Oral history interview with Theodore Roszak

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.roszak63
Creators:
Roszak, Theodore, 1907-1981
Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington), 1920-
Dates:
1963
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
508 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Theodore Roszak conducted in 1963, by Harlan Phillips, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Roszak speaks of his childhood in Chicago as the son of Polish immigrants; factors that influenced his development; his early interest in art; his education at the Art Institute of Chicago; studying under Charles W. Hawthorne; meeting George Bellows and George Luks; going to Europe on a fellowship; his experiences in Czechoslovakia; social realism in painting; government support of the arts during the Depression; the influence of politics upon art; commercialism and art; the development of his interest in sculpture; the U.S. State Department's Cultural Exchange Program; and the American Exhibition in Moscow.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Theodore Roszak (1907-1981) was a painter and sculptor from Chicago, Illinois, and New York, New York.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 3198-3199 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Location of original tape unknown.
Author
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 others.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art and state Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bellows, George, 1882-1925 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hawthorne, Charles Webster, 1872-1930 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Luks, George Benjamin, 1867-1933 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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