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Creators:
Ramos, Mel, 1935-2018
Dates:
1959-1984
Size:
0.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.ramomel
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of California pop artist and teacher Mel Ramos measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1959 to 1984. The collection documents Ramos's career as an artist through correspondence with Lawrence Alloway, Dwan Gallery, Roy Lichtenstein, David Stuart, and Tom Wesselman, among others; a few inventories, invoices, and loan agreements; documentation of his work with the San Francisco Art Institute; and exhibition announcements and catalogs. Writings include two manuscripts on Ramos and the Pop Art movement, a one-page interview of Ramos, and poetry by Robin Skelton. Of interest in the collection, are files containing photographs, photo-collages, and clippings used for paintings such as "Elephant Seal," "Virnaburger," and "Manet's Olympia."

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Creators:
Fein, Sylvia
Dates:
1936-2011
Size:
5.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.feinsylv
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter and author Sylvia Fein measure 5.9 linear feet and date from 1936 to 2011. The papers primarily document her friendships with other artists from the Wisconsin-based Magic Realist group, including Dudley Huppler, John Wilde, Marshall Glasier, and Karl Priebe, as well as her career as a painter and her work on the books Heidi's Horse and First Drawings: Genesis of Visual Thinking. Documentation consists of scattered biographical material, extensive correspondence, project files, writings by Huppler and others, printed material, photographs, artwork by Wilde and Glasier, and scrapbooks.

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Creators:
Conner, Bruce, 1933-2008
Karlstrom, Paul J.
Dates:
1974 August 12
Size:
46 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.conner74
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Bruce Conner conducted 1974 August 12, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.

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Creators:
Brown, William Theo, 1919-2012
Weinberg, Jonathan, 1957-
Dates:
2010 August 23-24
Size:
7 Items (Sound recording: 7 sound files (5 hr., 39 min.), digital, wav)
135 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.brown10
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of William T. Brown conducted 2010 August 23 and 24, by Jonathan Weinberg, for the Archives of American Art at Brown's home, in San Francisco, California.

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Creators:
Benjamin, Karl
Weiss, William L.
Dates:
1981 September 10-12
Size:
61 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.benjam81
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Karl Benjamin conducted 1981 September 10-12, by William Weiss, for the Archives of American Art.

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Creators:
Brigante, Nicholas P., 1895-1989
Dates:
1923-1983
Size:
0.6 Linear feet ((on 3 partial microfilm reels))
Collection ID:
AAA.brignich
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Correspondence, printed materials, and photographs.

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Creators:
Blazek, Anton James, 1902-1974
McGlynn, Betty Hoag
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1965 April 13
Size:
34 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.blazek65
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Blazek speaks of his childhood in Baltimore; early art and music training; commercial art; ceramics; working with aluminum; his move to Los Angeles; works completed for federal projects; his paintings of California missions; the lack of government censorship; and the value of federal projects. He recalls David Ebstrom, Lorser Feitelson, and Stanton...

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Creators:
Chinn, Lenore
Gillespie, Benjamin, 1988-
Dates:
2020 July 30
Size:
1 Item (sound file (22 min.) Audio, digital, m4a)
7 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.chinn20
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview with Lenore Chinn conducted 2020 July 30, by Benjamin Gillespie, for the Archives of American Art's Art Pandemic Oral History Project at Chinn's home in San Francisco, California.

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Creators:
Hayes, Thomas, 1910-
Dates:
[ca. 1935-1945]
Size:
17 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Collection ID:
AAA.hayethom
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Photographs of Hayes and his murals for the Millbrae Elementary School done for the Federal Art Project.

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Creators:
Zorthian, Jirayr
Karlstrom, Paul J.
Dates:
1997 January 28-July 9
Size:
90 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.zorthi97
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Jirayr Zorthian conducted 1997 January 28-July 9, by Paul J. Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, at Zorthian's home and studio, in Fair Oaks, California.

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