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ID: 500077398
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500077398

 

Record Type: Person
Geist, Sidney (American sculptor and author, 1914-2005)

Note: Sculptor, teacher and writer born 11 April 1914, died 18 October 2005. Geist was an authority on Constantin Brancusi. His own work was usually of hand-carved wood painted in vivid colors. His major scholarly work, "Brancusi: A Study of the Sculpture" was published in 1968, though he wrote other books on Brancusi including a catalogue raisonné. From 1938 to 1940 he worked as a sculptor on the New Jersey Federal Arts Project of the Works Progress Administration. He was a private in the U.S. Army 1944-1945, and a student at the Art Students League, NY, 1945-1947. He held many teaching posts from the 1950s; at Vassar, University of California, Berkeley, and Pratt Institute. He published critical writing in various periodicals including Art Digest, Arts, Artforum, and The New Criterion. In 1964 he helped found the New York Studio School.
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Names:
Geist, Sidney (preferred,V,index,LCO)
Sidney Geist (V,display)
Gage, Otis (V)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
sculptor
teacher
author
writer
critic

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Paterson (Passaic county, New Jersey, United States) (inhabited place)
Died:  Manhattan (New York City, New York state, United States) (borough)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
apprentice of ....  Fiene, Paul  1931-1937
........................  (American sculptor and painter, 1899-1949) [500093208]
student of ....  Zadkine, Ossip  
..................  (French sculptor, 1890-1967) [500007328]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Geist, Sidney (I)

Biographies:
(American sculptor and author, 1914-2005) ..... [VP Preferred]
(American sculptor, author, b.1914) ..... [BHA]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Gage, Otis ........ [VP]
......................  Glueck, Geist, New York Times (2005) accessed 25 October 2005
Geist, Sidney ........ [BHA Preferred, VP Preferred]
............................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
............................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) n 50018265; accessed 25 October 2005
Sidney Geist ........ [VP]
..........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

Subject: ........ [BHA, Gallery Systems, VP]
....................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n50018265
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Glueck, Geist, New York Times (2005) accessed 25 October 2005
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n50018265
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) n 50018265; accessed 25 October 2005
....................  National Union Catalog (1970-)
....................  Who's Who in American Art (1936-)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Glueck, Geist, New York Times (2005) accessed 25 October 2005
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