Oral history interview with Frank Dolejska, 1979 August 14

Dolejska, Frank , b. 1921
Painter, Sculptor
Active in Houston, Tex.

Size: Transcript: 31 pages

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 25 min.

Collection Summary: An interview of Frank Dolejska conducted 1979 August 14, by Sandra Curtis Levy, for the Archives of American Art.

Dolejska speaks of the formation and early history of the Contemporary Arts Association in Houston and his involvement with it; early exhibits they had; collectors and patrons who were involved; reasons for his leaving CAA; his own art and the decision to take up metalwork; starting a crafts gallery; his personal history, including his family background and the development of his style.

Biographical/Historical Note: Frank Dolejska (1921-1989) was a painter and sculptor from Houston, Texas.

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.

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