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artist , museum director and educator

Sam Olkinetzky, Artist, retired museum director and educator. Recipient Governor's Art award, 1981. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945. Member Oklahoma Museums Association (president 1978-1979), International Council Museums, Mountain-Plains Museums Association, American Association Museums, Art Museum Association M C.

Background

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

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Brooklyn College, 1942;postgraduate, Institute Fine Arts, New York University, 1946-1947.

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

  • Other Work

    • 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

Served with United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945. Member Oklahoma Museums Association (president 1978-1979), International Council Museums, Mountain-Plains Museums Association, American Association Museums, Art Museum Association M C.

Connections

Married Sammie Lee Sturdevant, December 20, 1959. Children: Jov Shan, Tova Shana.

father:
Isidor Olkinetzky

mother:
Jennie Olkinetzky

spouse:
Sammie Lee Sturdevant

child:
Jov Shan Olkinetzky

child:
Tova Shana Olkinetzky