Lucy Hiller Cleveland
(1780 - 1866)
Lucy Hiller Cleveland was active/lived in Massachusetts. Lucy Cleveland is known for folk sculpture-genre vignettes.
Biography Lucy Hiller Cleveland
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 children's books between 1827 and 1842.
Born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1780, she was the daughter of Margaret Cleveland and Joseph Hiller, who was a clockmaker, watchmaker, silversmith, and engraver. Lucy was widowed after a year of marriage to Ca
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