Oral history interview with Louis Siegriest

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.siegri78
Creators:
Siegriest, 1899-1989
Karlstrom, Paul J.
St. John, Terry
Dates:
1978 June 21
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
30 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Louis Siegriest conducted 1978 June 21, by Terry St. John and Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Siegriest speaks of his background; studying with Frank Van Sloun at the Mark Hopkins School; the Society of Six and its members, Seldon Gile, Bernard Von Eichman, Maurice Logan, William Clapp, and August Gay; living in Milwaukee and working in commercial art; returning to San Francisco and pursuing landscape painting; working for the WPA under Rene D'Harnoncourt; doing camouflage work with the U.S. Army in World War II; a controversy about and cancellation of an exhibit of his work at the De Young Museum; collage in the 1950s; his travels; the Bay area art scene; his associations with younger artists; his recent work.

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

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 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 15 min.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painters -- California -- Oakland -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Clapp, William Henry, 1879-1954 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
D'Harnoncourt, Rene, 1901-1968 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gay, August Franc̜ois, 1890-1948 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gile, Selden Connor, 1877-1947 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Logan, Maurice, 1886-1977 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Van Sloun, Frank J., 1879-1938 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Von Eichman, Bernard J., 1899-1970 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Society of Six Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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