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Oral history interview with Bertha Louise Hellman, 1965 May 13

Interviewee:
Hellman, Lillian Florence, 1906-1984  Search this
Hellman, Lillian Florence, 1906-1984  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Subject:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12976
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213782
AAA_collcode_hellma65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213782

Oral history interview with Liliana Wilson, 2004

Interviewee:
Wilson, Liliana, 1953-  Search this
Wilson, Liliana, 1953-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cordova, Cary  Search this
Subject:
Pinochet Ugarte, Augusto  Search this
Treviño, Jesse  Search this
Yanez, Rene  Search this
Anzaldúa, Gloria  Search this
Perez, Cynthia  Search this
Chödrön, Pema  Search this
Agosin, Marjorie  Search this
Gonzales, Mia  Search this
Wilson, Neil  Search this
Almeida, Arturo  Search this
Navarro, Mary Margaret  Search this
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching -- Chile  Search this
Painting  Search this
Religion in art  Search this
Women painters -- Texas -- Austin -- Interviews  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13093
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)249046
AAA_collcode_wilson04
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_249046
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Vija Celmins, 2009 February 11-October 15

Interviewee:
Celmins, Vija, 1938-  Search this
Celmins, Vija, 1938-  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Julia K., 1951-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Multimedia (Art)  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15807
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)289310
AAA_collcode_celmin09
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_289310
Online Media:

Mildred Cocke scrapbook, 1941-1982

Creator:
Cocke, Mildred Hackett, 1903-1994  Search this
Cocke, Mildred Hackett, 1903-1994  Search this
Subject:
Tarver, Tinka  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7472
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209630
AAA_collcode_cockmild
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209630

Mildred Cocke scrapbook

Creator:
Cocke, Mildred Hackett, 1903-1994  Search this
Names:
Tarver, Tinka, 1932-  Search this
Extent:
1 Microfilm reel
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1941-1982
Scope and Contents:
A scrapbook containing ca. 10 letters received, 1970's; exhibition announcements and catalogs, including those of her daughter, Tinka Tarver; clippings; family memorabilia; printed material; and ca. 20 photographs of Cocke, her family and friends, and her works of art.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; San Antonio, Tex.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1983 by Mildred Cocke.
Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.cockmild
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cockmild

Oral history interview with Bertha Louise Hellman

Interviewee:
Hellman, Lillian, 1905-1984  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recording, 7 in.)
14 Pages (Transcript)
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recording, 7 in.)
14 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 May 13
1965 May 13
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Bertha Louise Hellman conducted 1965 May 13, by Sylvia Loomis, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.
Biographical / Historical:
Bertha Louise Hellman (1905-1984) was a muralist and painter in San Antonio, Tex. Also known as Bertha Louise Rublee. She worked on the Public Works of Art Project of the U.S. Treasury Department.
General:
An interview of Atlee B. Ayres conducted by Sylvia Loomis is also on this tape.
Provenance:
This interview conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.
Occupation:
Muralists -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.hellma65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hellma65
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Vija Celmins

Interviewee:
Celmins, Vija, 1938-  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Julia K., 1951-  Search this
Extent:
45 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2009 February 11-October 15
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Vija Celmins conducted 2009 February 11-October 15, by Julia Brown, for the Archives of American Art, at the Celmins' home and studio, in New York, New York.
Celmins speaks of her family's Latvian roots; experiencing World War II as a child; surviving and overcoming the trauma of World War II; the difficulties of being a refugee and moving to the United States; the influence of books on her imagination and art; expressing herself through drawing after moving to Indiana; learning English; studying art at the John Herron School of Art; attending summer school at Yale University; moving to California to obtain her MFA at UCLA; using art to grapple with and understand both her past and her emotions; experimenting with various mediums; discovering the pencil as an art material; the difficulties of printmaking; experimenting with abstraction and Pop art; deciding to drop painting and collage work; finding her own artistic philosophy and practices; her love of nature and its impact on her work; not conforming to the male-dominated, L.A. art scene; her decision to leave L.A. for NYC. Celmins also speaks about Tony Berlant, Chas Garabedian, Ed Ruscha, David Stuart, Philip Guston, Chuck Close, Willem de Kooning, Brice Marden, Joan Mitchell, Robert Irwin, and Jasper Johns.
Biographical / Historical:
Vija Celmins (1938- ) is a multimedia artist in New York, New York. Julia Brown (1951- ) is an independent scholar in San Antonio, Texas.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 33 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.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Multimedia artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Multimedia (Art)  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.celmin09
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-celmin09
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Liliana Wilson

Interviewee:
Wilson, Liliana, 1953-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cordova, Cary  Search this
Creator:
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Names:
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Agosin, Marjorie  Search this
Almeida, Arturo  Search this
Anzaldúa, Gloria  Search this
Chödrön, Pema  Search this
Gonzales, Mia  Search this
Navarro, Mary Margaret  Search this
Perez, Cynthia  Search this
Pinochet Ugarte, Augusto  Search this
Treviño, Jesse, 1946-  Search this
Wilson, Neil  Search this
Yanez, Rene  Search this
Extent:
99 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2004, July 13-27
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Liliana Wilson conducted 2004 July 13-27, by Cary Cordova, for the Archives of American Art, in Austin, Texas.
Wilson displays a slideshow of her works and discusses Disparecidos en el Cielo; The Gatekeepers; The Immigrants; Man Running from Himself; Girl and Red Fish; Self-Portrait; Organic Barbed Wire; The Fish Tree; The Wedding; Desperate Housewife; The Lovers; The Meaning of Life; Lies; Proposition 187; Luciano; Time; Shift; El dia en que le hicieron pedazos la corona; Casi Gomez; Man and Leaf, and others. Wilson also discusses her relationship with Gloria Anzaldua; her sister's kidnapping by the Pinochet regime; experiences winning art contests at primary school; her uncommon last name; her use of Catholic imagery; her bad experience teaching; her childhood in Valparaiso, Chile; the patriarchal qualities of Chilean culture; attending architecture school and then transferring to law; her father's death and the family's resulting financial struggles; her disdain for traditional political paradigms; Santiago during the 1973 coup by Augusto Pinochet; her apartment being raided by the Army; moving to America and working as an au pair; enrolling in Austin Community College; her color choices in her paintings; moving to San Francisco; her various jobs doing commercial art; her early grant from MACLA; her anti-social nature, and how Anzaldua's nature is similar; her various residences in San Francisco; her conversion to Buddhism; moving back to Austin and her love for its community; learning to promote her own work; painting nude forms; her disdain for certain Catholic ideologies; the painters which she considers influences, such as Bosch, Kahlo, and Klee; her inability to be recognized by museums; the masculine nature of art academia; her involvement in the San Antonio arts scene; and the positive qualities of the United States. Wilson also discusses Cynthia Perez, Mia Gonzales, Jesse Treviño, Rene Yañez, Pema Chödrön, Neil Wilson, Arturo Almeida, Mary Margaret Navarro, Marjorie Agosin, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Liliana Wilson (1953-) is a Chilean born artist in Austin, Texas. Cary Cordova (1970-) is an art historian from Austin, Texas.
General:
Originally recorded on 6 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 55 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:
Art -- Study and teaching -- Chile  Search this
Painting  Search this
Religion in art  Search this
Women painters -- Texas -- Austin -- Interviews  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.wilson04
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wilson04
Online Media:

Rosalie Berkowitz papers relating to Forrest Bess (reel 3752), 1947-1981

Creator:
Berkowitz, Rosalie Dalsheimer, 1906-1990  Search this
Berkowitz, Rosalie Dalsheimer, 1906-1990  Search this
Subject:
Bess, Forrest  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Audio - Visual  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10458
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213869
AAA_collcode_berkrosa2
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213869

Rosalie Berkowitz papers relating to Forrest Bess (reel 3752)

Creator:
Berkowitz, Rosalie  Search this
Names:
Bess, Forrest, 1911-1977  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet ((on 2 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1947-1981
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence between Forrest Bess and Rosalie Berkowitz.
REEL 3458: 12 letters from Forrest Bess; a catalogue from a show of Berkowitz's work in 1947 held in Bess' San Antonio studio; a photograph of a cabin designed by Bess; a snapshot of his work; and a letter from Berkowitz to Bess.
REEL 3752: Twenty-nine letters to Sidney and Rosalie Berkowitz, Bess' friends, from Bess, concerning his work and theories; a 1950 letter to Bess from Lucy Milton of Willard Gallery concerning the painting, "Black Seascape"; a 1950 letter to Betty Parsons from Bess concerning canvases for the Guggenheim; a 1953 letter to Bess from the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center concerning slides of Bess' work; an essay, "Finally, A Bit of Prophecy"; 3 slides of works of art; and a slide of a small wooden building.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.
Material on reel 3458 lent for microfilming 1984 by Harry Berkowitz, son of Berkowitz; material on reel 3752 donated 1985 by Rosalie Berkowitz.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Collectors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.berkrosa2
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-berkrosa2

Amy Freeman Lee papers, 1934-1980

Creator:
Lee, Amy Freeman, 1914-2004  Search this
Lee, Amy Freeman, 1914-2004  Search this
Subject:
Witte Memorial Museum  Search this
Incarnate Word College (San Antonio, Tex.)  Search this
Topic:
Art criticism  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women art critics  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7945
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210113
AAA_collcode_leeamyfr
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210113

Tinka Tarver papers, 1973-1983

Creator:
Tarver, Tinka, 1932-  Search this
Tarver, Tinka, 1932-  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- History -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9993
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212779
AAA_collcode_tarvtink
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212779

Eloise Yantis Stoker papers, 1969-1980

Creator:
Stoker, Eloise Yantis, 1935-  Search this
Stoker, Eloise Yantis, 1935-  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women ceramicists  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women printmakers  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10567
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214041
AAA_collcode_stokeloi
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214041

Amy Freeman Lee papers

Creator:
Lee, Amy Freeman  Search this
Names:
Incarnate Word College (San Antonio, Tex.)  Search this
Witte Memorial Museum  Search this
Extent:
7,000 Items ((on 16 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1934-1980
Scope and Contents:
Biographical information; correspondence; scrapbooks spanning the years 1934-1979, arranged by year or subject and containing correspnondence, clippings, printed material concerning her riding stables in San Antonio. Also, her "Local Painter of the Year Exhibit," 1953, at the Witte Museum, San antonio; the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters bestowed by Incarnate Word College, 1965; various exhibitions catalogs, photographs, invitations and announcements. There are also 12 bound volumes of scripts from Lee's radio program, "Call Board," 1947-1951.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, lecturer and critic; San Antonio, Texas. Born 1914. Studied at University of Texas, Austin, and Incarnate Word College. She is an active in supporting and furthering the cause of the fine arts in the southwest United States.
Provenance:
Lee has been donating her papers to the Southwest Collection at Texas Technological University which in turn has lent them to the Archives of American Art for microfilming.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Art critics -- Texas  Search this
Educators -- Texas  Search this
Painters -- Texas  Search this
Topic:
Art criticism  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women art critics  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.leeamyfr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-leeamyfr

Eloise Yantis Stoker papers

Creator:
Stoker, Eloise Yantis, 1935-  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (partial microfilm reel)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1969-1980
Scope and Contents:
A resume; articles, 1969, written by Stoker; clippings; and exhibition announcements and catalogs.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, printmaker, ceramist, educator; San Antonio, Texas.
Provenance:
Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.
Lent for microfilming 1983 by Eloise Yantis Stoker.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Ceramicists -- Texas  Search this
Art teachers -- Texas  Search this
Painters -- Texas  Search this
Printmakers -- Texas  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women ceramicists  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women printmakers  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.stokeloi
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-stokeloi

Tinka Tarver papers

Creator:
Tarver, Tinka, 1932-  Search this
Extent:
40 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1973-1983
Scope and Contents:
A resume; an essay, "Thresholds: Tinka Tarver as Woman Artist in American Society, A Movement Towards the Diagonal," by L. Banks Tarver; exhibition announcements and catalogs; clippings; printed material, including announcements for dance performances; and nine photographs of Tarver, her family and her works of art.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, dancer, educator; San Antonio, Tx.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1983 by Tinka Tarver.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Dancers -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Educators -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Painters -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- History -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.tarvtink
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-tarvtink

Oral history interview with Amy Freeman Lee, 1980 Sept. 15

Interviewee:
Lee, Amy Freeman, 1914-2004  Search this
Lee, Amy Freeman, 1914-2004  Search this
Interviewer:
Levy, Sandra Curtis  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painters -- Texas -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13238
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213249
AAA_collcode_lee80
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213249

Margaret Bosshardt Pace papers, 1949-1984

Creator:
Willson, Margaret Pace, 1919-  Search this
Willson, Margaret Pace, 1919-  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Women painters -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Women sculptors -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10546
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214019
AAA_collcode_willmarg
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214019

Margaret M. Wray papers, 1956-1983

Creator:
Wray, Margaret M., 1903-1988  Search this
Wray, Margaret M., 1903-1988  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Women painters -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10595
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214071
AAA_collcode_wraymarg
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214071

Margaret Bosshardt Pace papers

Creator:
Willson, Margaret, 1919-  Search this
Extent:
1 Microfilm reel
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1949-1984
Scope and Contents:
A birth certificate and resumes; correspondence; clippings, newsletters, exhibition catalogs and announcements; a scrapbook containing clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs; a sketchbook of Italy; and photographs of Pace and her work.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter and sculptor; San Antonio, Texas. Married name is Willson.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming by Pace-Willson 1984 as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Sculptors -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Women painters -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Women sculptors -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.willmarg
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-willmarg

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