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1962 circa, Jim Melchert, SFAI, Studio 9 & 10

Jim Melchert (at far left) with British ceramicist Nick Stephens in Studio 9. Melchert had studied with Peter Voulkos at UC prior to teaching ceramics at SFAI in the early 1960s alongside Manuel Neri and Ron Nagle.  Jim went on to teach at UCB, then head the Visual Arts Program at the NEA, and worked at the Academy in Rome. (photo by student Susan Weber).

And for an interview with Jim Melchert by Connie Lewallen orchestrated yesterday by the Brooklyn Rail:  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmQ5ickBTbA

and a nice  2 minute video from SFMOMA with Jim talking about his 1971 piece Changing Walls in cahoots with Howard Fried:    https://www.sfmoma.org/watch/jim-melchert-on-his-slide-projection-changing-walls/

and a link to Renny Pritikin's Oral History with Jim at the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art:   https://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/interviews/oral-history-interview-james-melchert-11926#transcript


With permission, SFAA is re-posting the emails Jeff Gunderson Librarian/Archivist Anne Bremer Memorial Library has been sending out since March 2020. Please enjoy this magnificent archive.



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