Oral history interview with Raymond Jonson
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.jonson80
Creators:
Jonson, Raymond, 1891-1982
Platt, Susan Noyes, 1945-
Dates:
1980 Aug. 9
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
2 Sound cassettes
Sound recording
50 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Raymond Jonson conducted 1980 Aug. 9, by Susan Platt, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Jonson speaks of his early work in theater design; the art scene in the 1920s; the inspiration of the Southwestern landscape; the importance of lighting in his work; the transition in his work from figurative to abstract; spirituality in his work; Santa Fe as an artistic community; arts critics; arts publications; and the social realist painters.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Raymond Jonson (1891-1982) was a painter from Albuquerque, N.M. During the Depression he painted murals for several New Deal art programs. He taught at the University of New Mexico where the Jonson Gallery was erected in his honor. It houses the most complete permanent collection of Jonson's work.

Administration
Sponsor
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.
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3752 available through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These interviews are 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.

Digital Content

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Repository Contact
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