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A Finding Aid to the Richard E. Filipowski papers, circa 1940-1998

Richard E. Filipowski papers, circa 1940-1998

Filipowski, Richard E., 1923-2008

Sculptor, Educator

Collection Information

Size: 4.1 linear feet

Summary: The papers of Massachusetts-based designer, sculptor, painter, filmmaker, and educator Richard E. Filipowski measure 4.1 linear feet and date from circa 1940 to 1998. The papers document his career through biographical material, correspondence, writings, teaching files, project files, printed material, photographic material, artwork, and a sound recording.

Biographical/Historical Note

Richard E. Filipowski (1923-2008) was a designer, sculptor, painter, filmmaker and educator mostly based in Massachusetts. Born in Poland and as a child moved to Ontario, Canada. Studied under Laszlo Moholy-Nagy at the Institute of Design 1942-1946 and taught there after graduating, 1946-1950. Invited by Walter Gropius to organize and teach Design Fundamentals at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design, 1950-1952. Taught as an Associate Professor of Visual Design in the Department of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1953-1989.

Provenance

The papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Richard E. Filipowski in multiple installments from 1989 to 1998.

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