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Oral History Interview with Irene Miller Stein: 5 part series

Title:
Oral History Interview with Irene Miller Stein: 5 part series
Creator:
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Type:
Sound Recording
Description:
"Irene Stein (née Miller) talks about the Miller family in Denver, Colo. and her father Robert Lazar Miller. She gives extensive details about early life in Denver. She also discusses her life as an artist, media she worked with, and her husband Azriel Stein who founded Pencol Drug Store. Irene Miller (Mrs. Azriel) Stein was born in Denver, Colo. in 1894 and died in Aurora, Colorado in 2000 at the age of 106. Irene Stein was a professional artist well into her 90s. She worked in many different media and styles, from art-deco in the 1920s and 1930s to modern, abstract sculptures and computer generated art in the 1970s and 1980s. She attended the Art Institute of Chicago. She was the daughter of Anna and Robert Lazar Miller, both pioneers of Denver's Jewish community. In 1921 she married Azriel Stein, a Pittsburgh, Penn. native who moved to Denver at the age of 19. Azriel Stein founded, owned, and operated Pencol Drug Store on the corner of Pennsylvania Street and Colfax Avenue in Denver."