Annie Lee, Artist & Humanitarian, Dies

Annie Lee has died.
She was born and raised in Gasden, Alabama in 1935 and learned to knit, crochet and draw and began painting at age ten in elementary school. Soon after she he won her first art contest and received a free semester of study at the Art Institute of Chicago. Continuing to hone her skills she was ultimately rewarded a four-year scholarship to Northwestern University, but chose marriage and raising a family over attending school.
Despite of her obvious love for painting, Lee did not pick up a paint brush until she was 40 years old. After losing two husbands to cancer and raising a daughter from her first marriage and a son from her second, Annie studied art at night, earning a master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Art from Loyola University.
Famously known for her faceless portraits, she is an icon to the world of African-American art Lee has earned her place among the great artists of our race.
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Famed artist and friend of the Tom Joyner Morning Show,  Annie Lee has died.

She was born and raised in Gasden, Alabama in 1935 and learned to knit, crochet and draw and began painting at age ten in elementary school. Soon after she he won her first art contest and received a free semester of study at the Art Institute of Chicago. Continuing to hone her skills she was ultimately rewarded a four-year scholarship to Northwestern University, but chose marriage and raising a family over attending school.

Despite of her obvious love for painting, Lee did not pick up a paint brush until she was 40 years old. After losing two husbands to cancer and raising a daughter from her first marriage and a son from her second, Annie studied art at night, earning a master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Art from Loyola University.

Famously known for her faceless portraits, she is an icon to the world…

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