Fuller, Meta Warrick, 1877-1968

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From the description of Meta Warrick Fuller papers, 1938-1950. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70984149

Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller was a productive sculptor for over seventy years whose work may be divided into distinct phases. Early works beginning in the 1890's dealt with the grotesque followed by her growing interest in African-American themes and more realism. Later she focused on religious subjects. Portraiture and mythological figures were also the subject of many of her works.

Born in Philadelphia to a middle class family, Fuller showed an early interest in the performing and fine arts, and won a scholarship to J. Liberty Tadd's Industrial Art School (now Philadelphia College of Industrial Art). She received a postgraduate scholarship to specialize in sculpture and in 1899 arrived in Paris to begin three years of study. During her final year in Paris, she met the great sculptor Auguste Rodin, who was impressed with her work and often critiqued it. A 1910 fire at her studio destroyed almost all her early work, and she later opened another studio in Massachussets. Fuller received many diverse commissions over the years, exhibited regularly, and also guided young artists. She was married to Solomon Carter Fuller, Liberian born and American educated neuropathologist and psychiatrist.

From the description of Meta Warrick Fuller papers, 1864-1990. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122615642

Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller was a productive sculptor for over seventy years whose work may be divided into distinct phases. Early works beginning in the 1890's dealt with the grotesque followed by her growing interest in African-American themes and more realism. Later she focused on religious subjects. Portraiture and mythological figures were also the subject of many of her works.

Born in Philadelphia to a middle class family, Fuller showed an early interest in the performing and fine arts, and won a scholarship to J. Liberty Tadd's Industrial Art School (now Philadelphia College of Industrial Art). She received a postgraduate scholarship to specialize in sculpture and in 1899 arrived in Paris to begin three years of study. During her final year in Paris, she met the great sculptor Auguste Rodin, who was impressed with her work and often critiqued it. A 1910 fire at her studio destroyed almost all her early work, and she later opened another studio in Massachussets. Fuller received many diverse commissions over the years, exhibited regularly, and also guided young artists. She was married to Solomon Carter Fuller, Liberian born and American educated neuropathologist and psychiatrist.

From the guide to the Meta Warrick Fuller papers, 1864-1990, (The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.)

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creatorOf Meta Warrick Fuller papers, 1864-1990 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
referencedIn Murray, Freeman Henry Morris, 1859-1950. Freeman Murray papers, 1883-1916. Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University
referencedIn Trent family. Lloyd A. Trent, Jr. family papers, 1850-1996. University of Massachusetts Amherst, W.E.B. Du Bois Library
referencedIn Jones, Lois Mailou. Lois Mailou Jones papers, 1920-1998. Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University
referencedIn Dannett, Sylvia G. L., 1909-. Sylvia G.L. Dannett papers, 1900-1965. Livingstone College, Andrew Carnegie Library
referencedIn Harmon Foundation Collection. 1922 - 1967. Artworks by Negro Artists. 1922 - 1967. quot;Dark Heroquot;
creatorOf Harmon Foundation Collection. 1922 - 1967. Artworks by Negro Artists. 1922 - 1967. quot;The Talking Skullquot;
creatorOf Harmon Foundation Collection. 1922 - 1967. Artworks by Negro Artists. 1922 - 1967. quot;Dark Heroquot;
referencedIn Harmon Foundation Collection. 1922 - 1967. Artworks by Negro Artists. 1922 - 1967. quot;The Talking Skullquot;
referencedIn Newark Museum. Curatorial records of Against the Odds: African American Artists and the Harmon foundation, exhibition, 1926-1990 and undated. Newark Museum
creatorOf Fuller, Meta Warrick, 1877-1968. Meta Warrick Fuller papers, 1938-1950. Library of Congress
referencedIn Warrick, Meta Vaux : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Lloyd A. Trent, Jr. Family Papers MS 373., 1850-1996 Special Collections and University Archives, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst
referencedIn Lloyd A. Trent, Jr. Family Papers MS 373., 1850-1996 Special Collections and University Archives, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst
creatorOf Fuller, Meta Warrick, 1877-1968. Correspondence with Marian Anderson, 1942. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Fuller, Meta Warrick, 1877-1968. Meta Warrick Fuller papers, 1864-1990. New York Public Library System, NYPL
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correspondedWith Dannett, Sylvia G. L., 1909- person
associatedWith Fuller, Solomon Carter. person
associatedWith Fuller, Solomon C. (Solomon Carter), 1872-1953. person
associatedWith Jones, Lois Mailou. person
associatedWith Murray, Freeman Henry Morris, 1859-1950. person
associatedWith Newark Museum. corporateBody
associatedWith Trent family family
associatedWith Trent family family
associatedWith Trent family. family
associatedWith Warrick, William Henry person
associatedWith Warrick, William Henry. person
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Birth 1877-06-09

Death 1968-03-18

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