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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Fred Fenster
RLIN number: NXCP90-A14
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: American Craftspeople Project
Description: Early life in New York City; BFA City College of New York; industrial arts teacher in Bronx public school, 1956; MFA Cranbrook Academy; recreation craft specialist with Army; teaching metal work at University of Wisconsin; views on crafting religious objects; ideas on future work and style in metal art and jewelry; impressions of Stanley Lechtzin, Bret Kington, Mike Friedenthal.
Extent: Transcript: 53 leaves, Tape: 2 cassettes
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1988. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1986 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Fenster, Fred
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Metal artist
Document date: 1986
Interviewer: Polsky, Richard M.
Organizations discussed: Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Locations discussed: Bloomfield Hills, MI; Michigan; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Art metal-workers; Bloomfield Hills, MI; Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI; Jewelry; Michigan; North America; Oral history; United States; Wire craft
Topics discussed - Other terms: Arts and crafts movement; Arts and religion; Fenster, Fred
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0021103-16542