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Mary Edmonia Lewis (ca. 1844–1907)

Naurice Frank Woods Jr. and George Dimock

in Race and Racism in Nineteenth-Century Art: The Ascendency of Robert Duncanson, Edward Bannister, and Edmonia Lewis

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781496834348
eISBN:
9781496834393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496834348.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Afro-Indian sculptor, Edmonia Lewis, exhibited a startling marble sculpture entitled The Death of Cleopatra at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition of 1876 to considerable attention from art ... More


Race and Racism in Nineteenth-Century Art: The Ascendency of Robert Duncanson, Edward Bannister, and Edmonia Lewis

Naurice Frank Woods Jr.

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781496834348
eISBN:
9781496834393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496834348.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Painters Robert Duncanson (ca. 1821–1872) and Edward Bannister (1828–1901) and sculptor Mary Edmonia Lewis (ca. 1844–1907) each became accomplished African American artists. But as emerging art ... More


Roman Studios: The Black Woman Artist in the Eternal City, from Edmonia Lewis to Carrie Mae Weems

Heidi Morse

in Classicisms in the Black Atlantic

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198814122
eISBN:
9780191851780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814122.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Roman residencies of two American artists, nineteenth-century sculptor Edmonia Lewis and contemporary photographer Carrie Mae Weems, illustrate the value of locating classical receptions in the ... More


American Masters Reclaimed

Naurice Frank Woods Jr. and George Dimock

in Race and Racism in Nineteenth-Century Art: The Ascendency of Robert Duncanson, Edward Bannister, and Edmonia Lewis

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781496834348
eISBN:
9781496834393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496834348.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

Robert Seldon Duncanson, Edward Mitchell Bannister, and Mary Edmonia Lewis were exceptions in an age of oppressive racism. In their pursuit of cultural equality, they refused to become victims of ... More


Comparative Anatomies: Re-Visions of Racial Science

Britt Rusert

in Fugitive Science: Empiricism and Freedom in Early African American Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479885688
eISBN:
9781479804702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479885688.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines how Black and Afro-Native ethnologies published in the 1830s and early 1840s resisted the racist visual cultures of comparative anatomy, including craniology and ethnology. The ... More


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