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Ringgold, Faith

Born: 1930 AD
Currently alive, at 84 years of age.

Nationality: African
Categories: Authors, Novelists, Writers


1930 - Faith Ringgold, born on the 8th of October is an African-American artist and author. She was raised in Harlem and educated at the City College of New York, where she studied with Robert Gwathmey and Yasuo Kuniyoshi.

1955 - She attended City College of New York, where she received B.S.

1959 - She received her and M.A. degrees.

1981 - Her mother died, and she started making quilts as a tribute to her. During that time, she was trying to get her autobiography published, but no one wanted to print her story.

1983 - She began writing stories on quilts, as an alternative. That way, when her quilts were hung up to look at, or photographed for a book, people could still read her stories.  She have “written” 30 story quilts since then.

2007 - She currently serves on the art faculty at the University of California, San Diego.


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