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Oral history interview with Zoltan Sepeshy, 1973 April 26

Interviewee:
Sepeshy, Zoltan L. (Zoltan Leslie), 1898-1974
Interviewer:
Barrie, Dennis, 1947-
Subject:
Booth, George G. (George Gough)
Milles, Carl
Saarinen, Eliel
Cranbrook Academy of Art
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 30 pages.
General Note:
Originally recorded 1 sound tape reel. Reformated in 2010 as 1 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 18 min.
Summary:
An interview of Zoltan Sepeshy conducted 1973 April 26, by Dennis Barrie, for the Archives of American Art. Sepeshy speaks of his early years at Cranbrook Academy and describes the scene at Cranbrook in 1930, its staff, and nucleus of creative artists. He discusses the prevailing philosophy of freedom and independence for students at Cranbrook. He recalls George Booth, Eliel Saarinen, and Carl Milles.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Zoltan Sepeshy, 1973 April 26. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Zoltan Sepeshy (1898-1974) was a painter.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' 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
Interviews
Painters
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11689
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212418
AAA_collcode_sepesh73
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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