Oral history interview with Andrew Chinn

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.chinn91
Creators:
Chinn, Andrew, 1915-1996
Kangas, Matthew
Dates:
1991 August 9
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
56 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Andrew Chinn conducted 1991 August 9, by Matthew Kangas, for the Archives of American Art Northwest Asian American Project.
Scope and Contents
Chinn speaks of his childhood; the formation of the Chinese Art Club in Seattle in the 1930s; exhibitions of his work in the 1940s; the Chinese and Western styles of his paintings; his teaching career; his friendship with Fay Chong; and his opinion of the Asian influence in Mark Tobey's work.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Andrew Chinn (1915-1995) was a painter from Seattle, Washington.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript available online.
Existence and Location of Originals
Transcript also available at the University of Washington, Manuscripts Collection, and at the Oregon Historical Society.
Author
Sponsor
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These interviews are 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 administrators.

General
General
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 46 min.

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
Asian American artists -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Chinese American artists -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Washington (State) -- Seattle Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Tobey, Mark Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chong, Fay Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chinese Art Club (Seattle, Wash.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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