Oral history interview with Richard Marquis

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.marqui06
Creators:
Marquis, Richard, 1945-
Riedel, Mija, 1958-
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
Dates:
2006 September 16
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
9 Items
Sound recording: 9 sound files (4 hr., 57 min.)
digital, wav
81 Pages
Transcripts
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Richard Marquis conducted 2006 September 16, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at the artist's home and studio, in Freeland, Washington.
Scope and Contents
Marquis speaks of his childhood spent moving around Arizona, Colorado, and California; his lifelong affinity for collecting objects; attending University of California, Berkeley; the influence of seeing the shows "Abstract Expressionist Ceramics" at the University of California at Irvine in 1966 and "American Sculpture of the Sixties" at Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1967; receiving a Fulbright grant to study glassblowing in Murano, Italy; experiences at Venini Fabbrica Glass Factory in Murano; teaching experiences at University of Washington, Seattle and UCLA; traveling throughout Australia to set up glass workshops; working as artist-in-residence at Tasmanian School of Art in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia; establishing Marquis Deluxe Studios; large-scale installation collaborations with Therman Statom; the importance of teaching and sharing knowledge; the cyclical progression and diversity of his work; future plans to work less with glass and focus instead on daguerrotypes. Marquis also recalls Peter Voulkos, Ron Nagle, Marvin Lipofsky, James Melchert, Harvey K. Littleton, John Eubanks, John Pearson, Ludovico de Santillana, Lino Tagliapietra, Bob Naess, Fred Bauer, Nick Mount, Les Blakebrough, Jack Wax, Jody Fine, Therman Statom, Kenneth Price, Dante Marioni, Jerry Spagnoli, and Bill Concannon, among others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Richard Marquis (1945- ) is glass artist and educator from Freeland, Washington. Mija Riedel (1958- ) is a curator and writer from San Francisco, California.

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.

General
General
Originally recorded on 4 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 9 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 57 min.

Keywords
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Glass blowing and working -- Italy Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Glass blowing and working -- Study and teaching Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Educators -- Washington (State) Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Bauer, Fred Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Blakebrough, Les, 1930- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Concannon, Bill Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
de Santillana, Ludovico Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eubanks, John Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fine, Jody Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lipofsky, Marvin, 1938-2016 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Littleton, Harvey K. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marioni, Dante, 1964- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Melchert, Jim, 1930- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mount, Nick Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Naess, Bob Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nagle, Ron Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pearson, John, 1940- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Price, Kenneth, 1935-2012 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Spagnoli, Jerry Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Statom, Therman, 1953- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tagliapietra, Lino Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Voulkos, Peter, 1924-2002 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wax, Jack Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tasmanian School of Art Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
University of California, Berkeley -- Students Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
University of California, Los Angeles -- Faculty Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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