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Interviewee:
Romansky, Alvin S., 1907-1994  Search this
Interviewer:
Levy, Sandra Curtis  Search this
Subject:
Blaffer family  Search this
Calder, Alexander  Search this
Cullinan, Nina J.  Search this
Hayter, Stanley William  Search this
Menil, Dominique de  Search this
Menil, John de  Search this
Schiwetz, Edward Muegge  Search this
Contemporary Arts Association (Houston, Tex.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
234 Pages, Transcript
General Note:
Originally recorded on 6 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 11 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hr., 43 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Patrons must use transcript.
Summary:
An interview of Alvin S. Romansky conducted 1979 September 17, by Sandra Curtis Levy, for the Archives of American Art.<br /> Romansky speaks of his history as a painter, ceramist, and collector; the art scene in Houston as he knew it; his political and law activities; artists and collectors who were his friends and associates; the Contemporary Arts Association; his European experiences; his personal philosophies; and the future of museums. He recalls the Blaffer family, Alexander Calder, Nina Cullinan, and John and Dominique de Menil; William Hayter and Buck Schiwetz.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Alvin S. Romansky, 1979 September 17. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3752 available for use 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:
Alvin S. Romansky (1907-1994) was a painter, ceramist, and collector of Houston, Tex.
Language Note:
English .
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. Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art, American -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Ceramicists -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews  Search this
Collectors -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11762
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213234
AAA_collcode_romans79
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213234