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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Faith Ringgold was born onOctober 8th, 1930 in New York,New York in the United States.Her childhood growing up inHarlem was described as being"positive and uplifting."Born as the youngest child ofAndrew Louis, SR and Willi Posey,Ringgold had suffered from frequentattacks of asthma, so she spent mostof her time inside and engage in her mother's skills of sewing. As she grew up, she attended City College of NewYork and describes the arteducation as simply copying everyartwork without originality. Childhood After receiving Masters degreein art at City College, she decided to continue her study in personalaesthetic. Ringgold marriedto Earl Wallace, a jazz pianist,but was divorced. Shelater married Burdette Ringgoldand had two kids by the name of Barbara and Michele. In thelate 1960's, Ringgold becamea black feminist activist,expressing her thoughts inmultiple and major artmuseums. She expresses the concerned issues aboutrace, class, and gender inher style of art, producingmany political series ofpaintings. Adult Life Faith Ringgold "I guess I had fun doing it, but it has hard memories for me." During Ringgold's life, she achieved creating a quiltcalled, "Tar Beach",which is very famousfor its creative way ofnarrating a story.She achieved becominga black feminist activist to express her issues aboutrace, class, and gender inher own form of art. By1972, Ringgold established a name for herself in theinternational art circles,allowing her to participateAmerican Women ArtistsShow. Achievements Source Cited: "Faith Ringgold." Contemporary Black Biography. Vol. 4. Detroit: Gale, 1993. Biography in Context. Web. 4 Feb. 2015.
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