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Tag Archives: artist

#5WomenArtists – Elizabeth Catlett

Mar

21

Elizabeth Catlett (1915 – 2012) was a teacher and a successful artist. She graduated cum laude from Howard University in 1935. Catlett had not originally planned on going to Howard because she won a scholarship to the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh. After the college found out she was black, however, the university denied her…

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#5WomenArtists: Marie-Victoire Lemoine – Portrait of a Youth in an Embroidered Vest

Mar

26

WRITTEN BY SASHA KUNTSEVICH, MARKETING INTERN Marie-Victoire Lemoine (1754-1820) was a French painter who was born in Paris. She led a surprisingly quiet life in one of history’s most violent and chaotic eras. She was brought up along with her three sisters, two of whom also became professional artists. Unlike her sisters, Lemoine never married, […]

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#5WomenArtists: Marie-Victoire Lemoine – Portrait of a Youth in an Embroidered Vest

Mar

09

Marie-Victoire Lemoine (1754-1820) was a French painter who was born in Paris. She led a surprisingly quiet life in one of history’s most violent and chaotic eras. She was brought up along with her three sisters, two of whom also became professional artists. Unlike her sisters, Lemoine never married, instead concentrating on her career and […]

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LIFT: OVERSTREET DUCASSE

Dec

13

Written by: Katie Dietzel, Public Relations Intern Overstreet Ducasse is a contributing artist for LIFT: Contemporary Expressions of the African American Experience which presents a modern response to Jacksonville’s African American heritage, using the lyrics to James Weldon Johnson and John Rosamond Johnson’s Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing as inspiration. Ducasse immigrated from Haiti when he […]

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James McBey: From Tragedy to Triumph

Dec

12

James McBey’s early years were filled with strife. Born on December 23, 1883, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, he was the illegitimate child of an absente father and an uncaring mother.

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Where Else Can I See the Work of the LIFT Artists?

Dec

06

The LIFT exhibition showcases the raw talent of local artists, but many of these artists are also involved in other projects in the community and around the state. Check out some of the good press they’ve been receiving!

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