OUR OFFICE BUILDING PAYS HOMAGE TO THE CREATIVE ENDEAVOUR OF A WOMAN WHO LITERALLY BROKE THROUGH EVERY OBSTACLE TO RE-POSITION WHAT FEMALE & MINORITY ARTISTS COULD ACCOMPLISH

OUR OFFICE BUILDING PAYS HOMAGE TO THE CREATIVE ENDEAVOUR OF A WOMAN WHO LITERALLY BROKE THROUGH EVERY OBSTACLE TO RE-POSITION WHAT FEMALE & MINORITY ARTISTS COULD ACCOMPLISH

In the late 19th century, Edmonia Lewis became an acclaimed sculptor who shattered gender and race expectations in 19th century America. Her most significant work ‘The Death of Cleopatra’ is proudly displayed in the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Part African American and part Native American she was named ‘Wildfire’ at birth and born a free woman in New York in 1844; she later lived and worked extensively in Rome and Paris, from which she relocated to Hammersmith where she died and was buried in 1907.

She is not only an inspiration to women, but an example of what can be achieved against the odds in a career that personifies commitment, achievement, and equality in the workplace.

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