(1887 - 1948)
Laura Wheeler Waring was active/lived in Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut. Laura Waring is known for portrait-Black American, still life.
Biography Laura Waring
In a time when African-American women were a silent force in American arts, Laura Wheeler Waring stepped out from the pew at her father's Hartford church and quietly set standards for dignity in portraiture. Of her work, it was written: "Her portraits from the 1920s extend the bravura brush strokes and haughty poses of American painter John Singer Sargent using African-American subjects". (Taha) Her subjects included historian W.E.B. DuBois and artist Alma Thomas.
In an era when few African-American women attended school, Waring finished high school and college, and traveled extensively in Europe, although that was not a comfortable time for black women to be traveling in Europe.
She returned to America to start an arts depar
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