Interview with Dr. Stanley Czurles on the development of the Creative Education Program
Sister Martin Joseph Jones
Stanley Czurles was born September 14, 1908. He received his B.F.A in 1929 and his M.F.A in 1938 from Syracuse University. Mr. Czurles was awarded a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in 1942. Before coming to Buffalo, he was Art Instructor at the School Art League of Syracuse, NY and the Syracuse Boys’ Club, a docent at Museum of Fine Arts in Syracuse, a Crafts Instructor at Syracuse University, and an Arts Commentator for the Syracuse Journal American Newspaper.
Mr. Czurles came to the State Teachers College at Buffalo as an Art Instructor in 1931. In 1941, he was promoted to Assistant Professor of Art. In 1943, Dr. Czurles became Director of Visual Education (a post he held until 1946), he was also Director of the Art Education Division (1946-1969). He started the audio-visual education and the art education departments at the college. Dr. Stanley Czurles was the author of many articles, editorials, and informational material pertaining to art education. From 1966 to 1967 he was director of the Semester-in-Siena Italy program. Dr. Czurles helped found the N.Y. State Art Teachers Association. The Czurles-Nelson Gallery at the State University College at Buffalo was dedicated in 2009 in honor of him.
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"Interview with Dr. Stanley Czurles on the development of the Creative Education Program" (1977). SUNY Buffalo State Oral Histories, 1975-1995. Archives & Special Collections Department, E. H. Butler Library, SUNY Buffalo State.