Emma Amos ⁣⁣

Emma Amos ⁣⁣[1938-⁣⁣2020]⁣ painter, printmaker, weaver, writer, textile designer, art educator, curator, illustrator, photographer, lecturer, Black feminist, activist, Mrs. Mixed Media.⁣⁣

Emma Amos was born in Atlanta, GA. She earned a B.A. in Art in 1958, a diploma, in London, for etching in 1959 and a M.A. in Art Education in 1965. In the 60s, she was the youngest member and the only woman in Spiral, an African American art collective where Romare Bearden and Norman Lewis were among the fifteen members. ⁣⁣In 1996, Amos was commissioned by the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games to create original art which became official Olympic Posters and a limited edition print.

“3 Ladies,” 1970⁣⁣
Etching, relief and silkscreen on vinyl mylar.⁣⁣


Selected Links

“Straighten Up and Fly Right: Talking with Emma Amos,” Art on My Mind, New York: NewYork W.W. Norton & Company, 1995.

Emma Amos's Website