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 Laura Wheeler Waring  (1887 - 1948)

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Lived/Active: Pennsylvania/New York/Connecticut      Known for: portrait-Black American, still life

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Laura Wheeler Waring
from Auction House Records.
Still Life of Mixed Flowers
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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.

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