- NAME: Laura Wheeler Waring
- OCCUPATION: Educator, Illustrator, Painter
- BIRTH DATE: May 16, 1887
- DEATH DATE: February 03, 1948
- EDUCATION: Hartford High School, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Harvard University, Académie de la Grande Chaumière, Columbia University
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Hartford, Connecticut
- PLACE OF DEATH: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Maiden Name: Laura Wheeler
- Full Name: Laura Wheeler Waring
- AKA: Laura Waring
Best Known For
An African-American artist and painter, Laura Wheeler Waring created portraits of many well-known figures from the NAACP and the Civil Rights Movement.
Think you know about Biography?
Answer questions and see how you rank against other players.Play Now
After an extended illness, Waring died at age 60 in Philadelphia on February 3, 1948. Her work, which often fought stereotypes and portrayed accomplished African Americans, was another step on the road toward civil rights. In her lifetime, she had her paintings shown at institutions such as the Brooklyn Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago. Today, many of the portraits that make up part of her artistic legacy are in the National Portrait Gallery's permanent collection.
© 2014 A+E Networks. All rights reserved.
profile name: Laura Wheeler Waring profile occupation:
Sign in with Facebook to see how you and your friends are connected to famous icons.
Your Friends' Connections
Included In These Groups
They are the famous African-American artists who have exquisitely shared portrayals of historic events and individuals, cultural perspectives, and the experiences and struggles of minorities through their artwork. Examine our list of pivotal black artists, including Jean-Michel Basquiat, who helped to bring African-American and Latino experiences into the elite art world through his graffiti works; Augusta Savage, a sculptor and leading artist of the Harlem Renaissance, who experienced racial discrimination by an art program's selection committee; and Kara Walker, who has used paper silhouettes to depict race and gender relations.
Famous Black Artists 16 people in this group
Famous Academics 451 people in this group
Famous Teachers 230 people in this group