Oral history interview with Franklin Watkins, 1971 August 18

Watkins, Franklin Chenault , b. 1894 d. 1972
Painter, Muralist, Printmaker, Illustrator
Active in Philadelphia, Pa.

Size: Transcript: 57 pages

Format: Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformated in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 26 min.

Collection Summary: An interview of Franklin Watkins conducted 1971 August 18, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note: Franklin Watkins (1894-1972) was a painter from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

These interviews are 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.

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Interview Transcript

This transcript is in the public domain and may be used without permission. Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Franklin Watkins, 1971 August 18, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Note: This typewritten transcript was scanned and run through optical character recognition software (OCR). However, the resulting OCR text has not been reviewed or edited for accuracy.



This transcript is in the public domain and may be used without permission. Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Franklin Watkins, 1971 August 18, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.