Oral history interview with Gilbert Sanchez Lujan

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.lujan97
Creators:
Sanchez Luján, Gilbert
Rangel, Jeffrey J.
Dates:
1997 Nov. 7-17
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
104 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Gilbert Lujan conducted 1997 Nov. 7-17, by Jeffrey Rangel, for the Archives of American Art, in Los Angeles, Calif. and La Mesa, N.M.
Scope and Contents
Sanchez Lujan discusses his growing up in a rural community, East Los Angeles, and Mexico; how early experiences and changes in culture have affected his art and developed his interest in history and politics; his attraction to black culture and the relationship of art as a medium for inter-ethnic interaction where politics and human nature create divisions; his understanding of racial segregation and apartheid in California society; coming into consciousness as a Chicano; and his collaboration and the formation of Los Four with Roberto de la Rocha, Carlos Almaraz, and Frank Romero.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Gilbert Sanchez Lujan (1940-2011) was a painter from Los Angeles and La Mesa, N.M.

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 administrators. Funding for this interview provided by the Smithsonian Latino Pool Allocation.

General
General
Originally recorded on 5 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 10 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 42 min.

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

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Repository Contact
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