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Today In Black History: Geraldine McCullough Wins The Widener Gold Medal

Born Geraldine Hamilton on December 1, 1917 in Kingston, Arkansas, renowned sculptor and painter Geraldine McCullough was raised in Chicago from the time she was three years old. McCullough received her B.A. degree in 1948 and her M.A. degree in art education in 1955 from the Art Institute of Chicago.

McCullough taught art at Wendell Phillips High School in Chicago and began exhibiting her paintings at various galleries across the country. Her husband, Lester McCullough helped her with her sculpting debut in 1963 at the Century of Negro Progress Exposition in Chicago. In 1965, she received the George D. Widener Gold Medal for Sculpture for her steel and copper structure, “Phoenix”. (Source:

Why sculptures? McCollough explains here: The History Makers


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