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John the Baptist

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Created by:
Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller, American, 1877 - 1968
Medium:
paint on plaster
Dimensions:
19 1/2 × 8 5/8 × 7 5/8 in. (49.5 × 21.9 × 19.4 cm)
Type:
sculpture
portraits
Date:
ca. 1899
Description:
A painted plaster sculpture bust of John the Baptist. The head is turned slightly to the left, with closely cropped hair. The face is alert, with raised chin and open eyes. There is a tall integrated mount and base extending from the bust. It features an oval roundel inscribed with the name "John." The sculpture is painted a light beige.
Topic:
African American
Art
Religion
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Fuller Family
Object number:
2013.242.2
Rights:
Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Visual Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.242.2
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Waterboy [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)

Title: Water Boy [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)
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Artist:
Fuller, Meta Vaux Warrick 1877-1968
Type:
Photograph
Notes:
On photo mount label: Amer. Sc. Negro Art. M. V. Warrick. Water Boy. Photographer: Museum. Classification number: 282. Accession: 38987.
Topic:
Figure male--Child--Full length
Ethnic
Object--Other--Container
Image number:
SSC S0001123
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_127836
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Dark Hero [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)

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Artist:
Fuller, Meta Vaux Warrick 1877-1968
Subject:
Unidentified
Type:
Photograph
Notes:
On photo mount label: Sc. Amer. Negro Art. M. V. Warrick. Dark hero. Photographer: Museum. Classification number: 282. Accession: 38988.
Topic:
Portrait male--Head
Ethnic
Image number:
SSC S0001125
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_127838
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Ethiopia

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Created by:
Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller, American, 1877 - 1968
Subject of:
Unidentified Woman or Women
Medium:
paint on plaster
Dimensions:
13 × 3 1/2 × 3 7/8 in. (33 × 8.9 × 9.8 cm)
Type:
sculpture
Date:
ca. 1921
Description:
Painted plaster sculpture of a female figure standing with her right hand over her heart, her left arm straight against her side with her hand extended out. Her head is turned over her left shoulder. From the hips down her legs are bound as if mummified. She wears a veil that is draped over her head and falls over her shoulders and down her back. The veil is shaped to resemble a pharaonic headdress. The figure stands on a rectangular, slightly wedge shaped pedestal. The sculpture is painted to look like copper complete with a simulated greenish patina.
Topic:
African American
African diaspora
Art
Women
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Fuller Family
Object number:
2013.242.1
Rights:
© Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Visual Arts
Exhibition:
Visual Art and the American Experience
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 052
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.242.1
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Waterboy [sculpture] / (photographed by A. Schulock)

Title: Water Boy [sculpture] / (photographed by A. Schulock)
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Artist:
Fuller, Meta Vaux Warrick 1877-1968
Photographer:
Scurlock, Addison N. 1883-1964
Type:
Photograph
Notes:
On photo mount label: M. V. Warrick. Water boy. Ownership unknown. Photographer: A. Schulock. Classification number: 282/W295/999. Accession: 122384. Lantern slide: EC4773.
Although the handwriten photo label lists photographer as A. Schulock, cataloger believes this may be African American photographer Addison N. Scurlock.
Topic:
Figure male--Child--Full length
Ethnic
Object--Other--Container
Image number:
SSC S0001124
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_127837
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Dark Hero [sculpture] / (photographed by A. Schulock)

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Artist:
Fuller, Meta Vaux Warrick 1877-1968
Photographer:
Scurlock, Addison N. 1883-1964
Subject:
Unidentified
Type:
Photograph
Notes:
On photo mount label: M. V. Warrick. Dark hero. Ownership unknown. Photographer: A. Schulock. Classification number: 282/W295/799. Accession: 122383. Lantern slide: EC4774.
Although the handwritten photo label lists photographer as A. Schulock, cataloger believes this may be African American photographer Addison N. Scurlock.
Topic:
Portrait male--Head
Ethnic
Image number:
SSC S0001126
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_127840
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Meta Warrick Fuller, 1877-1968 [Folder]

Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Topic:
Artists
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_25954

Remaking race and history : the sculpture of Meta Warrick Fuller / Renée Ater

Title: Sculpture of Meta Warrick Fuller
Author:
Ater, Renée
Fuller, Meta Warrick 1877-1968
Subject:
Fuller, Meta Warrick 1877-1968 Criticism and interpretatin
Physical description:
200 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2011
C2011
20th century
Notes:
"The George Gund Foundation imprint in African American studies."
Contents:
Introduction -- "Foremost sculptor of the Negro race" -- Segregation and belonging -- Memory and commemoration -- Face and Americanization -- Epilogue
Topic:
Art and race
Art and society--History
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_972715

Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller (1877-1968)

Author:
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI
Subject:
Fuller, Meta Vaux Warrick 1877-1968
Type:
Articles
Date:
1995
Call number:
NX164.N4 B5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_504922

Meta Warrick Fuller's Mary Turner and the memory of mob violence / Caitlin Beach

Author:
Beach, Caitlin
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI
Subject:
Fuller, Meta Vaux Warrick 1877-1968
Type:
Articles
Date:
2015
Notes:
Illustrations, (some color).
Topic:
Murder victims in art
Lynching in art
Call number:
NX1 .N737
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1050425

An independent woman : the life and art of Meta Warrick Fuller (1877-1968)

Author:
Fuller, Meta Warrick 1877-1968
Kennedy, Harriet Forte
Danforth Museum
National Center of Afro-American Artists Museum
Subject:
Fuller, Meta Warrick 1877-1968 Exhibitions
Physical description:
12 p. : ill. ; 22 x 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1984
[1984]
Notes:
Catalog of an exhibition held at the Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, Mass., Dec. 16, 1984-Feb. 24, 1985 and at the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists, Boston, Mass., May 5-July 7, 1985.
Includes an essay by Harriet Forte Kennedy.
Call number:
N40.1.F9713 D2 1984
N40.1.F9713D2 1984
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_440928

Fuller, Meta Vaux Warrick, 1877-1968

Collection Creator:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.).
Extent:
4 photographs
Container:
Box 24
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Open to researchers by appointment. Contact Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum by email: sapa@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
The photographs are owned by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and requests for permission to reproduce photographs from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Photograph Archives. Certain works of art, as well as the photographs of those works of art, may be protected by copyright, trademark, privacy or publicity rights, or other interests not owned by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. It is the applicant's responsibility to ascertain whether any such rights exist, and to obtain any other permission necessary to reproduce and publish the image.
Collection Citation:
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs, Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum.
See more items in:
Metropolitan Museum of Art study collection of American sculpture photographs
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Research and Scholars Center
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-saam-photo-met-ref368

Lazy Bones in the Sun, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Fuller, Meta Vaux Warrick 1877-1968
Medium:
Painted plaster
Culture:
African American
Type:
Sculptures
Date:
Ca. 1937
Notes:
Studio Museum in Harlem, 1987, "Harlem Renaissance Art of Black America."
Summary:
Seated male figure.
Topic:
Figure male
Ethnic
Control number:
IAS 87500014
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_27586

Jason, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Fuller, Meta Vaux Warrick 1877-1968
Subject:
Unidentified
Medium:
Painted plaster
Culture:
African American
Type:
Sculptures
Notes:
Studio Museum in Harlem, 1987, "Harlem Renaissance Art of Black America."
Topic:
Portrait male--Jason
Ethnic
Portrait male--Head
Control number:
IAS 87500017
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_27589

Mary Turner (A Silent Protest Against Mob Violence), (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Fuller, Meta Vaux Warrick 1877-1968
Medium:
Painted plaster
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Museum of Afro-American History 46 Joy Street Boston Massachusetts 02114
Date:
1919
Notes:
Studio Museum in Harlem, 1987, "Harlem Renaissance Art of Black America."
Summary:
Standing female figure.
Topic:
Figure female
Allegory--Civic--Injustice
Control number:
IAS 87500004
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_27576

Lazy Bones in the Shade, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Fuller, Meta Vaux Warrick 1877-1968
Medium:
Painted plaster
Culture:
African American
Type:
Sculptures
Date:
Ca. 1937
Notes:
Studio Museum in Harlem, 1987, "Harlem Renaissance Art of Black America."
Summary:
Seated male cupping his head in his right hand.
Topic:
Figure male
Ethnic
Control number:
IAS 87500013
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_27585

The Good Shepherd, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Fuller, Meta Vaux Warrick 1877-1968
Medium:
Painted plaster
Type:
Sculptures
Date:
Ca. 1926-1927
Notes:
Studio Museum in Harlem, 1987, "Harlem Renaissance Art of Black America."
Topic:
Religion--New Testament--Christ
Animal--Sheep
Control number:
IAS 87500010
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_27582

Waterboy, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Fuller, Meta Vaux Warrick 1877-1968
Medium:
Plaster
Culture:
African American
Type:
Sculptures
Date:
1930
Notes:
Studio Museum in Harlem, 1987, "Harlem Renaissance Art of Black America."
Summary:
Standing male child holding a jug of water.
Topic:
Figure male--Child
Ethnic
Object--Other--Container
Control number:
IAS 87500012
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_27584

Mother and Child, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Fuller, Meta Vaux Warrick 1877-1968
Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Danforth Museum of Art 123 Union Avenue Framingham Massachusetts 01701
Date:
1914-1920
Notes:
Studio Museum in Harlem, 1987, "Harlem Renaissance Art of Black America."
Summary:
A female figure holding an infant on her knee.
Topic:
Figure group--Female & Child
Control number:
IAS 87500005
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_27577

Bacchante, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Fuller, Meta Vaux Warrick 1877-1968
Medium:
Painted plaster
Type:
Sculptures
Date:
1930
Notes:
Studio Museum in Harlem, 1987, "Harlem Renaissance Art of Black America."
Topic:
Mythology--Classical--Bacchanal
Object--Musical Instrument--Flute
Control number:
IAS 87500011
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_27583

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