Tovish, Harold, 1921-

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Harold Tovish (1921-2008) was a painter and sculptor from Brookline, Mass.

From the description of Oral history interview with Harold Tovish, 1974 Feb. 7-1977 Mar. 17 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 744434372

From the description of Oral history interview with Harold Tovish, 1974 Feb. 7-1977 Mar. 17 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80202711

Harold Tovish (1921-2008) was a sculptor in both Boston and Cambridge, Mass.

From the description of Oral history interview with Harold Tovish, 1997 Nov. 13-1998 Apr. 7 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83120546

Sculptor, printmaker, graphic artist; Boston, Mass.

Tovish was born in the Bronx to a poor Jewish immigrant family. As a result of his family becoming destitute after Tovish's father's death ca. 1929, he spent most of his childhood at the Hebrew Orphan asylum in Manhattan, where he studied sculpture under Andrew Berger. He worked on various WPA projects in the 1920s, studied sculpture with Oronzio Mandarelli at Columbia University (1940-1943), fought in Europe during WWII, and studied art in Paris under the GI Bill. Tovish married fellow student Marianna Packard Pineda in the late 1940s. After his noted teaching career began at the University of Minnesota (1951-1954), he again studied in Europe, and moved to Boston to teach at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 1957. He served as one of the first Fellows at the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at MIT, and later taught at Boston University (1971-1983). He exhibited widely, became active in anti-Vietnam War activities, and in the Boston Visual Artists Union.

From the description of Harold Tovish papers, [ca. 1942-1995]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81548769

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referencedIn Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962. Additional papers, 1870-1969. Houghton Library
creatorOf Tovish, Harold, 1921-. Oral history interview with Harold Tovish, 1997 Nov. 13-1998 Apr. 7 [sound recording]. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Simon, Sidney, 1917-1997. Sidney Simon papers, 1917-2000. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Tovish, Harold, 1921-. Harold Tovish papers, [ca. 1942-1995]. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Brunswick Village Improvement Association (Brunswick, Me.). Lower Mall Memorial Committee. Records, 1964-1972. Pejepscot Historical Society
creatorOf Tovish, Harold, 1921-. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
creatorOf Tovish, Harold, 1921-. Harold Tovish : artist file : study photographs and reproductions of works of art with accompanying documentation 1930?-1990 [graphic] [compiled by staff of The Museum of Modern Art, New York]. Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection
referencedIn Olsen, Tillie. Letters to Marianna and Harold Tovish, ca. 1968-1997. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Fortess, Karl E. (Karl Eugene), 1907-. Karl E. Fortess taped interviews with artists, [1963-1985]. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Tovish, Harold, 1921-. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Chandler, Dana, 1941-. Oral history interviews with Dana Chandler, 1993 Mar. 11 - May 5 [sound recording]. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Tovish, Harold, 1921-. Oral history interview with Harold Tovish, 1974 Feb. 7-1977 Mar. 17 [sound recording]. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Pineda, Marianna, 1925-. Marianna Pineda papers, 1943-1998 (bulk 1980-1995). Archives of American Art
referencedIn Swan, Barbara, 1922-. Barbara Swan papers, 1927-1992. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Tovish, Harold : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Paterson, Anthony R., 1934-. Anthony R. Paterson papers, 1968-1988. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Chandler, Dana, 1941-. Oral history interview with Dana Chandler, 1993 Mar. 11-May 5. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Tovish, Harold, 1921-. Oral history interview with Harold Tovish, 1974 Feb. 7-1977 Mar. 17 [sound recording]. Archives of American Art
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associatedWith Brown, Robert F., person
associatedWith Brunswick Village Improvement Association (Brunswick, Me.). Lower Mall Memorial Committee corporateBody
associatedWith Chandler, Dana, 1941- person
correspondedWith Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962 person
associatedWith Fortess, Karl E. (Karl Eugene), 1907- person
associatedWith Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Olsen, Tillie. person
associatedWith Paterson, Anthony R., 1934- person
associatedWith Pineda, Marianna, 1925- person
associatedWith Simon, Sidney, 1917-1997. person
associatedWith Swan, Barbara, 1922- person
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Massachusetts--Boston
Massachusetts--Boston
Massachusetts
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Art--Study and teaching
Sculptors
Painters--Interviews
Sculptors--Interviews
Sculpture, Modern--20th century
Art, American
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Birth 1921-07-31

Death 2008-01-04

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