Our Artist of the Month at Chiswick & Bedford Park Preparatory School is Faith Ringgold.
Born in 1930 in New York City, Faith knew from a young age that she wanted to be an artist and as an adult became an art teacher at a secondary school. By the age of 30 her art had matured, and began to reflect her growing political interest and study of African arts and history.
She began quilting as part of her artwork to represent the tradition of African-American quilt making, and used quilting and painting to share memories and stories.
Some famous examples of her work include The Sunflower Quilting Bee at Arles and Tar Beach.
Some of Faith’s work can be seen at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, America.