Oral history interview with Chuck and Jan Rosenak

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.rosena98
Creators:
Rosenak, Chuck
Kirwin, Liza
Rosenak, Jan
Dates:
1998 December 10
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
55 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Oral history interview of Chuck and Jan Rosenak conducted 1998 December 10, by Liza Kirwin, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Kirwin conducted the interview in preparation for an exhibit in AAA's New York Regional Center, "In Sight: Portraits of Folk Artists," by Chuck Rosenak, January 22- April 30, 1999. The interview was conducted in Tesuque, N.M. The Rosenaks speak about their involvement with the American folk art world; their collecting interests; their relationship with Robert Bishop, Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr., Michael Hall, Jeffrey Camp, Lee Kogan, and others; and their books, including the Museum of American Folk Art Encyclopedia of American Folk Art and Artists (1990), Contemporary American Folk Art: A Collector's Guide (1996), The People Speak: Navajo Folk Art (1994), and The Saint Makers: Contemporary Santeras Y Santeros (1998).
Scope and Contents
Chuck Rosenak also discusses his photographs of folk artists with emphasis on his images of Leroy Archuleta, Loy A. Boslin (The Rhinestone Cowboy), Raymond Coins, Rowell Darmafall ("Glassman"), Gerald "Creative") DePrie, Mamie Deschillie, Bertha Halozon, Bessie Harvey, Bruce Hathale, Nicholas Herrera, Rev. John "J.L." Hunter, Elizabeth Willeto Ignacio, Clyde Jones, Mark Casey Milestone, Louise Nez, Florence Riggs, Rodney Rosebrrok, Herbert Singleton, Q.J. Stevenson, David Strickland, Jimmy Lee Sudduth, Horacio Valdez, and Rose Williams.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Chuck Rosenak (1927- ) is a collector and author from Tesuque, N.M.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript available on line.
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
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 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 51 min.

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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Folk art -- Collectors and collecting -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Navajo Indians -- Art Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Folk art -- Southwest, New Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Navajo Indians -- Social life and customs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Santeros Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Folk artists -- United States Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum of American Folk Art Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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