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Edmonia (Wildfire) Lewis, Artist | Sculptor

Her story told: Edmonia Lewis (1844-1907) was the first black visual artist to achieve broad, international recognition. She was a sculptor of African and American Indian descent. The New York Times wrote: ‘As an artist she transcended constraints, and as a woman of color, she confronted a society that wished to categorize her.’ For Edmonia who was a free woman of colour, it was a risk in itself to become an artists, and especially a Read more…