The Story of Godmother of African American Art

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Samella Sanders Lewis was an African American visual artist, printmaker & art historian

She was the Godmother for African American art

She was born on 27 February, 1923 in New Orleans, Louisiana

Establishment of art gallery and museum for American-african artists is one of her great accomplishment

In 1951, she completed her master in cultural anthropology & doctorate in art history at the Ohio State University

She was too awarded with the Distinguished Artist Award for lifetime achievement

On May 27, 2022 at the age of 99 she took her last breath

One of Her famous quotes is “Art is not a luxury as many people think – it is a necessity.  It documents history – it helps educate people and stores knowledge for generations to come.”

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