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Faith Ringgold, <em>The Sunflower Quilting Bee at Arles</em>

Faith Ringgold (b. 1930), The Sunflower Quilting Bee at Arles, 1996
Lithograph, ed. 60
Rutgers Center for Innovative Printmaking
Gift of Marilyn Stokstad ‘55

What do van Gogh and a group of female African-American quilters have in common? In depicting them together, Faith Ringgold suggests that both the quilters, who are prominent African American historical figures, and the white male “genius” should be included in the story of art history.

Ringgold created Sunflower Quilters’ Society of America for the College Art Association, This print is one of several donated by Marilyn Stokstad ’55, a Professor of Art History at Kansas State University and author of a popular introductory art history text.

Keywords:

Faith Ringgold, The Sunflower Quilting Bee at Arles, Lithograph, Color, Printmaking, Printmaker, Vincent van Gogh, Quilts, Quiltmakers, African-American, Black
10 March 2006