Godmother of Black Art: In Memory of Artist Samella Lewis February 27, 1923-May 27, 2022 by Unity Lewis #blackart #samellalewis #unitylewis #art @UnityakaYP

Thank you to all who have checked in on me and sent condolences regarding the passing of my Grandmother Samella Lewis. I appreciate all of the love and support. Our family had been preparing for this inevitability, but still It’s saddening not to have her here with us in the physical form. She will be missed immensely. My heart is with all of those effected by her transition. We know though that she is happy to be free, and we are grateful for her blessing us with life and for sharing her life with us and all of the other people she has impacted during her stay here. Her spirit and teachings carry on and her legacy continues through all of us. Much love

#repost: Samella Lewis was an American visual artist and art historian. She has been called the “Godmother of African American Art”.

She was the first female African American to earn a doctorate in fine art and art history. Her work included creating art, teaching, and was one of the founders of the Museum of African-American Art in Los Angeles to name a few. Her Legacy Will Live On.

I was honored to capture some moments of Ms. Lewis with family and other artists. (These are Just a FEW photos) by Renata Gray

Respect and Condolences to Unity Lewis and Family on the Passing of his Grandmother Great Artist Samella Lewis

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