Edmonia Lewis (1844-1907) - neoclassical sculpture, beautiful smooth marble

Bust of Dr. Dio Lewis, Edmonia Lewis Museum purchase with funds provided by the Eddie and Sylvia Brown Challenge Grant and matching funds, 2002

Mary Edmonia Lewis (ca. July 4, 1844–September 17, 1907) was the first African American and Native American woman to gain fame and recognition as a sculptor in the international fine arts world. She was of African American, Haitian and Ojibwe descent. This sculpture of white marble is "Death of Cleopatra.". It is in the Smithsonian.

The Life and Death of Edmonia Lewis, Spinster and Sculptor

Edmonia Lewis: "The Death of Cleopatra" Date Medium marble, Current location: Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Edmonia Lewis (1843-1911) was born in upstate New York in 1843 to a Chippewa Indian mother and African American father. Edmonia surpassed exorbitant odds to become the first African American, and Native American, female sculptor -- and was the first such artist to celebrate her racial identity.

Wildfire (aka Edmonia Lewis, aka Mary Edmonia Lewis) Edmonia Lewis was an accomplished Sculptor of Ojibwa/African American descent, reaching great success and traveling in Europe in the

Edmonia Lewis (ca. July 4, 1844–September 17, 1907) was an African/Native American sculptor (African, Ojibwe and Haitian) who worked for most of her career in Rome. Her heritage is African-American and Native American and she gained fame and recognition as a sculptor in the international fine arts world.

Mary Edmonia Lewis (ca. July 1845 – ca. was the African American & Native American woman to gain fame & recognition as a sculptor in the international fine arts world. She was of African American, Haitian & Ojibwe descent.

Carte-de-visite portrait of Edmonia Lewis (1845-1890), African American Sculptor. Lewis, the first famous American sculptor of African descent, had a Chippewa mother and a free black father. After being orphaned at age twelve, she was adopted by abolitionist parents and eventually developed into an accomplished Neo-classical sculptor. While in Rome, she worked and exhibited with the likes of Harriet Hosmer. #Victorian #women #artists

Carte-de-visite portrait of Edmonia Lewis African American Sculptor. She had a Chippewa mother and a free black father; orphaned at age twelve, she was adopted. She studied in Rome and worked and exhibited with Harriet Hosmer, and others.

BALTIMORE, MD.- The Walters Art Museum announces the discovery of a previously unknown photograph of Mary Edmonia Lewis (1844–1907), the first 19th-century African American sculptor to receive international recognition. Prior to this discovery, there existedBALTIMORE, MD.- The Walters Art Museum announces the discovery of a previously unknown photograph of Mary Edmonia Lewis (1844–1907), the first 19th-century African American sculptor to receive international recognition. Prior to this…

- The Walters Art Museum announces the discovery of a previously unknown photograph of Mary Edmonia Lewis the first.

Rising Above Prejudice – Sculptor Edmonia Lewis – By Pat Knepley The Old Schoolhouse Magazine - January 2014 - Page 124

Rising Above Prejudice – Sculptor Edmonia Lewis – By Pat Knepley The Old Schoolhouse Magazine - January 2014 - Page 124

EDMONIA LEWIS, FIRST INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED AFRICAN AMERICAN SCULPTOR BORN January 1, 1840 - July 4, 1907 (67)

Edmonia Lewis, First Internationally Acclaimed African American Sculptor Born

The first professional African-American and Native-American sculptor,  Edmonia Lewis earned critical praise for work that explored religious  and classical themes.

The first professional African-American and Native-American sculptor, Edmonia Lewis earned critical praise for work that explored religious and classical themes.

The Death of Cleopatra, by Edmonia Lewis, detail, marble, 1876, collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum - Wikipedia

Women artists - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Edmonia Lewis, The Death of Cleopatra detail, marble, Smithsonian American Art Museum

"Edmonia Lewis was the first African American artist to earn international fame for her artwork. She earned a living as a sculptor and portraitist and was famous for several of her works, including a bust of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw of which she sold over 100 plaster copies."

Kirsten Buick - Child of the Fire: Mary Edmonia Lewis and the Problem of Art History’s Black and Indian Subject

Edmonia Lewis Famous Art Works | EDMONIA LEWIS

Lewis, Edmonia: Hagar [credit: Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D./Art Resource, New York]

A profile of Edmonia Lewis, African American and Native American female sculptor, whose work became popular again in the late 20th century.

Sculptor Edmonia Lewis, Native American & African American Artist

Sculptor Edmonia Lewis, Native American & African American Artist: Edmonia Lewis: detail from Wildfire by America Meredith

The grave of Edmonia Lewis. Photo credit: Marilyn Richardson

The Life and Death of Edmonia Lewis, Spinster and Sculptor

The Life and Death of Edmonia Lewis, Spinster and Sculptor - The Toast

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