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dc.contributor.advisorConnelly, Frances S., 1953- , advisoren
dc.contributor.authorCrowe, Susan (Susan Elizabeth)en
dc.date.issued2011-01-20
dc.date.submitted2010 Fallen
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page, viewed on January 20, 2011.en
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Frances Connelly.en
dc.descriptionVita.en
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographic references (pages 53-58).en
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.)--Dept. of Art and Art History. University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2010.en
dc.description.abstractThis study considers the social and historical significance of the extant portrait busts sculpted by Edmonia Lewis. The Afro-Native American artist is best known for her thematic sculptures such as Forever Free (1867), Hagar (1875), and Death of Cleopatra (1876). The academic attention paid to these works obscures the fact that portrait busts account for over a third of her artistic output. Consequently, Lewis's portrait busts have not received a concentrated analysis. Who were the individuals portrayed? What were their relationships to the artist? Using Lewis's bust of James Peck Thomas (1874), her only existing portrait of an African-American patron as a case study, this study explores these two questions in depth. Drawing primarily from unpublished court documents, Thomas's autobiography as well as newspaper articles, this examination opens a unique window into the individual lives of Lewis's subjects, thereby expanding our knowledge of nineteenth-century American visual and cultural history.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsIntroduction -- James Peck Thomas -- Historical Analysis -- Appendixen
dc.format.extentvi, 60 pagesen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/9592
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Kansas Cityen
dc.subject.lcshLewis, Edmoniaen
dc.subject.lcshAfrican American sculptorsen
dc.subject.lcshArt, American -- Social aspects -- Historyen
dc.subject.lcshBustsen
dc.subject.lcshPortrait sculpture, American.en
dc.subject.otherThesis -- University of Missouri--Kansas City -- Art and art historyen
dc.titleVisual narratives and the portrait busts of Edmonia Lewisen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineArt Historyen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Kansas Cityen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en


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