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Albin Polasek papers, 1937-1964

Creator:
Polasek, Albin, 1879-1965
Subject:
Brookgreen Gardens
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
10 items (on partial microfilm reel)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
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.
Citation:
Albin Polasek papers, 1937-1964. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel 3470 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
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.
Provenance:
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.
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Photographs
Sculptors
Sculpture
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5654
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208488
AAA_collcode_polaalbi
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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