher Daisy Marguerite Hughes measure 0.3 linear feet and date from 1925 to circa 1968. Found is a biographical sketch, printed material, and eight sketchbooks containing pencil and watercolor sketches.
Scope and Contents:
The scattered papers of painter, lithographer, and art teacher Daisy Marguerite Hughes measure 0.3 linear feet and date from 1925 to circa 1968. Found is a biographical sketch, printed material, and eight sketchbooks containing pencil and watercolor sketches.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Daisy Marguerite Hughes (1883-1968) was a painter and lithographer in Los Angeles, California. Hughes studied art at the Art Students League in New York in the mid-1920s. She exhibited locally and taught art in the public schools.
Provenance:
The Daisy Marguerite Hughes papers were donated in 1995 by art historian Nancy Moure. Moure acquired the papers from Michael Tierney of La Crescenta, California, who purchased them at a flea market.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Lithographers -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Art teachers -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women printmakers  Search this
Women art teachers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Daisy Marguerite Hughes sketchbooks and papers, 1925-circa 1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hughdais
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9aaf800aa-c5ea-4476-a852-a805eb4a89f6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hughdais

Mary H. Buehr teaching art class

Photographer:
Bemm, Frederick O.  Search this
Subject:
Buehr, family  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1910-1939
Citation:
Frederick O. Bemm. Mary H. Buehr teaching art class, 1910-1939. Buehr family papers, 1880-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Artists as teachers  Search this
Women art teachers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15486
See more items in:
Buehr family papers, 1880-1984
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15486
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Oral history interview with Alessandra Moctezuma, 2020 July 22

Interviewee:
Moctezuma, Alessandra  Search this
Interviewer:
Espinosa, Fernanda, 1985-  Search this
Subject:
Pandemic Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Video recordings
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Alessandra Moctezuma, 2020 July 22. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Mexican American artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Pandemics  Search this
COVID-19 (Disease)  Search this
Women museum curators  Search this
Women art teachers  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)21992
AAA_collcode_moctuz20
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_21992

Oral history interview with Alessandra Moctezuma

Interviewee:
Moctezuma, Alessandra  Search this
Interviewer:
Espinosa, Fernanda  Search this
Names:
Pandemic Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (video files (29 min.) Video, digital, mp4)
8 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Video recordings
Date:
2020 July 22
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Alessandra Moctezuma conducted 2020 July 22, by Fernanda Espinosa, for the Archives of American Art's Pandemic Oral History Project at at Moctezuma's home in San Diego, California.
Biographical / Historical:
Alessandra Moctezuma is an artist, curator, and arts teacher active in San Diego, California. Moctezuma is a professor and gallery Director at San Diego Mesa College, San Diego, California.
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:
This interview is open for research.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its Oral History Program interviews available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. Quotation, reproduction and publication of the audio is governed by restrictions. If an interview has been transcribed, researchers must quote from the transcript. If an interview has not been transcribed, researchers must quote from the audio recording. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Educators -- California -- San Diego  Search this
Gallery directors -- California -- San Diego  Search this
Artists -- California -- San Diego  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Mexican American artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Pandemics  Search this
COVID-19 (Disease)  Search this
Women museum curators  Search this
Women art teachers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Video recordings
Identifier:
AAA.moctuz20
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw973612484-1611-4bc0-96bc-59afdaab4e22
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-moctuz20
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Helen Ludwig papers

Creator:
Ludwig, Helen  Search this
Extent:
10.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Date:
1937-1999
Scope and Contents:
A majority of the collection contains sketchbooks by Helen Ludwig. Also included are biographical information; correspondence; published and unpublished writings by Ludwig; photographs and slides of works of art; financial documents; and printed material.
Biographical / Historical:
Helen Ludwig (1911-2009) was a painter, illustrator, and graphic artist, in San Francisco, California. Ludwig gained a following in San Francisco and the Bay area for her scenes of the region. She is also known for her work teaching art to children with disabilities.
Provenance:
Donated 1980-1999 by Helen Ludwig and in 2016 by the Helen Ludwig estate via Vera Conrad, Ludwig's executor and granddaughter.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Painters -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Art teachers -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Topic:
Painting -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Prints -- Technique  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women art teachers  Search this
Women illustrators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.ludwhele
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b804d40d-403f-4bd4-8c2b-f5355eae7e82
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ludwhele

Blanche McVeigh papers

Creator:
McVeigh, Blanche  Search this
Names:
Amler, W. King  Search this
Arms, John Taylor, 1887-1953  Search this
Bywaters, Jerry  Search this
Reed, Doel, b. 1894  Search this
Walker, Maynard  Search this
Extent:
301 Items ((on 1 microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1920-1970
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence with W. King Ambler, John Taylor Arms, Jerry Bywaters, Doel Reed, James Swann, Maynard Walker, and print and art societies; a career resume and other biographical material; price lists of prints; a scrapbook containing clippings; exhibition catalogs and invitations.
Biographical / Historical:
Etcher, printmaker, and art instructor, Fort Worth, Tex.; b. 1895; d. 1970 Attended Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Chicago Art Institute, Washington University in St. Louis, and the Art Students League. Works reproduced in newspapers and magazines. Founded Fort Worth School of Fine Arts.
Provenance:
Loaned by Judy McVeigh Cordell, McVeigh's niece.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Art teachers -- Texas -- Fort Worth  Search this
Etchers -- Texas -- Fort Worth  Search this
Printmakers -- Texas -- Fort Worth  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women art teachers  Search this
Women printmakers  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.mcveblan
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96eb78c7d-c0aa-4449-a24d-bc1c9deb2cee
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mcveblan

Otto and Vivika Heino papers

Creator:
Heino, Otto, 1915-2009  Search this
Heino, Vivika, 1910-1995  Search this
Names:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Extent:
2.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Video recordings
Date:
1895-2000
bulk 1940s-2000
Summary:
The papers of ceramicists and educators Otto and Vivika Heino measure 2.3 linear feet and date from 1895 to 2002, with the bulk of the records dating from the 1940s to 2000. The material documents the lives and careers of Otto and Vivika Heino through a mix of personal and professional papers, printed material, a video recording of a documentary, and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of ceramicists and educators Otto and Vivika Heino measure 2.3 linear feet and date from 1895 to 2002, with the bulk of the records dating from the 1940s to 2000. The material documents the lives and careers of Otto and Vivika Heino through a mix of personal and professional papers, printed material, a video recording of a documentary, and photographs.

Personal and professional papers consist of correspondence, personal business records, exhibition papers, scant financial records, resumes, writings, and a video recording of a documentary titled "You Are the Miracle: Exploring the Creative Process."

Printed material includes newspaper and magazine clippings, mailings and advertisements from The Pottery, announcements, advertisements, and some catalogs from Heino exhibitions, studio events, and sales. Printed material can also be found in two scrapbooks.

Photographs depict Otto and Vivika working and teaching in their studios, exhibitions, professional events, family and friends and friendly gatherings, marionette shows, pets, and properties.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as three series.

Series 1: Personal and Professional Papers, 1942-2000 (Box 1; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 2: Printed Material, 1933-2000 (Box 1, 3; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 3: Photographs, 1895-2000, bulk 1940s-1990s (Box 1-3; 0.8 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Vivika and Otto Heino were ceramicists and educators active primarily in California, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.

Vivika Heino (1910-1995) was born Vivika Place in Caledonia, New York. She attended Rochester Normal School and took a sculpture class, a drawing class at the Memorial Art Gallery, and a design class at the University of Rochester Extension. She then attended Colorado College of Education where she received her BA and became involved with puppeteering. By 1934 she had moved to California, where she apprenticed with a bookbinder, Mr. Bitteroff, making candlesticks, tin trays, and other small crafts. She also apprenticed with wood carver Charlie Sayers in Carmel, carving picture frames and furniture for about seven months, before learning weaving at Swedish Applied Arts in San Francisco.

While at Swedish Applied Arts, Place worked and became friends with Harry Dixon, Armank Harranian, Margaret Gravandar, and Bill Saroyan. She also found time to work as a puppeteer with Ralph Chesse and the Works Progress Administration. She also began studying pottery with Manuel Eugene Jalanivich at California University of Fine Arts, and subsequently focused primarily on pottery for the rest of her career.

Place began working with Glen Lukens at the University of Southern California in 1940. Lukens and Dr. Morley, director of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, recommended her for a scholarship at New York State College of Ceramics in Alfred, New York, from which she graduated in 1944. She subsequently took a teaching position at the League of New Hampshire Arts and Crafts where she met Otto Heino.

One of twelve siblings, Otto Heino (1915-2009) was born in East Hampton, Connecticut, to a market gardening family of Finnish descent. The family moved to New Hampshire to sell milk when Otto was 12, and around that time he began apprenticing as a wood turner for Louie Harr. Heino was then drafted into the military and became a gunner in the United States Air Force. Between flying twenty-five missions in Europe, Heino took classes in England, made jewelry, did wood working, traveled to museums, and met individual potters and silversmiths. After visiting Leach's Pottery in Cornwall, and investigating pottery in other parts of Europe, Otto was determined to study pottery on the GI Bill on his return to the United States.

Otto and Vivika met while Otto was a student at the League of New Hampshire Arts and Crafts, where Vivian was an instructor. They married in 1950 and went on to establish their reputations as artists and educators by widely exhibiting their work, leading workshops, conducting studio open houses, consulting on film productions, and teaching at various schools and institutions. They both taught at the University of Southern California, the Chouinard Art Institute, and Rhode Island School of Design; Vivika also taught at the Sheridan School of Design in Ontario, Canada, and New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire. They operated The Potter, a studio and retail store in Ojai, California, from 1973 to 1995.

The work of Otto and Vivika Heino can be found in the collections of many museums, including the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, the Long Beach Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Ariana Museum, in Geneva, Switzerland.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 2003 and 2004 by Otto Heino as part of the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Ceramicists -- California  Search this
Ceramicists -- New Hampshire  Search this
Ceramicists -- Rhode Island  Search this
Educators -- California  Search this
Educators -- Rhode Island -- Providence  Search this
Educators -- New Hampshire  Search this
Topic:
Pottery craft  Search this
Women potters  Search this
Women art teachers  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women ceramicists  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Video recordings
Citation:
Otto and Vivika Heino Papers, 1895-2002. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.heinotto
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Otto and Vivika Heino papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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