Wilmer Angier Jennings
(1910 - 1990)
Wilmer Angier Jennings was active/lived in Rhode Island, Georgia. Wilmer Jennings is known for painting, printmaking, design, teaching, jewelry making.
Biography Wilmer Angier Jennings
Wilmer Jennings was one of many African-American artists who benefited from the printmaking programs offered by the WPA between 1935 and 1943. Through WPA programs established in urban community arts centers, black artists gained valuable technical and artistic experience as both teachers and students. Although there were relatively few black print makers during this period, the WPA program in particular was responsible for bringing into the world of printmaking many more African Americans than had been involved heretofore, many of whom went on to become the most important African-American artists of the twentieth century.
Wilmer Jennings, who worked for the WPA in both Atlanta and Providence in the mid-1930s, was most famous for hi
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