This artist was primarily known for her figure compositions and portraits, used color and gesture to transform her own life experiences into vibrant visual images. Born in Barbados, she came to the United States at the age of seven. Initially, her family resided in Saint Louis, but in 1926 they moved to New York, where she began her explorations in art. After attending high school in New York’s Harlem, she enrolled at Howard University in Washington, D.C., where she studied with painter Loïs Mailou Jones. 

In Harlem i studied painting and sculpture under the prominent artist and educator, Augusta Savage. In 1934, I joined a Works Progress Administration (WPA) Mural project, through which I met my future husband. This is my art and a pic of me so …

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