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Gussie Du Jardin Oral History Interview Conducted by Sharyn Rohlfsen Udall for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1983

Gussie Du Jardin (b. 1918 d. 2008)

Painter, Roswell, New Mexico

Interviewer: Sharyn Rohlfsen Udall

Interview of Gussie Du Jardin, conducted by Sharyn Rohlfsen Udall for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, at the artist's home in Roswell, New Mexico, on October 11, 1983. Du Jardin speaks of her lichen and hexagonal paintings; living in New Mexico with her husband, painter Elmer Schooley; growing up in Colorado, Nevada, and Hawaii; her health issues as a child; earning her master's degree at the University of Iowa; being instructed by Philip Guston; the affect World War II had on her family; being a female painter as well as being married to a male painter; her process of using microscopic images to guide and inform her painting; her meeting and acquaintance with Georgia O'Keefe.

Total: 2 digital files; 1:04:54; 16 pages

Charles Corey Oral History Interview Conducted by Liza Kirwin for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1983

Charles Corey (b. 1919 d. 2008)

Artists' Model, Washington, DC

Interviewer: Liza Kirwin

Interview with Charles Corey, conducted by Liza Kirwin for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, DC, on June 8, 1983. Corey speaks about his experiences posing for a World War II poster painted by James Montgomery Flagg in 1942. He relates his memories of Flagg's studio and work habits.

Total: 1 digital files; 0:17:19; 7 pages

Clifford Amyx Oral History Interview Conducted by Estill Curtis Pennington for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1982

Clifford Amyx (b.1909 d.1997)

Painter and Educator, Lexington, Kentucky

Interviewer: Estill Curtis Pennington

Interview of Clifford Amyx, conducted by Estill Curtis Pennington for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in Lexington, Kentucky, on December 28, 1982. Amyx speaks of moving around during his childhood due to his father's career; moving from Kentucky to Hollywood during the Depression to work on a sound stage for Warner Brothers but when he arrives the job is no longer available, so he enrolls in the San Francisco Art Institute; working in a coal yard Berkeley, California, where he met Joseph Danysh from the Federal Art Project; working as a graphic artist for the Federal Art Project as part of the Works Progress Administration in the Bay Area.

Total: 1 digital file; 0:47:46; 15 pages

Tobey Moss Oral History Interview Conducted by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2013

Tobey Moss (b. 1928)

Art Dealer, Los Angeles, California

Interviewer: Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

Interview of Tobey Moss, conducted by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in Los Angeles, on September 12, 2013. Moss speaks of growing up in Chicago and moving to Los Angeles to attend UCLA; meeting and marrying her husband, Allen; serving as docent at the LA County Museum of Art; working for Zeitlin & Ver Brugge and then later Stephen White Gallery of Photography; opening her art gallery, Tobey C. Moss Gallery in 1979; her connection and relationships to many of the artists she displayed in her gallery.

Total: 4 digital files; 2:32:00; 59 pages

Louis Clark Jones Oral History Interview Conducted by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1984

Louis Clark Jones (b. 1908 d.1990)

Museum director, Cooperstown, New York

Interviewer: Robert F. Brown

Interview of Louis Clark Jones, conducted by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, at Cooperstown, New York, on August 17, 1984. Jones discusses the development of the graduate program and administration of the New York State Historical Association and the Farmers Museum at Cooperstown, a survey carried out with his wife on folk art in the United States and Canada, and approaches to the study of folk culture, including conflict among scholars.

Total: 3 digital files; 1:49:29; 32 pages

George S. Abrams Oral History Interview Conducted by Louise Wood Ruby for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2018

LOUISA WOOD RUBY:  Okay, here we go. This is Louisa Wood Ruby interviewing George Abrams at the Archives of American Art office in New York, New York on January 25th, 2018, for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, and the Center for the History of Collecting in America at the Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection. Card number one. Okay, so, welcome.

GEORGE ABRAMS:  Hi.

[They laugh.]

Evelyn Statsinger Oral History Interview Conducted by Lanny Silverman for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2015

This is track one.

LANNY SILVERMAN:  This is Lanny Silverman recording Evelyn Statsinger interview for the Smithsonian Institution Archives of American Art. We're in Chicago at Evelyn's studio, and it's May 11, 2015.

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This is track two.

LANNY SILVERMAN:  First question for you, Evelyn, is, you were born in New York?

EVELYN STATSINGER:  I was born in Brooklyn—

LANNY SILVERMAN:  In Brooklyn, yep.

Eric Fischl Oral History Interview Conducted by Robert Enright for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2008

ROBERT ENRIGHT: This is Sag Harbor. It's a Wednesday, June 4 [2008]. I'm interviewing Eric Fischl for the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art.

Eric, I guess I want to go way back and get you to kind of plumb your childhood memories and talk a little bit about what you recall about growing up. Before we get to you being an artist let's sort of talk about you being a human being in the early going. I mean, what was the family life like?

Phyllis Kind Oral History Interview Conducted by James McElhinney for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2007

Interview of Phyllis Kind, conducted by James McElhinney for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, at Kind's home in New York City, on March 27, 2007. Kind speaks of growing up in the Bronx and St. Petersburg, Florida; attending the Bronx High School for Science; attending the University of Pennsylvania and studying physical chemistry; attending the Mannes School of Composition in New York; meeting and marrying art historian and critic Joshua Kind; moving to Chicago and attending the University of Chicago and studying literature; opening the Prographica Arte gallery on East Ontario and Michigan Avenue in Chicago with her husband; showing the work of outside art such as the Hairy Who, Jim Nutt, and Glady Nilsson, Robert Brown, Ramírez and Wölfli; showing work of Leon Golub and Fiene. Kind talks starting the Phyllis Kind Gallery in New York City, and compares the arts scenes in Chicago and New York. She speaks about traveling to the Soviet Union in 1985 and putting artists together for the show "Direct from Moscow." She explains how art happens to the artist; they simply do not make the work, but something takes them to make the art. She describes the fickleness of the New York art scene, and the differences and similaries between art brut and folk art.

 

Jerry Rothman Oral History Interview Conducted by Mija Riedel for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2010

MIJA RIEDEL: This is Mija Riedel with Jerry Rothman at Casa Luna Quebrada in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, on August 30, 2010, for the Smithsonian Archives of American Art. This is card number one. Good morning.

JERRY ROTHMAN: Good morning.

MIJA RIEDEL: It's wonderful to have found you down here.

JERRY ROTHMAN: Yes, I'm glad you found me too. [They laugh.]

MIJA RIEDEL: So, Jerry, let's start—since your career has been so beautifully documented in that book by Susan Peterson—[Feat of Clay: Five Decades of Jerry Rothman. Laguna Art Museum, 2003.]

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