Born December 31~ Selma Burke

Selma Hortense Burke (December 31, 1900-August 29, 1995) was an American sculptor, educator, and member of the Harlem Renaissance movement.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selma_Burke

Monument to the Tuskegee Airmen by Selma Burke / 1942 / Bronze / 9-1/4″x6″x6″
From The Melvin Holmes Collection of African American Art, San Francisco, CA

Selma Burke on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/selma-burke/

Further reading:
https://www.ncmaahc.org/posts/selma-burke
https://thejohnsoncollection.org/selma-burke/
https://www.villagepreservation.org/2021/03/01/groundbreaking-artist-and-educator-selma-hortense-burkes-home-at-88-east-10th-street/

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