Edmonia Lewis

Edmonia Lewis
1845 - 1907

Edmonia Lewis  American Artist


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American Artist Edmonia Lewis was born Mary Edmonia Lewis on 4th July, 1845 in Albany, NY and passed away on 17th Sep 1907 aged 62. She is most remembered for Sculpture Forever Free, 1867, Hagar, 1875, Old Arrow-Maker and his Daughter, 1866. Her zodiac sign is Cancer.

Edmonia Lewis is a member of the following lists: Black Native Americans, Artists from Albany, New York and Native American women artists.


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First Name Edmonia
Last Name Lewis
Full Name at Birth Mary Edmonia Lewis
Alternative Name Wildflower
Age 62 (age at death) years
Birthday 4th July, 1845
Birthplace Albany, NY
Died 17th September, 1907
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Religion Roman Catholic
Ethnicity Multiracial
Nationality American
University Oberlin Preparatory College, OH
Occupation Artist
Claim to Fame Sculpture Forever Free, 1867, Hagar, 1875, Old Arrow-Maker and his Daughter, 1866

Mary Edmonia Lewis (ca. July 4, 1844 – September 17, 1907) an American sculptor who worked for most of her career in Rome. She is the first woman of African-American and Native American heritage to achieve international fame and recognition as a sculptor in the fine arts world. Her work is known for incorporating themes relating to black and American Indian people into Neoclassical style sculpture. By the end of the 19th century, she was the only black woman who had participated in and been recognized to any degree by the American artistic mainstream. She emerged during the crisis-filled days of the Civil War. In 2002, the scholar Molefi Kete Asante listed Edmonia Lewis on his list of 100 Greatest African Americans.

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