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Faith Ringgold

Faith Ringgold makes quilts, dolls, and costumes with equal care and enthusiasm as any other artist paints or sculpts. She defies the idea that artists should be consistent by specializing in a single medium or the idea that an artist should stay away from anything too closely associated with "women's work". In Ringgold's able hands, her exquisite quilts and dolls help to dismantle the hierarchy that places fine arts above crafts. Ringgold's subject matter includes her history, the history of the United States, and the history of social activism and feminism in the art world. With wit and a touch of satire, she invents scenes of women's liberation from social hierarchies and oppression.

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