Oral history interview with Wesley C. Wehr

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.wehr83
Creators:
Wehr, Wesley, 1929-2004
Kingsbury, Martha, 1941-
Dates:
1983 May 26-September 22
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
109 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Wesley C. Wehr conducted 1983 May 26 - September 22, by Martha Kingsbury, for the Archives of American Art's Northwest Oral History Project in Seattle, Washington.
Scope and Contents
Wehr speaks of meeting the artists Morris Graves and Mark Tobey, their fame, their personalities and his relationship with them; his own background and education in music, poetry, paleobotany, and painting; the Seattle art scene and changes in it during the 1960s; and important Seattle collectors.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Wesley C. Wehr (1929-2004) is a painter and writer from Seattle, Washington.

Administration
Existence and Location of Originals
Transcript also available at the University of Washington, Manuscripts Collection, and at the Oregon Historical Society.
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' Northwest Oral History Project, begun in 1982 to document the Northwest artistic community through interviews with painters, sculptors, craftsmen, educators, curators, and others, in Oregon, Washington and Montana.

General
General
Originally recorded on 8 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 13 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hr., 4 min.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Washington (State) -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Washington (State) -- Seattle Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists -- Northwestern States -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, Modern -- Northwestern States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, American -- Northwestern States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type 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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