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American artist , Faith Ringgold passes away at 93

American artist , Faith Ringgold passes away at 93

Faith Ringgold, a celebrated American artist and author known for her vibrant quilts and storytelling, has passed away at 93.

Ringgold’s unique style combined painting, textiles, and narrative to create richly coloured quilts that broke barriers for Black female artists.

Her assistant, Grace Matthews, confirmed her death at her home in New Jersey, mentioning that Ringgold had been in declining health.

Born in Harlem in 1930, Ringgold faced challenges in a predominantly white and male-dominated art world. However, she persisted, becoming a founding member of the Where We At artists collective for Black women in 1971.

Ringgold’s activism extended beyond her art, as she protested for better representation of Black and female artists in museums.

Ringgold’s socially conscious art included the “9/11 Peace Story Quilt,” created with New York City students, and public works like “People Portraits” in Los Angeles.

Her motto, “If one can, anyone can, all you gotta do is try,” reflects her belief in the power of perseverance and creativity.

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