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Betye Saar

Date of Birth 30-July-1926
Place of Birth Los Angeles
(Southern California, Los Angeles County, United States of America, California)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Betye Ireen Saar, Bettye Saar, Betye Irene Brown
Profession Artist
Betye Irene Saar is an American artist, known for her work in the field of assemblage. Saar was a part of the black arts movement in the 1970s, challenging myths and stereotypes. In the 1990s, her work was politicized while she continued to challenge the negative ideas of African Americans. One of her better-known and controversial pieces is that entitled “The Liberation of Aunt Jemima.” It is a “mammy” doll carrying a broom in one hand and a shotgun in the other, and placed in front of the syrup labels. Her work began with found objects arranged in boxes or windows. The items would reflect her mixed ancestry.

Awards by Betye Saar

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