Oral history interview with Louis Siegriest

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.siegri75
Creators:
Siegriest, 1899-1989
Karlstrom, Paul J.
Oliveira, Nathan, 1928-2010
Dates:
1975 April 5
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
45 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Interview of Louis B. Siegriest, conducted 1975 April 5, by Paul Karlstrom and Nathan Oliveira, for the Archives of American Art, at Mr. Siegriest's home, in Oakland, California. Siegriest and Oliveira speak of his early career; the Society of Six; and the Bay Area figurative school. He recalls Perham Nahl, Bernard "Red" von Eichman, Bob Howard, Frank Van Sloun, Ruth Armer, Constance Macky, Lee Randolph, John Winkler, Maurice del Mue, Maynard Dixon, Willard Cox, Louis Hughes, Seldon Gile, August Gay, Xavier Martinez, Gottardo Piazzoni, Ralph Stackpole, Theodore Wores, Bill Gaw, William Henry Clapp, Terry St. John, Galka Scheyer, Maurice Logan, C.S. Price, Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, Richard Diebenkorn, David Park, Elmer Bischoff, Frank Lobdell, Clifford Still, Diego Rivera, Otis Oldfield, Edna Stoddart, Johan Hagemeyer, and many others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Louis Siegriest (1899-1989) was a painter from Oakland, California. Full name is Louis Bassi Siegriest.

Administration
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 3 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 13 min.

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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Painters -- California -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Howard, Robert Boardman, 1896-1983 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Van Sloun, Frank J., 1879-1938 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Armer, Ruth, 1896-1977 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Von Eichman, Bernard J., 1899-1970 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Randolph, Lee F., b. 1880 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Macky, Constance L., b. 1883 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nahl, Perham Wilhelm, 1869-1935 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dixon, Maynard, 1875-1946 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Martinez, Xavier, 1869-1943 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Piazzoni, Gottardo, 1872-1945 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scheyer, Galka E. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clapp, William Henry, 1879-1954 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gay, August Franc̜ois, 1890-1948 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stackpole, Ralph, 1885-1973 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wores, Theodore, 1858-1939 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gile, Selden Connor, 1877-1947 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
St. John, Terry Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gaw, William A., 1891-1973 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Oldfield, Otis, 1890-1969 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Logan, Maurice, 1886-1977 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Price, C. S. (Clayton S.), 1874-1950 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Still, Clyfford, 1904-1980 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hagemeyer, Johan, 1884-1962 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tobey, Mark Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Diebenkorn, Richard, 1922-1993 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Graves, Morris, 1910- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bischoff, Elmer, 1916-1991 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lobdell, Frank, 1921- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Park, David, 1911-1960 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Winkler, John William, 1894-1979 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
del Mue, Maurice Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cox, Willard Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hughes, Louis Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stoddart, Edna, d. 1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Society of Six Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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