Oral history interview with David Holzapfel

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.holzad08
Creators:
Holzapfel, David, 1950-
Shea, Josephine, 1958-
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
Dates:
2008 January 26-March 2
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
4 Items
Sound recording: 4 sound files (2 hr., 36 min.)
digital, wav
33 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of David Holzapfel conducted 2008 January 26-March 2, by Josephine Shea, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Holzapfel's home and studio, Applewoods Studio and Gallery, in Marlboro, Vermont.
Scope and Contents
Holzapfel speaks of his childhood; attending high school in Rome, Italy; university experiences at Marietta College and Marlboro College; studying Italian poetry; his favorite poets including Libero de Libero and Alfredo Giuliani; time spent traveling in Italy with wife Michelle; the births of their children; going to work for Roy Sheldon at Fabulous Tables; being self-taught in woodworking; starting his own furniture making workshop with Michelle; materials he prefers to work with, including maple, beech, and oak; his hollow furniture forms; travels throughout Europe and in Africa; his experience with craft shows and galleries, including Pritam & Eames and Peter Joseph; and his creative process. Holzapfel recalls Desmond O'Grady, Edmond Brelsford, Peter Joseph, Nathan Ancell, and others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
David Hozapfel (1950- ) is a self-taught woodworker in Marlboro, Vermont.

Administration
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 administrators.

General
General
Originally recorded on 3 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 36 min.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Poetry Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Woodworking -- Study and teaching Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Africa -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Europe -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Italy -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Woodworkers -- Vermont Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ancell, Nathan Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brelsford, Edmond Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
De Libero, Libero Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Giuliani, Alfredo, 1924-2007 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Holzapfel, Michelle, 1951- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Joseph, Peter T. (Peter Thomas), 1950-1998 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
O'Grady, Desmond Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sheldon, Roy Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marietta College -- Students Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marlboro College -- Students Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pritam & Eames Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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