Betye Saar Biography

Artist (1926–)
Betye Saar is best known for her art work that critiques American racism toward blacks.


Betye Saar was born July 30, 1926 in Los Angeles, California. Saar's artwork addressed American racism and stereotypes head on, typically of the assemblage format. One of her more famous works, The Liberation of Aunt Jemima, confronted the myths and prejudice of the syrup bottle.

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