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A biographical sketch of Polasek by Regina Soria, 1964; 2 photographs of Polasek, 1963, one photograph of his work and one photograph of his home; a catalog of Polasek's work published by Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina, 1937; a postcard reproduction; and 3 clippings.
Albin Polasek papers, 1937-1964. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel 3470 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Sculptor and teacher; Chicago, Ill. and Winter Park, Fla. Born in Czechoslovakia and came to America in 1901. Studied at the Pennsylvania Academy and won scholarship to study at the American Academy in Rome. Was appointed the Curator of Sculpture at the Chicago Art Institute. Retired to Florida in 1949.
The donor, Regina Soria, was a collector for AAA and headed its office in Rome where she studied the work of American artists in Italy.
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