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Nathaniel Kaz Interview

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Fortess, Karl E. (Karl Eugene), 1907-
Title: Nathaniel Kaz Interview
Inclusive Dates: 1967
Quantity: 1 audiocassette (SC)
Abstract: Audiotaped interview of Kaz. Interviewer is painter and printmaker Karl Fortess.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Nathaniel Kaz (1917- ) is an American sculptor and artist known for his bronze pieces and religious drawings; he studied at the Art Students League of New York and the Cooper Union Art School, and later taught at the Art Students League. Karl Fortess (1907-1993) was a Belgian-American painter and printmaker known for his modernist landscapes and wildlife studies; he too was a student and later a teacher at the Art Students League. Both Kaz and Fortess were also involved in various WPA projects.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Nathaniel Kaz Interview consists of one reel-to-reel tape, containing an interview of Kaz conducted by his colleagie, Karl Fortess, in 1967.

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Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings


Fortess, Karl E. (Karl Eugene), 1907-
Kaz, Nathaniel, 1917-


Art, American -- 20th century.
Art, American.
Bronze sculpture, American.
Sculptors -- United States.
Sculpture, American.
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- History.
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century.

Genres and Forms




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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Nathaniel Kaz Interview,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Karl Fortess, 1967.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRC
Date: 22 Jan 2010
Revision history:

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SC 369 Interview 1967

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