Sound recording: 1 sound tape reel ; 7 in.
Transcript: 31 p. (on one microfilm reel)
Collection Summary: An interview of Frank Dolejska conducted 1979 Aug. 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-, craftsman of Houston, Tex.
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.