Oral history interview with Richard Stankiewicz

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.stanki79
Creators:
Stankiewicz, Richard, 1922-1983
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1979 June 26
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
48 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Richard Stankiewicz conducted 1979 June 26, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Stankiewicz speaks of his life since the Archives last interviewed him in the mid-sixties; joining the Zabriskie Gallery; the Loft Living Program and his struggles with city officials; the beginning of the respectability of modern art in America; deciding to leave New York City and move to Massachusetts; accepting a teaching position at the University of Albany; his ambivalence about teaching; his comments on photographs being shown to him of his art work over the years; how his ideas develop; how he doesn't mix his politics and art; an exhibition he did in Australia; and what he is working on right now. He recalls Hans Hofmann, Fairfield Porter, Virginia Zabriskie, Sam Kootz, David Smith, Julio Gonzales, Fernand Léger, and many others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Richard Stankiewicz (1922-1983) was a sculptor and educator from Huntington, Massachusetts.

Administration
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 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 30 min.

Related Materials
The Archives of American Art also has interviews, video recordings, and the papers of Richard Stankiewicz.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- Massachusetts -- Huntington -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Political aspects Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Politics in art Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Zabriskie, Virginia M., 1927-1991 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kootz, Samuel Melvin, 1898-1982 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Léger, Fernand, 1881-1955 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smith, David, 1906-1965 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Porter, Fairfield Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
University of Albany -- Faculty Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zabriskie Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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