Native Women Rock

Edmonia Lewis (1844-1907)
Edmonia Lewis was a sculptor of African-American, Haitian, and Ojibwe descent who achieved fame for her use of the neoclassical style to depict subjects significant to her heritage. She was wildly successful during her lifetime and was even asked by former president Ulysses S. Grant to do his portrait in 1877. Some of her most famous pieces include Forever Free, Hagar, and Old Arrowmaker and His Daughter.

Edmonia Lewis (1844-1907)

Edmonia Lewis was a sculptor of African-American, Haitian, and Ojibwe descent who achieved fame for her use of the neoclassical style to depict subjects significant to her heritage. She was wildly successful during her lifetime and was even asked by former president Ulysses S. Grant to do his portrait in 1877. Some of her most famous pieces include Forever Free, Hagar, and Old Arrowmaker and His Daughter.