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Oral history interview with George Fedoroff, 1980 July 8-1981 Jan. 21

Fedoroff, George W., 1906-2001

Arts administrator, Artisan


Collection Information

Size: Sound recording: 3 sound files digital, wav file

Transcript: 65 pages

Summary: An interview of George Fedoroff conducted 1980 July 8-1981 Jan. 21, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.

Fedoroff speaks of his childhood, his experiences as a refugee during the Russian Revolution, his training as a painter in Paris, his association with the Society of Independent Artists in Boston and with artists and actors on Cape Cod, his development of Indian and Eskimo crafts education in Alaska, and his designs in wood.

Biographical/Historical Note

George Fedoroff (1906-2001) was a craftsman and crafts administrator in Brewster, Mass.


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.


Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.

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Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with George Fedoroff, 1980 July 8-1981 Jan. 21. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.