Oral history interview with Tage Frid

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.frid80
Creators:
Frid, Tage
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1980 June 24-1982 February 22
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
167 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Tage Frid conducted 1980 June 24-1982 February 22, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Frid speaks of his training in Denmark; his early career; his apprenticeship in a woodworking shop in Copenhagen; craft education and production in the 1930s in Denmark; his work in interior design; his work under Hans Wegner in the 1940s; teaching positions at the School for American Craftsmen in Rochester, N.Y. and the Rhode Island School of Design; the development of an extensive design practice in New York state in the 1950s; his involvement as an exhibitor and juror; private commissions; and mass productions.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Tage Frid (1915-2004) was a designer, craftsman, and educator from Foster, R.I.

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 3 sound tape reels as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hrs., 28 min.

Keywords
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Artisans -- Rhode Island -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Decorative arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Design Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Designers -- Rhode Island -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Educators -- Rhode Island -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Wegner, Hans J., 1914- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rhode Island School of Design Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
School for American Crafts Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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