Betye Saar

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Birthday
30, 1926
Birthplace
Los Angeles, CA
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
30, 1926 (age 91)
Birthplace
Los Angeles, CA

About

Assemblage artist who was best known for her controversial 1972 work "The Liberation of Aunt Jemima." A prominent figure in the black arts movement of the 1970s.

Before Fame

She studied design at the University of California-Los Angeles in the late 1940s. Her graduate studies took place at Pasadena City College, California State University, Long Beach, from 1958 until 1962.

Trivia

She received The Visual Artists Award from The Flintridge Foundation in 1997.

Family Life

Her father died suddenly in 1931. Her two children also became artists.

Associated With

She was inspired by the work of Joseph Cornell.

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