Oral history interview with David Avalos

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.avalos88
Creators:
Avalos, David
Nieto, Margarita
Dates:
1988 June 16-July 5
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
100 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of David Avalos conducted 1988 June 16-July 5, by Margarita Nieto, for the Archives of American Art. Avalos speaks of his childhood, education at the University of California at San Diego; his involvement with the Centro Cultural de la Raza; the socio-political environment that produced the San Diego Chicano Muralist movement (specifically Chicano Park); the formation of the Border art Workshop (BAW/TAF); the collaboration between the Centro and the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art (presently the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art); art activity in San Diego; Chicano activity distinct from Los Angeles; his philosophy on conceptual art; and his art career.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
David Avalos (1947-) is a painter and administrator from San Diego, California.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These interviews are part of the Archives' 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 5 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 10 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 44 min.

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

Keywords
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Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- California -- San Diego Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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