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Oral history interview with Richard Stankiewicz, 1979 June 26

view Oral history interview with Richard Stankiewicz, 1979 June 26 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Stankiewicz, Richard, 1922-1983
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.
Subject:
Hofmann, Hans
Kootz, Samuel Melvin
Léger, Fernand
Porter, Fairfield
Smith, David
Zabriskie, Virginia M. (Virginia Marshall)
University of Albany
Zabriskie Gallery
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Massachusetts
Physical Description:
Transcript: 48 pages.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformated in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 30 min.
Summary:
An interview of Richard Stankiewicz conducted 1979 June 26, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Stankiewicz speaks of his life since the Archives last interviewed him in the mid-sixties; joining the Zabriskie Gallery; the Loft Living Program and his struggles with city officials; the beginning of the respectability of modern art in America; deciding to leave New York City and move to Massachusetts; accepting a teaching position at the University of Albany; his ambivalence about teaching; his comments on photographs being shown to him of his art work over the years; how his ideas develop; how he doesn't mix his politics and art; an exhibition he did in Australia; and what he is working on right now. He recalls Hans Hofmann, Fairfield Porter, Virginia Zabriskie, Sam Kootz, David Smith, Julio Gonzales, Fernand Léger, and many others.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Richard Stankiewicz, 1979 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.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also has interviews, video recordings, and the papers of Richard Stankiewicz.
Biography Note:
Richard Stankiewicz (1922-1983) was a sculptor and educator from Huntington, Massachusetts.
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
Art
Art, American
Interviews
Politics in art
Sculptors
Sculpture, Modern
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12284
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213131
AAA_collcode_stanki79
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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