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Ruth Waddy (American, 1909–2003)
LOT ID: 62845
Just Liming, 1970

Linocut
9.75 х 6.5 in. (24.76 x 16.51 cm.)
Signed, titled, dated and numbered AP 8 in pencil in the margin
Print/Casting Year 1970
Edition AP
Lot description
"Lyming means rapping, gossiping.....That's how news got around (in Tobago)."
From an interview by Karen Allen Mason from the African-American artists of Los Angeles oral history transcript, 1991 : Ruth G. Waddy (1993)

Ruth Waddy (1909- 2003) was an African American artist and activist. She graduated from the University of Chicago and explored various forms of media in visual art, eventually focusing on prints. A notable achievement in her role as an African American art activist was in 1968 when she received a blank sketchbook from a friend asking her to fill it with friends’ works. The sketchbook became filled with strong drawings of African American artists from the 60s and 70s, underlining Waddy’s significance as a documenter and supporter of black art and artists. The sketchbook was published in 1969, Volume I titled “Black Artists on Art”, now in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).
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