Oral history interview with Arcangelo Cascieri

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.cascie72
Creators:
Cascieri, Arcangelo, 1902-1997
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1972 November 21-1974 January 24
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
51 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Arcangelo Cascieri conducted 1972 November 21-1974 January 24, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Cascieri speaks of his childhood in Italy; his art education, beginning with his apprenticeship to a wood sculptor; his early sculpture for churches; attending Massachusetts College of Art; early commissions; definitions and standards of beauty; studying at the Boston Architectural Center (BAC); meeting and becoming acquainted with Walter Gropius; becoming the administrator of the BAC; teaching experiences; changes in the BAC over the years; and his artistic philosophy.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Arcangelo Cascieri (1902-1997) was a sculptor, educator, and administrator at the Boston Architectural Center (BAC) of Boston, Massachusetts.

Administration
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 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 15 min.

Keywords
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Art -- Philosophy Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arts administrators -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Church decoration and ornament Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Boston Architectural Center -- Students Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Massachusetts College of Art -- Students Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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