Born July 4~ Edmonia Lewis

Edmonia Lewis (c.July 4, 1844-September 17, 1907) was a sculptor of African American and Native American heritage who was among the first black sculptors known to achieve international fame.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Edmonia Lewis
1872 / Marble / Height: 27″ / Walker Art Gallery, National Museums Liverpool, UK

Edmonia Lewis on Artnet:

Further reading:

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