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Oral history interview with Imogene "Tex" Gieling, 2008 November 21 and 2012 April 28

Oral history interview with Imogene "Tex" Gieling, 2008 November 21 and 2012 April 28

Gieling, Imogene, 1923-

Curator, Educator, Jeweler, Metal-worker

Collection Information

Size: 4 sound discs (3 hr., 49 min.) : digital ; 2 5/8 in.

3 sound files (1 hr., 43 min.) digital, wav

Partial transcript: 51 pages.

Format: Originally recorded on 4 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 49 min. Originally recorded as 3 digital sound files. Duration is 1 hr., 49 min.

Summary: An interview of Imogene "Tex" Gieling conducted 2008 November 21 and 2012 April 28, 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.

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

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.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Imogene "Tex" Gieling, 2008 November 21 and 2012 April 28. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.