Discipline: Literature

Otto Zoff

Discipline: Literature
MacDowell fellowships: 1944, 1945
Otto Zoff (1890-1963) was an Austrian author, scriptwriter, dramaturge, journalist, and "all-round Bohemian." For reasons of politics and race he spent much of his life abroad, including almost 20 years as an immigrant in the U.S. During his lifetime he was noted, in particular, for his dramatic compositions and historical monographs, but 50 years after his death he had for most purposes fallen out of fashion.



Otto Zoff worked in the Star studio.

Funded by Alpha Chi Omega, a national fraternity founded in 1885, Star Studio — built in 1911–1912 — was the first studio given to the residency by an outside organization. To this day, Alpha Chi sorority pledges learn the story of Star Studio and its role in supporting American arts and letters. Beginning as a nicely proportioned…

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