Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller was an African-American artist, notable for her art celebrating Afrocentric themes. She was known as a multi-talented artist who wrote poetry, painted, and sculpted. At the turn of the twentieth century, she was a well-known sculptor in Paris before her return to the United States. She was a protege of Auguste Rodin, and has been described as "one of the most imaginative Black artists of her generation. Fuller created work with strong social commentary and became a forerunner of the Harlem Renaissance, a movement promoting African-American art.
June 9, 1877 – March 18, 1968