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Oral history interview with Frank Dolejska, 1979 August 14

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Interviewee:
Dolejska, Frank, 1921-
Interviewer:
Levy, Sandra Curtis
Subject:
Contemporary Arts Association (Houston, Tex.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 31 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 25 min.
Summary:
An interview of Frank Dolejska conducted 1979 August 14, by Sandra Curtis Levy, for the Archives of American Art.
Dolejska speaks of the formation and early history of the Contemporary Arts Association in Houston and his involvement with it; early exhibits they had; collectors and patrons who were involved; reasons for his leaving CAA; his own art and the decision to take up metalwork; starting a crafts gallery; his personal history, including his family background and the development of his style.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Frank Dolejska, 1979 August 14. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript: microfilm reel 3752 available for use through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Frank Dolejska (1921-1989) was a painter and sculptor from Houston, Texas.
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:
Art, American
Artisans
Decorative arts
Interviews
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12897
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213252
AAA_collcode_dolejs79
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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