Contributors to this first book on the women artists of the harlem renaissance proclaim the legacy of edmonia lewis meta vaux warrick fuller augusta savage selma burke elizabeth prophet lois maillou jones elizabeth catlett and many other painters sculptors and printmakers. Jone johnson lewis has a master of divinity and is a humanist clergy member and certified transformational coach she has been involved in the womens movement since the late 1960s updated march 25 2017 below are women who played key roles in the harlem renaissance some are well known and . The harlem renaissance began around 1918 to 1920 and was an era of african american art the period was sparked by literary discussions in lower manhattan greenwich village and upper manhattan harlem and new york city. Women artists of the harlem renaissance dealt with issues that were unique to both their gender and their race they experienced racial prejudice which limited their ability to obtain training and to be taken seriously as working artists. Nearly forgotten are a few white women who also were part of the harlem renaissance as writers patrons supporters we know more about the black men like web du bois and white men like carl van vechten who supported black women artists of the time than about the white women who were also involved
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