Pride Project #7 – Edmonia Wildfire Lewis

Seated woman of Color, wrapped in shawl and 19th century clothes

Edmonia Wildfire Lewis was the first female artist of Native American and black heritage to be recognized in the art world. She often sculpted women of color whom she found heroic; they were often from the Bible. She became so well known that President Ulysses S. Grant commissioned her to sculpt his likeness.