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Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller

(1877 – 1968)

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Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller is known for her realistic and intimate depictions of the African and African American experience. She started by creating portraits of friends, family and herself. Fuller eventually became the first Black woman to receive a federal commission for her art, when W.E.B. Du Bois hired her to create a series of pieces for world fairs.

In her later years, she focused on poetry, writing about the Civil Rights movement. No matter the medium, she always honored African heritage, while nodding to a hopeful future for African Americans in her work.


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