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Faith Ringgold

 (born 1930)
Faith Ringgold is active/lives in New York.  Faith Ringgold is known for African-American themed mixed-media sculpture.

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Faith Ringgold

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Dedicated to innovative art forms that express black cultural awareness, Faith Ringgold uses soft sculpture figures and painted hanging pieces in performance art. Her sculptures displayed together give the appearance of being African masks with much finished work of beading, stitchery, and fabrics.

She was born (1930) and raised in Harlem, New York, and married a jazz musician and raised two children.  She divorced, finished college, and earned a Master's Degree at City College of New York and there, influenced by Robert Gwathmey and Yasuo Kuniyoshi, decided to become a full-time artist.

Her first work were western themes, but she did not relate to this subject matter and turned to the civil rights and African themes, com  ...  Displaying 750 of 1656 characters.



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About  Faith Ringgold

Born:  1930 - Harlem, New York
Known for:  African-American themed mixed-media sculpture