Oral history interview with Bill and Peggy Foote

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.foote14
Creators:
Foote, Bill, 1937-
Foote, Peggy, 1935-
Riedel, Mija, 1958-
Dates:
2014 February 16-17
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
5 Items
sound files (4 hrs., 38 min.)
digital, wav
131 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview with Bill and Peggy Foote conducted 2014 February 16-17, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Viola Frey Oral History Project at Bill's office and home in San Francisco, California.
Scope and Contents
Dr. and Ms. Foote speak of their early days growing up and their introduction to art; their meeting in Stockton; the beginnings of the Lincoln Square Gallery; their introduction to Viola Frey; their increasing involvement as art dealers in the Bay Area in the '60s and '70s; Peggy Foote's time at the California College of Arts and Crafts; their collection of Viola Frey's work and other artists' work; their interactions with Charles Fiske and Viola Frey; Frey's early years in Lodi; Frey's love of collecting jewelry and small ceramic figurines; and Frey's work in relation to gender issues. They also discuss Frey and Fiske's health issues; Frey's time at CCAC; Frey's relationship with Fiske; Frey's work as it related to Robert Arneson and Peter Voulkos and other Bay Area artists; Peggy Foote's gallery Conway Antiques in the 70's and 80's; Bill Foote's remembrances at Frey's memorial. Mr. and Ms. Foote also recall Shirley Hanson, Rena Bransten, Squeak Carnwath, Gary Knecht, Leslie Wenger, Nancy Hoffman, Richard McDonald, Maryanne Schulz, the Wiebe twins, Robert Arneson, Vernon Coykendall, Noni Eccles Treadwell, Sam Perry, Jackie Maybeck, Gloria Champion, Jack Laycox, and others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Bill Foote (1937- ) and his wife Peggy (1935- ) are art collectors and retired art and antique dealers in San Francisco, California who collected Viola Frey's works of art. Mija Riedel (1958- ) is an independent scholar in San Francisco, California.

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 the Artists' Legacy Foundation.
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.

Keywords
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Art -- Collectors and collecting -- California -- San Francisco Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Feminism and art Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Arneson, Robert, 1930-1992 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bransten, Rena, 1933- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Carnwath, Squeak, 1947- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Champion, Gloria Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Coykendall, Vernon Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wood, Charles Fiske Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Foote, Bill, 1937- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Frey, Viola, 1933-2004 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hanson, Shirley Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hoffman, Nancy, 1944- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Knecht, Gary Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Laycox, Jack Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Maybeck, Jackie Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McDonald, Richard Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Perry, Sam, 1963- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schulz, Maryanne Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Treadwell, Noni Eccles Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Voulkos, Peter, 1924-2002 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wenger, Leslie Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Viola Frey Oral History Project Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
California College of Arts and Crafts (San Francisco, Calif.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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