Oral history interview with John Saccaro and Terry St. John

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.saccar74
Creators:
Saccaro, John M., 1913-1981
Karlstrom, Paul J.
St. John, Terry
Dates:
1974 April 30-November 18
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
113 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of John Saccaro and Terry St. John conducted 1974 April 30-1974 November 18, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, in San Francisco, Calif. The April interview is with Saccaro and the November interview is with both Saccaro and St. John.
Scope and Contents
Saccaro speaks of his background as an abstract expressionist; the California School of Fine Arts, 1951-1953; his experience as a student; abstract expressionism; and his work. Saccaro and St. John speak of the San Francisco art scene from the 1940s to the 1970s.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
John Saccaro (1913-1981) and Terry St. John (1934- ) are painters from San Francisco, Calif. St. John is also assistant curator of art at the Oakland Museum.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript for the 1974 November 18 session is available on the Archives of American Art website.
Existence and Location of Copies
1974 April 30 transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3199 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
This interview is part of the Archives' 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 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 19 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
1974 April 30 transcript: For more information on how to access this interview contact Reference Services.

Keywords
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Abstract expressionism -- California Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- California -- San Francisco Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Museum directors -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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