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us: Prophet, Nancy Elizabeth, 1890-1960

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    • Birth Place

        (naf) Warwick (R.I.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Rhode Island
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Rhode Island School of Design
        • Organization: (naf) École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts (France)
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        • Organization: (naf) Atlanta University
        • Affiliation Start: 1934
        • Affiliation End: 1944
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        (lcsh) Sculptors
          (lcsh) College teachers
      • Sources

        • found: Hale Woodruff, Nancy Elizabeth Prophet and the Academy, 2007: CIP t.p. (Nancy Elizabeth Prophet) data sheet (1890-1960)
        • found: Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century, accessed March 12, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Prophet, Nancy Elizabeth; sculptor; born 19 March 1890 in Warwick, Rhode Island, United States; graduated from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) (1918); studied at École des Beaux-Arts in Paris (1922-1925); exhibited at the avant-garde Salon d'Automne, Paris; won the Harmon Foundation's Otto Kahn Prize in sculpture for her Head of a Negro (1930); attended the Colonial Exposition in Paris (1931); created the most famous work of her lifetime, Congolais, an elegant depiction of a Masai warrior (1931); joined the faculty at Atlanta University's Art Department (1934-1944); the last twenty years of her life were marked by loneliness, poverty, and personal tragedy; died December 1960 in Rhode Island, United States)
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