Oral Histories

Interview of Herbert Jepson (1976)

Artist and founder of the Jepson Art Institute.
Los Angeles Art Community: Group Portrait, Herbert Jepson
Los Angeles Art Community - Group Portrait
Biographical Note:
Artist and founder of the Jepson Art Institute.
Rogers, Marjorie J.
Jepson, Herbert
Persons Present:
Tapes I to VII: Jepson, Mrs. Marcia Jepson, and Rogers; Tape VIII: Jepson, Rogers, Mrs. Marcia Jepson, Nancy Olexo, and crew.
Place Conducted:
Tapes I to VII: Jepson's apartment in Los Angeles, California; Tape VIII: Jepson's home, in Rancho Palos Verde, California.
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 Marjorie J. Rogers, Editor-Interviewer, UCLA Oral History Program (for "Los Angeles Art Community: Group Portrait"); B.A., Art, UCLA.Rogers prepared for the interview by researching the history of the art schools with which the subject had been affiliated. Jepson's experiences as an instructor and founder of the Jepson Art Institute were dealt with in detail as well as Jepson's philosophy of art education.
Processing of Interview:
Editing was done by Lawrence Weschler, Assistant Editor, Oral History Program. He checked the verbatim transcript against the original tape recordings and edited for punctuation, spelling, paragraphing, and verification of proper and place names. Words or phrases introduced by the editor have been bracketed. The final transcript remains in the order of the original taped material.Jepson reviewed and approved the edited transcript, making minor deletions and additions and assisting in providing names not previously verified.The index was compiled by Lawrence Weschler. Joel Gardner, Editor, Oral History Program, reviewed the edited transcript before final typing. The introduction was written by Stephen Stern. Front matter was prepared by the Program staff.
11.5 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.