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Oral history interview with James Lesesne Wells, 1989 November 16

view Oral history interview with James Lesesne Wells, 1989 November 16 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Wells, James Lesesne, 1902-1993
Interviewer:
Reynolds, Jock
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
2 sound cassettes
General Note:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformated in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 45 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Use requires an appointment.
Summary:
An interview of James Lesesne Wells conducted 1989 November 16, by Jock Reynolds and Richard Powell, for the Archives of American Art. Wells speaks of his early childhood in Atlanta, Georgia and Florida; his education; his interest in drawing; symbolic storytelling; mythological subject matter; and African influence.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with James Lesesne Wells, 1989 November 16. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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 Lesesne Wells (1902-1993) was a printmaker from Washington, D.C.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art 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
Printmakers
Prints
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11464
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212780
AAA_collcode_wells89
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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