Oral Histories

Interview of Tony Delap

Artist and University of California, Santa Barbara professor of art.
Los Angeles Art Community: Group Portrait, Tony Delap
Los Angeles Art Community - Group Portrait
Biographical Note:
Artist and University of California, Santa Barbara professor of art.
Auping, Michael Graham
Delap, Tony
Persons Present:
Tapes I to V: Delap and Auping; Tape VI: Delap, Auping, and a UC Irvine cameraman.
Place Conducted:
Tony Delap's home in Corona del Mar, California; his studio in Costa Mesa, California; and the UC Irvine television studio.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Interviewer Background and Preparation:
The interview was conducted by Michael Graham Auping, Editor, UCLA Oral History Program (For "L.A." Art Community; Group Portrait"); Art critic; Curator; B.A., Art History, California State University, Fullerton; M.A., Art History, California State University, Long Beach.Auping prepared for the interview by pursuing a full biographical study utilizing numerous magazine articles and early catalog texts as the primary source of information.
Processing of Interview:
The verbatim transcript was edited by the interviewer. Auping checked the transcript for accuracy and edited for punctuation, paragraphing, spelling, and verification of proper names. Words or phrases introduced by him have been bracketed. Delap reviewed and approved the edited transcript. He made no changes in its content. The index was prepared by Lawrence Weschler, Assistant Editor, Oral History Program. The introduction was written by the interviewer. Other front matter was prepared by the Program staff.
7 hrs.
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Series Statement:
This series includes interviews with prominent Los Angeles-based visual artists and other members of the art establishment whose careers span the period from the 1920s through the 1970s. It documents the art community of the pre-World War II period and the rise of Los Angeles as a nationally recognized art center in the postwar period. Funding for this series was provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.