Oral history interview with James W. Washington, Jr

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.washin87
Creators:
Washington, James W., 1911-2000
Karlstrom, Paul J.
Dates:
1987 June 29
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
90 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of James W. Washington conducted 1987 June 29, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
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.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
James W. Washington (1911-2000) was a painter, sculptor of Seattle, Washington.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art's website. Audio may be available by request pending review and approval by the Archives.
Author
Sponsor
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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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.

General
General
Originally recorded on 5 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 9 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 32 min.

Keywords
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African American artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Graves, Morris, 1910- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tobey, Mark Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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