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Lillian Desow-Fishbein interview, 1984 Aug. 8

Desow-Fishbein, Lillian, 1921-2004



Collection Information

Size: 2 Sound cassettes; 76 Pages, Transcript

Summary: An interview of Lillian Desow-Fishbein conducted by Blossom Levin. Desow-Fishbein speaks of her childhood in Detroit; her early studies in fashion design; attending Cranbrook Academy of Art; Judaic themes in her early work; moving to Chicago; how Chicago has influenced her and her work;
teaching and her philosophies of education; galleries she has been affiliated with; her charitable and philanthropic activities; influences on her work; and her concerns about the survival of Judaism.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; Chicago, Ill.


Donated 1986 by the American Jewish Committee.

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Lillian Desow-Fishbein interview, 1984 Aug. 8. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.