Innovating a Legacy

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This body of work celebrates four African American women innovators from the early twentieth century. It includes a portrait of each woman in the act of inventing and bordered by decorations taken from their patents. Reliable photographs of these women are often not available, as their stories were thought to be less important and not documented thoroughly. This series of mini-installations does its best with the information available to celebrate their accomplishments and present an artistic document of their lives. Their stories have not ended here, but are a living history that thrives from our interest and determination in sharing their important legacies.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 0.75 inches
  • Medium: Oil Paint
  • Width: 24 inches (each painting)
  • Year created: 2018
  • Height: 48 inches (each painting)