From the Artist
Art for me is an instrument of communication—with myself and with others. It forces me to continually examine my own thoughts and actions, as well as those of others. The experiences in life can be viewed in a flexible and inclusive manner without limitations. Art is not some theory that you learn but a way of life that you choose to develop. Once nurtured it thrives on your memory bank and your need to reach out and seek to understand the tangible and the intangible. Thus, for me, art and life are inseparable.
—From Brandywine Workshop and Archives records
Painter, scholar, filmmaker, educator, critic, and printmaker Samella Lewis was born in New Orleans, LA. She received a BA and an MA from Hampton University, VA, and an MA and PhD in art history and cultural anthropology from Ohio State University...Read More ⟶