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Oral history interview with Vaino Kola, 1994 Sept. 12

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Interviewee:
Kola, Vaino, 1937-
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.
Subject:
Massachusetts College of Art
Yale University.School of Art and Architecture
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Massachusetts
Physical Description:
2 wav files (1 hr., 35 min.): digital
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 35 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Use requires an appointment.
Summary:
An interview of Vaino Kola conducted 1994 Sept. 12, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art, in Kola's home, Norton, Mass.
Kola discusses his childhood in Finland during the war with the Soviet Union, in which his father was an important commander, and during World War II; and the necessity to leave following the war because of the pressure from the Soviet Union. He recalls growing up in Worcester, Mass; learning English; his attendance at the High School of Commerce; excelling in swimming; attending the Massachusettes College of Art (BFA, 1959) and the influence upon him of teachers Beverly Hallam, David Berger, Calvin Burnett, and Lawrence Kupferman; and his years at the Yale School of Art and Architecture (MFA, 1962) and recollections of Josef Albers and his teaching methods.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Vaino Kola, 1994 Sept. 12. 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:
Vaino Kola (1937- ) is a painter, printmaker, and instructor in Norton, Mass.
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 administrators.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Designers
Interviews
Painters
Printmakers
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12545
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216511
AAA_collcode_kola94
Theme:
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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