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150 Years of Print Collecting at the Smithsonian



James Lesesne Wells, 1902-1993
Adam and Eve
Wood engraving, 1961
Museum purchase, 1961

Kainen valued the work of Wells, a Washington printmaker who taught at Howard University for many years, and featured his prints in special exhibitions in 1948 and 1961.


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