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Marie Johnson Calloway: Legacy of Color

February 4, 2015 - April 12, 2015

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Marie Johnson Calloway - proudsis

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From vibrant painting to textile assemblage, Marie Johnson Calloway (b. 1920) uses various mediums and techniques to convey her experience as a Black female artist. Inspired by her family and the Bay Area, Calloway represents the rhythm and spirituality of Black life through color. With a life spanning over nine decades, we celebrate Calloway’s contributions as an educator and an artist.

About the Artist
Marie Johnson Calloway was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1920. She graduated from Coppin Teachers College, Baltimore Maryland, and taught in the Baltimore School District for several years. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree at Morgan State College, Baltimore, Maryland. She moved to California in 1954 and received a Master of Arts degree in painting from San Jose State University. She attended Stanford University as a Graduate Studies Experienced Teacher Fellow. Calloway was the first woman of color to teach in the San Jose Unified School District. She has taught at San Jose State University, California College of Arts and Crafts and at San Francisco State University, where she received a Doctoral equivalency. She retired from teaching in 1983. She presently lives in Oakland, California. Read More>>

Image: Marie Johnson Calloway, Proud Sister, 2010

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February 4, 2015
April 12, 2015
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