Printmaker, Textile designer
Active in Philadelphia, Pa.
Size: Transcript: 38 pages.
Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformated in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 4 min.
Collection Summary: An interview of Will Stokes conducted 1990 June 20, by Jack Lindsey, for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project.
Stokes speaks of his training in printmaking at the Brandywine Workshop and with Prints in Progress before joining the Fabric Workshop; the transition from working on paper to working on fabric; the development of his work; and some of the projects completed at the Fabric Workshop.
Biographical/Historical Note: Will Stokes is a textile designer and printmaker 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.