Oral history interview with Fritz Scholder

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.schold95
Creators:
Scholder, Fritz, 1937-2005
Karlstrom, Paul J.
Dates:
1995 March 3-30
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
100 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Fritz Scholder conducted 1995 March 3-30, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Scholder discusses his family background and growing up in parallel worlds of Anglo and Indian cultures and the frustration of western versus tribal life; his education in Lawrence, Kan. and the University of Wisconsin; moving to California; his father's job as head of Indian relocation; studying at the Indian art program at the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, and the Indian Art Institute in Santa Fe, N.M.; his views on Indians in general and the difficulty of operating in the mainstream art world; his travels and search for adventure in Europe and Egypt; the importance of magic and the occult in his work; myths as a basis for human experience; art as an agent of social change; objections of Indian groups to his work; and his experience as an Indian role model while not part of the movement. He recalls Robert B. Green, Wayne Thiebaud, Ralph Lauren, Vincent Price, Georgia O'Keeffe, Charles Loloma, Agnes Martin, Elaine Horowitch, and Leonard Baskin.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Fritz Scholder (1937-2005) was a painter and sculptor from Scottsdale, Ariz.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript available online.
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 7 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 12 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hr., 11 min.

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

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Indians of North America -- Southwest, New -- Art Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Green, Robert B. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Thiebaud, Wayne Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Horowitch, Elaine Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Baskin, Leonard, 1922-2000 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Martin, Agnes, 1912-2004 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Price, Vincent, 1911-1993 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lauren, Ralph Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Loloma, Charles, 1921- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
O'Keeffe, Georgia , 1887-1986 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Howe, Oscar, 1915-1983 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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