Lewis, Edmonia, 1844-1907

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Mary Edmonia Lewis was an American sculptor who worked for most of her career in Rome, Italy. She is the first woman of African-American and Native American heritage to achieve international fame and recognition as a sculptor in the fine arts world.
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referencedIn Lewis, Edmonia, 1843 or 1845-? : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Primus, Nelson, 1842-1916. Correspondence, 1867. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Appleton, Nathan, 1843-1906. Letters received, ca. 1870-1883. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Barnes, Alfred C. Alfred C. Barnes European travel account, photographs, and commendation, 1861-1904 (bulk 1873). Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Lewis, Edmonia. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Harvard Art Museum. Exhibition Records, 1905-2008 Harvard Art Museums. Archives
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associatedWith Appleton, Nathan, 1843-1906. person
associatedWith Barnes, Alfred C. person
associatedWith Brackett, Edward Augustus, 1818-1908 person
associatedWith Brown, John, 1800-1859 person
associatedWith Chapman, Maria Weston, 1806-1885 person
associatedWith Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879 person
associatedWith Harvard Art Museum Archives corporateBody
associatedWith Langston, John Mercer, 1829-1897 person
sibling of Lewis, Samuel W., 1832-1896 person
associatedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 person
alumnusOrAlumnaOf New York Central College, McGraw. corporateBody
alumnusOrAlumnaOf Oberlin College corporateBody
associatedWith Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873 person
associatedWith Primus, Nelson, 1842-1916. person
associatedWith Shaw, Robert Gould, 1837-1863 person
associatedWith Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874 person
associatedWith Waterston, Anna Cabot Lowell Quincy, 1812-1899 person
associatedWith Whitney, Anne, 1821-1915 person
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Greenwich NY US
United States 00 US
London ENG GB


Birth 1844-07-04

Death 1907-09-17


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