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Oral history interview with Rudy Autio, 1983 October 10-1984 January 28

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Interviewee:
Autio, Rudy, 1926-2007
Interviewer:
Harrington, LaMar, 1917-2005
Subject:
Bray, Archie
Voulkos, Peter
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Montana
Physical Description:
Transcript: 99 pages
Audio excerpt: 1 sound file (3 min. 33 sec.) : digital
General Note:
Originally recorded on 5 sound cassettes. Reformated in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hr., 27 min.
Summary:
An interview of Rudy Autio conducted 1983 October 10-1984 January 28, by LaMar Harrington, for the Archives of American Art's Northwest Oral History Project. Autio speaks of growing up in Butte, Montana; his first art experiences; his education at Montana State College; his Navy service; working for Archie Bray, a brickmaker; working in carved brick and chimney pots; his interest in Indian customs; working with Peter Voulkos, and Voulkos' style; abstract expressionism; the importance of universities, organizations, and publications to ceramic art; going to Helsinki and learning about Finnish crafts; his thoughts on architectural art; his work methods; and his work in porcelain.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Rudy Autio, 1983 October 10-1984 January 28. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Location of Originals:
Transcript also available at the University of Washington, Manuscripts Collection, and at the Oregon Historical Society.
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:
Rudy Autio (1926-2007) was a sculptor and ceramist from Missoula, Montana.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' Northwest Oral History Project, begun in 1982 to document the Northwest artistic community through interviews with painters, sculptors, craftsmen, educators, curators, and others, in Oregon, Washington and Montana.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Abstract expressionism
Art, American
Art, Modern
Artists
Ceramicists
Ceramics
Decorative arts
Interviews
Pottery
Sculptors
Sculpture, American
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11713
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212556
AAA_collcode_autio83
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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