Oral history interview with Arcangelo Cascieri, 1972 November 21-1974 January 24
Transcript: 51 pages
An interview of Arcangelo Cascieri conducted 1972 November 21-1974 January 24, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Cascieri speaks of his childhood in Italy; his art education, beginning with his apprenticeship to a wood sculptor; his early sculpture for churches; attending Massachusetts College of Art; early commissions; definitions and standards of beauty; studying at the Boston Architectural Center (BAC); meeting and becoming acquainted with Walter Gropius; becoming the administrator of the BAC; teaching experiences; changes in the BAC over the years; and his artistic philosophy.
Place of publication, production, or execution: United States
General Note: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 15 min.
Citation: Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Arcangelo Cascieri, 1972 November 21-1974 January 24. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding: 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.
Biography Note: Arcangelo Cascieri (1902-1997) was a sculptor, educator, and administrator at the Boston Architectural Center (BAC) of Boston, Massachusetts.
Provenance: These interviews are 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.
Location Note: Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
interviewee: Cascieri, Arcangelo, 1902-1997
interviewer: Brown, Robert F.
Subject: Gropius, Walter
Subject: Massachusetts College of Art
Subject: Boston Architectural Center
Record number: (DSI-AAA_CollID)11850
Record number: (DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213369
Record number: AAA_collcode_cascie72