Oral history interview with Dean Fleming

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.flemin13
Creators:
Fleming, Dean
Auther, Elissa, 1966-
Stoddard-Fleischman History of Rocky Mountain Area Artists project
Dates:
2013 August 6 and 7
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
6 Items
Sound recording: 6 sound files (4 hr., 57 min.)
digital, wav
74 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Dean Fleming conducted 2013 August 6 and 7, by Elissa Auther, for the Archives of American Art's, Stoddard-Fleischman Fund for the History of Rocky Mountain Area Artists, at Libre artist community, Libre, Colorado.
Scope and Contents
Fleming speaks of his personal history and education; development of drawing style; world travels; living as a part of Drop City in New Mexico, later starting his own community in Libre comprised of geodesic domes; teaching at various institutions including Carnegie Tech and the San Francisco Art Institute; iterations of the Park Place Gallery; his experiences in the Korean War; life and experiences with the Native American communities of the Southwest. Fleming also recalls Mark di Suvero, Chuck Denefer, Leo Valledor, Peter Forakis, wife Linda Fleming, and others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Dean Fleming (1933- ) is a painter in Libre, Colorado. Elissa Auther (1966- ) is an associate professor of contemporary art in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Author
Sponsor
Funding for this interview was provided by Stoddard-Fleischman Fund for the History of Rocky Mountain Area Artists.
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 administrators.

General
General
Originally recorded as 6 sound files. Duration is 4 hr., 57 min.

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Repository Contact
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