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Viola Burley Leak

b. 1944

Born in Nashville, Viola Burley Leak is a noted fiber artist, painter, and printmaker. She studied at Pratt Institute, Hunter College, Howard University, where she earned an M.F.A. and with artists Aaron Douglas, Romare Bearden and Robert Blackburn. Viola Burley has exhibited extensively at venues such as the Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum, Howard University, National Afro American Museum, North Carolina Museum of Art, Cornell University, Museum of the African Diaspora, and many others. Burley Leak is included in Leslie King Hammond's Anthology of Contemporary African American Women Artists (1995) and Henkes' The Art of Black American Women (1993).

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Viola Burley Painting
Slave Mother's Memories
Mixed Media Painting and Collage on Handmade Paper
Signed Lower Center
Dated 1973
39.5" x 29.5"

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