Minnesota Artists Oral History Project: Interview with Del Chamblee

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Titles Minnesota Artists Oral History Project: Interview with Del Chamblee
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Alvin Del Chamblee studied art formally with the late Paul Glemaker and more recently with the well-known Midwestern artist Paul Kramer. Since 1966, when his "formal" art career began, he has had more than twenty one-man shows and twenty-five group shows. His work was included in the Atlanta University Black Artists Exhibition; the Carnegie Institute Master Black Artists Series and Lectures; a Northern States Power Co. exhibit of ten Minnesota artists; exhibits at the Minnesota State Fair, the University of Minnesota, and Paul Larson Galleries; the Courage Center Images of Minnesota Exhibit 1988; and the Black History Exhibit of Three Artists at Lakewood Community College in 1990. His work is now in public and private collections including the Minnesota Historical Society, the United States Forestry Museum Collection in Asheville, North Carolina, and the Southern Fellowships Fund and Foundation in Atlanta, Georgia. Chamblee was a member of the Twin Cities area's Paul Kramer Studio Group from 1966 until 1973, when the group evolved into the Old Town Artists, to which he currently belongs. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Formation of the studio group in the mid-1960s; places where the artists worked; development of Old Town Artists in the early 1970s, and early shows by the group; newspaper coverage of work by the group's artists; and photos of the artists.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
10 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 00:27:39 running time
Creation Interviewee: Chamblee, Alvin Del
Made in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 01/1991
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 1 (Library Call Number)
AV1996.217 (Accession Number)
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Artists Oral History Project'


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