Oral history interview with Frank Lobdell

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.lobdel80
Creators:
Lobdell, Frank, 1921-
St. John, Terry
Dates:
1980 Apr. 9-May 7
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
7 Sound cassettes
Sound recording
77 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Frank Lobdell conducted 1980 Apr. 9-1980 May 7, by Terry St. John, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Lobdell speaks of his youth and family background; his early interest in art; his education; studying with Cameron Booth; his service in the U.S. Army; artist friends and influences; political influences on his work; the community of artists in San Francisco in the 1950s, including Elmer Bischoff and Clyfford Still; his "dark years"; teaching at Stanford; reviews by critics; and the avant-garde art of the 1960s. He recalls Ninfa Valvo, Douglas MacAgy, Hassel Smith, Richard Diebenkorn, Wilfred Zogbaum, Sam Francis, Jerry (Julian) Hatofsky, Claire Falkenstein, Clay Spohn, and John Hultberg.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Frank Lobdell (1921- ) is a painter, printmaker, and teacher of Stanford, Calif.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3198 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
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.
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.

Keywords
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Painters -- California -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Bischoff, Elmer, 1916-1991 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Booth, Cameron, 1892-1980 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Diebenkorn, Richard, 1922-1993 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Falkenstein, Claire, 1908-1997 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Francis, Sam, 1923-1994 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hatofsky, Jerry, 1922- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hultberg, John, 1922- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
MacAgy, Douglas, 1913- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smith, Hassel, 1915-2007 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Spohn, Clay Edgar, 1898-1977 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Still, Clyfford, 1904-1980 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Valvo, Ninfa, 1900-1993 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zogbaum, Wilfrid, 1915-1965 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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