Faith Ringgold: The Last Story Quilt (VHS)

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Interviews American painter, sculptor, and quilt maker Faith Ringgold (b.1934) about her career as an African-American woman artist. She acknowledges the strong influence of her mother, a fashion designer and dressmaker, and describes her breakthrough technique of painting on cloth, which allowed her work to be rolled up and shipped inexpensively. Looks at the combined influence on her work of European painters and African traditions, particularly the patterns and repetition of African design.

TRC audience: 
College/Adult
High School (9-12)
TRC subject: 
20th Century (1900-1945)
20th Century (1946-1999)
Art Ed/Museum Ed
Artist Biography
Multicultural Topics
TRC format: 
Audio-Visual