Oral History interview with James Chan Leong

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.leong72
Creators:
Leong, James Chan, 1929-
Cummings, Paul
Dates:
1972 Oct. 17
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
85 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of James Chan Leong conducted 1972 Oct. 17, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Leong discusses difficulties being a Chinese-American during school years in San Francisco; his army service and subsequent enrollment in the California College of Arts and Crafts on the G.I. Bill; further study in California and abroad; his art work and teaching; living and working in Rome, Italy; and other topics.
Scope and Contents
Leong would like it known that he has not heard the interview or read the transcript, and that he has requested additional interview time to make additions and ammendments.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
James Chan Leong (1929- ) is a painter from Rome, Italy.

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.

General
General
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 46 min.

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Repository Contact
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