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Interviewee:
Holzapfel, David, 1950-  Search this
Interviewer:
Shea, Josephine, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Brelsford, Edmond  Search this
De Libero, Libero  Search this
Giuliani, Alfredo  Search this
Joseph, Peter T. (Peter Thomas),  Search this
Sheldon, Roy  Search this
O'Grady, Desmond  Search this
Ancell, Nathan  Search this
Holzapfel, Michelle  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Marietta College  Search this
Marlboro College  Search this
Pritam & Eames  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Vermont
Physical Description:
Sound recording: 4 sound files (2 hr., 36 min.) digital, wav
Transcript: 33 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 3 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 36 min.
Summary:
An interview of David Holzapfel conducted 2008 January 26-March 2, by Josephine Shea, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Holzapfel's home and studio, Applewoods Studio and Gallery, in Marlboro, Vermont.
Holzapfel speaks of his childhood; attending high school in Rome, Italy; university experiences at Marietta College and Marlboro College; studying Italian poetry; his favorite poets including Libero de Libero and Alfredo Giuliani; time spent traveling in Italy with wife Michelle; the births of their children; going to work for Roy Sheldon at Fabulous Tables; being self-taught in woodworking; starting his own furniture making workshop with Michelle; materials he prefers to work with, including maple, beech, and oak; his hollow furniture forms; travels throughout Europe and in Africa; his experience with craft shows and galleries, including Pritam & Eames and Peter Joseph; and his creative process. Holzapfel recalls Desmond O'Grady, Edmond Brelsford, Peter Joseph, Nathan Ancell, and others.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with David Holzapfel, 2008 January 26-March 2. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
Funding for this interview was provided by the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America. Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Biography Note:
David Hozapfel (1950- ) is a self-taught woodworker in Marlboro, Vermont.
Provenance:
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 administrators.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Woodworking  Search this
Wood-workers  Search this
Africa  Search this
Italy  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Europe  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15620
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)281472
AAA_collcode_holzad08
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_281472