Oral history interview with Luis Jimenez

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.jimene85
Creators:
Jimenez, Luis, 1940-2006
Bermingham, Peter
Dates:
1985 Dec. 15-17
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 Sound cassettes
Sound recording
124 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Luis Jimenez conducted 1985 Dec. 15-17, by Peter Bermingham, in Tuscon, Ariz., for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Jimenez speaks of his family and ancestral background; his father's artistic ability and work as a neon sign maker; starting out in the architecture program at the University of Texas, and later changing to the art program; moving to New York City, and getting his sculpture career started there; meeting and working with Seymour Lipton; selling his work and getting established in galleries; the inspirations for and the development of some of his pieces; the influence of pop art; returning to the Southwest; the importance and influence of his Mexican ancestry; personal images and reflections in his work. He recalls Alfonso Ossorio.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Luis Jimenez (1940-2006) was a sculptor from Hondo, N.M. Born in El Paso, Tex.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is part of the Archives' 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.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.

Keywords
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Art, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pop art Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hispanic American artists -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- New Mexico -- Hondo -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Lipton, Seymour, 1903-1986 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ossorio, Alfonso, 1916-1990 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
University of Texas -- Students Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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