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Oral history interview with Roger Henry Bolomey, 1968 September 28

Bolomey, Roger Henry, 1918-



Collection Information

Size: 50 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 9 digital wav files. Duration is 8 hr., 30 min.

Summary: An interview of Roger Henry Bolomey conducted 1968 September 28, by Forrest Selvig, for the Archives of American Art. Bolomey speaks of the development of his interest in art; studying in Florence; coming to California and studying at the California College of Arts and Crafts; the development of his style; his work with polyurethane; his interest in architecture and architectural sculpture; teaching sculpture; emotional reactions to art; the future of art; and the art market.

Biographical/Historical Note

Richard Henry Bolomey (1918-) is a sculptor.


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.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3196 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Roger Henry Bolomey, 1968 September 28. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.