Oral history interview with Thurston and Sharon Twigg-Smith

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.twiggs13
Creators:
Twigg-Smith, Thurston
Morse, Marcia
Twigg-Smith, Sharon, 1944-
Dates:
2013 April 21 - May 25
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
6 Items
sound files (3 hr., 37 min.)
digital, wav
86 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview with Thurston and Sharon Twigg-Smith conducted 2013 April 21-May 25, by Marcia Morse, for the Archives of American Art at the Twigg-Smith's home in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Scope and Contents
Interview of Thurston and Sharon Twigg-Smith, conducted by Marcia Morse for the Archives of American Art in their home.
Scope and Contents
Mr. and Mrs. Twigg-Smith speak of the Hawaiian Eye; Contempo; Yale Art Gallery; how they began collecting; stamp collecting; moving; the Spalding House; family; the Advertiser; World War II; art in Hawaii; Frank Stella, Richard Diebenkorn, Wayne Thiebaud; Pergussa Three; Georgia O'Keeffe; donating works; buying back works; Honolulu Museum of Art; prints; local art; Twin Farms; Serious Fun; Bay Area artists; changes in the art world, fundraising; the IRS, taxes; donating art; artists in the family; making art; family interest in art; Giclee prints; the pink house; collecting and connecting; Persimmon Puzzles; bidding on works; relationships with dealers; Ed Ruscha; Cy Twombly; Artists of Hawaii; docent work; collecting; John Singer Sargent; and Andrew Rose Gallery. The Twigg-Smiths also recall Laila Roster, Graham Salisbury, Carol Salisbury, Pat Gottfried, Jack Newton, Jacques Reynolds, Sherry Pierce, and Eli Broad.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Thurston Twigg-Smith (1921- ) is a retired newspaper publisher, philanthropist, and art collector in Honolulu, Hawaii. His wife, Sharon Twigg-Smith (1944- ) is an artist, curator, and art collector in Honolulu, Hawaii. Marcia Morse (1944- ) is an artist and arts writer in Kailua, Hawaii.

Administration
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 as 6 sound files. Duration is 3 hr.; 37 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
This transcript is open for research. Access to the audio is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Citation
Oral history Oral history interview with Thurston and Sharon Twigg-Smith, 2013 April 21 - May 25. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use
The Archives encourages the use of the transcript of this interview for non-commercial, educational, and personal use. Please refer to the Smithsonian Institution's Terms of Use for additional information. If an interview has been transcribed, researchers should quote from the transcript. If an interview has not been transcribed, researchers should quote from the audio recording.

Keywords
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