Oral history interview with Richard Anuszkiewicz, 1971 Dec. 28 - 1972 Jan. 7

Anuszkiewicz, Richard , b. 1930
Painter
Active in New York, N.Y.; N.J.

Size: Sound recording: 2 sound tape reels ; 5 in.
Transcript: 49 p.

Collection Summary: An interview of Richard Anuszkiewicz conducted by Paul Cummings for the Archives of American Art. Anuszkiewicz speaks of his parochial education in Erie, Pa.; the influence of Joseph Plavcan, a teacher at Erie Tech.; his early use of dark outlines; his classes with Josef Albers at Yale University and with Henry Hensche in Provincetown; his transition from realism to abstraction and his relationship with Julian Stanczak. He recalls exhibitions at the Kotler, the Contemporaries and Janis Galleries; employment as a house painter, restorer, silver designer, and teacher; and discusses his explorations of color, line, methods and techniques.

Biographical/Historical Note: Richard Anuszkiewicz (1930-) is a painter from New York, N.Y.

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.

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