Oral history interview with Walter Clemmons, 1990 July 26

Clemmons, Walter , b. 1956
Active in Philadelphia, Pa.

Size: Transcript: 65 pages

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 27 min.

Collection Summary: An interview of Walter Clemmons conducted 1990 July 26, by Jack Lindsey for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project.

Clemmons speaks about the development of his wire art beginning with his work as a child; individual pieces created throughout his career including subjects and their sources; technical issues such as materials and methods; and his exhibition history.

Biographical/Historical Note: Walter Clemmons (1956- ) is a sculptor from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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.

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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  • Transcript: microfilm reel 4777 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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