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Oral history interview with Jon Eric Riis, 2009 June 27-28

Oral history interview with Jon Eric Riis, 2009 June 27-28

Riis, Jon Eric, 1945-

Fiber artist

Collection Information

Size: Transcript: 122 pages.

Format: Originally recorded on 3 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 10 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 53 min.

Summary: An interview of Jon Eric Riis conducted 2009 June 27-28, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Riis' home, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Biographical/Historical Note

Jon Eric Riis (1945- ) is a fiber artist from Atlanta, Georgia. Riis was educated at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Cranbrook Academy of Art.

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.

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Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Jon Eric Riis, 2009 June 27-28. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.