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Oral history interview with Jack Savitsky, 1990 July 9

view Oral history interview with Jack Savitsky, 1990 July 9 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Savitsky, Jack, 1910-1991
Interviewer:
Lindsey, Jack
Subject:
McCarthy, Justin
Strauser, Sterling
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript 86 pages.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformated in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr.
Summary:
An interview of Jack Savitsky conducted 1990 July 9, by Jack Lindsey, for the Archives of American Art.
Savitsky speaks about his family background; his early life as a miner and its effect on his life; his work, including subjects, materials, style, and gallery exhibitions; Sterling Strauser's promotion of his work, and other collectors. He recalls Justin McCarthy.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Jack Savitsky, 1990 July 9. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript: microfilm reel 4779 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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:
Jack Savitsky (1910-1991) was a folk artist and painter from Lansford, Pa.
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, American
Folk artists
Interviews
Painters
Self-taught artists
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12320
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213633
AAA_collcode_savits90
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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