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Freda Koblick papers, 1934-2011

Koblick, Freda, 1921-2011

Teacher, Sculptor

Collection Information

Size: 5.8 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of sculptor Freda Koblick measure 5.8 linear feet and date from 1934 to 2011. The collection documents her career through scattered biographical material, correspondence with family and friends, personal business records, writings, printed material, artwork, and photographs.
Scattered biographical material includes resumes and awards. Family correspondence includes many letters from her brothers David and Daniel. General correspondence is primarily personal correspondence with friends. Personal business records consist of Koblick's files on commissions, exhibitions, travels, grants, sales, and publicity. Writings include 11 notebooks and loose notes. Printed material includes news clippings and exhibition announcements as well as printed material of interest to Koblick, but not directly documenting her career. Artwork consists of a small grouping of pencil sketches, possibly depicting her sculpture designs. Photographs depict Koblick, her family, friends, and artwork.

Biographical/Historical Note

Freda Koblick (1920-2011) was a sculptor in San Francisco, California. Koblick attended San Francisco City College and San Francisco State College. She then moved to Los Angeles and received a certificate as a plastics engineer in 1943 from the Plastics Industries Technical Institute. She worked only in plastics as a medium for sculpture, with an emphasis on cast acrylic. At the start of her career she focused on designing and producing functional cast plastic objects such as doors, lighting, doorknobs, and fountains often in collaboration with architects.

Provenance

Donated in 2012 by Freda Koblick via Julia Fremon, Freda Koblick Living Trust.