Oral history interview with Heinz Warneke, 1982 November 8
Warneke, Heinz (Heinrich), 1895-1983
Brown, Robert F.
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Transcript: 22 pages
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 51 min.
An interview of Heinz Warneke conducted 1982 November 8, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Warneke speaks of his childhood and education near Bremen, Germany; his early work in Europe for the German war monuments commission; his immigration to the United States; his career in St. Louis, Missouri and Washington, D.C.; his involvement with sculpture for federal buildings in the 1930s; his later work.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Heinz Warneke, 1982 November 8. 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.
Heinz (Heinrich) Warneke (1895-1982) was a sculptor from East Haddam, Connecticut.
This interview is 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