Just Because She Could, She Put the World on its Side

Floyd Newsum

About the Print
Floyd Newsum’s print is a powerful and sensitive  depiction of a woman soaring, transcendent.

Floyd Newsum

Born November 3, 1950
About the Artist

Painter, sculptor, and printmaker Floyd Newsum earned a BFA from the Memphis Academy of Arts and an MFA from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His work can be found in the collections of the Smithsonian National Museum of African History and Culture in Washington, DC; the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Pennsylvania, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston in Texas, the University of Maryland College Park, among others. Newsum lives in Houston, Texas, and works as an artist and Professor of Art at the University of Houston.


Curriculum Connections

Suggested Topics for Portraiture (in studio art and art history education), Visual Narratives, and Expressive Writing

Portraiture (in studio art and art history education), Visual Narratives, Expressive Writing:

The use of words or a combination of words, symbols, and human images to convey deeply felt emotions.

Questions to Consider

Creative people — artists, musicians, dancers, and writers — often create new works bearing witness to the death of a loved one, especially when it is a tragic death or the result of a catastrophic event like an environmental or health disaster such as COVID-19.