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Oral history interview with Werner Drewes, 1975 February 19

Drewes, Werner, 1899-1985

Muralist, Painter, Printmaker


Collection Information

Size: 59 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 59 min.

Summary: An interview of Werner Drewes conducted 1975 February 19, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Werner Drewes (1899-1985) was a painter and printmaker from Reston, Virginia.


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.

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 Werner Drewes, 1975 February 19. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.