Oral history interview with Jack Savitsky
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.savits90
Creators:
Savitsky, Jack, 1910-1991
Lindsey, Jack
Dates:
1990 July 9
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
86 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Jack Savitsky conducted 1990 July 9, by Jack Lindsey, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Savitsky speaks about his family background; his early life as a miner and its effect on his life; his work, including subjects, materials, style, and gallery exhibitions; Sterling Strauser's promotion of his work, and other collectors. He recalls Justin McCarthy.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Jack Savitsky (1910-1991) was a folk artist and painter from Lansford, Pa.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 4779 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is part of the Archives' 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.

General
General
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr.

Digital Content

Keywords
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Art, American Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Lansford -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Folk artists -- Pennsylvania -- Interviews Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Self-taught artists -- Pennsylvania -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McCarthy, Justin, 1891-1977 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Strauser, Sterling, 1907- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
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