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Faith Ringgold 1930-

Faith Ringgold, painter, writer, speaker, mixed media sculptor and performance artist, lives and works in Englewood, New Jersey. Ms Ringgold is professor emerita of the University of California, San Diego, where she taught art from 1984 until 2002.

She is the recipient of more than 75 awards including 23 Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degrees and fellowships.

Ringgold’s art is included in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Boston Museum of Fine Art,

It is the 25th anniversary of Ringgold's first published book, Tar Beach. It has won more than 30 awards including a Caldecott Medal and the Coretta Scott King award for the best illustrated children's book of 1991. Ringgold has written and or illustrated 20 children's books. Ms. Ringgold is represented by ACA Gallery in New York City.

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