Tovish, Harold, 1921-Variant names
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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