Oral history interview with Rudy Autio

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.autio83
Creators:
Autio, Rudy, 1926-2007
Harrington, LaMar, 1917-2005
Dates:
1983 October 10-1984 January 28
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
99 Pages
Transcript
1 Item
Audio excerpt: 1 sound file (3 min. 33 sec.)
digital
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Rudy Autio conducted 1983 October 10-1984 January 28, by LaMar Harrington, for the Archives of American Art's Northwest Oral History Project. Autio speaks of growing up in Butte, Montana; his first art experiences; his education at Montana State College; his Navy service; working for Archie Bray, a brickmaker; working in carved brick and chimney pots; his interest in Indian customs; working with Peter Voulkos, and Voulkos' style; abstract expressionism; the importance of universities, organizations, and publications to ceramic art; going to Helsinki and learning about Finnish crafts; his thoughts on architectural art; his work methods; and his work in porcelain.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Rudy Autio (1926-2007) was a sculptor and ceramist from Missoula, Montana.

Administration
Existence and Location of Originals
Transcript also available at the University of Washington, Manuscripts Collection, and at the Oregon Historical Society.
Author
Sponsor
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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is part of the Archives' Northwest Oral History Project, begun in 1982 to document the Northwest artistic community through interviews with painters, sculptors, craftsmen, educators, curators, and others, in Oregon, Washington and Montana.

General
General
Originally recorded on 5 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hr., 27 min.

Keywords
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Abstract expressionism Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ceramics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculpture, American -- Northwestern States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pottery -- 20th century -- Montana Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Art, Modern -- Northwestern States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, American -- Northwestern States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ceramicists -- Montana -- Missoula -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- Montana -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Decorative arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Bray, Archie Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Voulkos, Peter, 1924-2002 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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