Faith Ringgold

Life Dates:
b. 1930
African American
Artist Biography:
Faith Ringgold is best known for her painted story quilts that are based on the Buddhist "Thangkas", which combine quilted fabrics and storytelling. Her work is part of permanent collections in museums around the world. She is a professor of art at the University of California in San Diego, California, and she has written and illustrated eleven children's books.