Oral history interview with Gordon Cook

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.cook81
Creators:
Cook, Gordon
Karlstrom, Paul J.
Dates:
1981 May 11-June 2
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
55 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Gordon Cook conducted 1981 May 11-1981 June 2, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Cook speaks of figurative art in California; his concern for the model's personality and expression; poses and props; interaction between the artist and the model; Patty Jordan as a model; professional and non-professional models. Cook also speaks of the San Francisco arts community and his association with Mark Adams, Elmer Nelson Bischoff, Joan Brown, William Theophilus Brown, Alvin Light, George Lloyd, Manuel Neri, Wayne Thiebaud, Beth Van Hoesen, and others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Gordon Cook (1927-1985) was a painter from San Francisco, California.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3197 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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 others.

General
General
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 59 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Figurative art -- California -- San Francisco Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists' models -- San Francisco, California -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Artists' models -- California -- San Francisco Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Adams, Mark, 1925-2006 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bischoff, Elmer, 1916-1991 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brown, Joan, 1938-1990 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brown, William Theo, 1919-2012 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Light, Alvin, 1931- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lloyd, George Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Neri, Manuel, 1930- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Thiebaud, Wayne Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Van Hoesen, Beth, 1926-2010 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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