Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller (1877-1968) was an African-American artist, talented in multiple media: she primarily worked in sculptures (or at least is best remembered for those), but also painted and wrote poetry. After graduating from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, she studied for a few years in Paris, attending the Académie Colarossi & École des Beaux-Arts.
While in Paris she got to visit the studio of Auguste Rodin, and brought one of her works with the hope of becoming his student. Though she didn’t become an official student because Rodin already had too many, he did work with and mentor her. In Paris she also met W. E. B. DuBois, who encouraged her to use African and African-American themes in her works, and would later commission sculptures from her, or encourage others to do so.
The above are two of her more famous sculptures: Ethiopia Awakening, and Talking Skull. The latter draws on African(-American) folktales of a man who encounters a talking skull.
Ethiopia Awakening. Bronze sculpture. 1914/1921 (plaster completed in 1914; bronze completed in 1921). Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library, New York, NY
Talking Skull. Bronze sculpture. 1937. Museum of Afro-American History, Boston, MA
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