Smithsonian Institution

Search Results

Collections Search Center
1 documents - page 1 of 1

Oral history interview with Andrew Dreselly, 1981 June 26

view Oral history interview with Andrew Dreselly, 1981 June 26 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Dreselly, Andrew, 1893-1985
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.
Subject:
Cascieri, Arcangelo
Krichmayer, Johann
Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison),
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 36 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 34 min.
Summary:
An interview of Andrew Dreselly conducted 1981 June 26, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Dreselly speaks of his childhood, apprenticeship, work with several different building firms based in Boston, Massachusetts, and his work with various donors and architects. He contributed craftwork to cathedrals and churches throughout New England and the Mid-Atlantic States, as well as construction projects. He also recalls his time as a charter member of the Lexington Arts and Crafts Association. He recalls Johannes Kirchmayer, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and Arcangelo Cascieri.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Andrew Dreselly, 1981 June 26. 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:
Andrew Dreselly (1893-1985) was a wood carver and sculptor from Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Provenance:
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.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Carving (Decorative arts)
Church decoration and ornament
Interviews
Sculptors
Sound recordings
Wood-carving
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13153
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212229
AAA_collcode_dresel81
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
Additional Online Media:

Modify Your Search






or


Narrow By
  • Sound recordings
  • Transcripts
  • Archival materials
  • Collection descriptions
  • Archival materials
  • Collection descriptions
  • Carving (Decorative arts)
  • Church decoration and ornament
  • Interviews
  • Sculptors
  • Sound recordings
  • Wood-carving
  • Carving (Decorative arts)
  • Church decoration and ornament
  • Interviews
  • Sculptors
  • Sound recordings
  • Wood-carving
  • Brown, Robert F.
  • Cascieri, Arcangelo
  • Dreselly, Andrew
  • Krichmayer, Johann
  • Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison),
  • Brown, Robert F.
  • Cascieri, Arcangelo
  • Dreselly, Andrew
  • Krichmayer, Johann
  • Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison),
  • Archives of American Art