27. Faith Ringgold, her mother Willa Posey and
Faith's two daughters Michele and Barbara
took their first trip to Europe in 1961, to tour
the famous art museums.
Faith wrote, " somehow I felt that being in
Europe--where Picasso, Matisse, Monet
and other great painters had lived--would
lead me to the answer"
The the question was whether she could be
an artist or not.
28. The Sunflower
Quilting Bee at
Look carefully at the quilt.
Can you find Vincent Van Gogh?
29. Faith Ringgold's art sends a messages about
things that are important to African-American
Her images are enjoyable to many people
because of her use of bright-colored images
in quilts and dolls.
30. Le Cafe des Artistes
1994, Acrylic on canvas, tie-dyed, pieced fabric
36. Ringgold started her first mature
work in 1963, the American People
Ringgold said, "the idea was to make
a statement in my art about the Civil
Rights Movement and what was
happening to Black people in
America at the time.”