Monday, February 11, 2013

One of My Favorite Paintings. By Geniusofdespair

I am an amateur artist...Do you know who this is? You should.


Anonymous said...

Athalie Range.

Anonymous said...

Thought it was Tupacs mom.

Malagodi said...

Well ya, it's Athalie Range.

I recognized her right away but clicked on the image to make it bigger. Try renaming the file to something more obscure next time!

Geniusofdespair said...

Yes, Athalie.

From Wikipedia:

M. Athalie Range (Born Mary Athalie Wilkinson on November 7, 1915 in Key West, Florida - November 14, 2006 in Miami, Florida) was a civil rights activist and politician who was the first African-American to serve on the City of Miami Commission, and the first African-American since Reconstruction and the first woman to head a Florida state agency, the Department of Community Affairs.

Athalie Range was inducted into the Florida Women's Hall of Fame in 1997. In 2004 she was still helping run the family funeral homes, and was serving as Chairman of the Virginia Key Beach Project, which was established to preserve the Virginia Key Beach Park, once the only public beach in Dade County open to African-Americans.