Geist, Sidney.

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Sculptor, critic. Born 1914.

From the description of Sidney Geist papers, 1938-1994. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86132900

Sidney Geist (1914-2005), sculptor, writer and critic was born in Paterson, New Jersey. He was an apprentice to Paul Feine in Woodstock between 1931-1937, studied with William Zorach, Jose de Creeft and Ossip Zadkine in 1945-46. He taught at Brooklyn College, the University of California at Berkeley, and Southern Illinois University, among other institutions, and his sculpture was exhibited at galleries the world over.

Geist's writing focused on Constantin Brancusi, beginning with "Brancusi: A Study of the Sculpture" (New York: Grossman, 1967). Other writings include "Constantin Brancusi, 1876-1957" (New York: Guggenheim Foundation, 1969), "Brancusi: The Sculpture and the Drawings" (New York: Abrams, 1975) and "Brancusi: The Kiss" (New York: Harper, 1978).

Constantin Brancusi (1876-1957) was one of the most influential sculptors of the 20th century and an early pioneer of sculptural abstraction.

From the description of Sidney Geist/Constantin Brancusi papers, 1910-1968. (Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)). WorldCat record id: 122577865

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referencedIn Geist, Sidney : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Amateurism in art : panel discussion, [ca. 1960]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Ben Benn papers, 1905-1993 Archives of American Art
referencedIn Ruda, Edwin, 1922-. Edwin Ruda interview, 1988 Jan. 26. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Chelimsky, Oscar. Oral history interview with Oscar Chelimsky 1990 Aug. 28-Sept. 5. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Ribicoff, Belle Krasne, 1924-. Belle Krasne Ribicoff papers, 1942-circa 2010, bulk 1945-2004. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Geist, Sidney. Geist, Sidney : [photography bio file]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Robert Richenburg papers, circa 1910s-2008 Archives of American Art
referencedIn Tanager Gallery records, 1952-1979 Archives of American Art
creatorOf Geist, Sidney. Sidney Geist/Constantin Brancusi papers, 1910-1968. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn Belle Krasne Ribicoff papers, 1942-circa 2010, bulk 1945-2004 Archives of American Art
creatorOf Parsons, Anne Bowen. Anne Bowen Parsons collection of interviews on art, 1967-1968. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Enrico Donati letters received and manuscripts, 1943-1963 Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Ruda, Edwin, 1922-. Oral history interview with Edwin Ruda, 1988 Jan. 26. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Benn, Ben, 1884-. Ben Benn papers, 1905-1993. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Donati, Enrico, 1909-2008. Enrico Donati, letters received and manuscripts, 1943-1963. Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Chelimsky, Oscar. Oscar Chelimsky interviews, 1990 Aug. 28-Sept. 5. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Geist, Sidney. Sidney Geist papers, 1938-1994. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Sirugo, Sal, 1920-. Sal Sirugo papers, 1936-1976. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Geist, Sidney. [Sidney Geist] : artist file John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library, Ringling Museum Library
creatorOf Geist, Sidney. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1965. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Yaddo records, 1870-1980 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf GEIST, SIDNEY. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
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associatedWith Ben Benn person
associatedWith Benn, Ben, 1884- person
associatedWith Brancusi, Constantin, 1876-1957. person
associatedWith Chelimsky, Oscar. person
associatedWith Donati, Enrico, 1909-2008. person
associatedWith Krasne Ribicoff, Belle person
associatedWith Parsons, Anne Bowen person
associatedWith Ribicoff, Belle Krasne, 1924- person
associatedWith Richenburg, Robert person
associatedWith Ruda, Edwin, 1922- person
associatedWith Ruda, Edwin, 1922- person
associatedWith Sidney Geist, person
associatedWith Sirugo, Sal, 1920- person
associatedWith Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. corporateBody
associatedWith Tanager Gallery corporateBody
associatedWith The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Yaddo (Artist's colony) corporateBody
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New York (State)--New York
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Sculptors--Interviews
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Birth 1914-04-11

Death 2005-10-18

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Romanian; Moldavian; Moldovan

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