US 2022 Edmonia Lewis ; Black Heritage Imperf. 58c. (FOREVER º) Scott. 5663a

US 2022 Edmonia Lewis ; Black Heritage Imperf. 58c. (FOREVER º) Scott. 5663a

Series: Black Heritage Series

Stamp details: Edmonia Lewis, Sculptor

Issued date: 26-01-2022 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 58c. (FOREVER º - No Face Value)
Format: Pane of 20

Emission: Commemorative
First Day City: Washington, DC

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 5663a

Dimensions (height x width):
39.75mm x 25mm

Printer: Banknote Corporation of America
Print Method: Offset, Microprint

Designers: Alex Bostic (A) and Antonio Alcalá

Stamp Colors: Multicolored
Perforation: Imperforate
Gum type: Self-Adhesive

Themes: Famous People, Sculptor, Woman

Total print: 35,000,000 (estimate)

Note: Face value US$0.58 on day of issue.

Description:- Mary Edmonia Lewis, also known as "Wildfire" (1844-1907), was an American sculptor, of mixed African-American and Native American (Mississauga Ojibwe) heritage. Born free in Upstate New York, she worked for most of her career in Rome, Italy. She was the first African-American and Native American sculptor to achieve national and then international prominence. She began to gain prominence in the United States during the Civil War; at the end of the 19th century, she remained the only Black woman artist who had participated in and been recognized to any extent by the American artistic mainstream.[2] In 2002, the scholar Molefi Kete Asante named Edmonia Lewis on his list of 100 Greatest African Americans. Her work is known for incorporating themes relating to Black people and indigenous peoples of the Americas into Neoclassical-style sculpture.