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Sculptor Edmonia Lewis Is on USPS’ New Black Heritage Stamp

USPS—The United States Postal Service is honoring the contributions of late pioneering sculptor Edmonia Lewis.
The 45th stamp in the Black Heritage series honors Edmonia Lewis, the first African American and Native American sculptor to earn international recognition. The stamp art is a casein-paint portrait based on a photograph of Lewis by Augustus Marshall made in Boston between 1864 and 1871,” USPS officials said in the media advisory, which noted that the stamp will be issued in panes of 20.
As the first African American and Native American sculptor to earn international recognition, Edmonia Lewis challenged social barriers and assumptions about artists in mid-19th century America,” USPS added.

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