Oral history interview with Richard Stankiewicz, 1979 June 26
Transcript: 48 pages.
An interview of Richard Stankiewicz conducted 1979 June 26, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
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.
Place of publication, production, or execution: Massachusetts
General Note: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 30 min.
Citation: Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Richard Stankiewicz, 1979 June 26. 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.
Related Materials: The Archives of American Art also has interviews, video recordings, and the papers of Richard Stankiewicz.
Biography Note: Richard Stankiewicz (1922-1983) was a sculptor and educator from Huntington, Massachusetts.
Provenance: 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.
Location Note: Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
interviewee: Stankiewicz, Richard, 1922-1983
interviewer: Brown, Robert F.
Subject: Zabriskie, Virginia M. (Virginia Marshall)
Subject: Kootz, Samuel Melvin
Subject: Smith, David
Subject: LÔeger, Fernand
Subject: Hofmann, Hans
Subject: Porter, Fairfield
Subject: Zabriskie Gallery
Subject: University of Albany
Record number: (DSI-AAA_CollID)12284
Record number: (DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213131
Record number: AAA_collcode_stanki79