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ARTIS LANE (1927 - ) The Beginning.
Offset color lithograph, 1994. 610x686 mm; 24x27 inches, full margins. Artist's proof, aside from an edition of 750. Signed, titled, dated, numbered 59/75 and inscribed "A.P." in pencil, lower margin. Also signed and dated " '93" by Rosa Parks in pencil, lower margin.
Born in Ontario, Canada, Artis Lane studied at the Art College in Toronto, the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI and the University of California in Los Angeles. In 1984, the artist had her fist of several solo exhibitions at the Brockman Gallery in Los Angeles. Today, Artis Lane is celebrated for her portraits in both sculpture and painting of famous and historic figures. In 2007, the California African American Museum in Los Angeles mounted a major retrospective exhibition of her work. In 2009, First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled Lane's bronze bust of Sojourner Truth, which became the first sculpture of a black woman installed in the U.S. Capitol.