Emma Amos is active/lives in New York, New Jersey. Emma Amos is known for modernist imagery and portrait painting, printmaking.
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Emma Amos, born in 1938 in Atlanta, Georgia, reflects her African-American heritage through paintings, prints and weavings that explore political and social issues of Black life. Amos received a B.A. degree in 1958 from Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio; a B.F.A. degree in 1959 in England at the London Central School; and an M.A. degree in 1966 from New York University on New York City.
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In her own teaching career, Amos has taught at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, since 1980. Since 1987, she has also held a leadership position at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, in Maine.
Emma Amos's work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York City; Newark Museum, New Jersey; Minnesota Museum of Art, Minneapolis; Dade County Museum of Art, Miami, Florida; United States Embassy, London; and Skandinaviska Enskilda Bankn, Stockholm, Sweden.
Amos received a grant in 1983 from the National Endowment of the Arts, and one from the New York Foundation for the Arts in 1989.
The artist's one-person and group exhibitions include the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minnesota, 1968. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1984; National Urban League, New York City, 1980; Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York City, 1984; Galleri Oscar, Stockholm, Sweden, 1986; Museum of Modern Art, New York City, 1988-1991; Bronx Museum, New York City, 1991; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., 1991-1993; and Fukui Fine Arts Museum, Japan, 1993.
Jules and Nancy Heller, "North American Women Artist of the 20th Century"
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