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Sam Olkinetzky

Sam Olkinetzky was museum director, artist, educator. Recipient Governor's Art award, 1981, St. Gaudens medal, Alexander medal, New York City. Member of Art Museum Association, American Association Museum, Mountain-Plains Museum Association, International Council Museum, Oklahoma Museum Association (president 1978-1979).

Background

  • Olkinetzky, Sam was born on November 22, 1919 in New York City. Son of Isidor and Jennie Olkinetzky.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Brooklyn College, 1942. Postgraduate, Institute Fine Arts, New York University, 1947.

    Career

    • Assistant professor art and humanities Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical University, Stillwater, 1947-1957. Visiting assistant professor art University Oklahoma, Norman, 1957-1958. Associate professor art Museum of Art, since 1959.

      Director Museum Art University Oklahoma, Norman, 1959-1983. Visiting professor art and humanities University Arkansas, Fayetteville, 1962—1963, Fayetteville, 1967—1968, Langston University, Oklahoma, 1969—1970. Art consultant Kerr-McGee Industries, Inc.

      Advisor State of Oklahoma Visual Arts. Member State Art Collection Committee, Norman Arts and Humanities Council. With United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945.

    Works

    • One-man shows include Arts Place II, Oklahoma Art Center, Firehouse Art Center, Norman, 1989, exhibitions include Museum Non-Objective Art, New York City, Museum Modern Art, 50-Year Retrospective Exhibition, 1942-1992, Norick Art Center, Oklahoma City, 1992, Represented in permanent collections Museum Art University Oklahoma, Philbrook Art Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma City Museum Art.

    Membership

    Member of Art Museum Association, American Association Museum, Mountain-Plains Museum Association, International Council Museum, Oklahoma Museum Association (president 1978-1979).

    Connections

    • Married Sammie Lee Sturdevant, December 20, 1959. Children: Jov Shan, Tova Shana.
    • father: Isidor Olkinetzky
    • mother: Jennie Olkinetzky
    • spouse: Sammie Lee Sturdevant
    • children: Jov Shan Olkinetzky
    • Tova Shana Olkinetzky
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    Born November 22, 1919
    Nationality
    • 1942
      Brooklyn College
    • 1947
      Institute Fine Arts
    • 1947 - 1957
      Assistant, professor art and humanities Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical University
      Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States
    • 1957 - 1958
      visiting assistant, professor art University Oklahoma
      Norman, Oklahoma, United States
    • 1959 - 1983
      director, Museum Art University Oklahoma
      Norman, Oklahoma, United States
    • 1959
      associate, professor art Museum of Art