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Orlowsky, Lillian, 1914-2004  Search this
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Krasner, Lee  Search this
Nevelson, Louise  Search this
Freed, William  Search this
Soyer, Moses  Search this
Soyer, Raphael  Search this
Siqueiros, David Alfaro  Search this
Refregier, Anton  Search this
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
American Artists School (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Educational Alliance Art School (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Sound recordings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
2 sound cassettes (2 hr., 30 min.); 52 Pages, Transcript
General Note:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 12 min.
Access Note / Rights:
This transcript is open for research. Access to the entire audio recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.
An interview with Lillian Orlowsky conducted 1996 Aug. 5 and 26, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art, in Orlowsky's home, in Provincetown, Mass.<br /> Orlowsky talks about her childhood in Manhattan, N.Y., including her interest in modern dance, attending art classes at the Educational Alliance in the Lower East Side where she met classmate Louise Nevelson (1932-33); her studies at the American Artists School with Raphael and Moses Soyer and Anton Refregier; creating watercolors with William Freed; her work in the mural and easel divisions of the WPA; Hans Hofmann's classes and her classmates, including Lee Krasner (1937); her return to Provincetown, Mass., in 1944, with husband William Freed; and Forum 49 in Provincetown. Orlowsky also recalls David Alfaro Siqueiros' method of painting.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Lillian Orlowsky, 1996 Aug. 5-26. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
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:
Lillian Orlowsky (1914- 2004) was a painter in New York, N.Y. and Provincetown, Mass. Orlowsky was a WPA artist who studied under Hans Hofmann.
Language Note:
English .
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
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Archives of American Art