Oral history interview with Tage Frid, 1980 June 24-1982 February 22
Frid, Tage, 1915-2004
Brown, Robert F.
Wegner, Hans J.
Rhode Island School of Design
School for American Craftsmen (Rochester, N.Y.)
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Transcript: 167 pages.
Originally recorded on 3 sound tape reels as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hrs., 28 min.
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.
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 for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Tage Frid (1915-2004) was a designer, craftsman, and educator from Foster, R.I.
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.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001