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IN MEMORIAM: Samella Lewis

posted by CAA — May 31, 2022

Samella Lewis, an artist, curator, and historian whose writings shaped African American art history, has died at 98. She died on Friday, according to the Museum of African American Art in Los Angeles, which Lewis founded. In 2021, the College Art Association, where Lewis had once been on the publications committee, gave her its esteemed lifetime achievement award.

Learn more about Samella life and work here.

Filed under: Obituaries