Oral history interview with Siegfried G. Reinhardt
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.reinha76
Creators:
Reinhardt, Siegfried, 1925-1984
Gaugert, Richard
Dates:
1976 May 22-June 26
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
130 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Siefried G. Reinhardt conducted 1976 May 22-June 26, by Richard Gaugert, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Reinhardt discusses his origins in East Prussia; early childhood memories and influences; immigrating to the United States and St. Louis, Mo.; the Depression; his early interest in drawing; copying Durer woodcuts as a learning process; the influence of Charles Quest; Scholastic Art Awards; his interest in language and literature; involvement with evangelical reform and Scripture; techniques; exposure to modern art, Pablo Picasso, Surrealism, Salvador Dali, abstract expresionism; imagery in his work; the creative process; Philip Guston; Army experiences in WWII; attending Washington University; exposure to religious writers, churches in St. Louis; introduction to stained glass; association with Emil Frei, Inc. (Emil Frei, Jr.) ; commissions; work habits; and designing and making furniture.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Siegfried G. Reinhardt (1925-1984) was a painter and designer from St. Louis, Mo.

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.

General
General
Originally recorded on 4 sound tapes. Reformatted in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 59 min.

Digital Content

Keywords
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Muralists -- Missouri -- St. Louis -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Glass painting and staining -- Missouri -- St. Louis Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Designers -- Missouri -- St. Louis -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Missouri -- St. Louis -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Decorative arts Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Frei, Emil, Jr., 1896-1967 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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