Carol A. Wells is an art historian, curator, and founding director of the Center for the Study of Political Graphics (CSPG), an educational and research archive with more than 80,000 domestic and international social movement posters from the 19th century to the present. Wells has produced more than 75 poster exhibitions which have travelled to over 300 venues throughout the U.S. and internationally. Her articles on political graphics have appeared in numerous publications and catalogues, including Peace Press Graphics 1967-1967: Art in the Pursuit of Social Change, which Wells co-edited as part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time Initiative. In 2010, Wells received the first Wally Marks Pursuit of Change Award from FACTS (Families to Amend California’s Three Strikes), and in 2011, she received the Avery Clayton Spirit Award from L.A. as Subject.
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