American Masters

Meta Warrick Fuller: Trailblazing African American Sculptor

Clip: 04/15/2020 | 11m 25s | Video has closed captioning.

Artist Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller moved to Paris from Philadelphia in 1899 to study sculpture, where she began creating her expressive and groundbreaking artwork, which celebrated African American heritage and cultural identity, and resisted stereotypical representations in her depictions of the black body. She was the first African American to be awarded a federal art commission.

Aired: 04/15/20

Rating: NR

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