Edmonia Lewis: Wildfire in Marble

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Traces the life of a sculptor who specialized in applying the Classical style to Native American, African, and African-American themes

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A committed artist and a complex personality born in 1844, Edmonia Lewis was the first African American artist to win international fame. Lewis's part-Chippewa heritage and upbringing instilled in her simple, spartan needs, and freed her to pursue her art--sculpture--in tough times (the late 19th century) and in challenging circumstances (as a lone African American woman in Europe). She gravely kept to her idealistic themes of religion and justice. And she had a knack for business--bartering tenaciously for the finest marble and winning commissions creatively.

Children, young adults and adults will be inspired by her life. Women and especially budding artists will take heart from her spirit and success. Many photographs of her work are included.

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Born in Brooklyn, New York, Rinna Evelyn Wolfe received a BBA degree from City College of New York, and a MA in Creative Arts from San Francisco State University. She was a chain store buyer in New York before beginning a teaching career in Berkeley, California. She taught African American history to teachers and children (grades 2-8). During her tenure Mr. Wolfe received a fellowship and several grants to enrich children's sense of history. In 1973 she traveled with 33 students, ages 9 to 11, to Ensenada, Mexico, in a yellow school bus--a trip planned by the children. Rinna Wolfe is the author of The Singing Pope, Charles Richard Drew, M.D., Mary McLeod Bethune and the Calvin Simmons Story.

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