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Wells, James Lesesne, 1902-1993  Search this
Powell, Richard J., 1953-  Search this
Reynolds, Jock  Search this
Sound recordings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
2 Items, sound cassettes; 30 Pages, Transcript
General Note:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 45 min.
Access Note / Rights:
This transcript is open for research. Access to the entire recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.
An interview with 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.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with James Lesesne Wells, 1989 November 16. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
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.
Language Note:
English .
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
African American printmakers  Search this
African American artists  Search this
African American art -- African influences  Search this
African American  Search this
Record number:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art