Elma Lewis

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1921 – 2004

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Who was Elma Lewis?

Elma Ina Lewis was a nationally recognized arts educator and the founder of the National Center of Afro-American Artists and the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts. She was one of the first recipients of a MacArther Fellows Grant, in 1981, and received a Presidential Medal for the Arts by President Ronald Reagan in 1983. She is also an honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.

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Born
Sep 15, 1921
Roxbury
Profession
Education
  • Emerson College
Died
Jan 1, 2004

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on July 23, 2013

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