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dc.contributor.advisorConnelly, Frances S., 1953- , advisoreng
dc.contributor.authorCrowe, Susan (Susan Elizabeth)eng
dc.date.issued2011-01-20eng
dc.date.submitted2010 Falleng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page, viewed on January 20, 2011.eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Frances Connelly.eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographic references (pages 53-58).eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.)--Dept. of Art and Art History. University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2010.eng
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 Drawing primarily from unpublished court documents, Thomas's autobiography as well as newspaper articles, this examination opens a unique window into the individual lives of Lewis's subjects,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.eng
dc.description.tableofcontentsIntroduction -- James Peck Thomas -- Historical Analysis -- Appendixeng
dc.format.extentvi, 60 pageseng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/9592eng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Kansas Cityeng
dc.subject.lcshLewis, Edmoniaeng
dc.subject.lcshAfrican American sculptorseng
dc.subject.lcshArt, American -- Social aspects -- Historyeng
dc.subject.lcshBustseng
dc.subject.lcshPortrait sculpture, American.eng
dc.subject.otherThesis -- University of Missouri--Kansas City -- Art and art historyeng
dc.titleVisual narratives and the portrait busts of Edmonia Lewiseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineArt History (UMKC)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Kansas Cityeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.A.eng


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