Oral history interview with Vaino Kola
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.kola91
Creators:
Kola, Vaino, 1937-
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1991 Sept. 12
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
2 Items
wav files (1 hr., 35 min.)
digital
31 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview with Vaino Kola conducted 1991 Sept. 12, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art, in Kola's home, Norton, Mass.
Scope and Contents
Kola discusses his childhood in Finland during the war with the Soviet Union, in which his father was an important commander, and during World War II; and the necessity to leave following the war because of the pressure from the Soviet Union. He recalls growing up in Worcester, Mass; learning English; his attendance at the High School of Commerce; excelling in swimming; attending the Massachusettes College of Art (BFA, 1959) and the influence upon him of teachers Beverly Hallam, David Berger, Calvin Burnett, and Lawrence Kupferman; and his years at the Yale School of Art and Architecture (MFA, 1962) and recollections of Josef Albers and his teaching methods.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Vaino Kola (1937- ) is a painter, printmaker, and instructor in Deer Isle, ME.

Administration
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.
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
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 1 sound tape. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 35 min.

Digital Content

Keywords
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Repository Contact
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