Oral history interview with Ed Garman

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.garman98
Creators:
Garman, Ed
Cartwright, Derrick
Dates:
1998 Mar. 25-30
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
4 Sound cassettes
Sound recording (4 hrs.)
analog
74 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Ed Garman conducted 1998 Mar. 25-30, by Derrick Cartwright, for the Archives of American Art, at Garman's studio, Imperial Beach, Calif.
Scope and Contents
Garman recalls his early childhood; experiences in rural Pennsylvania; studying theater design at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque; coming in contact with Raymond Johnson, Emil Bisttram, and William Lumpkins, they eventually inviting him to join them in the Transcendental Painting Group. A second session dealt with Garman's activity in California where he has lived since about 1946. He provides insights into the context of Southern California art activity in Post-World War II years, and his role as an independently-minded artist who has painted in a non-objective manner for more than fifty years.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Ed Garman (1914-2004) was a painter in New Mexico and California. Garman became one of the chief spokespersons for the Transcendental Painting Group and has written a historical art study of member Raymond Jonson's work.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Author
Sponsor
Funded by the Gerald Buck Fund. 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
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.

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Painters -- New Mexico -- Interviews Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- California -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Jonson, Raymond, 1891-1982 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bisttram, Emil, 1895-1976 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lumpkins, William T. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Transcendental Painting Group (N.M.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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