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Oral history interview with Tage Frid, 1980 June 24-1982 February 22

view Oral history interview with Tage Frid, 1980 June 24-1982 February 22 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Frid, Tage, 1915-2004
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.
Subject:
Wegner, Hans J.
Rhode Island School of Design
School for American Craftsmen (Rochester, N.Y.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 167 pages.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 3 sound tape reels as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hrs., 28 min.
Summary:
An interview of Tage Frid conducted 1980 June 24-1982 February 22, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Frid speaks of his training in Denmark; his early career; his apprenticeship in a woodworking shop in Copenhagen; craft education and production in the 1930s in Denmark; his work in interior design; his work under Hans Wegner in the 1940s; teaching positions at the School for American Craftsmen in Rochester, N.Y. and the Rhode Island School of Design; the development of an extensive design practice in New York state in the 1950s; his involvement as an exhibitor and juror; private commissions; and mass productions.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Tage Frid, 1980 June 24-1982 February 22. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Biography Note:
Tage Frid (1915-2004) was a designer, craftsman, and educator from Foster, R.I.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art
Artisans
Decorative arts
Design
Designers
Educators
Interviews
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11852
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212052
AAA_collcode_frid80
Theme:
Craft
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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