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Oral history interview with Mary Fuller McChesney

Interviewee:
McChesney, Mary Fuller  Search this
Interviewer:
Landauer, Susan  Search this
Creator:
Women in the Arts in Southern California Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Women in the Arts in Southern California Oral History Project  Search this
Corbett, Edward, 1919-  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard, 1922-1993  Search this
Kees, Weldon, 1914-1955  Search this
MacAgy, Douglas, 1913-  Search this
Mandelman, Beatrice  Search this
Marca-Relli, Conrad, 1913-2000  Search this
Martin, Agnes, 1912-2004  Search this
McChesney, Robert, 1913-2008  Search this
Park, David, 1911-1960  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967  Search this
Ribak, Louis, 1902-1979  Search this
Smith, Hassel, 1915-2007  Search this
Spohn, Clay Edgar, 1898-1977  Search this
Still, Clyfford, 1904-1980  Search this
Vicente, Esteban, 1903-2001  Search this
Extent:
145 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1994 Sept. 28
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Mary Fuller McChesney conducted 1994 Sept. 28, by Susan Landauer, for the Archives of American Art, Women in the Arts in Southern California Oral History Project, at the artist's home, on Sonoma Mountain, Calif.
Fuller McChesney discusses her childhood and growing up during the Depression; her student days at the University of California, Berkeley; the political response on the campus to WWII and the Japanese interment; her experience working as a welder in the shipyards which she considers her introduction to sculpture; her introduction to the art community in San Francisco through the cooperative Artists' Guild Gallery; her association with the Abstract Expressionists at the California School of Fine Arts in the 1940s; her foray into writing fiction and her success as a mystery writer; her work on the Archives of American Art's oral history project documenting the WPA art project in California; her first significant publication on the San Francisco School of Abstract Expressionism, Period of Exploration, and the interviews she conducted in the mid-late 1960s for the project.
She describes her attitudes and philosphies about art; living at Point Richmond with her husband Robert McChesney, Edward Corbett, Hassel Smith, and poet Weldon Kees during the late 1940s; her impressions of the Cedar Bar and New York artists during the mid-late 1960s; her own artistic evolution and career as a sculptor; the intellectual and artistic sources of her work; her subjects and techniques; her public commissions; her audience and market; and her experiences and perspectives as a woman artist and feminist. She recalls Edward Corbett, Willem De Kooning, Richard Diebenkorn, Weldon Kees, Douglas MacAgy, Bea Mandelman, Conrad Marca-Relli, Agnes Martin, Robert McChesney, David Park, Ad Reinhardt, Louis Ribak, Hassel Smith, Clay Spohn, Clyfford Still, and Esteban Vicente.
Biographical / Historical:
Mary Fuller McChesney (1922-2022) was a sculptor and art historian in San Francisco and Petaluma, Calif.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 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 Margery and Harry Kahn Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Communal Fund of New York.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Art historians -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Women art historians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.mcches94
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97e983a8f-dabb-47d0-b2b6-2af7d79164de
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mcches94
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Oral history interview with Viola Frey, 1995 Feb. 27-June 19

Interviewee:
Frey, Viola, 1933-2004  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
Women in the Arts in Southern California Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Viola Frey, 1995 Feb. 27-June 19. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Women ceramicists  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12554
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215850
AAA_collcode_frey95
Theme:
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215850
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Oral history interview with Viola Frey

Interviewee:
Frey, Viola, 1933-2004  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Creator:
Women in the Arts in Southern California Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Women in the Arts in Southern California Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
5 Sound cassettes (Sound recording (5 hrs.), analog)
126 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1995 Feb. 27-June 19
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Viola Frey conducted 1995 Feb. 27-1995 June 19, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, Women in the Arts in Southern California Oral History Project, at the artist's studio, in Oakland, Calif.
FEB. 27, 1995 SESSION: Family background in the Midwest; Huguenot ancestry; importance of grandmother in her life; living in Central Valley, Calif.; father's collecting junk; early plans to become a writer; declining her acceptance to UC Berkeley and attending community college to study art; attending California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, majoring in ceramics; winning a first prize at City of Paris contest; attending Tulane University; moving to New York; working at the Museum of Modern Art; returning to San Francisco in 1960 and community there. She recalls Richard Diebenkorn, Mark Rothko, Peter Voulkos, and Robert Arneson.
MAY 15, 1995 SESSION: Influence of Robert Arneson; comparison of her work to Voulkos, Arneson and Manuel Neri; effect of gender on art subjects; Frey's theme of man in suit as power to do good or bad; interest in archeology; influence of National Geographic magazine on her work, especially as a source for images of grandmothers; production of her large-scale ceramic sculpture; her preference for electric kiln; modular production; studio spaces in Oakland and San Francisco and effect of varying light; working on a piece over a long period of time, which is unusual for sculpture; and the importance of space in the creation of work.
JUNE 19, 1995 SESSION: Influence of television and radio; attitude toward Japanese-influenced ceramics; use of color; overglaze painting; china painting in France; relationships between her figure drawing and sculpture; New York period; funk; plate art; autobiographical and personal qualities in her work; move from house to studio; personal relationship with Charles Fiske; her private art library; interest in artist's monographs; social life; image of man in suit; influence of AIDS in her work; art-brute; and response to critics Donald Kuspit and Susan Larsen.
Biographical / Historical:
Viola Frey (1933-2004) was a ceramist and sculptor of Oakland, Calif.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History, 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 Margery and Harry Kahn Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Communal Fund of New York.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- California -- Oakland  Search this
Ceramicists -- California -- Oakland  Search this
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Women ceramicists  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.frey95
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9db9c412d-25d6-496d-a6a5-de26a0eb82d9
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-frey95
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Oral history interview with Edith Wyle, 1993 March 9-September 7

Interviewee:
Wyle, Edith R.  Search this
Interviewer:
Emanuelli, Sharon K.  Search this
Subject:
Craft and Folk Art Museum  Search this
Egg and Eye Gallery and Restaurant (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Women in the Arts in Southern California Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Edith Wyle, 1993 March 9-September 7. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12933
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215447
AAA_collcode_wyle93
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215447
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Oral history interview with Rachel Rosenthal, 1989 September 2-3

Interviewee:
Rosenthal, Rachel, 1926-  Search this
Interviewer:
Roth, Moira, 1933-2021  Search this
Subject:
Women in the Arts in Southern California Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Rachel Rosenthal, 1989 September 2-3. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Feminism and art  Search this
Artists and the theater  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women performance artists  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13200
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215584
AAA_collcode_rosent89
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215584
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Suzanne Lacy, 1990 Mar. 16-Sept. 27

Interviewee:
Lacy, Suzanne, 1945-  Search this
Interviewer:
Roth, Moira, 1933-2021  Search this
Subject:
Women in the Arts in Southern California Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Suzanne Lacy, 1990 Mar. 16-Sept. 27. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Performance art  Search this
Feminism and art  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women performance artists  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12940
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215585
AAA_collcode_lacy90
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215585
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Oral history interview with Claire Falkenstein, 1995 Mar. 2-21

Interviewee:
Falkenstein, Claire, 1908-1997  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
Appel, Karel  Search this
Francis, Sam  Search this
Jackson, Martha Kellogg  Search this
Lusk, George  Search this
Still, Clyfford  Search this
Tapie, Michel  Search this
University of California, San Francisco. School of Fine Arts  Search this
Galerie Stadler  Search this
Women in the Arts in Southern California Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Claire Falkenstein, 1995 Mar. 2-21. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women designers  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Women authors  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12659
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215849
AAA_collcode_falken95
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215849
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Oral history interview with Luchita Hurtado, 1994 May 1-1995 Apr. 13

Interviewee:
Hurtado, Luchita, 1920-2020  Search this
Interviewer:
Winter, Amy H. (Amy Harriet), 1948-  Search this
Subject:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Bloch, Lucienne  Search this
D'Harnoncourt, Rene  Search this
Kozloff, Joyce  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, Sibyl  Search this
Mullican, Lee  Search this
Mullican, Matt  Search this
Noguchi, Isamu  Search this
Paalen, Wolfgang  Search this
Varda, Jean  Search this
Wescher, Mary  Search this
Wescher, Paul  Search this
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Luchita Hurtado, 1994 May 1-1995 Apr. 13. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Surrealism  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13583
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215852
AAA_collcode_hurtad94
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215852
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Luchita Hurtado

Interviewee:
Hurtado, Luchita, 1920-2020  Search this
Interviewer:
Winter, Amy H. (Amy Harriet)  Search this
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
Bloch, Lucienne, 1909-1999  Search this
D'Harnoncourt, Rene, 1901-1968  Search this
Kozloff, Joyce  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, Sibyl, 1905-  Search this
Mullican, Lee, 1919-1998  Search this
Mullican, Matt, 1951-  Search this
Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988  Search this
Paalen, Wolfgang, 1907-  Search this
Varda, Jean  Search this
Wescher, Mary  Search this
Wescher, Paul, 1894-  Search this
Extent:
4 Sound cassettes (Sound recording (4 hrs., 15 min.), analog)
120 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Date:
1994 May 1-1995 Apr. 13
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Venezuelan born American paitner, Luchita Hurtado, conducted 1994 May 1-1995 Apr. 13, by Amy Winter and Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, Women in the Arts in Southern California Oral History Project.
1994 May 1 session: The interview focuses on Hurtado's family background; years with her second husband, artist and collector Wolfgang Paalen; the surrealist artist group, Dynaton, living and traveling in Mexico with Paalen, moving to San Francisco and her relationships with artists, collectors; influences on her painting; and Surrealism. Among those mentioned are Rufino and Olga Tamayo, Isamu Noguchi, Gordon Onslow Ford, Jacqueline Johnson, Frida Kahlo, Remedios Varos, Leonora Carrington, Edward James, Lucienne Bloch, Stephen Dimitroff, Grace McCann Morley, Sybil Moholy-Nagy, Jack and Frank Stauffacher, James Broughton, Rene d'Harnoncourt, Julius Karlebach, Herbert (Joe) Spinden, and Robert Motherwell.
April 13, 1995 session: Hurtado continues with a focus on the California years, discussing her reasons for settling there, the Dynaton group and her circle of friends; her third husband, Lee Mullican; the birth of her son Matthew Mullican; her work; California and Mexican imagery; importance of experience and senses, particularly smell, to her creativity and work; importance of her family; and difficulties of pursuing art as a career for a woman, wife and mother; and life in Taos, N.M. She recalls Jean Varda, Shiela and Giles Healey, Mary and Paul Wescher, and Joyce Kozloff.
Biographical / Historical:
Luchita Hurtado (1920-2020) was a painter from Santa Monica, Calif. and Arroyo Seco, N.M. She was born in Caracas, Venezuela.
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 Margery and Harry Kahn Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Communal Fund of New York.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Painters -- California  Search this
Painters -- New Mexico  Search this
Topic:
Surrealism  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.hurtad94
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw910b296f3-4547-441b-bfe3-61b8aa7c45e7
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hurtad94
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Oral history interview with Rachel Rosenthal

Interviewee:
Rosenthal, Rachel, 1926-  Search this
Interviewer:
Roth, Moira  Search this
Creator:
Women in the Arts in Southern California Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Women in the Arts in Southern California Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
120 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1989 September 2-3
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Rachel Rosenthal conducted 1989 September 2-3, by Moira Roth, for the Archives of American Art, Women in the Arts in Southern California Oral History Project, in Los Angeles, Calif. Rosenthal recounts growing up in Paris; her family; their flight from Paris in 1940; living in Brazil; moving to New York in 1941; her choice to go into theatre; involvement with Robert Rauschenberg, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, and Jasper Johns; dancing with Cunninham's Jr. Co.; early work in sculpture; moving to Los Angeles in 1955; working at the Pasadena Playhouse; the start of the Circle Workshop; King Moody and Instant Theatre; return to visual art in 1971; the 1972 Cal Arts conference on women artists; involvement with Womanspace and the feminist movement; interest in performance and its conceptual aspects; performance pieces; workshops; the founding of DBD; and her most recent performance and tours. She recalls Josine Ianco-Starrels, Barbara Smith, Betye Saar, June Wayne, Judy Chicago, and Mimi Jacobs. Also included is a 2 p. addendum prepared by Rosenthal, 1993, which briefly summarizes events in her life since the interview.
Biographical / Historical:
Rachel Rosenthal (1926- ) is a performance artist from California.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hr., 26 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 Margery and Harry Kahn Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Communal Fund of New York.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Performance artists -- California  Search this
Topic:
Feminism and art  Search this
Artists and the theater  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women performance artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.rosent89
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9049b595b-36fc-4934-b3ae-12ab4ab8cabd
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rosent89
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Suzanne Lacy

Interviewee:
Lacy, Suzanne  Search this
Interviewer:
Roth, Moira  Search this
Creator:
Women in the Arts in Southern California Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Women in the Arts in Southern California Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
90 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1990 Mar. 16-Sept. 27
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Suzanne Lacy conducted 1990 Mar. 16-Sept. 27, by Moira Roth, for the Archives of American Art, Women in the Arts in Southern California Oral History Project, in Berkeley, Calif.
Lacy discusses her childhood; early undergraduate work in zoology and medicine at California State University, Fresno; her decision to study in the feminist art program under Judy Chicago; her feminist activities at California Insitute for the Arts with Miriam Schapiro; her role in the women's art movement in Los Angeles; the evolution of her work as a performance artist and specific pieces performed in Los Angeles, La Jolla, Ithaca, N.Y., and Minneapolis.
Biographical / Historical:
Suzanne Lacy (1945- ) is performance artist from California.
General:
Originally recorded on 5 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 9 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 39 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 Margery and Harry Kahn Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Communal Fund of New York.
Occupation:
Performance artists -- California  Search this
Topic:
Performance art  Search this
Feminism and art  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women performance artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.lacy90
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f9d8a01f-f682-4643-adad-467ce2d1bdbf
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lacy90
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Edith Wyle

Interviewee:
Wyle, Edith R.  Search this
Interviewer:
Emanuelli, Sharon K.  Search this
Names:
Craft and Folk Art Museum  Search this
Egg and Eye Gallery and Restaurant (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Women in the Arts in Southern California Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
153 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1993 March 9-September 7
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Edith Wyle conducted 1993 March 9-September 7, by Sharon K. Emanuelli, for the Archives of American Art, Women in the Arts in Southern California Oral History Project.
Wyle speaks of her family background and her early education and interests; her studies at U.C. Berkeley and UCLA; her marriage to Frank Wyle; her friendship with Rico Lebrun; the cultural scene in Los Angeles between 1940 and 1970; the founding of the Egg and the Eye restaurant and gallery; and the founding of the Craft and Folk Art Museum and its development over the years.
Biographical / Historical:
Edith R. Wyle (1918-1999) was an arts administrator and painter from Los Angeles, California. Established Egg and the Eye Gallery and Restaurant in Los Angeles in 1964 and oversaw its transformation in 1973 into the Craft and Folk Art Museum, for which she was Director and then Program director until 1984. Wyle also is a painter, and had a close friendship with Rico Lebrun.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 16 digital wav files. Duration is 8 hrs., 8 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 Margery and Harry Kahn Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Communal Fund of New York.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Arts administrators -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.wyle93
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9fea693e6-5c13-47a2-a194-92fd6bb3b2e2
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wyle93
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Claire Falkenstein

Interviewee:
Falkenstein, Claire, 1908-1997  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Creator:
Women in the Arts in Southern California Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Galerie Stadler  Search this
University of California, San Francisco. School of Fine Arts  Search this
Women in the Arts in Southern California Oral History Project  Search this
Appel, Karel, 1921-  Search this
Francis, Sam, 1923-1994  Search this
Jackson, Martha Kellogg  Search this
Lusk, George, 1902-  Search this
Still, Clyfford, 1904-1980  Search this
Tapie, Michel  Search this
Extent:
3 Sound cassettes (Sound recording (60 min. each), analog)
51 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1995 Mar. 2-21
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Claire Falkenstein conducted 1995 Mar.2-21, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, Women in the Arts in Southern California Oral History Project, in Falkenstein's studio, Venice, Calif.
Falkenstein discusses the evolution of her work; the benefit of being alone to her personal and artistic growth; her "vocabulary of art" which she created while at the University of California at Berkeley; her largest commission at St. Basil's Cathedral in Los Angeles and her views on religion and art; the influence on her of George Lusk, a visiting artist and philosopher from Paris; studying the nude figure and how it taught her personal expression; her family background and introduction to art; teaching in the Bay Area at the California School of Fine Arts; her friendships with other artists there such as Clyfford Still; her reasons for leaving the Bay Area to go to Paris; and meeting Michel Tapie and the Stadler Gallery group. She recalls Karl Appel, Martha Jackson, Clyfford Still, Sam Francis, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Claire Falkenstein (1908-1997) was a sculptor of Venice, Calif.
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 Margery and Harry Kahn Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Communal Fund of New York.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- California  Search this
Painters -- California  Search this
Jewelers -- California  Search this
Educators -- California  Search this
Authors -- California  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women designers  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Women authors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.falken95
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92b93f322-68ce-46e1-a128-abcf6f2c5584
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-falken95
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Mary Fuller McChesney, 1994 Sept. 28

Interviewee:
McChesney, Mary Fuller, 1922-2022  Search this
Interviewer:
Landauer, Susan  Search this
Subject:
Corbett, Edward  Search this
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard  Search this
Kees, Weldon  Search this
MacAgy, Douglas  Search this
Mandelman, Beatrice  Search this
Marca-Relli, Conrad  Search this
Martin, Agnes  Search this
McChesney, Robert  Search this
Park, David  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad  Search this
Ribak, Louis  Search this
Smith, Hassel  Search this
Spohn, Clay Edgar  Search this
Still, Clyfford  Search this
Vicente, Esteban  Search this
Women in the Arts in Southern California Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Mary Fuller McChesney, 1994 Sept. 28. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Women art historians  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12498
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215789
AAA_collcode_mcches94
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215789
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Oral history interview with Constance Glenn, 1995 July 14

Interviewee:
Glenn, Constance W. (Constance White)  Search this
Interviewer:
Ball, Maudette W., 1936-2021  Search this
Subject:
Women in the Arts in Southern California Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Constance Glenn, 1995 July 14. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Museum directors -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12416
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215843
AAA_collcode_glenn95
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215843
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Oral history interview with Constance Glenn

Interviewee:
Glenn, Constance, 1933-  Search this
Interviewer:
Ball, Maudette W., 1936-  Search this
Creator:
Women in the Arts in Southern California Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Women in the Arts in Southern California Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
2 Sound cassettes (Sound recording (3 hours, 30 min.), analog)
31 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1995 July 14
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Constance Glenn conducted 1995 July 14, by Maudette Ball, for the Archives of American Art, Women in the Arts in Southern California Oral History Project, at California State University, in Long Beach.
Biographical / Historical:
Constance Glenn (1933- ) is a museum director from Long Beach, Calif.
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's website.
Topic:
Museum directors -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.glenn95
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9dfd46723-0591-4f2c-b3f2-8a731a5908c2
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-glenn95
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Oral history interview with Miriam Schapiro, 1989 September 10

Interviewee:
Schapiro, Miriam, 1923-2015  Search this
Interviewer:
Bowman, Ruth, 1923-  Search this
Subject:
Women in the Arts in Southern California Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Miriam Schapiro, 1989 September 10. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11695
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213892
AAA_collcode_schapi89
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213892
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Oral history interview with Beatrice Wood, 1992 March 2

Interviewee:
Wood, Beatrice, 1893-1998  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
Natzler, Otto  Search this
Natzler, Gertrud  Search this
Women in the Arts in Southern California Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Beatrice Wood, 1992 March 2. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Ceramics  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Women ceramicists  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11853
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214601
AAA_collcode_wood92
Theme:
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_214601
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Oral history interview with Constance Glenn, 1990 Mar. 16

Interviewee:
Glenn, Constance W. (Constance White)  Search this
Interviewer:
Bowman, Ruth, 1923-  Search this
Subject:
Women in the Arts in Southern California Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Constance Glenn, 1990 Mar. 16. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Museum directors -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11688
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216103
AAA_collcode_glenn90
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216103
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Oral history interview with Beatrice Wood

Interviewee:
Wood, Beatrice  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
Women in the Arts in Southern California Oral History Project  Search this
Natzler, Gertrud  Search this
Natzler, Otto  Search this
Extent:
48 Pages (Transcript)
1 Item (sound file (4 min. 18 sec.) Audio excerpt, digital)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1992 March 2
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Beatrice Wood conducted 1992 March 2, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, Women in the Arts in Southern California Oral History Project.
Wood speaks of her memories of Gertrud & Otto Natzler and getting involved with ceramics; the future of art in America; and women in art.
Biographical / Historical:
Beatrice Wood (1893-1998) was a ceramist from Ojai, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 21 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 Margery and Harry Kahn Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Communal Fund of New York.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Ceramicists -- California  Search this
Topic:
Ceramics  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Women ceramicists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.wood92
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f21a82e4-b45e-4066-b241-2d64a5c7d463
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wood92
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