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Oral history interview with Arcangelo Cascieri, 1972 November 21-1974 January 24

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Interviewee:
Cascieri, Arcangelo, 1902-1997
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.
Subject:
Gropius, Walter
Boston Architectural Center
Massachusetts College of Art
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 51 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 15 min.
Summary:
An interview of Arcangelo Cascieri conducted 1972 November 21-1974 January 24, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Cascieri speaks of his childhood in Italy; his art education, beginning with his apprenticeship to a wood sculptor; his early sculpture for churches; attending Massachusetts College of Art; early commissions; definitions and standards of beauty; studying at the Boston Architectural Center (BAC); meeting and becoming acquainted with Walter Gropius; becoming the administrator of the BAC; teaching experiences; changes in the BAC over the years; and his artistic philosophy.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Arcangelo Cascieri, 1972 November 21-1974 January 24. 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:
Arcangelo Cascieri (1902-1997) was a sculptor, educator, and administrator at the Boston Architectural Center (BAC) of Boston, Massachusetts.
Provenance:
These interviews are 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
Art
Arts administrators
Church decoration and ornament
Interviews
Sculptors
Sculpture, Modern
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11850
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213369
AAA_collcode_cascie72
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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