pale grey stone; standing ram with blocky body; curling horns; stubby, blocky tail

Ram, 1938–1942

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The John R. Van Derlip Fundexpand_more  2013.56

William Edmondson was the first African American artist to be honored with a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, in 1937. A self-taught artist from Tennessee, he felt a calling from God to carve stone sculptures. The subjects of his work were often biblical, inspired by his Christian faith and by the burial art in black cemeteries. He especially favored Mary and Martha, the crucified Christ, angels, and various animals. Ram is a characteristic work.

Details
Title
Ram
Artist Life
1874–1951
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2013.56
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pale grey stone; standing ram with blocky body; curling horns; stubby, blocky tail