Meredith Bergmann

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Meredith Bergmann, is a U.S. sculptor and poet whose work is said to "forge enriching links between the past and the concerns of the present."[1] She studied at Wesleyan University and graduated from The Cooper Union with a BFA. While at Cooper Union she discovered sculpture and spent several years traveling around Europe and studying in Pietrasanta, Italy. Her memorial to Countee Cullen is in the collection of the New York Public Library. In 2003 she unveiled the Boston Women's Memorial on Commonwealth Avenue Mall in Boston which includes statues of Phillis Wheatley, Abigail Adams, and Lucy Stone.[2] In 2006 Bergmann's statue of the famous contralto Marian Anderson was unveiled on the campus of Converse College in Spartanburg, SC.[3] In 2010, Bergmann created a sculpture of a slave girl named Sally Maria Diggs, or "Pinky," whose freedom was purchased for $900 in 1860.[4]

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