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Leroy Davis and Cecily Langdale Davis Oral History Interview Conducted by Avis Berman for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2007

AVIS BERMAN: [In progress.] [This is Avis Berman]—recording Roy Davis and Cecily Langdale for the Archives of American Art oral history program on June 26, 2007, in their gallery on East 60th Street. And I ask this of everyone, would you each state your full name and date of birth?

LEROY DAVIS: Leroy Davis, October 1, 1922.

CECILY LANGDALE DAVIS: Cecily Langdale Davis, July 27, 1939.

AVIS BERMAN: Okay. Roy, I am going to begin with you. And you were born in Philadelphia, and could you tell me a little bit about your parents and your background?

A. Alfred Taubman Oral History Interview Conducted by Avis Berman for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2013

AVIS BERMAN: This is Avis Berman interviewing A. Alfred Taubman for the Frick Collection, Archives of American Art, Oral History Project, on June 13th, 2013, in Mr. Taubman's office at 712th Fifth Avenue. And, as I say, I start the same way with everyone. Would you please state your full name and date of birth?

ALFRED TAUBMAN: Yes, my name is A. Alfred Taubman. I was born in Pontiac, Michigan, on January 31st, 1924, which makes me 89, and next year I'll be 90.

Athena Tacha Oral History Interview Conducted by Avis Berman for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2009

AVIS BERMAN: This is Avis Berman recording Athena Tacha for the Archives of American Art, General Services Administration oral history project, on December 4, 2009, in her studio in Washington, D.C.

Now, I always start the same way with everyone. Would you please state your full name and date of birth?

ATHENA TACHA: Athena Tacha, married Spear, born in Greece, Larissa, on April 23, 1936.

Brian Butler Oral History Interview Conducted by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2018

HUNTER DROHOJOWSKA-PHILP:  This is Hunter Drohojowska-Philp interviewing Brian Butler on the fourth of June, 2018, at his gallery, 1301PE in the mid-Wilshire district for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, disc one.

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HUNTER DROHOJOWSKA-PHILP:  Brian, I think we have an active recording situation at last. Brian Butler, I'm sitting in your very nice, little, modern gallery space in the mid-Wilshire district where you've been for decades and decades, it seems to me, which is not really true but—

Donald B. Barton Oral History Interview Conducted by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1989

Donald B. Barton (b. 1903 d. 1990)

Painter and Photographs, Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Interviewer: Robert F. Brown

 

Interview of Donald B. Barton, conducted by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, at Fitchburg, Massachusetts, on March 31, 1989. Barton speaks of his childhood in Fitchburg, the son of a painter; attending the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston School from 1922-1925; his friendships with William Lester Stevens and Charles Allen; studying with Hans Hofmann; going on a painting trip to the West in 1928; and his subsequent career as a commercial photographer. He also recalls Philip Leslie Hale.

Total: 2 digital files; 1:16:01; 31 pages

 

Nan Goldin Oral History Interview Conducted by Alex Fialho for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2017

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ALEX FIALHO:  This is Alex Fialho interviewing Nan Goldin for the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic Oral History Project, on April 30, 2017 at Nan's home in Brooklyn, New York.

NAN GOLDIN:  I just have one question: Are you doing people in Europe also?

ALEX FIALHO:  No, just the United States.

NAN GOLDIN:  That's too bad. I can think of great people.

Mindy Weisel Oral History Interview Conducted by Anne Louise Bayly Berman for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2001

Mindy Weisel (b.)

Painter, Washington, DC

Interviewer: Anne Louise Bayly Berman

Interview with Mindy Weisel, conducted by Anne Louise Bayly Berman for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, at the artist's studio in Washington, DC, on September 21, 2001 and November 1, 2001. Weisel speaks of her parents and their surviving the Holocaust; her mother showing her beauty as a child; being the daughter of survivors; wanting to draw as a child; studying art in college; her marriage and motherhood; balancing the role of wife, mother and artist; September 11th; her Ella Fitzgerald series; her time at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts; process of working; creating Lily Let’s Dance and It’s Ok Kid; writing her books "Daughters of Absence", "Touching Quiet", "The Rainbow Diet"; art and survival.

 

Total: X digital files; TIME; X pages

Alexander Giampietro and Hubert Leckie Oral History Interview Conducted by Liza Kiriwn for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1992

An interview with Hubert Leckie and Alexander Giampietro conducted February 13, 1992, by Liza Kirwin, for the Archives of American Art. Leckie and Giampietro recall their student days at the New Bauhaus in Chicago (fall 1937- summer 1938) and the teaching methods of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Alexander Archipenko, Hin Bredendieck, Gyorgy Kepes, David Dushkin, and others there; the New Bauhaus approach to design; the closing of the school in 1938 and its reincarnation in the Institute of Design; Leckie's application of New Bauhaus principles in his teaching at American University and the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in Washington, D.C.; ICA exhibitions and programs; both teaching at the ICA from 1948 to 1951; their impressions of ICA director Robert Richman; the impact of the ICA on the Washington, D.C. art scene; and the exchange between the ICA, American University, the Washington Workshop Center for the Arts, Catholic University, and other schools. Leckie also discusses his role as the designer of the Archives of American Art Journal.

Bettina Brendel Oral History Interview Conducted by Paul Karlstrom for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2001

PAUL KARLSTROM: Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, an interview with the artist, Bettina Brendel, at her studio on Kenter Avenue in Los Angeles. This is called Kenter Canyon, I do believe.

BETTINA BRENDEL: Yes.

PAUL KARLSTROM: The interviewer is Paul Karlstrom. The date is August 23, 2001. This is tape one, side A. Now, Bettina, here we finally are, doing this wonderful interview. We are going to have fun. We have known one another for, actually, quite a few years. You have been a good supporter and friend of the arts.

BETTINA BRENDEL: Oh, yes.

Hugh Mesibov Oral History Interview Conducted by James McElhinney for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2012

Hugh Mesibov (b. 1916 d. 2016)

Painter and Printmaker, Chestnut Ridge, New York

Interviewer: James McElhinney

Interview with Hugh Mesibov, conducted by James McElhinney for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, at the artist's home in Chesnut Ridge, New York, on December 4, 2012. Mesibov speaks of growing up in Philadelphia; working as a shipfitter at Cramp's Shipyard; his time working with the graphic arts division of the WPA and creating a new print process called the carborundum print with artists Dox Thrash and Michael Gallagher; painting canvases and mural for the WPA; his time at the Pennsylvania Academy of Art; his relationship with Dr. Albert C. Barnes of the Barnes Foundation and Barnes Collection; gatherings at "The Heel" on South Broad Street in Philadelphia, which was part of Horn and Hodart; painting murals The Book of Job and Byzantine Figure; his relationship with art collector David Orr. He recalls moving to New York City in the 1940s and becoming a member of "The Club" with other Abstract Expressionists like David Kline and Ibram Lassaw; exhibiting his work at the Sragow Gallery, the Susan Teller Gallery, the Woodmere Art Gallery, and the Chinese Gallery; his time spent in Aspen, Colorado, where he was exposed to poets and nature that influenced his work; working as an art teacher at the Wiltwyck School in Esopus, New York; working as an art therapist with Judith Kramer at the Lenox Hill House in New York City; moving to Rockland County, New York in the 1960s with his family; teaching at Rockland Community College; his friendships with other artists in the area such as Khoren Der Harootian, Vaclav Vytlacil, Richard Pousette-Dart, and Maurice Prendergast. Mesibov is joined in the interview by his wife, Eudice Charney Meisbov, and his daughter, Deborah Mesibov. Chelsea Cooksey assists James McElhinney with the recording.

Total: 4 digital files; 3:25:37; 80 pages

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