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Oral history interview with Richard E. Filipowski, 1989 Sept. 25-1990 Mar. 14

Filipowski, Richard E., 1923-2008

Sculptor, Educator


Collection Information

Size: 143 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded as 6 cassette tapes. Reformatted in 2010 as 11 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hrs., 48 min.

Summary: An interview of Richard E. Filipowski conducted 1989 Sept. 25-1990 Mar. 14, by Robert Brown for the Archives of American Art. Filipowski discusses his early childhood in Poland; immigration and childhood in Ontario, Canada; attending the Chicago School of Design (formerly New Bauhaus) under Laszlo Moholy-Nagy; freelance work in Chicago; teaching at the School of Design, at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and at MIT; his sculpture; and associations with Walter Gropius, Joseph Hudnut, Robert Preusser, Lawrence Anderson, Gyorgy Kepes, and Pietro Belluschi.

Biographical/Historical Note

Richard E. Filipowski (1923-2008) was a sculptor, designer, filmmaker, and educator in Massachusetts.


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 administrators.

Language Note

English .


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.

How to Use This Collection

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Richard E. Filipowski, 1989 Sept. 25-1990 Mar. 14. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.