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 Lucy Hiller Cleveland  (1780 - 1866)

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Lived/Active: Massachusetts      Known for: folk sculpture-genre vignettes

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BIOGRAPHY for Lucy Cleveland
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1780 (Salem, Massachusetts)
 
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1866 (Salem, Massachusetts)

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Massachusetts

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A significant folk artist in antebellum America, Lucy Cleveland created scenes of early American life with folk figures, often made from rags with additives such as human hair, glass, paper, and metal and colored with watercolor paints. She also embellished them with beadwork and leather. Her themes were abolition of slavery, temperance, and social benevolence, and quite often her pieces had a witty tone.

In addition to these folk figures, she wrote and illustrated more than a dozen child (showing 500 of 1194 characters).



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