Discipline: Visual Art

Faith Ringgold

Discipline: Visual Art
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 1982

Faith Ringgold was born in New York City in 1930. While working as an art teacher in public schools, she began a series of paintings called American People, which portrayed the civil rights movement from a female perspective. In the 1970s, she created African-style masks, painted political posters and actively sought the racial integration of the New York art world. During the 1980s, she began a series of quilts that are among her best-known works, and she later embarked on a successful career as a children's book author and illustrator.

Portrait source: theguardian.com

Studios

New Hampshire

Faith Ringgold worked in the New Hampshire studio.

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