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Local Artist James W. Washington JR. carved a unique path through our city

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Local Artist James W. Washington JR. carved a unique path through our city’s past

Unless you notice the unassuming sign in the front yard, you wouldn’t suspect that a small bungalow in the Central District was the longtime home and studio of a nationally celebrated African American sculptor. James W. Washington Jr. (1909–2000) settled in Seattle in 1944 and soon earned acclaim for his stone carvings (which the Seattle Art Museum, Oakland Art Museum and San Francisco Museum of Fine Art all exhibited in the 1950s). Learn more about this fascinating local legend by touring his home, studio and garden. Tue.–Fri., 11 a.m.–3 p.m., by appointment only. Free.

The Washington House, Studio & Garden, 1816 26th Ave.; 206.709.4241.

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