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Oral history interview with Richard Kozlow, 1974 Apr. 5

Kozlow, Richard M., 1926-2008



Collection Information

Size: 77 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 7 min.

Summary: An interview of Richard Kozlow conducted 1974 Apr. 5, by Dennis Barrie, for the Archives of American Art. Topics discussed include his early determination to be an artist; his service in the Navy; work as a commercial designer in New York; the Detroit art scene in the 1950s; his travels in England, Mexico, and Mallorca; Sarkis Sarkisian, Lawrence Fleishman, and Guy Palozzola.

Biographical/Historical Note

Richard Kozlow (1926-2008) was a painter and lecturer from Birmingham, Mich.


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.


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 Kozlow, 1974 Apr. 5. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.