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Emma Amos
Date: American painter, born 1938
Biography: Emma Amos is a self-defined “colorist,” referencing the political implications of color in her paintings and prints. Identity is based on an earlier self-portrait in which the artist has created a two-tone complexion. Though a past member of the short-lived but important African American artist collective, Spiral, Amos has consistently challenged limitations of subject matter based on her race and gender.

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