Barbara Chase-Riboud (born June 26, 1939) is an American visual artist and sculptor, bestselling novelist, and award-winning poet. Chase-Riboud gained recognition as an author after the release of her book, Sally Hemings (1979), which earned the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize in Fiction, and became an international success. It generated conversation around the book's topic of the relationship between Sally Hemings, a slave, and her master, Thomas Jefferson, who became president of the United States.
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Barbara Chase-Riboud is an African-American sculptor from Philadelphia. She received a B.F.A. from Temple University and an M.F.A. from Yale. Chase-Riboud works primarily in bronze; she is also a writer of novels.
American, African American
Artist, Writer, Sculptor
Barbara Chase-Riboud, Barbara Dewayne Chase-Riboud, Barbara Chase, Barbara née Chase, B. Chase-Riboud, Barbara Chase- Riboud, Barbara Chase Riboud
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