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Oral history interview with Lester Johnson, 1976 Nov. 1-18

Johnson, Lester Frederick, 1919-2010

Painter, Educator


Collection Information

Size: Sound recording: 3 Sound tape reels, 5 in.; 147 Pages, Transcript

Summary: An interview of Les Johnson conducted 1976 Nov. 1-18, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Lester Johnson (1919-2010) was a painter and educator from New Haven, Conn.


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.

Language Note

English .


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.

How to Use This Collection

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Lester Johnson, 1976 Nov. 1-18. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.