Archives of American Art

Robert Kostka papers

Collection ID:
Kostka, Robert, 1928-
Physical Description:
14 Items

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Kostka's résumé, 1993; correspondence, 1954-1955, between Kostka, Charles Biederman and Naum Gabo in which they discuss the philosophy of art in relation to Kostka's Institute of Design Master's Thesis topic (the changing concepts of space between 1913-1930); and clippings, 1989-1993.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, watercolorist, photographer, ceramist; Ashland, Or. Kostka attended the Institute of Design in the late 1940s-1950s. He was influenced at the time by a lecture given in 1948 by painter Naum Gabo, and later included him as a major aspect of his Master's Thesis.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1994 by Robert Kostka.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Biederman, Charles Joseph, 1906-2004 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gabo, Naum, 1890-1977 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Institute of Design (Chicago, Ill.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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