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Inge Hardison

 (born 1904)
Inge Hardison was active/lived in New York.  Inge Hardison is known for sculptor-black American portrait.

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Born in Portsmouth Virginia, Inge Hardison was raised near Boston and became a sculptor and painter, especially noted for her 'hall of fame' of Black Americans. She created this portrait sculpture gallery, which she called "Negro Giants in History". They are mantle-size busts in response to the omission of Black Americans in the national Hall of Fame in Washington DC. Of her project which included depictions of Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, and Phillis Wheatley, columnist Tony Brown wrote in 1987: "This woman's life has been dedicated to preserving our legacy. . . .She will keep the eternal flame of our struggle alive with her genius". (Reynolds 185).

Hardison was a student at the Art Students League in New York City and of Wil   ...  Displaying 750 of 1204 characters.

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"Giants in History." Six anodized plaster busts
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