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Renée Stout

Renée Stout (b. 1958) grew up in Pittsburgh and received her B.F.A. from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1980. Originally trained as a painter, she moved to Washington, D.C. in 1985 where she began to explore the spiritual roots of her African American heritage through her work. She became the first American artist to exhibit in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art and is also the recipient of the Women’s Caucus for Art Lifetime Achievement Award (2018), David C. Driskell Prize (2010), a Joan Mitchell Award (2005) and The Pollock Krasner Foundation Award (1991 & 1999). Her work is included in such collections as The Afrika Museum, The High Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture, among others.

Works are Located in: AAMP, Gallery 3

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