Oral History Interview with Jack Prip, January 3, 1997

Oral History Interview with Jack Prip, January 3, 1997

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This video is unedited raw footage intended for post production processing that did not come to fruition at the time of its creation. Digitized from original VHS.

In this film for the RISD Oral History Project, Professor John (Jack) Axel Prip (1923-2009) is interviewed by alumnus Jonathan Bonner, who studied with Prip and received his RISD Masters of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture in 1973. Professor Prip, who restarted the Jewelry and Metalsmithing Department, discusses his teaching and design experience prior to coming to RISD, the development of the Jewelry and Metals program, and various individuals associated with the School during his time at RISD (1960-1980). Directed by Frank Muhly.

Biographical/Historical Note

John (Jack) Axel Prip (1922-2009) was a fourth-generation metalsmith who restarted the Jewelry and Metalsmithing department at the Rhode Island School of Design where he taught from 1963-1981. Smith served an apprenticeship with master silversmith Evald Nielsen and graduated from the Copenhagen Technical College in 1942 before setting up the Metalsmithing department at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Prip also worked as an industrial designer for Reed & Barton Silver Company.

Prip is interviewed by Jonathan Bonner, RISD alumni who studied with Prip and received his MFA in Sculpture in 1973. The interview takes place on January 3, 1997. In the interview, Prip discusses his teaching and design experience prior to coming to RISD, the development of the Jewelry and Metals program, and various individuals associated with the School during his time at RISD. Directed by Frank Muhly.

Oral History Interview with Jack Prip, January 3, 1997

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Date of Interview

01/03/97

Interviewer

Jonathan Bonner

Interviewee

John (Jack) Prip

Department

Jewelry + Metalsmithing

Run Time

89 min.

Original Format(s)

VHS

Keywords

Jewelry + Metalsmithing, John (Jack) Prip, Jonathan Bonner, RISD Oral Histories, oral history, archives, interview, raw footage

Disciplines

Metal and Jewelry Arts