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Rudy Pozzatti papers

Creator:
Pozzatti, Rudy, 1925-  Search this
Names:
Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990  Search this
Ernst, Jimmy, 1920-1984  Search this
Harak, Rudolph de  Search this
Extent:
1.3 Linear feet ((partially filmed on 1 microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Sound recordings
Place:
Soviet Union -- description and travel
Date:
1951-1982
Scope and Contents:
Letters, a calendar and essay, sketchbooks (1957-1964), photographs (1963), printed material (1951-1982), 3 audio tapes, and a reel of motion picture film document the life and career of Rudy Pozzatti.
Reel 1618: Six annotated sketchbooks contain designs for the Lincoln, Neb., mural competition (1957), sketches and diary accounts of a trip to Russia (1961), sketches from a trip to Genoa and Rome, Italy, including work on a Japanese folding book (1963-1964), and annotated sketches from a Tamarind workshop (1963).
Unfilmed: Biographical material consists of 2 biographical sketches and a resume. Twenty letters (1952-1980) primarily concern Pozzatti's nomination as distinguished professor at Indiana University (1972). Notes and writings consist of a makeshift calendar designed by Pozzatti and Jimmy Ernst in Russia in 1961 and a 3-page essay "Homage to Rudy Pozzatti" by Elmer Schooley. One photograph shows Pozzatti as a member of the Pennell Selection Committee at the Library of Congress with Fritz Eichenberg. Another photograph shows the Arts Festival Committee examining Pozzatti's woodcut "Enchanted Flute" for the permanent collection of the University of Maine.
Unfilmed: Printed material includes clippings (1952-1986), exhibition announcements and catalogs (1951-1986), and lecture and workshop brochures (1963-1978). Three reel-to-reel audio tapes contain interviews with Pozzatti, including one with Rudolph de Harak conducted by Roger Gafke (1974), and one of a visiting artists discussion conducted by the University of Missouri (1974). A reel of 16 mm motion picture film records an interview with Pozzatti at the Fort Wayne Art Institute (1974).
Biographical / Historical:
Printmaker, painter, art instructor; Bloomington, Ind. Born in Telluride, Colo., Pozzatti received degrees from the University of Colorado in 1948 and 1950, and studied under Emilio Amero, Max Beckmann, and Ben Shahn. He taught printmaking at Indiana University from 1956-1972.
Provenance:
Material on reel 1618 lent for microfilming 1979; unmicrofilmed material donated 1980 and 1986 all by Rudy Pozzatti.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- Indiana  Search this
Printmakers -- Indiana  Search this
Topic:
Art festivals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.pozzrudy
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-pozzrudy

Oral history interview with Rudolph de Harak

Interviewee:
Harak, Rudolph de  Search this
Interviewer:
Larsen, Susan C.  Search this
Names:
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art -- Faculty  Search this
McGraw-Hill Book Company, inc. -- Employees  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission  Search this
World Trade Center (New York, N.Y.) -- Design  Search this
Burtin, Will, 1908-  Search this
Golden, William, 1911-1959  Search this
Kepes, Gyorgy, 1906-2001  Search this
Tritel, Hal  Search this
Weingart, Wolfgang, 1941-  Search this
Extent:
Sound recording: 3 sound cassettes (270 min.) : analog + printed material and drawings
34 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Drawings
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2000 April 27
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Rudolph de Harak conducted 2000 April 27, by Susan Larsen, for Archives of American Art, in Trenton, Maine. Also received from De Harak at the time of the interview are a photocopy of an article reprinted in Design Culture that de Harak wrote for the American Institute of Graphic Arts; photocopy of an interview transcript with Gyorgy Kepes conducted by de Harak, de Harak's vitae, 2 exhibition catalogs, an article in recognition of de Harak by Daniel Forte, and a pencil drawing and a design with color chart.
De Harak discusses his childhood in California and moving to both Chicago and New York in support of his sisters' dancing careers, as well as his education and career. He attended the New York School of Industrial Arts, graduating in 1940, at the age of sixteen. After graduation he worked in an upholstery factory etching zinc plates for printed and painted silk fabric for use in draperies. At age eighteen he was drafted into the Army and served throughout WWII. After the war he returned to California, to be with his sisters and mother. Eventually he found work in a Los Angeles design studio, where he became reacquainted with Hal Tritel, whom he had known in New York. Together, they attended an inspirational lecture by Will Burtin, the art director of Fortune magazine.
In 1947, De Harak and Tritel opened their own design firm. In 1950, De Harak moved back the New York in search of more opportunities as a designer. He worked at a variety of tasks including a stint at Seventeen magazine, starting his own design firm, and teaching at Cooper Union School of Visual Arts. His clients included McGraw Hill Publishers, the Atomic Energy Commission, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He also worked on the World Trade Center. Through his work with the Atomic Energy Commission, De Harak became friends with Gyorgy Kepes. He also became friends with Will Burtin and Bill Golden, the designer of the "CBS eye" logo. De Harak also discusses the effect computers have had on design, the influence of Wolfgang Weingart, and his decision to focus on painting.
Biographical / Historical:
Rudolph de Harak (1924-2002) was a graphic designer and painter from Trenton, Maine.
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.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Designers -- Interviews  Search this
Exhibitions -- Design  Search this
Graphic artists -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.harak00
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-harak00

Rudy Pozzatti papers, 1951-1982

Creator:
Pozzatti, Rudy O., 1925-  Search this
Subject:
Eichenberg, Fritz  Search this
Ernst, Jimmy  Search this
Harak, Rudolph de  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Sound recordings
Place:
Soviet Union -- description and travel
Topic:
Art festivals  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8947
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211134
AAA_collcode_pozzrudy
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211134

Oral history interview with Rudolph de Harak, 2000 April 27

Interviewee:
Harak, Rudolph de, 1924-2002  Search this
Interviewer:
Larsen, Susan C., 1946-  Search this
Subject:
Burtin, Will  Search this
Golden, William  Search this
Kepes, Gyorgy  Search this
Tritel, Hal  Search this
Weingart, Wolfgang  Search this
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art  Search this
McGraw-Hill Book Company, inc.  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission  Search this
World Trade Center (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Designers -- Interviews  Search this
Exhibitions -- Design  Search this
Graphic artists -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12339
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)228107
AAA_collcode_harak00
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_228107

Posters by members of the Alliance graphique internationale, 1960- 1985 / edited by Rudolph de Harak

Author:
Harak, Rudolph de  Search this
Alliance graphique internationale  Search this
Physical description:
200 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 32 cm
Type:
Biography
Date:
1986
20th century
Topic:
Posters  Search this
Artists  Search this
Call number:
NC1806.8.P37 1986X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_308385

Rudolph de Harak [Folder]

Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_22339

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