William Artis

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William Ellisworth Artis (born Washington, North Carolina, 1914 - died 1977) was an African-American sculptor. He was a pupil of Augusta Savage and exhibited with the Harmon Foundation. He studied at the Art Students League of New York and Syracuse University, where he worked with Ivan Meštrović; he later taught at Nebraska Teachers College in Kearney (today Chadron State College[1] and Mankato State College.

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