Respondent
Caplan, Jerry
Interview Date
May 2, 1989
Abstract
Caplan, Jerry, an artist educated in Pittsburgh, served as a board member of the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts;
[T1S1] father's produce business; parents' birth in Russia and immigration to the Pittsburgh, PA; early life in the Hill District of the city; family's move to the Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh; education, Roosevelt School, Taylor Allderdice High School; his artistic education at the Carnegie Museum, Carnegie Mellon University and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh; views about Pittsburgh as a place for artists; names of instructors in art; board member, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts; marriage and birth of two sons; influences in his life; painting water colors in North Africa as a member of 84 Engineer Camouflage Battalion; his career as a teacher of art; changes at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts; a list of his works displayed throughout the city of Pittsburgh; his sculptures; discussion of his artistic style and his career as an artist; further discussion of his teaching career;
[T1S2] his work as a lamp designer; his showings around the city; names of his former students; his teaching of art criticism; hopes for the future; his interest in photography; discussion of his work in Raku, a kind of ceramics; his art collection.
Subjects
Artists; Arts; Hill District (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
City
Pittsburgh, PA
Profession
Artist/sculptor
Residence
Hill District; Squirrel Hill
Occupation (father)
Produce Business
Length (hours)
1
Interviewer1
Ripp, Marcia
Interviewer2
Coffey, Dr. Charles
Indexer
Samuels, S.
Collateral Materials
Box 100 FF 42
Identifier
ais196440.066
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh