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Bolislav Manikowski Drawings and Artwork

Identifier: MS-0207

Scope and Contents

Bolislav Manikowski was a designer for Steuben Glass for many years. His drawings and artwork are divided into five series:

(1) Design Drawings, 1930-1936, Undated

(2) Blueprints, 1935, Undated

(3) Sketches, Circa 1930

(4) Other Artists' Work, 1917, 1932, Undated

(5) Miscellaneous, 1938-1951


  • 1917-1951


Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for public research. Researchers must make an appointment to view this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical / Historical

Bolislav "Boles" Manikowski was born in 1892 in Kempen, Germany to Bolislav Sr. (1863-1919) and Valeria Olkisines Manikowski (1860-1912). Manikowski emigrated to New York in 1908. He was hired at the Steuben Glass Works by Frederick Carder in 1917, and continued under his direction until 1932, when Carder was promoted to Art Director of Corning Glass Works. In 1924, he married Helen Gertrude Shea (1889-1968) in Corning, New York. Shifting his styles periodically due to the demands of upper management, Manikowski designed many kinds of glassware during his career, also worked as an etcher, and painted during his off-hours. Manikowski died in 1962, and was buried at St. Mary's Orthodox Cemetery, in South Corning, New York.


12.5 Linear Feet (1 Hollinger box and 7 flat boxes)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Becky and John Stranges in 2014. Acc. 2014.005

Processing Information

Processed by Hannah D. Cox in 2018.

Bolislav Manikowski Drawings and Artwork, 1917-1951
A Guide to the Collection
Hannah D. Cox
August 1, 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the The Rakow Research Library Manuscript Collection Repository

The Rakow Research Library
The Corning Museum of Glass
Five Museum Way
Corning NY 14830 USA