Oral history interview with Clinton Adams
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.adams74
Creators:
Adams, Clinton, 1918-2002
Cummings, Paul
Dates:
1974 March 29
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
49 Pages
Transcription
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Clinton Adams conducted 1974 March 29, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Adams speaks of how he got involved with the Tamarind Lithography Workshop; how and why Tamarind came about; the lack of artists doing lithographs; the need for the artist to collaborate with the printmaker in order to make a good print; writing a book about the workshop; how in order to interest American Artists into making lithographs, there needs to be a market for it; how it was difficult collecting works of art for the University of New Mexico (UNM); the current art scene in Albuquerque; the arts programs at UNM; moving the workshop to UNM in order to make Tamarind a permanent institute and get more funding; and how more women are becoming printers. He recalls June Wayne, Lynton R. Kistler, Man Ray, Jean Charlow, Eugene Berman, Stanton Macdonald-Wright, Garo Antreasian, Joe Funk, Romas Viesulas, Tatyana Grosman, Irwin Hollander, Ken Tyler, Julie Duristo, Bohuslav Horak, Kenneth Adams, John Sommers, and many others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Clinton Adams (1918-2002) was a printmaker, painter, and art administrator from Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Administration
Sponsor
Funding for the transcription of this interview provided by the Smithsonian Institution's Women's Committee.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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 others.

General
General
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 57 min.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painting, Modern -- 20th century Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printmakers -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arts administrators -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque -- Interviews Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Study and teaching -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Adams, Kenneth M. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Antreasian, Garo Z., 1922-2018 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Berman, Eugene, 1899-1972 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Charlow, Jean Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Funk, Joseph, 1917-1981 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Grosman, Tatyana, 1904-1982 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hollander, Irwin Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Horak, Bohuslav, 1914-2004 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kistler, Lynton R., , 1897-1993 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, 1890-1973 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ray, Man, 1890-1976 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sommers, John, 1927- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tyler, Kenneth E. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Viesulas, Romas, 1918- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wayne, June, 1918-2011 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tamarind Lithography Workshop Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
University of New Mexico. College of Fine Arts Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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