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Fuller, Meta Vaux Warricklocked

(09 June 1877–18 March 1968)
  • Renée Ater


Fuller, Meta Vaux Warrick (09 June 1877–18 March 1968), sculptor, was born Meta Vaux Warrick in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Emma Jones Warrick, a beautician, and William H. Warrick, who owned a barber shop. Her thriving black middle-class family provided her with educational and cultural opportunities often denied to African Americans of the era. In 1893 she gained admission to the Girls’ High School in Philadelphia, which offered regular academic courses as well as art classes, an area in which Meta excelled. After her graduation in 1896, she received a scholarship to attend the Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art (later the University of the Arts), studying a range of subject matter including freehand and mechanical drawing, color harmony, anatomy, applied design, sculpture, art history, and French....

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