Faith Ringold


Who was Faith

Ringold ? Born in New York , Faith Ringold was an

African American artist who started school in 2nd grade .

While she was at home , her mother taught her the basic

skills . She knew how to read before she went to school .

In her early childhood she use to be sick every so often ,

she could not attend school regularly ; however, her mother

use to bring her drawing books and pencils . Therefore ,

she spent most of her time drawing . So, as she grew older

and began to go to school , one day her teacher asked her

to draw a mountain. Because she was born and raised in

New York, she had never seen a mountain before;

therefore, she could not draw the mountain properly . The

professor told her " you cannot be an artist, " and she said

to the professor " yes I could and I will be artist . " She had

great internal locus of control and self-confidence . She

believed she could do it and she did it . Her mother was a

fashion designer . She was very close to her mother, and

her father was a great role model for her . He also use to

draw , in other words he inspired faith to become an artist .

Faith Ringold was a bright artist . She benefited a

scholarship in college . While in college she had the

opportunity to ship her works at an inexpensive price to sell

outside the country. 1960 she learned what African art was

as a black artist . She also learned to mix her European

training with the African art . She learned about African

designs , and African American art . Faith Ringold wrote

her stories and painted them on her works . She painted

the tradition of African art and design she drew her family 's

every day life . Faith Ringold was an artist who justify her

culture and her existence with the black art . She expressed

who she was through her art . She had great interest for

children . She admired the courage of Harriet Tubman and

Rosa Park . Faith believed that visual art in America join

women in many directions . She hated sexism and racism .

She said that people motivated her to become an artist and

she believed that she could change the world and she could

do everything with her willingness . In many occasions she

asked people to never give up anything that appears to be

difficult to them, always try, try until they get what they

need.