Curator, Educator, Jeweler, Metalworker
Active in San Francisco, Calif.
Size: 4 sound discs (3 hr., 49 min.) : digital ; 2 5/8 in.
Format: Originally recorded on 4 sound discs. Reformated in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 49 min.
Collection Summary: An interview of Imogene "Tex" Gieling conducted 2008 November 21, by Jo Lauria, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Gieling's home, in San Fransisco, California.
Biographical/Historical Note: Imogene "Tex" Gieling (1923- ) is a metal artist who founded the metals department at the University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco State University. Gieling lives and works in San Francisco, California.
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 Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.