Edmonia Lewis

African American sculptor

Edmonia Lewis (c. July 4, 1844 – September 17, 1907) was an American sculptor.

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  • There is nothing so beautiful as the free forest. To catch a fish when you are hungry, cut the boughs of a tree, make a fire to roast it, and eat it in the open air, is the greatest of all luxuries. I would not stay a week pent up in cities, if it were not for my passion for art.

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