Meta-Vaux-Warrick-FullerMeta Vaux Warrick Fuller (June 9, 1877 – 18 March 1968) was an African-American sculptor, whose career lasted more than seventy years. Fuller is considered the leading woman artist of the Harlem Renaissance; although she both pre-dated and out-lived it. She was known as a multi-talented artist who wrote poetry, painted, and sculpted. Fuller created work with strong social commentary; depicting black figures before other Black artists embraced racial themes. Her sculptural works in bronze, clay, and plaster represented her comments on America’s racism and violence and the African-American experience.

Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller’s Sculptures

Images from left to right:
Talking Skull, 1937
Ethiopia Awakening, bronze sculpture, 1914
The Wretched, 1902
Silence and Repose, 1986
Mary Turner (A Silent Protest Against Mob Violence), 1919
The Water Boy, 1930
Untitled (Portrait of a young boy), 1930
Mother and Child, 1962
Emancipation, in plaster, 1913; in bronze, 1999

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