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 Selma Hortense Burke  (1900 - 1995)

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Lived/Active: Pennsylvania/North Carolina      Known for: modernist nude figure sculpture, portraits, teaching

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Selma Burke, for whom the Selma Burke School of Sculpture in New York City and the Selma Burke Art Center in Pittsburgh are named, was a distinguished black-woman sculptor. She sculpted in brass, stone and wood, and her best subjects are nudes and historical figures. Selma Burke's most famous accomplishment is the portrait of Franklin Delano Roosevelt on the dime coin that is used today. She was also an influential teacher and moving force in the development of black art in America. Her work is (showing 500 of 6496 characters).



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