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Oral history interview with James W. Washington, Jr., 1987 June 29

view Oral history interview with James W. Washington, Jr., 1987 June 29 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Washington, James W. (James Winston), 1909-2000
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J., 1941-
Subject:
Graves, Morris
Tobey, Mark
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Washington (State)
Physical Description:
Transcript: 90 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 5 sound cassettes. Reformated in 2010 as 9 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 32 min.
Summary:
An interview of James W. Washington conducted 1987 June 29, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
Washington discusses his early life in the South; effects of discrimination and the formation of a world view; art as the embodiment of spiritual truth; concept of the Absolute in art; role of the imagination; discovering form in material as basis of sculpture; training and contacts in Seattle; Mark Tobey and Morris Graves; role of Mexico in his shift to sculpture; and philosophy and its realization in sculpture.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with James W. Washington, Jr., 1987 June 29. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art's website. Audio may be available by request pending review and approval by the Archives.
Funding:
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Biography Note:
James W. Washington (1911-2000) was a painter, sculptor of Seattle, Washington.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
African American artists
Interviews
Painters
Sculptors
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11439
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209413
AAA_collcode_washin87
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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