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Famous Alpha Kappa Alpha Artists and Illustrators

Throughout the years, women of Alpha Kappa Alpha have been trailblazers in the field of art. 

To celebrate their success in the field, we at Watch The Yard have created a list of some but not all of the notable members of the sorority who have found fame and success as artists and illustrators.

Check out the list below:

Barbara Chase-Riboud

Sculptor and author, Barbara was initiated into Alpha Kappa Alpha through the sorority’s Delta Mu Chapter.

Jan Spivey Gilchrist

Illustrator Jan Spivey Gilchrist is an honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha. She is most well known for her work in children’s literature, especially illustrations in The Great Migration: Journey to the North, Nathaniel Talking, and My America.

Anita Posey Lowe

Ceramic artist Anita Posey Lowe was initiated into Alpha Kappa Alpha through the Nu Chapter.

Laura Wheeler Waring

Artist, painter and writer, Laura Wheeler Waring is an honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha. She was an African-American artist and educator, best known for her paintings of prominent African Americans that she made during the Harlem Renaissance.

Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller

Artist and sculptor Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller is an honorary member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha. Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller was an African-American artist notable for celebrating Afrocentric themes. She was known as a multi-talented artist who wrote poetry, painted, and sculpted but was most noted for her sculpture

Mary Park Washington

After crossing through the Kappa Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Mary went on to become a well-known painter, illustrator and collage artist.

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