Works in the Collection
Emma Amos was born in 1937 in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1964 she entered a Master’s program in Art Education at New York University. During this time, Hale Woodruff invited her to become a member of the Spiral Group, a group of black artists that included Romare Bearden, Norman Lewis, and Charles Alston. She was the group’s youngest and only female member. Amos’ work has been exhibited internationally and is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art; the Wadsworth Athenaeum; the New Jersey and Minnesota state museums; and the Dade County and Newark museums. Amos was the recipient of 2010 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant based on Achievement (New York, NY) and the 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award, Women’s Caucus for Art, College Art Association (Seattle, WA). In 2009 she participated in the Yaddo Artist Residency in Saratoga Springs, NY.