Albin Polasek papers

Collection ID:
Polasek, Albin, 1879-1965
Physical Description:
10 Items
(on partial microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
A biographical sketch of Polasek by Regina Soria, 1964; 2 photographs of Polasek, 1963, one photograph of his work and one photograph of his home; a catalog of Polasek's work published by Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina, 1937; a postcard reproduction; and 3 clippings.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Sculptor and teacher; Chicago, Ill. and Winter Park, Fla. Born in Czechoslovakia and came to America in 1901. Studied at the Pennsylvania Academy and won scholarship to study at the American Academy in Rome. Was appointed the Curator of Sculpture at the Chicago Art Institute. Retired to Florida in 1949.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 3470 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The donor, Regina Soria, was a collector for AAA and headed its office in Rome where she studied the work of American artists in Italy.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sculpture -- Italy Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brookgreen Gardens Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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