Category Archives: Edmonia Lewis

Edmonia Lives! New York Times Obit

Always nice to be quoted in the Times:

Edmonia Lewis Grave Marker

A new article about Lewis, some of my research, and the grave marker installed by Bobbi Reno.

 

https://hyperallergic.com/434881/edmonia-lewis-grave/

New Edmonia Lewis Video

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It was a real pleasure to be a part of this project by the brilliant cinematographer

Roberto Mighty.

http://mountauburn.org/2017/edmonia-lewis

Edmonia Lewis Google Doodle Of The Day! How About That?!


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http://time.com/4656108/google-doodle-sculptor-edmonia-lewis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+time%2Ftopstories+%28TIME%3A+Top+Stories%29&utm_content=FaceBook

Wendell Phillips Born On This Day 1811

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Relief bust of Wendell Phillips by Edmonia Lewis. The original dates from c. 1864. This signed and dated version was carved in Rome in 1871.

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SeeĀ @wcaleb on Twitter for an excellent selection of excerpts from Phillips’ writings including this passage.

A Bust Of John Brown Recovered

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A nice account of the recovery and history of this important marble bust of John Brown by the New England sculptor Edward (sometimes identified as Edwin) Brackett. He was Edmonia Lewis’s teacher in Boston. His influence on her work is particularly notable in her own heroic busts of figures such as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, among others.

New Edmonia Lewis Article!

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Really nice piece on Edmonia Lewis (even if I’m not totally objective, of course). Talia Lavin writes so beautifully, and she packs a great amount of information into the article

http://the-toast.net/2015/11/02/the-life-and-death-of-edmonia-lewis/

EXCITING EDMONIA LEWIS DISCOVERY

An important discovery has been made of a Bust of Christ by the Afro-Indian sculptor Edmonia Lewis (1842-1907). It is in a collection in Scotland for which she also created a Madonna and Child With Angels.

A work by her of this name was auctioned in London in the latter part of the 19th-century, but with no illustration and little other information.

For a quick intro to Lewis, her life and career, Google “Marilyn Richardson” “Edmonia Lewis” both in quotes.