Oral history interview with Gordon Onslow-Ford

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.onslow84
Creators:
Onslow-Ford, Gordon
Lindberg, E. Theodore
Dates:
1984 Mar. 26
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
51 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Gordon Onslow-Ford conducted 1984 Mar. 26, by Ted Lindberg, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Onslow-Ford speaks of his family background and early years in England; his education; going to Paris and studying art there; his studies with Fernand Leger; his discovery of cubism and futurism; meeting Andre Breton; his work in surrealism; coming to New York and later to San Francisco; the development of his interest in calligraphy and black and white painting; his feelings about ecology. He recalls Roberto Matta Echuarren.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Gordon Onslow-Ford (1912-2003) was a painter in Inverness, Calif.

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 others.

General
General
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 54 min.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Cubism Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Surrealism Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- California Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- California -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Breton, André, 1896-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Léger, Fernand, 1881-1955 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Matta, 1912-2002 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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