Oral history interview with Thomas Adrian Fransioli

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.fransi81
Creators:
Fransioli, Thomas Adrian, 1906-1997
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1981 April 21
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
2 Items
Sound recording: 2 sound files
digital, wav file
37 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Interview of Thomas Adrian Fransioli, conducted April 21, 1981, by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in Wenham, Massachusetts.
Scope and Contents
Fransioli speaks of his upbringing in Seattle, Washington; training and friendships at architectural school at the University of Pennsylvania; working in North Carolina, Virginia, Philadelphia, and Cleveland as an architect, interior designer, and draftsman; his commission for a grand country house in Virginia, 1932-1934; his work for John Russell Pope on the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.; work in photographic reconnaissance for the U.S. Army during World War II; visiting Hiroshima after the atomic bomb; his training at the Art Students League; his paintings of cityscapes and houses; the promotion of his career by Margaret Brown of Boston; and influences upon him. Fransioli also recalls Charles Klauder, Margaret Brown, Carl Feiss, Otto Eggers, John Walker, David Finley; and others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Thomas Adrian Fransioli (1906- 1997) was an architect and painter from Massachusetts. He was born in Seattle, Washington.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
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 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.

Using the Collection
System Details
Originally recorded on 1 tape reel (5 in.).

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
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Architects -- Massachusetts -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Architecture -- Study and teaching Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interior decorators -- Massachusetts -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan -- Hiroshima Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1939-1945 -- Photography Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Brown, Margaret E., d. 1957 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eggers, O. R. (Otto Reinhold), 1882-1964 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Feiss, Carl Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Finley, David E. (David Edward) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pope, John Russell, 1874-1937 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Klauder, Charles Z. (Charles Zeller), 1872-1938 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Walker, John, 1906-1995 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.) -- Students Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Gallery of Art (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
University of Pennsylvania -- Students Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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