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Walter Feldman Oral History Interview Conducted by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1998

Walter Feldman (b.1925 d. 2017)

Artist and Art Educator, Providence, Rhode Island

Interviewer: Robert F. Brown

Interview of Walter Feldman conducted by Robert Brown for the the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in Feldman's home in Providence, R.I. on August 10, 1998. Feldman discusses attending classes as a youth, 1939-1942, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; attending Yale's School of Fine Arts, 1942; service in combat infantry in the U.S. Army, Europe, 1943-1946; completing his BFA at Yale, 1946-1950 and MFA, 1951; working as an instructor in painting at Yale until his appointment at Brown University (1953; professor 1961) where he taught; exhibitions and commissions; working in painting, printmaking, mosaics, and in fine book making. He discusses working as the sole studio art teacher at Brown University until mid-1960s; hiring of additional artist-teachers and the subsequent split of the art department between studio art and art history; bringing book arts to Brown with his establishment of the Brown/Ziggurat Press, which he directed and which mostly publishes poetry; the many visiting artists at Brown; frequent commissions which kept him young in spirit; and working in widely divergent media: medals, mosaics, and a huge mural commission in 1976; discussion of leading examples of his handmade books, including James Schevill's poetry, "Lager Lieder" (1991), a book of concentration camp songs, and Michael Harper's "Family Sequences" (1998); broadsides he's designed, sculptural "reliqueries" to memorialize the Jewish Holocaust; the prospering of his artists books; and his success as a teacher.

Total: 2 digital recordings; 0:59:02; transcribed 29 pages.

Kent Ipsen Oral History Interview Conducted by Josephine Shea for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2009

JOSEPHINE SHEA: Okay, I think we're ready to begin here.

I'm sitting in the studio of Kent Ipsen. And this is Josephine Shea interviewing Kent Forrest Ipsen, I believe it is, at the artist's studio in Richmond, Virginia on the 4th of July, 2009 for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. And this is disc number one.

The way that we usually begin is at the beginning, which is when and where were you born?

KENT IPSEN: Well, I was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

JOSEPHINE SHEA: Okay.

KENT IPSEN: Would you like to know what year?

Irving Petlin Oral History Interview Conducted by James McElhinney for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2016

JAMES MCELHINNEY:  Good. This is James McElhinney speaking with Irving Petlin at his home in New York, on Tuesday, the 13th of September, 2016, at quarter of 3:00 in the afternoon. The cat's playing with a wire.

IRVING PETLIN:  The cat's playing with—

JAMES MCELHINNEY:  That's—it's—[laughs].

IRVING PETLIN:  Okay.

JAMES MCELHINNEY:  Yeah, the microphone wire.

IRVING PETLIN:  Okay.

Chuck Close Oral History Interview Conducted by Christopher Lyon for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2017

CHRISTOPHER LYON: This is Christopher Lyon, interviewing Chuck Close at his home and studio in Long Beach, New York, on July 20, 2017. Thank you for agreeing to do this. As I mentioned, I have an itinerary of questions, but you should feel free to go on as you will. If something isn't interesting to you, we'll just move on to the next thing, and when you're tired and if you want to stop, that's totally fine.

Doug Aitken Oral History Interview Conducted by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2017

HUNTER DROHOJOWSKA-PHILP: This is Hunter Drohojowska-Philp, interviewing Doug Aitken at the artist's home at 25 Anchorage [Street], in Marina Del Rey, California, on the 21st of July, 2017, for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, card number one.

Good morning, Doug.

DOUG AITKEN: Good morning, Hunter.

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

AVIS BERMAN:  This is Avis Berman interviewing Valerie Jaudon for the Archives of American Art GSA Oral History Project on October 8, 2009, in her studio in New York City.

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

VALERIE JAUDON:  Valerie Jaudon, August 6, 1945.

AVIS BERMAN:  And you have no middle name?

VALERIE JAUDON:  It was Jean. I haven't used it in—

AVIS BERMAN:  That's all right. And how would that be spelled? With one N or ends in N-E?

VALERIE JAUDON:  J-E-A-N.

Interview with Ilya Bolotowsky

ADELAIDE FREER:  Maybe we could talk about how your style developed first.

ILYA BOLOTOWSKY:  Um-hm. All right. We are recording now. My beginnings were different from that of most of the artists who paint modern nowadays. I went to the National Academy of Design; a very conservative school. It's extremely conservative. All the good students were in the position to the faculty. And so this was a normal thing. Let's see. In other words, when I began to work slightly impressionistically, this was a great rebellion, the fact that I was interested in color while in school.

Jane Hammond Oral History Interview Conducted by Judith Olch Richards for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2012

JUDITH RICHARDS:  This is Judith Richards interviewing Jane Hammond in New York City on Grand Street, in her home studio on April 3rd, 2012, for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, disk one. So, it's a pleasure to be here.

JANE HAMMOND:  Thank you. Me too.

William Ashby McCloy Oral History Interview Conducted by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1982

ROBERT BROWN:  [00:00:00]—1982, Robert Brown, the interviewer. All right, your childhood, you were born in Baltimore, you were very early taken to Shanghai, China, by your family. This is something your father, in his profession, it had carried him there, around 1913?

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