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Audio recording of Derek Webster speaking with Charles and Janice Rosenak

 Digital Record
Identifier: A0009_10_28a_Webster


  • circa 1988



The recording begins with Chuck and Jan Rosenak describing artist Derek Webster’s home, which they describe as a house that is “different from all of the other houses in the neighborhood.” When Webster agrees to sit down to speak with the Rosenaks, he discusses growing up in Honduras, immigrating to Chicago, finding a home, and starting a family. Webster’s daughter, Frida, can also be heard on the recording. Webster also talks at length about the inspiration behind his elaborate and colorful sculpture work.

Conditions Governing Access

The Charles B. and Janice M. Rosenak Collection is owned by the American Folk Art Museum. The collection is subject to all copyright laws, and is dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship.


1 file(s) ; Length: approx. 21 minutes

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The full transcript of this recording is available upon request.

Processing Information

This recording was digitized from tape cassette through a grant from the National Recording Preservation Foundation in 2020.

Repository Details

Part of the American Folk Art Museum Archives Repository

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