Oral history interview with Richard Anuszkiewicz

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.anuszk71
Creators:
Anuszkiewicz, Richard
Cummings, Paul
Dates:
1971 December 28 - 1972 January 7
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
49 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Richard Anuszkiewicz conducted 1971 December 28 - 1972 January 7, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Anuszkiewicz speaks of his parochial education in Erie, Pennsylvania; the influence of Joseph Plavcan, a teacher at Erie Tech.; his early use of dark outlines; his classes with Josef Albers at Yale University and with Henry Hensche in Provincetown; his transition from realism to abstraction and his relationship with Julian Stanczak. He recalls exhibitions at the Kotler, the Contemporaries and Janis Galleries; employment as a house painter, restorer, silver designer, and teacher; and discusses his explorations of color, line, methods and techniques.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Richard Anuszkiewicz (1930-2020) was an Op Art painter from New York, New York.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3196 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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.

General
General
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 43 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Albers, Josef Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hensche, Henry, 1901- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stanczak, Julian, 1928- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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