Oral History interview with Miyoko Ito

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.ito78
Creators:
Ito, Miyoko, 1918-1983
Barrie, Dennis
Dates:
1978 July 20
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 Items
Sound recording: 2 sound files
digital, wav file
41 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Miyoko Ito conducted 1978 July 20, by Dennis Barrie, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Ito discusses her family background; being in Japan at an early age, attending school and learning calligraphy; returning to California in 1928; excelling in drawing and painting; attending Berkeley High School; studying watercolor at Berkeley School of Water Color; studying under Erle Loran, Worth Ryder, John Haley; the influence of Hans Hofmann; being in internment camp (Camp Rann); attending Smith College, Northampton to study painting under instructor George Cohen; attending the Art Institue of Chicago and meeting Francis Chapin and Joan Mitchell; being influenced by Bonnard; moving into lithography at Oxbow; studying under Max Kahn; doing printmaking and etching; and participating in the Momentum Shows. Ito mentions Ynez Johnston, Leonard Edmondson, Lionel Venturi, Ellen Lanyon, Don Baum, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, and Vera Berdich.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Miyoko Ito (1918-1983) was a painter from Chicago, Ill.

Administration
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 others.

General
General
Originally recorded on 1 tape reel (5 in.).

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Baum, Don, 1922- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Berdich, Vera, 1915-2003 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chapin, Francis, 1899-1965 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cohen, George, 1913-1980 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Edmondson, Leonard, 1916- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Haley, John, 1905-1991 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Johnston, Ynez, 1920- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kahn, Max, 1903-2005 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Loran, Erle, 1905-1999 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Moholy-Nagy, László, 1895-1946 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ryder, Worth, 1884-1960 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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