Oral history interview with LeRoy Winbush, 1988 Nov. 5-11

Winbush, LeRoy , b. 1915 d. 2007
Designer
Active in Chicago, Ill.

Size: Sound recording: 3 sound cassettes
Transcript: 127 p.

Collection Summary: An interview of LeRoy Winbush conducted 1988 Nov. 5-11, by Frank DeBose, for the Archives of American Art African-American artists in Chicago oral history project (1988-1989).

Winbush speaks of his education and family life, working as a sign painter for Goldblatt Brothers department store, joining the Art Directors Club of Chicago, starting the design firm of Winbush and Associates, and his involvement with the South Side Community Art Center. He discusses racism and issues involving black artists. The interview concludes as he recalls his chairmanship of the 1959 International Design Conference.

Biographical/Historical Note: LeRoy Winbush (1915-2007) is a designer from Chicago, Ill.

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.

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.

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