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Interview with painter Pharaoh Baker

Interview with painter Pharaoh Baker

Date
1978-05-03
Description
One audio cassette. Side 1, C78-50: Baker, born in Sneeds, Florida, discusses how he started painting seriously in his early twenties and used the GI Bill to study art at Florida A & M University from 1947 to 1949. He also describes the cotton picking trading system in which the laborers would trade coupons for finished cotton goods for payment. Baker also discusses his paintings: "The Sharecropper," "A Hero's Welcome," "Lord, Make My Burden Lighter," "The Dead Christ," "The Soul Searchers." He also talks about what has influenced his art; his school days; the murder of Emmett Till; and growing up as an African American in Jim Crow Florida. Side 2: Baker talks about his religious background and its influence in his art; how long it takes him to paint a picture; how he sculpts; the materials he uses to paint; and house and sign painting.
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Interview with painters Pharaoh Baker and his apprentice Ellis Wright

Interview with painters Pharaoh Baker and his apprentice Ellis Wright

Date
1984-01-12
Description
One audio cassette. Baker served as a master artist to apprentice Wright in the 1984-1985 apprenticeship program. In the interview, they discuss learning painting; where they paint; subjects and inspirations; influences (Picasso, Van Gogh, El Greco); sculpture; African American culture; the goals of an artist; various mediums; and art perspectives. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen, later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year through 2003.
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Interview with Stetson Kennedy

Interview with Stetson Kennedy

Date
1981-09-22
Description
Three reel to reel recordings. In the interview, Kennedy discusses Stanley Papio; the WPA and the Federal Writers Project; working with anthropologist/writer Zora Neale Hurston; Carita Doggett Corse; collecting folklife during the 1930s; painter Mario Sanchez; his many books; infiltrating the KKK; work with labor unions; and the reprinting of the Folk Songs of Florida by Alton Morris, and Kennedy's Palmetto Country. Stetson Kennedy was one of the earliest folklorists working in Florida. Born in 1916, the Jacksonville native began collecting Northeast Florida folk sayings as a teenager. After a stint at the University of Florida, Kennedy joined the Florida WPA Writers Project in 1937 to administer the folklore, oral history, and ethnic studies section. Among the workers he supervised was novelist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston. Soon thereafter he published Palmetto Country, an exploration of Florida folklife edited by Erskine Caldwell. His papers from the WPA are housed within the Florida Folklife Collection. Although he remained a lifelong folklife supporter, in the 1940s and 1950s, Kennedy also worked to end Jim Crow laws and helped exposed the Ku Klux Klan with several publications. The recipient of many awards, including the Florida Folk Heritage Award and the NAACP Freedom Award, he was also the subject of Library of Congress' folklorist Peggy Bulger's dissertation. Among his books are Southern Exposure, The Klan Unmasked, and South Florida Folklife, co-authored with Bulger and Tina Bucuvalas. Bulger wrote her dissertation on Kennedy. Copied onto C81-71, C81-72 & C81-73.
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Sunday performances at the 1998 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 4)

Sunday performances at the 1998 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 4)

Date
1998-05-24
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT).
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Saturday performances at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage) (Reel 6)

Saturday performances at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage) (Reel 6)

Date
1985-05-25
Description
One reel to reel recording. Presentation of the Florida Folk Heritage Awards. This was the first year that Florida Folk Heritage Award was presented. Winners were Susie Billie, Thelma Boltin, Lucreaty Clark, Lillian Saunders, and E.A. Frog Smith. Loomis, Carswell, and Waterman presented the awards. Bagpiper Hamilton played before the ceremony. There was also a second ceremony held in Tallahassee (see S1664, box 1, folder 5 for images of that Tallahassee ceremony.)
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Artist Pharaoh Baker with his painting

Artist Pharaoh Baker with his painting

Date
1978
Description
One color print (plus a black and white print & negative.) A duplicate of slide S78-656.
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Artist Pharaoh Baker with his sculptures and paintings

Artist Pharaoh Baker with his sculptures and paintings

Date
1979-08
Description
Fifteen color slides. Baker with his sculptures and paintings. Several images of Baker's paintings are included. Baker, whose first painting was a copy of a church hand fan for which he was paid five dollars when he was a child, studied art at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. He worked for years as a professional sign painter in Lake City, but also created emotionally charged and religiously influenced paintings and sculptures on the side. Folklorist Blanton Owen has described his work as 'blues on canvas'. Baker died in 2002. For an interview with Baker, see S 1576, box 11, C84-2
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Artwork by Pharaoh Baker

Artwork by Pharaoh Baker

Date
1987-10
Description
Thirty color slides. Baker, whose first painting was a copy of a church hand fan for which he was paid five dollars when he a child, studied art at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. He worked for years as a professional sign painter in Lake City and made emotionally charged and religiously influenced paintings and sculptures on the side. Folklorist Blanton Owen has described his work as 'blues on canvas'. Baker died in 2002. For an interview with Baker, S1576, box 11, C84-2. The Florida Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1987 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalis, Steve Fragos, Merri Belland, and Barbara Seitz as preliminary research for a joint folk art project between the Florida Folklife Program and the Florida Museum of History. The field researchers focused on areas previously overlooked by FFP staff. The research focused on identifying folk artists and locating appropriate exhibit objects.
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Artwork by Pharaoh Baker

Artwork by Pharaoh Baker

Date
1981-05-23
Description
Proof sheet with eleven color images (plus negatives). Also, eleven duplicate prints.
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Cecilia Compor

Cecilia Compor

Date
1990-10
Description
Five color slides. Images of Cecilia Compor's Mehndi designs in Miami.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_02_c78-050Interview with painter Pharaoh BakerSoundInterviews
Occupational groups
Occupational training
Painting
Art
Art and religion
Life histories
Fieldwork
African Americans
Christianity
African Americans Segregation
Racism
Racial discrimination
Cotton
Sculptors
Artists
Painters
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a_s1576_11_c84-002Interview with painters Pharaoh Baker and his apprentice Ellis WrightSoundPainters
Sculptors
Fieldwork
African Americans
Apprentices
Interviews
Life histories
Oral histories
Teaching of folklore
Painting
Art
Sculpture
Artists studios
Artists
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a_s1576_t81-100Interview with Stetson KennedySoundFieldwork
Interviews
Folklore
New Deal, 1933-1939
United States. Work Projects Administration
Painters
Artists
Publishers and publishing
Oral histories
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Collecting
Labor unions
Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
Authors
Folklorists
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a_s1576_78_d98-037Sunday performances at the 1998 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 4)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Oral performance
Personal experience narratives
Life histories
Oral narratives
Batik
Painting
Guitar music
Flamenco music
Guitar music (Flamenco)
Fiddling
Indian arts
Indian Americans
Fiddle music
Irish Americans
Arts, Irish
String instruments
Music performance
Dance music
Musicians
Fiddlers
Drummers (Musicians)
Artists
Painters
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a_s1576_t85-024Saturday performances at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage) (Reel 6)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Awards
African Americans
Seminole Indians
Speeches, addresses, etc.
Rites and ceremonies
Musicians
Storytellers
Basket maker
Artists
Painters
Bagpipers
Folklorists
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Artist Pharaoh Baker with his paintingArtist Pharaoh Baker with his paintingStill ImageArtists
African Americans
Painting
Art
Artists studios
Painters
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Artist Pharaoh Baker with his sculptures and paintingsArtist Pharaoh Baker with his sculptures and paintingsStill ImageArtists
Sculptors
Painters
Fieldwork
Sculpture
Painting
Art
Decorative arts
African Americans
Figurines
Artists studios
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Artwork by Pharaoh BakerArtwork by Pharaoh BakerStill ImagePainters
Sculptors
Fieldwork
Painting
Art
Decorative arts
African Americans
Material culture
Sculpture
Figurines
Metal craft
Metal sculpture
Artists
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Artwork by Pharaoh BakerArtwork by Pharaoh BakerStill ImageArtists
Painters
Fieldwork
Painting
Art
Sculpture
Decorative arts
Figurines
Exhibits
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Cecilia ComporCecilia ComporStill ImageMehndi (Body painting)
Body painting
Art
Body art
Painting
Painters
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