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Oral history interview with James W. Washington Jr., 1965 October 13

Interviewee:
Washington, James W. (James Winston), 1909-2000
Interviewer:
Bestor, Dorothy K., 1913-
Subject:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 15 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformated in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 31 min.
Summary:
An interview of James W. Washington, Jr. conducted 1965 October 13, by Dorothy Bestor, for the Archives of American Art.
Washington discusses his participation in the Mississippi Art Project, the effect it had on his career, and government sponsorship of the arts in general. He recalls segregation in the Mississippi art world.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with James W. Washington Jr., 1965 October 13. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
James W. Washington Jr. (1911-2000) was a painter and sculptor from Seattle, Washington.
Provenance:
Conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
African American artists
Federal aid to the arts
Interviews
Painters
Painting, American
Sculptors
Sculpture, American
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11483
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213969
AAA_collcode_washin65
Theme:
African American
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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