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ID: 500128440
 
Record Type: Person
Lewis, Edmonia (American sculptor, 1845-after 1911)

Note: Lewis was the first African-American sculptor and woman to receive international recognition. Her mother was a Chippewa Indian and her father a freeman of African descent. She studied liberal arts at Oberlin college before she moved to Boston. There she apprenticed with the sculptor Edward Brackett until she opened a studio of her own. She moved to Rome in 1865 for nine years and returned to the United States to critical acclaim.

Names:
Lewis, Edmonia (preferred,V,index)
Edmonia Lewis (V,display)
Lewis, Mary (V)
Lewis, Mary Edmonia (V)
Mary Edmonia Lewis (V)
Wildfire (V)
Lewis, Wildfire (U)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)
Native American
African-American
Ojibwa (Chippewa)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
sculptor

Gender: female

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Albany (Albany county, New York state, United States) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States) (inhabited place)
active:   Rome (Roma province, Lazio, Italy) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
student of ....  Brackett, Edward Augustus  
..................  (American sculptor and author, 1818-1908) [500006243]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Lewis, Edmonia (I)

Biographies:
(American sculptor, 1845-after 1911) ..... [VP Preferred]
(Native American artist, born 1845-1911) ..... [BVRL]
(American sculptor, 1845-1911) ..... [Grove Art]
(American sculptor, 1845-1900) ..... [BHA]

Sources and Contributors:
Edmonia Lewis ........ [VP]
............................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
............................  Lewis, African American Art and Artists (2003) 40
Lewis, Edmonia ........ [BHA Preferred, BVRL-UNM Preferred, Grove Art Preferred]
..............................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
..............................  Bunting Visual Resources Library, University of New Mexico (2000-)
..............................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
Lewis, Mary ........ [BVRL-UNM]
........................  Bunting Visual Resources Library, University of New Mexico (2000-)
Lewis, Mary Edmonia ........ [BVRL-UNM, Grove Art, VP]
.......................................  Bunting Visual Resources Library, University of New Mexico (2000-)
.......................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
.......................................  Lewis, African American Art and Artists (2003) 40
Lewis, Wildfire ........ [Grove Art]
................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
Mary Edmonia Lewis ........ [VP]
.....................................  Lewis, African American Art and Artists (2003) 40
Wildfire ........ [VP]
...................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) 21 January 2005

Subject: ........ [BHA, BVRL-UNM, Grove Art, VP]
....................  Bearden and Henderson. A History of African-American Artists from 1792 to the present (1993)
....................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
....................  Buick, The Ideal Works of Edmonia Lewis, American Art (1995)
....................  Bunting Visual Resources Library, University of New Mexico (2000-)
....................  Cederholm, Afro-American artists (1973)
....................  Collins, Women Artists in America (1980)
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 20 January 2005; 21 January 2005
....................  Lewis, African American Art and Artists (2003) 40-43; 40
....................  Locke, Negro in art (1940)
....................  Perry, Nineteenth-Century Afro-American Art (1976)
....................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Kunstler (1980-1986)
 
Note:
English .......... [BVRL-UNM, VP]
.......... Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 20 January 2005
.......... Lewis, African American Art and Artists (2003) 40-43
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