Mary Edmonia Lewis 

Have you ever heard of Mary Edmonia Lewis? You haven’t? Well, let me tell you a little about her. Mary Edmonia Lewis was the first woman of African American and Native American descent to achieve international fame and recognition as a sculptor in the world of fine arts. Edmonia’s father was Afro-Haitian and her mother was of Mississauga Ojibwe and African-American descent. Her artwork is known for incorporating cultural themes relating to Black and Indigenous people. What I liked the most about Edmonia Mary Lewis was her level of humility despite her widespread fame. Seeing how I appreciate fine art in addition to writing, I thought I’d share a little bit about her tonight. 

When you get a chance, check out some of her sculptures. They are amazing! 

Until next time… 

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2 thoughts on “Mary Edmonia Lewis ”

  1. I am familiar with Edmonia Lewis. This past February she was featured on Yahoo. I researched her, everything I could find on her. She lived at a time when men…white men dominated sculpting. Her being mixed black and American Indian did not have the amount of detractors in Europe that she had here. She was awesomely talented, as well as humble.

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