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Robert Kostka papers, 1954-1993

Kostka, Robert, 1928-2005

Photographer, Painter, Ceramicist


Collection Information

Size: 14 Items

Summary: Kostka's résumé, 1993; correspondence, 1954-1955, between Kostka, Charles Biederman and Naum Gabo in which they discuss the philosophy of art in relation to Kostka's Institute of Design Master's Thesis topic (the changing concepts of space between 1913-1930); and clippings, 1989-1993.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, watercolorist, photographer, ceramist; Ashland, Or. Kostka attended the Institute of Design in the late 1940s-1950s. He was influenced at the time by a lecture given in 1948 by painter Naum Gabo, and later included him as a major aspect of his Master's Thesis.


Donated 1994 by Robert Kostka.

Language Note

English .

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How to Cite This Collection

Robert Kostka papers, 1954-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.