Selma Burke, American sculptor, 1900-1995, in her studio. She was one of the few African-American women sculptors who achieved a high level of national recognition during her lifetime. She received national recognition for her relief portrait of Franklin Delano Roosevelt which was the model for his image on the dime. She was committed to teaching art to others, so she established the Selma Burke Art School in New York City and opened the Selma Burke Art Center in Pittsburgh, PA.
“Selma Burke’s commissioned sculpture of President Roosevelt is on every American dime!” Dorothy Brangman Selma Burke (1900-1995) African American sculptor and educator who founded two art schools. In 1940 she opened the Selma Burke School of Sculpture in New York City and the following year graduat...“Selma Burke’s commissioned sculpture of President Roosevelt is on every American dime!” Dorothy Brangman Selma Burke (1900-1995) African American sculptor and educator who founded two art…
Jacob Lawrence. "My belief is that it is most important for an artist to develop an approach and philosophy about life - if he has developed this philosophy, he does not put paint on canvas, he puts himself on canvas."
The world's most famous female aviator disappeared in 1937, as she attempted to become the first woman to fly around the world. With her navigator, Fred Noonan, her Lockheed Electra was last heard from about 100 miles from the tiny Pacific atoll, Howland Island, on July 2, 1937. President Roosevelt authorized an immediate search; no trace was ever found.
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Inge Ruth Hardison, American sculptor and photographer. Facebook, Black Art in America. http://www.freemaninstitute.com/ingebio.htm http://www.aaregistry.org/historic_events/view/inge-hardison-has-creative-soul