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We were learning about Monet and Van Gogh, two of the world’s greatest artists, and my 7-year-old daughter asked:
Are there any artists who are women? Ok, I’m on it.
So I introduced her to George O’Keefe.
Then she asked, Are there any great artists who are women, who are alive? Woah.
So I introduced her to Faith Ringgold.
She was transfixed. She loved Faith’s art. Faith Ringgold, she declared, was her very favorite artist. We didn’t know then, that in just a couple of months she would meet her idol in person. [Read more…]