Oral history interview with Zoltan Sepeshy, 1973 Apr. 26

Sepeshy, Zoltan L. (Zoltan Leslie) , b. 1898 d. 1974
Painter, Muralist, Illustrator
Active in Mich.

Size: Sound recording: 1 sound tape reel ; 7 in.
Transcript: 30 p.

Collection Summary: An interview of Zoltan Sepeshy conducted 1973 Apr. 26, by Dennis Barrie, for the Archives of American Art. Sepeshy speaks of his early years at Cranbrook Academy and describes the scene at Cranbrook in 1930, its staff, and nucleus of creative artists. He discusses the prevailing philosophy of freedom and independence for students at Cranbrook. He recalls George Booth, Eliel Saarinen, and Carl Milles.

Biographical/Historical Note: Zoltan Sepeshy (1898-1974) was a painter.

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.

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