Image detail for -Edmonia Lewis: The Death of Cleopatra , 1876
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.
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
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.
Augusta Savage (Feb 1892 – March was an African-American sculptor associated with the Harlem Renaissance. She was also a teacher and her studio was important to the careers of a rising generation of artists who would become nationally known.
Black HerStory Month: Mary Edmonia Lewis
Edmonia Lewis, Forever Free, Marble, c.
Hagar by Edmonia Lewis / American Art
Rising Above Prejudice – Sculptor Edmonia Lewis – By Pat Knepley The Old Schoolhouse Magazine - January 2014 - Page 124
Sculptor& Death Unearthed: Edmonia Lewis Died in 1907 .
Edmonia Lewis - The Marriage of Hiawatha, 1872
The Death of Cleopatra [Edmonia Lewis]
Mary Edmonia Lewis - Sculpture of The Death of Cleopatra.
Edmonia Lewis, an African American sculptress, carved Cleopatra at a time when the Egyptian queen was associated with her African heritage," shortly before or during the American Civil War.
Edmonia Lewis from the series "The History of Art"
As we celebrate Black History Month in February, it is important to recognize the vast contributions of African American artists to our culture. There is one artist in particular who had the odds stacked against her in so many ways, yet made an impact in American art that cannot be denied. Mary Edmonia Lewis was born in 1844 in upstate New York near the Canadian border. Her father was a Haitian of African descent and her mother was from the Ojibwa (Chippewa) Indian tribe. Edmonia was…
African American Artist, American Artists, Cemetery Art, Edmonia Lewis, Auburn, Massachusetts, Cambridge