Camille Billops

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Camille Billops (born 12 August 1933, Los Angeles) is an African-American sculptor, filmmaker, and printmaker.

Early life and education[edit]

Billops graduated in 1960 from Los Angeles State College (California State University, Los Angeles), where she majored in education for physically handicapped children.[1]


Collaborative work[edit]

Billops collaborated with photographer James Van Der Zee and poet, scholar, and playwright Owen Dodson on the Harlem Book of the Dead, which was published in 1978 with an introduction by Toni Morrison.[2]

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Connie Winston, “The Art of Remembering: Camille Billop and James Hatch,” Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 30 (Spring 2012): 40.
  2. ^ Winston, 43.