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 Nancy Elizabeth Prophet  (1890 - 1960)

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Lived/Active: Georgia/Rhode Island      Known for: carved wood portrait sculpture

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BIOGRAPHY for Nancy Prophet
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Birth
1890 (Warwick, Rhode Island)
 
Death
1960 (Providence, Rhode Island)

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Georgia/Rhode Island

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A hard-working sculptor who earned many prizes but never made much money, she was half African American and half Native American. At age twenty four, she enrolled in the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence and while a student, married Francis Ford, but they later divorced.

She studied sculpture but early on focused more on painting and drawing, especially portraiture, from which she tried unsuccessfully to make a living. Being black, she felt much discriminated against, particular (showing 500 of 2784 characters).



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