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Oral history interview with Will Stokes, 1990 June 20

Stokes, Will

Printmaker, Textile designer


Collection Information

Size: 38 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 4 min.

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.

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 Will Stokes, 1990 June 20. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.